Keyspan Adds USB 2.0 and Cat5E Solutions to Family of ZIP-LINQ Retractable Cables

Richmond, California (EastBayDaily) — Keyspan, AmericaÂ’s #1 brand of USB connectivity products*, announced it is expanding its family of ZIP-LINQ retractable cables. Shipping this month, the new USB 2.0 and Cat5E ZIP-LINQ™ retractable cables will retail for $14.99.

The USB 2.0 retractable cables connect a computer to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. The cable is just four inches long when retracted, yet it extends to four feet. It supports data transfer rates of 480 Mbps. The USB 2.0 retractable cables are available in three versions for use with devices that have USB “B” connectors, mini USB 4-pin connectors, or mini USB 5-pin connectors.

The new Cat5E Ethernet retractable cable connects your computer to a 10/100 Ethernet network and extends to five feet. The cable features Evernew flat Cat5E cabling with twisted pair construction.

“Customers will appreciate the high-performance and small form factor of these new ZIP-LINQ cables,” noted Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. “Plus our ZIP-LINQ line offers an unmatched breadth of retractable cabling solutions.”

ZIP-LINQ cables are available to resellers at Ingram Micro and D&H. Consumers can purchase the cables at CDW, PC Connection, and other leading computer products retailers.

The ZIP-LINQ line of cables is a result of Keyspan’s partnership with Cables Unlimited, a Concord, California-based manufacturer and distributor of cables. Keyspan and Cables Unlimited are collaborating to market ZIP-LINQ cables in the United States.

Keyspan products provide “Connections for Your Computer.” Keyspan cards, cables, hubs and adapters provide reliable connectivity solutions for the home, school and office. Editors can reach Keyspan at 510-222-0131 or via e-mail at The Keyspan website is located at


Mike Ridenhour, Keyspan, 510-222-0131 x102;

Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-215-8463;

NPD Distributor Hardware Accessory Report shows that Keyspan is the top selling brand of USB connectivity products for the last three years.


Bill Gram-Reefer