Sunday, January 25, 2009

An Actual Search?

We actually have had searches for these Hewlett Packard Printers that are in the Philippines market from a few customers here in the US.

Who knew?

Hewlett Packard Deskjet D730 (CB728A)
Get the user manual for this printer.

Hewlett Packard Deskjet F735 (CB727A)
Get the manual for this all-in-one printer.

CD887A, 703 Black Inkjet Cartridge
CD888A, 703 Color Inkjet Cartridge

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Sharp MX Series Models

"Precision engineered to help increase work flow efficiency and provide exceptional image quality, Sharp’s new MX-4100N/4101N/5001N color document systems take you to the next level in MFP performance and productivity. A large, high resolution touch-screen color display with graphical menu navigation and a full-size retractable keyboard to simplify data entry are just two of the many advanced features offered by these new models. The powerful 800 MHz true multi-tasking controller enables MX-4100N/4101N/5001N users to save time and money while producing professional color documents in-house."

Sharp Supplies for the
Sharp MX-4100N
Sharp MX-4101N
Sharp MX-5001N

MX-50NTBA - Black Toner Cartridge
MX-31NTCA - Cyan Toner Cartridge
MX-31NTMA - Magenta Toner Cartridge
MX-31NTYA - Yellow Toner Cartridge
MX-31NVBA - Black Developer
MX-31NVSA - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Developer
MX-31NRSA - Drum Unit

Spec Sheet for the Sharp MX-4100

Monday, January 19, 2009

Where's Ken?

Ok, going after the Ken doll market might not be such a great idea!

Mattel has announced a new line of Barbie products called "Beautronics" that features a Barbie digital nail printer with thermal inkjet technology. We have seen a few of these nail printers available in different channels. The first saw information about these Printers that print on fingernails on Peter's Blog.

The Barbie Digital Nail Printer connects to your computer and allows you to print custom designs directly onto your nails; it takes only a few seconds and the designs last for days! You can select from 1000s of intricate designs, and even upload your own photos to create a custom manicure perfect for any occasion. The Digital Nail Printer uses thermal inkjet technology and specially-formulated cosmetic grade ink to print directly on the nail surface in full color.

If you look in Alibaba's website for ", you will see around 80 so called manufacturers selling this printable fingernail technology. These nail printers can be as expensive as $7,000 for the professional nail salon and now to Barbie printer which will probably be under $200 bucks.

Top it off Barbie is going to be 50 this year.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Earthwise Toner Cartridges?

So which data storage manufacturer will be next to come out with their line on compatible toner cartridge? Will it be Sony, Maxell or Fuji? Nope, none of these. Verbatim has had their compatible line of toner cartridges for years. Now it looks like Imation is now jumping into the toner business. "Earthwise" is the brand name for Imation toner cartridges.

If anyone out there has any details on these compatible toner cartridge from Imation post a comment?

Finally Earthwise Toner Cartridges hit the market. Scroll through this list to see if there is an Earthwise Toner Cartridge for your printer.

Looks like Ingram Micro has them in stock right now.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Been There Before! Circuit City Closes it's Doors

Personally I have been with a large company that closed their doors. It's not fun. For the people that are out of work, my personal advice get in touch with every friend, business associate and create your scouting network for a new job.

For the people that have to help liquidate and collect assets, been there also. After the shock of the closing of the stores, things in the office will get real busy and real fast. There will have more meetings with lawyers, liquidators, attorneys and consultants than you can count. From personal experience get someone that knows these products to help you liquidate the inventory. These lawyers, attorneys and consultants don't know diddly squat about electronics and will just charge outrageous fees for liquidation services.

Circuit City Newsroom Press Release

RICHMOND, Va., Jan 16, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Circuit City Stores, Inc. announced today that it will seek Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process to liquidate the assets of the company.

"We are extremely disappointed by this outcome. The company had been in continuous negotiations regarding a going concern transaction. Regrettably for the more than 30,000 employees of Circuit City and our loyal customers, we were unable to reach an agreement with our creditors and lenders to structure a going-concern transaction in the limited timeframe available, and so this is the only possible path for our company," said James A. Marcum, vice chairman and acting president and chief executive officer for Circuit City Stores, Inc.

Circuit City will provide more details in the near term about the plans for the liquidation of the stores and other assets, the status of the company's Web site and firedogSM services operations, the status of its Canadian operations and plans for the company's bankruptcy proceedings.

The company does not anticipate any value will remain from the bankruptcy estate for the holders of the company's common equity, although this will be determined in the continuing bankruptcy proceedings.
The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 2008. The case number for Circuit City's Chapter 11 filing is 08-35653. Additional information can be found by visiting the company's investor information home page at and clicking on "Breaking News" and at the Claims Agent's Web site at

New Okidata Printers and Solutions

Straight from their press release:

The MC860 color MFP Series, first in its class to deliver tabloid printing, copying, faxing and scanning capabilities in a small footprint and at an affordable price. HD Color and Single Pass Color technologies are featured for outstanding color output on a variety of media - perfect for in-store merchandising.

Spec Sheet for the Okidata MC860 MFP.

Supplies for the Oki MC860:

Toner Cartridges:
  • Oki 44059216 Black Toner Cartridge 9,500 page yield
  • Oki 44059215 Cyan Toner Cartridge 10,000 page yield
  • Oki 44059214 Magenta Toner Cartridge 10,000 page yield
  • Oki 44059213 Yellow Toner Cartridge 10,000 page yield

Drum Units:
  • Oki 44064016 Black Image Drum Kit 20,000
  • Oki 44064015 Cyan Image Drum Kit 20,000 page yield
  • Oki 44064014 Magenta Image Drum Kit 20,000 page yield
  • Oki 44064013 Yellow Image Drum Kit 20,000 page yield

Also Oki is introducing a new compact series of thermal label printers, including LP441, LP470, LP480 provide the fastest speeds and highest print resolution of any other portable label printer in its class.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Psst... Remember Don't Tell Anyone!

About our new Price Comparison Tool for Office Supplies. We have already gotten compliments on how easy it is to use the Office Supplies Cross reference tool.

"Now you can search Office Depot or Office Max, up to 10 part numbers at a time and get their online prices."

"What a time saver."

"How cool is that!"

Sushi & Wasabi with that Printer?

Dell is set to released its new portable printer labeled as Dell Wasabi PZ310 based off of the Zink Printer technology, its an ink free printer that prints 2 x 3 inch paper.

Below is a list of the supplies for Dell Wasabi PZ310 inkless portable printer.

Dell Wasabi PZ310 Photo Paper, 96 Sheets, Part# M263K
Dell Part# 330-2778 - $36.99 / .38 cents per print

Dell Wasabi
PZ310 Photo Paper, 48 Sheets, Part# J691K
Dell Part# 330-2777 - $24.99 / .52 cents per print

Dell Wasabi PZ310 Photo Paper, 24 Sheets, Part# N132K
Dell Part# 330-2776 - $14.99 / .62 cents per print

Best to make sure your first print is formatted correctly, as it could get expensive to print mistakes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Psst.... Don't Tell Anyone

Updated features for the Office Product Cross Reference Tool

Have you ever come across one of those Office Max or Office Depot bids that has their part numbers. Don't know what a 197092 is? Tired of trying to figure out what the product is? Is it a beating to enter one part number at a time on their site? Still having problems figuring out what it cross references to?

We are now in Beta production of an Office Supplies Price Comparison Tool for Dealers and End-Users. There are over 12,000 part numbers cross referenced to Office Max, Office Depot and Staples part numbers, all in one cross reference database.

We think this tool is especially nice for the end-user, which gives the end-user of office supplies a simple tool to compare the top three Office Supplies super stores and their web store prices prices to their contract prices. Everyone out on the internet uses OEM numbers, but on those special contracts, these retailers have been using their internal part numbers.

No one has taking the time to match these numbers up to the OEM number and better yet, cross reference to their competitors.

In recent lawsuits for State agencies regarding overcharging on office supplies, this tool should be a great help for the end-user to check and compare their contract prices with these retailers.

We will enjoy any feedback - give it a try, it's Free to use......It's the internet - and remember don't tell anyone!

You can also get code for your own Office Supplies Cross Reference for your site. How will you use this tool?

Where are these Printers?

We found a few printers from HP, but know where to be found on their site, are these a future release? We would like to get a manual of spec sheet for the following printers:

Hewlett Packard Officejet Pro 8000 - CB092A
Hewlett Packard Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless - CB047A
Hewlett Packard Officejet Pro 8500 - CB862A
Hewlett Packard Officejet Pro 8500p - CB025A
Hewlett Packard Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless - CB874A

We do know these printers take the following supplies:
  • C4902AN#140 - HP 940 Black Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4906AN#140 - HP 940XL Black Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4903AN#140 - HP 940 Cyan Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4907AN#140 - HP 940XL Cyan Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4904AN#140 - HP 940 Magenta Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4908AN#140 - HP 940XL Magenta Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4905AN#140 - HP 940 Yellow Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4909AN#140 - HP 940XL Yellow Inkjet Cartridge
  • C4900A - HP 940 Printhead Black & Yellow
  • C4901A - HP 940 Printhead Cyan & Magenta

If you find a spec sheet or manual for one of these machines let us know. We might reward you...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

We knew this was coming - Projector Phone

We mentioned this idea in our post when the 3M M Pro110 was introduced. Who will put a projector on or in a cell phone? Well someone has, now you can carry a big screen TV in your pocket.

What's in your pocket?

The new Logic Bolt, created by US-based Logic Wireless (their website is still under construction), makes its debut at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas.

Where traditional cell phones provide an amazing amount of information which users are forced to view on a tiny screen, now they can display on the wall for everyone to see.

The new Logic Bolt increases screen size by 3000% or more through a built-in projector that casts razor-sharp images onto a wall or screen. A once “one-user” cell phone becomes a device that creates images large enough for a crowd.

Logic Wireless sees endless applications for its new projector phone, including a must-have business tool for the road warrior doing presentations. Power Point?

Logic Wireless phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T . In the future, the company will expand its GSM Carrier network.

The Bolt features:

  • Built-in projector that casts images 36“ to 64”+
  • Touch Screen
  • GSM Quad Band
  • 3 Mega Pixel Camera
  • Bluetooth, GPS, Internet
  • PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Connects with Laptop USB, TV, XBox, Wii
Made in China? My kid will get a kickout this for his Wii, will yours?

Oh My Gosh - Geekier than us!

We stumbled across this web page of antique Staplers. "Stapler of the Week" . Are you kidding me! While we were doing research for an old stapler and trying to cross reference what staples could be used in this stapler. We found a few old models of staplers that we had to add to our database just for kicks. Now we can actual say our database goes back to 1920's. While most of these staplers and staples are not in production, we thought who in the world is keeping up with the history of office supplies and especially just Staplers - And we found one that cover the following stapler manufacturers - "Stapler of the Week"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Konica Minolta 1650EN A4 Printer

Konica Minolta has just launched its smallest color laser A4 printer the Magicolor 1650EN.

This new compact printer not only produces high quality color laser printouts but also is extraordinarily quiet. It comes in three flexible configurations with full network compatibility making this an ideal solution for home or small offices.

Download the User Guide for the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1650EN
Supplies for the Konica Minolta 1650EN
  • Imaging Cartridge - A0VU011
  • Black Toner Cartridge - A0V301F - 2,500 Page Yield
  • Cyan Toner Cartridge - A0V30GF - 1,500 Page Yield
  • Cyan High Yield Toner Cartridge - A0V30HF - 2,500 Page Yield
  • Magenta Toner Cartridge - A0V30AF - 1,500 Page Yield
  • Magenta High Yield Toner Cartridge - A0V30CF - 2,500 Page Yield
  • Yellow Toner Cartridge - A0V305F - 1,500 Page Yield
  • Yellow High Yield Toner Cartridge - A0V306F - 2,500 Page Yield