Apex, NC (PRWEB) August 10, 2009
TriangleCables.com, a leading online retailer of home, school and business networking equipment, reminds back to school shoppers that there may be more to add to your checklist than notebooks and backpacks this year. For parents sending children away to school, it may also mean stocking up on equipment to keep them connected.
Laptops: Many campuses and dorms do not have ubiquitous free wifi, so plugging in to get online may be a necessity for students; connecting via cable also uses less power than connecting wirelessly. Find out in advance what the school's networking capabilities are and prepare accordingly. In the event that an ethernet connection is the best available way to get online, either Cat5, Cat5e, or Cat6 cable are suitable for the job. The main difference between the varieties of ethernet cable is data transfer speed, with Cat6 being the fastest.
Cell Phones and Media Players: Most mobile phones, mobile gaming systems and media players need to sync with a computer to be used to their fullest potential, and the standard way for these gadgets to plug in is USB 2.0. There are several different types of USB cables - A, B, and Mini-B are the most widespread. Be sure to research exactly what type of cables your devices need before buying. It's also always a good idea to keep a A to A cable handy for connecting your laptop to other computers or printers.
Video Games: Their educational value may be debatable, but video game consoles can make a dorm room feel like a home away from home. Each of the three major gaming consoles uses a different A/V cable to connect to your TV or monitor, so keep that in mind if you're looking for replacement cables. The PlayStation 3 (as well as the Xbox 360 Elite) uses an HDMI cable and the Xbox 360 uses high-definition component cables. The Nintendo Wii comes bundled with composite cables, but can be upgraded to component for a better picture. Unfortunately, either option means buying a cable made specifically to work with the Wii.
No matter what type of cables you need to get ready for the new school year, TriangleCables.com stocks practically everything for your computer or home theater. Triangle Cables also works with schools, hospitals, and government agencies to provide networking solutions. All cables are guaranteed for the life of the product.
About Triangle Cables:
Located near Raleigh, North Carolina, Triangle Cables has been online since 1998 and has fulfilled over 90,000 online orders. The store boasts an inventory of over 1500 products, has no minimum order size, and ships orders placed before 2PM EST on the date of purchase. For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Become a fan of Triangle Cables on Facebook or read the company's blog.
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