For Earth Day, lets think about the planet and store more content on optical discs instead of on the Cloud.

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This Friday, April 22, 2022, is Earth Day and it was created to educate everyone about what we can do to protect and preserve our planet and our homes. Some of you may think I’m crazy by suggesting that optical discs are better for the environment than the Cloud. Aren’t optical discs made out of plastic and the Cloud is an invisible storage in the sky? Well, even though it’s true that optical discs are made from a small amount of plastic, it’s not true that cloud storage and large data centers are harmless to the planet. In fact, just the opposite. Data Centers, which is what runs the Cloud and businesses all over the world are one of the largest consumers of energy, which is a major culprit in emitting greenhouse gases and other factors leading to irreversible climate change. Currently, Data Centers account for 3% of the total energy used around the world just to maintain servers that hold both hot and cold data.

Cold data means data that is not actively reviewed and therefore not needed to be available as quickly as Hot data, which is content that is frequently viewed and relied upon. An example of Cold data could be all the photos of past meals you’ve taken or similar content that are rarely viewed if ever. Because of the proliferation of digital content produced daily, the amount of Cold data is growing exponentially greater than Hot or Warm data. Why are we using servers that require immense amounts of energy to maintain cold data that’s rarely viewed?

That’s where Optical Discs come into play. But not just any optical discs, because there are some low grade discs that degrade easily and could cause data loss in as little as a few years. If you use high quality optical discs like the OPTODISC line, then you have typically 50+ years archival life with the reliability to ensure your content will be safe and available when you need it.

While we’re waiting for discs to be used for Cold Data on the global stage, we can start making a difference immediately by offloading Cold Data from your internal work servers now. Adding an archival Jukebox or just offloading old digital content onto strong quality OPTODISC discs would still make a big difference if enough SMB’s and SME’s used optical discs to offload Cold Data. They say change starts with the person in the mirror, lets all take a look ourselves and see what we can do to help the Earth today and everyday going forward.

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Vinpower Manufacturers our Products in Multiple Locations to Ensure the Customers can Use it

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As you read the news, you may see how large portions of China are shut down due to another COVID-19 outbreak. That means factories in those towns are not able to operate and produce products because the workers are forced to quarantine at home and the factories must remain closed for weeks. This greatly hampers production and can delay orders for months if not longer. Add to that, the heavy tariffs on many Chinese manufactured goods and restrictions from many government and highly sensitive industries from accepting goods made in non-TAA compliant countries. These factors have lead a number of leading companies to seek production plants in less volatile countries to ensure a more reliable and compliant supply chain.

Vinpower is one of those companies that have multiple locations in which our most popular product lines are manufactured to ensure reliable availability and that they are compliant for any customer’s needs. Vinpower designs and build these products in the USA, Taiwan, and China so that we can balance strong quality, reliability, availability, and cost effective products for a wider customer base. When you work with a company that is limited in the locations they can build and ship from, you risk not just long delays and security risks, but also limitations in support and warranty. Vinpower can service and support our products from multiple locations across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

When you want the best and the assurance that your products will be available and backed by strong support, Vinpower Digital is your best solution.

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The iXflash expands your musical choices, when some artists choose not to stream…

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Music is a big part of many people’s lives. Music is the soundtrack to our lives and certain songs and albums bring you back to special events in our lives or helps you through difficult times like heartbreak and the passing of a loved one. So it makes sense that streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. are so popular. The idea that you can listen to an endless stream of music for free or for a set monthly fee, what a concept. But there’s one problem, what if the artist or album you want to listen to isn’t available on that streaming service or any streaming service for that matter?

Many popular musicians, like Adele, Garth Brooks, Prince, Taylor Swift, and many others either at one time or are currently not available on all or some of the main streaming services. That’s not to mention some of the more niche genre specific artists that may not have as big a following, but have millions of fans nonetheless who also actively choose not to have their music played on streaming services for one reason or another. The only option is to purchase their music, either as a digital download or a physical copy on CD, vinyl, or even tape. What do you do now, you still want to be mobile with your music, so where can you store these songs and not fill up the memory on your phone or tablet?

The answer is the iXflash! The iXflash can be your traveling media library where you can store tons of music that you can plug into your iPhone or iPad and listen to anytime, with or without wi-fi access. You’ll never have to worry about what format your music is save in because the iXflash App plays virtually all music formats from MP3 to WAV to FLAC and much more. Plus, you can listen to complete albums or switch it up and create your own playlists. You can even store podcasts and other audio files that take up so much space on your iPhone or iPad. With the iXflash, you never have to worry whether you have enough space or memory, because you can plug it in and instantly add up to 512GB* of added storage. Don’t be held back by the limitations of the memory on your device, expand your horizons and experience the difference the iXflash can offer you.

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World Backup Day started in 2011, but the meaning is just as important today – Back-up your content!

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So much of our lives revolve around digital content. Many people now keep a majority of their pictures, movies, music, games, finances, work files, and so much more stored as digital files, typically all in a single location like a computer or in cloud storage. The problem with that is, if anything ever happened to that item or cloud service where all these items are stored, then you could have your entire inventory of content wiped out in the blink of an eye. I’m not here to promote doom and gloom, and the odds may be low, but it’s incredibly easy to make a simple backup of all these files that would give you piece of mind and the security to protect your most important digital content. It could be as simple and keep 2 external hard drives that are synced frequently and kept in two completely different locations.

By implementing a secure redundancy of all your important digital files, it provides a safe guard that could mean the difference between losing everything and having piece of mind. Just by merely storing those important files on multiple external hard drives or optical discs and keeping the backups in a different location would drastically decrease the chances you will have a catastrophic loss.

Vinpower provides all the tools needed to easily and successfully backup all your digital content on to physical media and keep them safe and secure for decades to come.

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An estimated 1.5 trillion pictures will be taken in 2022, where will they store them all?

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A recent article I read, “How Many Photos Will be Taken in 2022?”, By Susan Enfield discussed our obsession with taking pictures and the trajectory of how those pictures are taken, stored, and what it means. Everyone that has a smartphone knows that its primary function is to take pictures. At least that’s been my experience. The problem is, people take tons of pictures, with higher resolutions and therefore larger file sizes, and never take them off their smartphones. Sure, some people use some form of cloud service to back them up, but even that’s a small minority of the overall population. In reality, the images typically sit on the phone until someone either deletes them or you buy a phone with more memory and transfer the images there. Most of those people would love to have an easy hassle free method to transfer those images to keep them safe outside their phones, but aren’t aware of a method how.

Well, Vinpower has the answer. The iXflash Cube is the simple way to backup all the photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad without pushing a single button. The iXflash Cube connects to an iPhone/iPad’s existing charging cube and cable and from there, after downloading the iXflash Cube App and the initial setup, every time you connect your iPhone or iPad to that charger, the iXflash Cube will automatically begin the backup process. All the images stored on that iPhone will be backed up onto the drive in its original state with its existing file name, format, date stamp, location, etc. Additionally, the iXflash Cube can also backup the images and videos stored in your iCloud for additional protection.

Not sure you need the iXflash Cube, here are some interesting anticipated stats for 2022 from the above mentioned article:
• More than 90% of all pictures/videos taken will be through a smartphone
• Nearly 9 trillion unique digital photos will be taken
• That equates to about 188 pictures per year for every man, woman, and child in the world

Those numbers are sobering, but I know I take probably 188 pictures a month. That’s why I’m glad I have an iXflash Cube to backup and store those images on an external hard drive for safe keeping. Plus, I don’t have to pay monthly fees or contribute to global warming keeping my images on a server farm that uses huge magnitudes of electricity. So if you want to save money and the planet, and you take a fair amount of pictures or videos with an iPhone or iPad, the iXflash Cube is the perfect solution for you too.

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The iXflash Cube is the perfect backup companion and this new video shows its key benefits

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Unless you’re not reading my weekly email blasts, you are probably familiar with me touting our latest product, the iXflash Cube. Of course, hearing (or reading) me go on and on about how easy it is to use and the benefits of backing up your iPhone or iPad doesn’t carry the same weight as watching a video showing how easy it is to use and why it’s so useful. That’s why we created this quick video that you can watch from the below YouTube link:

https://youtu.be/Qa8-ZB_HcyE

The iXflash Cube is available on Amazon through the below links: Type A version:
1TB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D76SQZT
512GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D6WM5MJ
256GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D7F4WSK
128GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GD1TQJC

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Vinpower had a strong response for optical discs during CES 2022 tradeshow

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Even though there’s a false narrative that the optical disc market is dead, we still had a lot of interest at the 2022 CES for optical discs. We acknowledge that the market has decreased from its heyday in the mid 2000’s, but there is still a market and with fewer manufacturers offering quality optical discs, we seeing an uptick in demand. Because Vinpower is one of the few companies still focused and offering high quality optical discs, there was increased interest from attendees all over the globe in the media offering we showed at the CES tradeshow.

If you’re looking for new media solutions that provide the ultimate quality at the best pricing, contact Vinpower to see what product offerings we can assist you with.

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In this upcoming Year of the Tiger, Vinpower wishes you much prosperity and good health!

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 is the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger. Everyone at Vinpower wishes you much prosperity and good health throughout the New Year. Coming off two challenging years due to the ever-present pandemic, we look forward to a much brighter, healthier, and far more prosperous 2022.

Please be aware that the Taiwan and China offices will be closed Monday, January 31 through Friday, February 4, in observance of the Chinese New Year. If you have any requirements that need attention from one of these offices, please contact us prior to the offices shutting down for the holiday. Otherwise, if you have any issues, or if you need to reach a representative during the time the offices are closed, please contact a member of the US Vinpower office or EU sales office and we will be happy to assist you.

For any assistance while the Taiwan office is on holiday for the Chinese New Year, please email [email protected]

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It’s critical to protect important files on an extra hard drive to prevent accidental loss

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I recently heard a story from a popular tech blogger about when an operating system update went awry and nearly deleted all the content she had stored on her computer’s internal hard drive. Microsoft implemented a standard OS update to Windows 10 20H2 and is customary. We’ve all gone through it and typically it’s nothing more than us needing to wait to use the computer while the update takes place. In this case, when the person went to turn on their computer after the update, there was nothing on their desktop and they couldn’t find any of their files. In a panic, they tried multiple tricks to recover the data, mind you this is a very tech savvy person, not the average user. Finally, they were able to eventually recover the missing data, but there was the possibility, especially for someone without the technical expertise, to have lost everything.

There’s a simply solution to protect your content, keep your critical files, (or at least a backup), on a separate detached hard drive. By keeping your critical content on a hard drive that doesn’t contain your operating system and is not permanently connected to your computer and the internet, there’s no chance an external factor can corrupt the content on the drive. Plus, that separate hard drive means you can place it in a separate location, so if a catastrophic incident happens, having your important files in a separate location adds even greater protection.

As the old saying goes, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. That’s true with your digital content as well. Protect yourself and make sure you backup and keep critical files separate from your computer for maximum security.

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Vinpower and the 2022 CES tradeshow persevered through the latest bout of the COVID outbreak

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The 2022 CES tradeshow was supposed to be a return to normalcy in a way, but the omicron variant had other plans. With numerous major companies pulling out and even some who didn’t exhibiting little more than a virtual presence with no staff and a do it yourself maze of QR codes due to COVID related concerns, CES persevered and opened its doors for the 1st time in 2 years on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Vinpower was there to face the challenge and great those attendees that also took a chance and participating is the pinnacle for the electronics industry.

Even though there were fewer exhibitors and a limited crowd, the attendance was still full of passionate participants that all followed the guidelines and were anxious and excited to see what was on display. Vinpower, exhibiting in a new location with a new exhibition booth, was excited to show our wares to what was certain to be many new faces that had never visited or heard of us before. So even with a scaled back show, Vinpower was pleased with the enthusiastic reception and the opportunity to share our product range with a wider audience.

What the future holds for CES is anybody’s guess, but I would bet that 2023 will find a reinvigorated group of attendees and exhibitors and Vinpower will once again be amongst them.

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