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Connect Up To 4 Computers to a Single Device with a USB Auto Sharing Switch

May 31, 2013

USB auto sharing switchWouldn’t life be easier if you didn’t have to keep unplugging a USB device so you could hook it up to another computer? The USB Auto Sharing Switch is the solution for your multi-computer USB problems. Available in either 2 port or 4 port models, the USB sharing switch allows for up to four computers to share the same USB 2.0 device without you having to re-connect any cables.

The USB Auto Sharing Switch is compatible with PCs, Macs, and Linux-based computers and comes equipped with all the software and cables you need to set up the unit. An LED light monitors each port’s status and you can easily toggle between devices by hotkey, mouse, or push button controls.

Now, you can share the information on an external drive with your co-workers, or use one scanner for all of the computers in the office. Your family can all share one printer or one camera without having to fumble with cables. Just have each family member plug their laptop or computer into the auto sharing switch and they’re ready to go.

Stop fumbling with cables and searching for USB ports and start enjoying your computing experience with the USB Auto Sharing Switch.

In Wall RCA Cable Extender Makes Your Space Professional

May 24, 2013

RCA in wall extenderWhether it’s at home, school, or the office, you know the feeling of not having long enough RCA cables. You end up fumbling with the electrical devices in front of your audience and generally looking unprepared. Extension cables might help somewhat, but they are unsightly for long connections and make tripping more likely. If you want to make a professional connection, an In Wall RCA Cable Extender will mask the cables behind your walls, improving the connection quality, usability, and safety of the connections.

In Wall Cable Extenders can extend the reach of your cables more than 300 feet, with CAT5 or CAT6, VGA, or specified audio signals. If you represent a school, university, or education center, this makes both student and educator presentations easier to manage. In Wall extenders are perfect for the office meeting room or a public meeting place or entertainment hall. At home, you can tidy up that mess of spaghetti-like cabling running to your entertainment center.

Forget stretching your cables across walkways, worrying about someone tripping over your dangling wires, and damaging your equipment. Leave your twisted and tangled cables behind and use the professional look and functionality of an In Wall RCA Cable Extender today.

The XLR Microphone Cable: Not Only For Musicians Anymore

May 17, 2013

XLR cableThe XLR Microphone Cable has been a staple of the music industry for many years. But as audio technology continues to become more sophisticated, the XLR cable has become an integral component of a high grade computer system. There’s no doubting that if you’re recording music with your computer or a small studio set-up, that XLR cables can be very beneficial to your efforts. But XLR also has a variety of other uses, and you may be surprised to learn that you should be incorporating XLR into your hobby or profession.

If you’re a filmmaker or video production company struggling with audio quality from your camera’s microphone, it’s time for an upgrade. Professional film and television crews use recording equipment with XLR cables as the standard audio carrier. Investing in XLR cables brings you up to industry standards and dramatically increases the audio quality of your productions. XLR interfaces allow you to transfer your high-quality audio data to your computer system for editing and integration with your existing project.  You can also use XLRs for one of the more recent trends in digital media–podcasting.  For the highest quality recordings, an audio setup with XLR cables is mandatory.

Whatever your audio needs in the digital world, XLR Microphone Cable is still the standard for high-quality recording. So grab that guitar, that microphone, or that camera and start capturing better-sounding memories today.

Choosing the best cable for you: Thunderbolt versus USB 3.0 versus USB 2.0

May 10, 2013

usb_30We all know that USB 3.0 is meant to be faster and more efficient for data transfer than 2.0, but should you really invest in upgrading your home or office to meet the new standard? Who wins in Thunderbolt versus USB 3.0? Whether or not you should upgrade your existing set-up or not has been hotly debated in recent months. Let this guide help you navigate the pesky question of whether or not upgrading is right for you.

First, let’s deal with USB 2.0 vs. 3.0. If your hardware only supports USB 2.0, you won’t be seeing accelerated data transfer, but you’ll be paying a premium for your USB 3.0 cables. If you want faster file transfers and you’re using older systems, it may be time to upgrade your hardware before you deal with your cables. It’s important to remember that your file transfers are only as fast as their individual parts allow them to be. So if your desktop or laptop is equipped with USB 3.0, and you’ve just purchased a USB 3.0 cable, you won’t see faster speeds if you’re linking them to an external drive that still operates on USB 2.0.

If you’re comparing Thunderbolt versus USB 3.0, the competition becomes more interesting. USB 3.0 is more ubiquitous, but Thunderbolt is faster and more reliable. Ultimately, if you need professional components that only work for Thunderbolt, you should go that route. But if you don’t have any special demands, the USB 3.0 products should work just fine for you.

Keep your iPad or iPhone Charged with an Apple Lightning Cable

Apr 30, 2013

apple lightning cableWith so much technology these days it can be a pain trying to keep your devices fully charged and working properly. With so many different chargers and cables it can be a headache trying to keep them straight. If you have an Apple device like the new iPad or iPhone 5, you probably noticed the distinct change in the charging cable. These new devices use the Apple Lightning Cable to connect to the computer or to charge. For those who owned previous versions of iPhones, iPads or iPods, the old charging cables are no longer useful.

At Triangle Cables we offer the new Apple Lightning Cable that is compatible with the latest devices. It’s helpful to keep one of these cables at work, at home, in your bag or purse, and anywhere else you may need to charge your battery. Having multiple cables makes it easy to ensure your device is always fully charged no matter where you are.

Triangle cables can help you with all your cable needs. We have Apple compatible cables for computers and hand held devices. No matter what you need to charge, we have the cable for you.

Bring Your Memories to Life with a New Camera Cable

Apr 18, 2013

usb cableSpring is the perfect time to take beautiful pictures. With the warm mild weather and blooming flowers, it’s a joy to be outdoors. There are photo opportunities all around as nature wakes up from its winter nap. Whether you enjoy taking pictures of your family in the great outdoors, or snapping pictures of the wild life, spring is the best time to grab your camera and capture some great images.

These days there are a variety of websites where amateur and professional photographers can upload their images and have them printed and framed professionally. From canvas prints to archival quality gallery prints, there are many options to choose from. Unfortunately for some, getting the photos from the camera to the computer can be a challenge.

If you are a photographer who has misplaced or damaged their camera cable, you may have a hard time accessing your images. That’s why Triangle Cables offers new camera cables to help photographers transfer their photos and bring their memories to life. It’s easy to find a replacement cable for your camera. Simply check the connection on your camera and find the proper USB cable from our selection of camera cables.

Enjoy More Baseball this Season with Satellite MultiSwitches

Apr 11, 2013

If you love baseball and currently have satellite television, you may be running into problems. Satellite TV systems limit the number of televisions you can have before adding new satellite receivers onto your system. This can be frustrating if you have many televisions in your home. Sometimes only one or two family members enjoy watching a game on TV while others do not. This usually means that baseball fans have to find their own TV to watch the game on.

By using products like satellite multiswitches, you can split the signal from one receiver to multiple televisions without suffering from signal loss. This means that a two receiver home can split the signal of each receiver to multiple televisions. A satellite multiswitch makes it easy to enjoy the entertainment you want in any room of your house. Finally baseball fans can enjoy the games they want, when they want, where they want.

Multisiwtches are ideal for sports package subscribers who may have access to games from other broadcast areas. Now you can watch those games on different TVs without having to miss any of the action. It’s also great for homes that want to watch the same game on more than one TV at the same time. Simply install the multiswitch and enjoy the baseball season on every TV.

AV Wall Plates Help Create the Perfect Man Cave

Apr 5, 2013

Mancave TVIf you’re on a quest to build the perfect man cave, entertainment should be your top priority. There is nothing like having the perfect home theatre set up to watch the game with your friends while having a few beers. When it comes to home theatre installation there are many things to keep in mind. One of the most overlooked aspects of many do it yourself home theatre set ups is maintaining a clean professional look.

Just because you’re designing and building your own home entertainment area doesn’t mean it can’t look like a professional job. Taking special care to conceal wires and build in areas to house your audio video components is the difference between a great looking installation and a sloppy one. Simple tools like AV wall plates can transform a messy media area into a home theatre that is sure to impress anyone.

Before you start your home theatre installation you should have a good idea of your layout. You need to know where your audio video components, how they will fit, how long your cables need to be to connect things together, and so on.  Building out from an existing wall to create a void of space to house your components and cables will ensure a clean look. This can also create a dramatic framing element for your high definition television and keep your electronics out of harm’s way.

Using AV wall plates allows you to hide cables behind walls and keep connections close to the components themselves. This means that only short cables are needed to run from the device to the wall plate. It is perfect for wall mounted TVs or satellite speakers that may be far away from the audio system.  

Find the perfect Blu-Ray Accessories

Mar 25, 2013

HDMI CablesSo you’ve got a great HDTV and a brand new Blu-Ray player and you’re ready for high quality entertainment. Before you get everything connected, here are a few accessories that could make your life simpler, or your entertainment experience even better.


In order to get the best picture and sound quality from your Blu-Ray player you’ll need to use a quality HDMI cable to connect the player to your high definition TV. These cables come in a variety of lengths to accommodate various installation applications.


If your high definition TV only has one or two HDMI inputs and you have multiple HDMI devices to connect, don’t resort to using lower quality inputs to connect your devices. With an HDMI switch you can connect multiple HDMI devices into a single switchbox that will only use one of your televisions HDMI inputs. Once your devices are all connected through the HDMI switcher you can easily choose which device you want to watch by changing input channels on the switch box.


If you need to send your HDMI signal a long way you will need to amplify it so the signal does not degrade. You can send your digital audio and video signals through cat6 network cables or over wifi to devices in other parts of your home or business. Check out our selection of HDMI amplifiers and extenders to find the right solution for you.

Port savers

When connecting an HDMI cable to a wall mounted television that has rear mounted ports, it can be difficult to get plugs in and out. Kinking cables at a 90 degree angle also damages plug ends by putting stress on the cable and the ports. That’s why we carry port savers adapters to alleviate this stress. By turning your inputs 90 degrees cables and easily plug without creating any undue stress

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About HDMI Cables

Mar 19, 2013

HDMI LogoHDMI cables are becoming the most common audio visual cables on the market today, but what makes them so special? This blog takes a look at some of the features of HDMI cables and what makes them so popular with today’s electronics.

HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. These cables are a relatively new addition to the world of audio video cables. They were originally designed in December 2002 and have been available since late 2003. Recently the cable celebrated its 10th anniversary, with over 3 billion devices using it as the standard connection.

What makes the HDMI cable unique is that it can carry uncompressed video and audio data between devices. In the past separate cables were needed to carry video and audio signals. This cable not only allows the transfer of both, but it does so without needing to compress or convert the signal. This means that the best picture and sound quality can be maintained between devices.

HDMI cables are also backward-compatible with DVI connections. The older DVI standard was also used to carry digital video signal. HDMI cables can interface with DVI ports through the use of a connector, but the video feed does not require any signal conversion. Images can easily be transferred without loss of quality.

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