June 29, 2012

Kick Off the Independence Day with 10% Off Everything at Limewit.com!

Receive 10% off your entire purchase by entering Coupon Code JULY4 at check-out. Don't wait too long because this great offer expires July 8, 2012.

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  3. All of our products have a 30 Day Return Guarantee
  4. We offer the highest quality at competitive prices
  5. 1 Year Warranty available (most products)
  6. Limewit products are engineered to meet or exceed the original manufacturer
  7. Orders placed before 4:30 PM (pacific) get shipped the same day!
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June 28, 2012

Facebook Payment Services and Banking: Coming Soon?

These days, brick and mortar businesses displaying some kind of signage saying "Like us on Facebook," are nearly as common as those displaying Visa and MasterCard logos. That's worth considering, when you think about using Facebook as a way to pay for goods and services in the physical world.

Of course, Facebook users have developed some trust issues with the site over the years. It would be quite interesting to see if a PayPal-like service from Facebook would be widely adopted. It's one thing to trust a third party with your status updates and photos. It's another to trust them with your money.

Last week, Facebook announced that it is getting rid of Facebook Credits, in favor of real money. Users will start paying for virtual goods using their native currencies. This represents the beginning of users being able to treat their Facebook account like a bank account, or at least like a PayPal account. I'm not sure if Facebook is FDIC insured.

Facebook has not mentioned anything about using currency to pay for things in the physical world but one can simply connect the dots. For one, Facebook has over 900 million users. Many of them carry it around in their pocket all day long. Now, consider that Facebook recently acquired Tagtile, described as "your universal loyalty card," for which you can "visit local stores, tag the Tagtile Cube with your phone, and get rewarded for being an awesome customer."

June 26, 2012

Are you Paying too Much for your Printer Toners and Drums?

Brother TN-2210, TN-420 Toner Cartridge

If you buy your printer toners and drum cartridges at Staples®, Office Max®, or even Office Depot® then you know how time consuming a trip to these stores can be and how pricey their printer toners are.

For example, a Brother® printer model number DR-2100 or DR-360, their drum cartridge will cost you $110.00 at these office supply stores.The toner itself is not included and will cost you an additional $46 to $70.00, depending on the page yield that you need.

Limewit offers this toner cartridge with a page yield of 12,000, a 2 year shelf life, and a 1 year warranty for only $29.99! Not only that but this price includes the toner with the drum cartridge.

Just need the toner? The price is $20.95.

You may have concerns regarding the toner and drum quality and that is understandable. Limewit carefully selects the components that go into every toner and drum so that quality and reliability are never compromised. To provide you with peace of mind, Limewit backs their products with a 1 year warranty*.

If your total purchase is over $45.00 you get free shipping. This will save you both time and money the next time you need to replace a drum or refill your toner. Check out the complete printer toner and cartridge line-up at Limewit.com.

Can't find your toner or cartridge? Message us.

*see product description for details.

June 21, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Is Here! (Product Review)

Samsung Galaxy S III Black and White.
The Samsung Galaxy S III has officially landed on US shores. It should be in a store near you in the coming weeks. Does it live up to the hype? Is it the best Android phone out there? We believe it has what it takes to compete and to perhaps be one of the best smart phones out there.

Samsung designed this phone to "make life easier" and they may just accomplish that with their beautiful display and specs that are up to par with anything else on the market. The phone did lose some points for us in terms of aesthetics and the case is brightly colorful but gaudy and tasteless.
The Skinny.
4.8-inch 720×1280 Super AMOLED display
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay
2GB of RAM
1.5GHz dual-core processor
8MP rear camera (1080p video capture)
1.9MP front camera
4G LTE at available carriers
MSRP: 16GB is $199 on-contract, 32GB is $249 on-contract (Very affordable)

June 18, 2012

HP Pavilion dv6 Series Laptop Batteries - Product Spotlight

Limewit's HP® Pavilion dv6 series laptop replacement batteries and adapters are guaranteed to be fully compatible* with your Hewlett Packard Pavilion laptop. These batteries use premium lithium-ion cells designed with quality, longevity, and safety in mind. We back this up with a 1 year warranty and if you are not satisfied, send the battery back within 30 days to get a full refund.
*See Model Compatibility Chart for detailed information

We offer two types of batteries for the HP Pavilion dv6 series laptops and one universal AC/Power adapter:

Standard Capacity  (shop here)
  • 100% Compatible
  • Brand NEW 4400mAh 6-cell Standard Capacity Laptop Battery
  • UL certified premium Li-ion cells
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Warranty and Support: One-year full warranty

Warranty Terms (Parts and Labor)1 Year Limited
Capacity (mAh)4400
Cell Count6
Cell FormCylindrical
Cell TypeLi-Ion

High Capacity (shop here)
  • Brand NEW 8800mAh 12-cell High Capacity Laptop Battery
  • UL certified Li-ion cells
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Warranty and Support: One-year full warranty

Warranty Terms (Parts and Labor)1 Year Limited
Capacity (mAh)8800
Cell Count12
Cell FormCylindrical
Cell TypeLi-Ion

AC/Power Adapter (shop here)
  • Brand New UL-Certified AC Adapter
  • Complies with EMC Standards
  • 4-Level EMI Protection
  • UL94V0 Grade Casing
  • Warranty and Support: One-year full warrant

Warranty Terms (Parts and Labor)1 Year Limited

Model Compatibility Chart

June 15, 2012

Top 5 Last Minute Gifts for Dad.

For all of those that forgot to get dad an awesome gift - do not fear - Limewit is here! Below are some of the top gifts dad's love. Trust us, he won't mind waiting a few days to get one of these great gifts.

 Kindle Fire $199
 Wi-Fi, Full Color 7" Multi-Touch Display Tablet
  • Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser.
  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books.
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more.
  • Amazon Silk - ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi.
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content.
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle.

Apple TV $94.86
The sleek Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you the best entertainment right on your widescreen TV
  • Buy or rent from the largest selection of HD movies--over 15,000 titles.
  • Buy commercial-free HD TV shows--over 90,000 TV episodes.
  • Stream from the huge Netflix catalog of movies and TV shows (subscription required).
  • Browse and play YouTube and Vimeo videos, access online Flickr photos, watch HD podcasts, and listen to Internet radio.
  • Wirelessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your widescreen TV.

June 12, 2012

Sony Laptop Battery BIOS FAQ-Troubleshooting

A firmware update will be required in order for your Sony laptop to recognize any third party battery (aftermarket battery). A CD will be included with your battery to perform this procedure. In the event that there is an issue with your CD, please contact us.

NOTE: This information is only for Limewit laptop batteries. For troubleshooting and questions, contact the battery manufacturer.

1. The AC adapter must be plugged in and the original battery charged to at least 5% before continuing. Please use the original battery for the update process. If the original battery will not charge above 5% or is not available, then use the new battery instead.

2. Download and save the Sony Set Up to your desktop.

3. You must be logged into Windows as the Administrator or a user with administrator privileges. Please check the Start menu to verify that you are logged in as an Administrator.

4. To eliminate the possibility of other programs interfering with the update, turn-off all applications including any antivirus or security software prior to running the BIOS update. Also, right click and choose exit or disable on all program icons on the bottom right of your task-bar (near the clock - bottom right corner).

5. Locate the folder where the “sonysetup.exe” file was downloaded or copied to. Administrators can double click the “sonysetup.exe” file to begin installation. Users with Administrator privileges, should right click the “sonysetup.exe” file, then choose "Run as administrator.” If you are presented with a Windows Program warning, then please choose Allow.

Installing the driver
The following window should appear.

Attention: If you don’t have the AC adapter and battery plugged in, or if the capacity of the battery is below 5%, it will prompt you with the related error message and you cannot update the BIOS. This is to prevent you from damaging your computer in case of a power failure. If all conditions are satisfied, then it will display an Accept Agreement option as shown above.

                          You will be presented with two modes: File Mode and Patch Mode.

File Mode: The safest and recommended method to use, since the update files have been verified with the specific notebook model. The update program will first backup the current BIOS, then replace it with an updated BIOS file.

Patch Mode: This will update (or patch) the current BIOS. The update files have not been verified with the specific BIOS version. The update program will first make a backup of the current BIOS, then attempt to patch or rebuild the BIOS. For expert users only.

The End User Licensing Agreement is displayed. As with any type of BIOS update, there is a potential risk of damage to the system if the update program encounters a problem. Although the software has been tested with default system configurations, there is no way that one can predict the exact software environment of the current system in use.

Next, check off the Accept Agreement option, then click the Update command, it will begin the update process and will also restart your computer. Once the laptop has restarted, you can insert the new laptop and you will once again be mobile.

  • If you succeed with the installation but the battery light is still blinking rapidly after restart, simply power off the laptop. Remove the battery and reinsert it again, then power up the laptop. The rapid blinking light should stop.
  • If you are presented with the above error message, then a previous update attempt has already been performed on this computer. Please choose No and then reinstall the original Sony BIOS back on the laptop before continuing or you could possibly damage the current BIOS.
You can obtain the original Sony BIOS at Sony’s support site http://esupport.sony.com/ and then choosing Software Drivers.

Windows 7 & Windows Vista
Installing the update under Windows 7 and Vista will require you to enable Administrator access. Windows 7 and Vista users should follow these steps:

Administrator access before performing update.
  1. Click "Start",right click on "My Computer"
  2. Click "Manage", Double click "Local users groups"
  3. Double click "Users"
  4. Double click "Administrator", then un-check "Account is disabled"
  5. After confirming it, please restart the laptop and log in as the "Administrator." Then follow the instructions above.
Common Error Messages

"Laptop Battery Not Compatible"
After the BIOS update installation has been completed and you're still seeing a pop-up error message within Windows stating that the "battery is not compatible", then you will also need to disable Sony's battery check utility (Sony ISB Utility) manually. To remove the Sony ISB utility follow these directions:
  1. Remove the battery from the laptop and power on the system with just the ac adapter.
  2. From either the Start menu or command prompt (also known "Run") run MSCONFIG.ex
  3. On Vista machines, Windows will prompt you for permission to continue.
  4. In the System Configuration window, click the "Startup" tab and find the item containing "ISBMgr.exe"
  5. Un-check the box for the "ISBMgr.exe"
  6. Click "Ok" to save and accept the changes and restart the laptop. You may be prompted on restart that Windows is running in selective mode. Just un-check the notification option on the bottom right.
This will remove the software check that Sony has placed on laptops to prevent third-party laptop batteries from being used and allow you to use a non-Sony laptop battery. If you perform a Sony software update, you may need to repeat this procedure.

"Update will not install"
You may receive an error message stating the update will not install or is not compatible with your model. Unfortunately, you will not be able to use a third party battery until a newer update version is released to address the newer Sony BIOS revisions.

Limewit.com is introducing Sony laptop batteries that do not require a BIOS update
One of our first models is the Sony Vaio® VGN-AR, CR, NR, SZ, VGP-BPS9 Laptop Battery. No need to waste time installing the BIOS update. Just insert the new battery and you are all set. Make sure to charge the battery with your AC adapter before using the battery.

If you have need a new AC adapter, check out our great line-up.

You may do a more in depth search for your Sony laptop battery here.

If you cannot locate a Sony laptop battery that does not require a BIOS update, send us a message and we will let you know if they are on their way to our warehouse. Message us here.

June 8, 2012

10% Off Everything! - Limited Time Coupon Code

Receive 10% off your entire purchase at Limewit.com. Use promo code JUNE at checkout.  
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Each of our products and accessories are carefully manufactured with the finest materials to ensure they meet or exceed OEM standards. Our products are backed by a 30 day money back guarantee and the best industry warranties (see each product for details).

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*Offer expires June 15,2012

June 6, 2012

Cartridge Toner Types

We can break down cartridge toners into three categories: Genuine, Compatible, and Re-manufactured. Below are the three cartridge toner types and their major differences.

Genuine - Also known as "Original Equipment Manufacturer" or "OEM." These are manufactured by printer manufacturers. Manufacturers offer certain guarantees when you use genuine brand toner in your printer. Genuine cartridges are more expensive than refills, compatibles or re-manufactured cartridges, however you can reduce the difference in price dramatically by purchasing cartridges from a specialist retailer such as Limewit.com.

Compatible - Also known as "Generic," "Alternative Brand," and "OEM replacement." These cartridges are manufactured from scratch, they are not used cartridges that have been refilled or re-manufactured. They are produced by a third party company and sold under different brand names. Often, compatible cartridges may vary slightly in look, design and page yield to their genuine counterparts due to certain patents that restrict the exact copying of designs. Although some might say these generic cartridges are less reliable, they are undoubtedly a cost-effective alternative to the genuine toners. Make sure to purchase your OEM replacement toner from a company that offers you a clear and straightforward return policy.

Re-manufactured - A process by which the OEM or OEM replacement cartridge is dismantled after the first use. Any worn or defective parts are replaced and the cartridge is cleaned from dry toner liquid. Next the cartridge is refilled with new toner. Re-manufactured cartridge toners have a higher fail rate than OEM replacements and they are also less expensive.

June 4, 2012

Buy 1 Get 1 Free! Batteries for AT&T Tilt, HTC Incredible, HTC Evo 4G, & Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Don't you just hate it when your cellphone is about to run out of power? No worries. Now you can have a spare battery to take with you wherever you go! And we make it easier for you with our Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion for the following cellphones:

Hurry, this week only!

Our batteries are professional grade. Manufactured with the highest quality components and are made to last. We back this up by offering a 1 year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee.

And, if you want even more savings, any order over $45.00 gets you free shipping!

June 1, 2012

Why do laptop batteries lose power over time?

Over time, laptop batteries degrade and lose their ability to hold a full charge. This occurrence is quite normal to all rechargeable laptop and netbook batteries. Today, laptop batteries are designed with modern materials that hold their charge much longer than in previous years. Even so, the average life of a laptop battery varies from 1.5 – 3 years.

The number one reason why laptop batteries lose power over time is due to its declining capacity. Simply put, the amount of charge a battery can hold will gradually decrease due to usage and aging.

The second reason is low quality battery components. Not all batteries are made the same and when you combine this with the declining capacity your batteries life can be cut by as much as 30%. It is very important to choose a battery that is composed of quality materials and backed by a minimum 1 warranty to ensure longevity.

You may have noticed that your battery lasts less and less as the years go by. If your battery, when fully charged, lasts under 2 hours, then it’s time to replace.

So remember, choosing a high quality battery will ensure that you get your money’s worth and will keep your laptop portable.

Browse our brand new, high quality-UL certified batteries here:
Netbook Batteries - Netbook Battery Chargers (ac adapters)

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