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LogoIncluded Wins Barker Specialty 2011 Best Customer Service Award

Friday, March 11th, 2011

This week, LogoIncluded was the proud recipient of the Best Customer Service Award at the 2011 Barker Specialty Annual End User Show.  Roger Luchnick, National Sales Manager, presented the award to LogoIncluded for providing outstanding customer service and commitment to excellence.

LogoIncluded’s China factory makes headline news in ASI Supplier Global Resource Magazine

Friday, February 11th, 2011

LogoIncluded’s China factory makes headline news in ASI Supplier Global Resource Magazine.

“Meet one company that not only stands by its Chinese factory’s inventory availability and compliance, but openly invites customerse to come to China and see it for themselves.” 

Read more from Spplier Global Resources Feb 2011 (PDF).

LogoIncluded Honored for Excellence in Website Development

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

At the PPAI 2011 Awards Presentation and Dinner, Lynn Taylor, Marketing Director for LogoIncluded, was proud to accept the Gold Web Award for Information/Content category.  “This award is a tribute to the amazing talent and hard work offered by our web team and marketing department.  We are always looking for new and creative ways to improve the information and accessibility of our website for the sake of our #1 priority and those who rely on it – our customers.”  responds Taylor.

LogoIncluded Honored for Excellence in Website Development

Irving, Texas, (February 3, 2011) LogoIncluded (UPIC: 15111613) of Cumming, GA, won Gold in the PPAI Web Award competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Fifteen Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were recognized for website excellence during The PPAI Expo 2011 in Las Vegas.

“PPAI Web Award winners are recognized for such attributes as the quality of the images, search capabilities, visual design and overall functionality,” said Steve Slagle, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. “The winners worked very hard to earn this special recognition and their commitment to excellence is a tribute to this industry.”

LogoIncluded was presented Gold in the 2011 Web Award competition in the category of Information/Content, PPAI Awards Action Group members judged the entries according to criteria specific to each of the competition’s five categories.

Read more: LogoIncluded Press Release Feb 8 2011

Visit Our Factory

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Check out our factory in China, learn how we customize your product and find out why people are saying LogoIncluded is rated #1 in technology products.

Our Factory



Product Quality

One Size Fits All

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

If you’re like most cell phone users, you’ve probably upgraded your phone a time or two which, of course, required a new phone charger.  A few upgrades later and your junk draw is a sea of useless old adapters.  Well, no more my friend!  Finally, the world’s biggest mobile phone makers have announced a deal with the European Union to introduce a universal phone charger that will work on millions of handsets made by different manufacturers.

Big names in the industry like Apple, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson will begin using this standardized adapter by 2010, making all handsets compatible with a micro-USB plug already standard on handsets such as Blackberries.

Manufacturers will roll out these new phones, first in Europe that will no longer come pre-packaged with their own charger.  You’ll now have to purchase the universal charger, but the convenience of having just one for every phone should win you over.

A major factor of concern and driving force on this agreement was the level of waste generated by redundant chargers, European legislators had, prior to Monday’s agreement, considered forcing manufacturers to adopt universal technology.  Thankfully, it didn’t come to that measure and with the Europe-wide agreement in place; the rest of the world is unlikely to lag behind.

At LogoIncluded, we are excited by this announcement because we understand that most cell phones rely on different chargers, causing mountains of wasted electronic.  That’s why we already offer semi-universal phone chargers, such as the LifeSaver (EC05), and solar-powered phone chargers such as the Clam (SBC03) that are both packaged with several adapter options.  Check out www.logoincluded.com for more product information or click on the pictures below.

LifeSave (EC05)

LifeSaver (EC05)

Clam (SBC-03)

Clam (SBC-03)

Our Factory in China

Friday, June 26th, 2009

LogoIncluded Factory Video from LogoIncluded on Vimeo.

“Blended or Faked Memory” – what is it and why should I be aware of it.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

     In recent months (1st and 2nd Quarter of 2009) a new unethical and deceptive manufacturing process has started to crop up among smaller “fly by night” USB manufactures in China and abroad. Despite all the recent price increases in NAND flash memory, some USB Flash drive vendors have been able to maintain or even lower USB drive prices when being sold into the promotional products industry.

     Here is how it works. USB drive manufactures knowingly blend smaller sizes of flash memory into a batch of correctly sized memory. Anywhere from 10% -50% of the memory is blended or faked – it just depends on how greedy the factory is for profit. When the drives are formatted and setup – they are manually configured to report the correct size. So a drive with only 256MB of flash memory will report 1GB (or even larger) of free space. The drive will function properly so long as no more than 256MB of data is written to the drive. Even if more than 256MB of data is written to the drive, the drive will still appear to work. Only when the end user tries to access this data will they run into corruption errors. For most end users – they only use a very small portion of the available space – for these users they would never know the drive was faked. When an end user discovers the problem with the drive, it can be weeks or even months after receiving the drive. Since promotional products are given away “free” as a gift or incentive. If they don’t work properly – most times they just end up in the trash. Unfortunately this reflects negatively on the company that handed out the drives and their company logo becomes associated with something that didn’t work. But for the original factory that built the drive – 99% of the time they will never hear about it because many times these failures go un-reported. Furthermore, even when an incidence of a failed drive does comes up, it is easy to pass off as a standard “failure rate.”

So what can you do to protect yourself?

  1. Flat out ask for a guarantee from the vendor that the drives do not use blended memory. Surprisingly many vendors will shy away or suddenly raise their prices. We have seen reports where some vendors suddenly say they offer “Professional Grade” and “Consumer Grade” memory. There is no such thing.
  2. Can your vendor report the brand and model of flash memory they used on your drives? Crack one open and examine the chip and see if it actually matches. Some vendors will report that they only use “Tier 1 or Grade A” memory. Just like before, there is no such thing as grades of memory.
  3. Know your suppliers. In this stressful economic time, we all get flooded with deals and opportunities that seem too good to be true. If one vendor is 20% cheaper than everyone else – there has to be another reason.
  4. Does your supplier follow the current market trends? If flash memory prices are going up, are their prices going up as well?
  5. Test the drives that you get.

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