Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons

Many houses built during the 1960s and 1970s, in areas not served by natural gas suppliers, incorporated electric cable ceiling heat as the primary means of keeping the interiors warm during the cold months of the year.  The house builders, before installing the plaster or drywall to form the ceilings, would install electric resistance heating … Continue reading Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons



iEdge Lightning USB Cable Glitter Series E-380 Review

The iEdge Glitter Series 6 Ft. lightning USB cable costs less than Apple-made lightning cords.  There’s no MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certified label on the package. But our tests found it still highly reliable. This cord gives reasonably fast charge and high current handling. We paid $3.99 for ours at Gabriel Brothers. Indeed this is … Continue reading iEdge Lightning USB Cable Glitter Series E-380 Review



IXCC 6 Foot Lightning Cable Review, MFi Certified

The IXCC 6 foot lightning cable surprises the inexpensive sync and charge cable market.  Given its quality and MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certification, this cord tops expectations. We paid $7.99 for it at Amazon.com. So, this costs way less than original Apple cords.  The extra couple feet here makes the IXCC 6 foot lightning cable lots cheaper per … Continue reading IXCC 6 Foot Lightning Cable Review, MFi Certified



Belkin Lightning USB Cable Cord, 1.2M, 4 Ft Review

The Belkin lightning USB cable for charge & sync (part number 8830bt15381 Rev B01 ) for Apple devices, at just several dollars per cord online is a steal. The Belkin lightning USB cable is among the cheapest cables we’ve bought.  Yet this  lightning cable carries the Belkin name brand, which means high quality.  Yet this cable … Continue reading Belkin Lightning USB Cable Cord, 1.2M, 4 Ft Review



How to Choose High Quality Ethernet Cable

This piece covers what to look for and how to choose high quality Ethernet cable for a local area network (LAN). Cables comes in lots of lengths, plug styles, colors, and prices. The most costly patch cables can run as much as four to five times what the cheapest grade patch cords.  But the performance … Continue reading How to Choose High Quality Ethernet Cable



DE Lightning Charging Cable Review, 9 Ft, Sync Too

The DE 9 Ft lightning cable is certainly not the cheapest data and charging cable available. But it’s very well built, durable, and charges iPhones quickly. DE 9 Ft Lightning Charging Cable Intro We paid nearly $25 for ours at K-Mart.  This cost about the same as Apple-built lightning cords.  Yet the extra three feet … Continue reading DE Lightning Charging Cable Review, 9 Ft, Sync Too



iEdge 6 Foot USB Cable Cord Review

The iEdge USB cable 6 foot version costs less than we’ve ever found for an Android-compatible sync and charge cable. iEdge USB Cable 6 Feet Length Intro The package does not say that this accessory is certified to work well with Blackberry and Android cell phones. But our tests found that it works reliably.  It … Continue reading iEdge 6 Foot USB Cable Cord Review



Apple Lightning Cable Replacement by Belkin, Review

This Belkin Apple lightning cable replacement for charge & sync (part number 8830bt15381 Rev B01 ) for Apple devices, at just several dollars per cord online is a steal. It’s among the cheapest cables we’ve bought. Yet this lightning cable carries the Belkin name brand, which means high quality. Yet this cable still charges even … Continue reading Apple Lightning Cable Replacement by Belkin, Review



iEdge E 330 Cable Review, Lightning Cord

The ten foot long iEdge E 330 cable is a USB to lightning cord that costs less than we’ve ever found for an Apple-compatible sync and charge cable. While there’s no indication on the packaging that this accessory is MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certified, our tests found it nonetheless, to be a highly reliable, moderately fast … Continue reading iEdge E 330 Cable Review, Lightning Cord



Axcel Lightning Cable for iPhone Review

The Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone and iPad Cable line is certainly not the cheapest data and charging cable available.  We paid nearly $22 for ours at Lowe’s, which is roughly akin to the pricing on similar Apple-manufactured lightning port cords. But its construction, larger size of connectors, and thicker wires make this Axcel charger … Continue reading Axcel Lightning Cable for iPhone Review