If you’re going to the IFA trade show in Berlin this September, Macally invites you to stop by Booth 234a, in the iZone area in Hall 15. Macally designs and manufactures computer peripherals and consumer electronic accessories. They began in 1994 as a manufacturer of Mac-specific computer peripherals, but today Macally sells cross-platform and competitively-priced products for offices, homes, and mobile lifestyles. (Macally recently released the mCar10L car charger with built-in Lightning cable, and the mBP26L 2600 Li-ion battery for the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation.)
Mike Chen, CEO of Macally says: “In an increasingly competitive and changing market, we have decided to focus on innovative and technological products, without sacrificing on ease of use. We are proud to announce at IFA our new range of Wi-Fi storage, Lightning and USB 3.0 products which will help our customers boost sales in Q4 and make this year a big success.”
Last year, Apple equipped all its MacBook computers with USB 3.0 ports, which led to a large demand of USB 3.0 devices. (Macally already has a nice range of USB 3.0 storage enclosures, like the successful KIT-S250U3-W USB 3.0 enclosure for 2.5” SATA HDD and the recently released G-S350SU3B2 aluminium USB 3.0/FireWire 800 enclosure for 3.5” SATA HDD) Macally’s U3GB supports USB 3.0 (5Gbps) for super performance, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 (480 Mbps). The U3HubGB hub adds 3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and one Gigabit Ethernet port to your computer. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, allowing connection speeds at 10/100/1000Mbps. It’s backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. With the Macally U3Hub you can add 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to your computer to connect all your USB devices. The U3Hub is compact in size and has a built-in cable for maximum portability. Oh yeah, these are Windows compatible, not just for OS X.
Macally will also proudly demo a wide range of MFi approved Lightning products from batteries and cables, to chargers and docks. The small, yet smart mDualSyncL is a retractable Lightning and microUSB cable that allows you to sync and charge most mobile devices. The retractable cable extends up to 50 cm, and when you’re done, you can easily retract it so you don’t see unsightly, tangled cables.
The mBP30L and mBP52L battery packs, are must-haves for long distance travelers and vacationers. Nobody likes their mobile device to run out of power. The mBP30L (3000mAH) and mBP52L (5200 mAh) are stylish, compact and smart because the Lightning and microUSB cables are built-in, allowing you to charge most mobile devices and avoid a tangle tango. With the Macally mBP30L and mBP52L, you stay powered up anywhere, anytime.
The mCDockL, with its attractive high-gloss design, is a sync and charge dock specially designed for the iPad. The Lightning Connector can swivel back and forth to accommodate any iPad. It can even be used with iPhones and iPods, with or without a protective case.
The mHome10L is a wall charger with built-in Lightning cable that allows you to charge your iPad, iPhone and iPod at home or at the office. It’s good for global travelers too because it includes interchangeable plugs for use in different countries.
Macally’s 3-in-1 product called the WiFiSD is an SD card reader, battery pack for your mobile device and a Wi-Fi storage device. With this product, you needn’t about running out of space on your mobile device, whether it’s iOS or Android. The WiFiSD allows you to convert SD memory card or USB external storage devices into wireless storage so you can stream and wirelessly access your videos, music, photos and other data files
on up to 5 mobile devices. Just install the free iOS or Android file manager app, turn on the WiFiSD and insert the SD memory card. Or you can connect an external USB storage device, sync the WiFiSD with your mobile phone, tablet or laptop. and you’re now ready to share. For maximum portability, the Macally WiFiSD is compact in size and has a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 5 hours of continuous power. The battery also allows you to charge your mobile device. In case you’re wondering, yes, the WiFiSD can charge your iPhone completely.
Working on the same principle, Macally’s WiFiHDD product is a WiFi/USB 3.0 external enclosure for 2.5” SATA HDD and you can build in a 2.5” HDD of your choice (up to 3TB) and make it wireless. You can use the WiFiHDD as a back-up drive using Apple Time Machine backup utility software for Mac.
Journalists and fans at IFA can get a Macally product preview by scheduling a meeting with Mr. Gregorio Fernandez. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. +31 24 373 14 10. For system requirements and lots more info, go to the Macally website at www.macally.com, then select your global region.
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