IOGEAR Blog - Archive for 2009

Get More Value From Your Tech Gifts

According to, this year's best high tech gifts are the: iPod Nano, HP Mini 311, Kindle DX, Barnes & Noble Nook, Samsung TL 225 Camera, Toshiba Regza SV670 Series 400, Motorola Droid, Dell Adamo, PS3 Slim and the Apple iPhone. We hope that you will receive at least one of these :) And if you did, in this post, we look at some interesting ways you can gain more value from some of these shiny new gadgets. As you may know, at IOGEAR, many of our products are designed to give you increased value on products you already own; so we spend a great deal of time thinking about how our products can help you enjoy daily life. We hope these tips provide you with ideas to create more fun and value from your gifts.

Join us on Facebook for our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

With the holiday shopping season here, we want to celebrate the spirit of giving by offering prizes every day from December 12 until December 23, 2009. Anyone who becomes a fan of our Facebook page or is already a fan is eligible. It's that simple! Each day winners will be randomly selected from the then current list of IOGEAR Facebook fans and announced on Facebook the following business day. Winners will be announced starting December 14, 2009. Make sure to take some time and review the contest rules.

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

During the holidays, it's a time of reunion and celebration and many gifts will exchange hands. It can be very tough to find that perfect gift for the special people in your life. At IOGEAR, we have put together some gift ideas to help you find that perfect gift for your mom, dad, siblings, co-workers, boss and friends. Before we get into the ideas, here is one bit of exciting news; be sure to check back on Friday, December 11 at this blog for an exciting giveaway!

Black Friday 2009, how to save money and stay GREEN with IOGEAR this Friday

As consumers recover from their turkey hangover and dive into the holiday shopping season this Friday, they are scouring the Web and retail stores for the best and most affordable items on their X-mas lists. thanksgiving IOGEAR offers many great green gadgets for under $50!

Black Friday Guide 2009

This year, Black Friday falls on November 27, 2009, which is the day after Thanksgiving. During a time of belt tightening and recession, it is even more important to find great deals; so at IOGEAR we have rounded up a few resources to help you save money and find great value to start off your holiday shopping activities right. Happy Thanksgiving!

How to stay GREEN with KVMs

IOGEAR has taken several significant steps in offering consumers eco-friendly and green products and as a company we remain committed to our responsibility to the environment. A key product line that assists in these efforts is our KVM line. Not only are these products convenient for you, but they save on waste and energy by eliminating the need for excess gadgets and the amount of energy running through them!

IOGEAR Lands on Target's Shelves

Great news! You can now find your favorite IOGEAR products in Target stores nationwide. We have expanded our retail presence recently with news that Target will begin selling our Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter, 12-in-1 Pocket Card Reader/Writer and 3-Port USB 2.0 Mobile Hub. Beginning 2010 we will be testing 2 new additional SKU in 100+ stores that will shortly be announced once accepted for a full roll out later in the year.

Consumer Video Trends

With broadband connections rising in the United States and YouTube kicking off the share your video genre of Web sites that now has dozens of copycats, consumers have become more accustomed to watching TV, movies and videos on their computers. Additionally, with the dropping price of digital cameras and video cameras, and the video and photo features in cell phones, we now witness a whole new generation of consumers that are creating, editing, sharing and consuming media content online.

Shopping trends and saving money this holiday season

The Wall Street Journal recently published a story predicting that the larger big-ticket technologies will remain on the shelves and consumers will instead go home with the latest gadgets this holiday season. As this article and other industry experts predict, the average consumer will purchase more affordable gadgets and less ‘blockbuster' devices this season.

Cut Costs by Merging Computers

As the price of computers continues to fall and computer performance increases, what does this mean for consumers? Many dated computers are set aside, stored in closets, basements or even garages when they still have plenty of life left to them.