Friday, November 30, 2007

Check out our new eBay Store About Me page

As some of you may know, in addition to selling product on our web site, we also sell product on eBay. Our eBay "About Me" page has long been our primary way of telling eBay buyers about who we are and what we do. But as with any web page, it can become stale over time. We have livened it up, with an electric new logo, and a cool new widget that shows all of our current auctions in real time via RSS. You can also see recent feedback ratings from our customers on the same page.

Check it out here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thanksgiving schedule for orders

This is our Thanksgiving shipping schedule for

Orders made at the web site, or via phone, are shipped via UPS. UPS will be closed on Thursday 11/22, Thanksgiving Day. UPS will not be picking up or delivering Ground shipments on Friday 11/23. Because the bulk of orders are shipped via UPS Ground, to give our employees time with their families we will not be shipping any products via UPS on Friday 11/23.

The cutoff to have your shipment sent out on Wednesday 11/21 will be 4:00 PM EST. Orders placed after 4:00 PM EST on Wednesday 11/21 will be shipped on Monday 11/26.

This means if you place an order for Next Day delivery at 8:00 PM on Wednesday 11/21, the order will be shipped on Monday 11/26 for Tuesday delivery. As a courtesy to customers who choose an expedited shipping method during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we will email you after your purchase to make sure you are aware of this holiday schedule.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Try our Alfa 500mW USB Adapter with an 8 dBi gain antenna

In late October I mentioned a new addition to our product line, the high-powered Alfa 500mW USB adapter with SMA connector, model AWUS036H. They come with a 2 dBi gain antenna in the box, but we now also carry both 8 dBi and 9 dBI gain rubber duck antennas on our website.

Personally I like the 8 dBi a little better because it is smaller and lighter than the 9 dBI antenna yet still gets a nearly comparable range (the 9 dBi is somewhat better overall- it really depends on if you need the most range or want something a little bit more portable). In any event, here is a comparison of this Alfa adapter with an 8 dBi gain antenna connected compared to an internal Centrino wireless card in an IBM laptop. As you can see, it is really no comparison at all, the Alfa setup gets nearly 3x the signals, and this is in an area where the buildings are pretty spaced out.