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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.

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.

Cables

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.

Switches

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.

Amplifiers

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.

The Power of Digital Coaxial Audio Cables

Feb 27, 2013

digital coaxial cableIf you’re still using the red and white RCA stereo connectors to send audio signals between your audio visual components then you should pay attention. There is a better way to transfer audio signals to and from today’s digital devices. A digital coaxial audio cable is a one plug solution that can improve your sound quality and broaden your audio horizons.

Digital coaxial cables look similar to the traditional RCA audio cables because they have the same RCA connector on the end. The most obvious difference is that there is only one signal cable instead of two. Don’t be fooled, unlike the old days where 2 separate signal cables were needed to transfer the left and right audio channel, a digital coaxial cable can send both signals on the same cable. In fact, digital coaxial cables support stereo audio as well as DTS and Dolby 5.1 surround sound. That means more connection options with a single cable.

In addition to connection options, these cables have a much higher bandwidth than their traditional analog RCA cables cousins. That translates to better signal transfer and bigger sound. These cables offer the best data transfer of digital audio signals making them perfect for connecting home theatre systems, MP3 player docking stations, and more.

Save your Old Devices with USB Converters

Feb 18, 2013

Computer IdeasThe evolution of technology is inevitable. These days it seems like computers and peripherals are practically obsolete by the time you get them out of the store. For some people it can be hard to say goodbye to a favorite printer, mouse or monitor when a computer is upgraded. As the technologies evolve newer machines have different port configurations forcing people to upgrade components and change their ways.

At Triangle cables we understand the frustration this can cause, and we want to help. By offering a full line of USB converters we can help you get your connectivity back. By converting your old device connections to USB you can plug them into newer computers that lack the old ports. This is great news for people who don’t want to see their favorite peripheral find its way to the trash heap.

Whether you have an old printer that uses an IEEE 1284 connector, and old mouse that uses a PS/2 connector or an old joystick that uses the DB15 game port connector, Triangle Cables has a USB converter that can keep you connected. Check out our selection of USB converters today and bring back your favorite computer accessories.

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