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The Master of the (Accessories) Universe

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The Master of the (Accessories) Universe

The Master of Accessories was next to me, standing on the ultimate accessory, a Segway, further emboldened by a red Porsche logo. 

Noel Lee, president and CEO of Monster Cable, doesn’t need a Porsche Segway to highlight his status. After all, most in the business would agree Noel invented the category of cable accessories for audio.

“Come see this demo”, invites the Head Monster, leading the way on the Segway, looking very much like a general headed for a mortar shooting demonstration. Noel is a natural leader, a good marshal to his troops.

We roll up to the front of a full technical demo where a Monster-ling has just finished a demo for some of France’s top big box retailers. As a new Monster demo begins, Noel spots a mistake on one of the cable speed signs above the test equipment. He interrupts the presenter, “The Hertz rate on that sign is wrong, isn’t it?” 

“Uh, that’s what we’ve had up for the last three weeks,” offers the presenter, squirming slightly. 

“Well, it is wrong, isn’t it?”  

The presenter looks at the sign carefully, wishing he could change it instantly with some Jedi mind trick. “Uh, yes, I guess so,” he admits. 

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Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter

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Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter

Driven by the proliferation of devices like cell phones, MP3 players and digital cameras, at least 3 billion power adapters will be shipped worldwide this year, up from 2.2 billion only three years ago.

Find a way to eliminate the need to ship a separate power adapter to convert AC into the required DC power for each and every electronics device…and you’ve found a technology that can really help Continue reading...

NASA & Satzuma’s Mobile Phone Charger

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NASA & Satzuma’s Mobile Phone Charger

What’s that famous Hollywood ad for Alien? “In space, no one can hear you scream…”

If that’s true, why did NASA bother inventing anemergency mobile phone battery? Not that Satzuma is complaining… NASA research scientists spent millions of USD and their ideas have now been adapted for use as an emergency mobile phone charger.

Satzuma MPC is the NASA-inspired solution to an increasingly common Continue reading...

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