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asus crosslink cable

The Asus CrossLink cable is designed to share data between computers. And when I say data, I don’t just mean you can copy files from one PC to another using the CrossLink Cable. you can also share internet access and optical disc drive functions using this device.

Say, for example, you have a netbook without an optical disc drive but you want to install software that’s only available on a CD. You would plug one end of the CrossLink Cable into your netbook and the other end into a full sized laptop or desktop with a disc drive. You can then use the disc drive on your netbook as if it were plugged directly into the mini-laptop.

You can slo use Folder Link software and the cable to keep folders on two different computers synchronized.

The CrossLink cable also functions as a standalone USB flash drive with 2GB of storage. It’s available for purchase from Amazon for under $40. But Asus will give a CrossLink Cable to one Liliputing reader.

In order to enter, please read the official contest rules and then leave a comment below letting us know what computers you plan to use this cable with. This particular contest is only open to residents of the USA or Canada.

The contest will end at 12:01AM Eastern on November 30th.

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76 replies on “Liliputing Holiday Giveaway: Asus CrossLink cable”

  1. I’d probably sync up any and all devices that it is compatible with. They look pretty neat!

  2. i hope you are giving us more time, or the end is at 12:01am of dec 1st… 12:01 am was about 8:45 hrs ago…

    i will use it on with my pc and the 1005hap netbook

  3. I would use it between my PC and notebook. It would also come in handy when I work on friend’s computers

  4. Wow, that would be perfect to sync files between my desktop’s and my Acer netbook.

  5. Plan to connect my custom built desktop to my 1005HA netbook. Incredibly as I dont want to buy a external diskdrive

  6. I have my netbook right next to my laptop- am always transferring files across the wireless network, but a crosslink would be much faster, and useful to share other periferals.

  7. Ideal for moving photos, videos and every file for my entire family from their PC to my Dell 10.

  8. I’d love this because my asus ul30A2 doesn’t have an optical drive!

  9. I would love to use it to transfer files between my new HP Mini 311 and my desktop.

  10. I have an old EEE 900 and my kids each have EEE 1000s. It would be nice to be able to link to another computer from time to time to use the DVD drive.

  11. Nice device. I’d use the cable to sync and install software on my netbook using my desktop PC. The idea of sharing an internet connection is also intriguing, especially if I were to get 3G access for my netbook…

  12. this would be nice…i change operating systems quite often on my Acer AS1410. being able to use another computer’s cd drive would make things so much more simpler than using a usb stick to install them.

  13. I plan on using this cable to connect my Asus 1000HA to my Dell Inspiron 1505 so it can use the DVD drive on it.

  14. Wow, I was just debating whether or not to get an external CD/DVD drive on Black Friday. I just don’t know how often I need one or want to carry one around. This would solve both problems.

  15. Liliputing is the best site to keep informed about Netbook technology.

  16. I’d use it to connect my Libretto 110CT running XP with my desktop machine.

  17. I just bought a Liteon USB DVD burner last week, but, with 3 lappies without DVD drives (including Asus 900A and 1000HE), this would be handy.

    I’d like to experiment with the CrossLink cable and see if I could link my 3G cellphone to my 900A and get it online when away from wifi hotspots.

  18. I would use it to keep my entertainment on my netbook in sync with my desktop.

  19. I would love this for moving files and movies from my Media Center Desktop to my 10 year old laptop and my near future netbook (when I can figure out which one to buy).

  20. This looks like a great tool. I would try a few linux OS’s on my drive-less eeePC.

  21. i would totally use this cable to connect between my behemoth precision m6400 laptop and my conveniently portable CULV dual-core with ion …. you know the one i’m still waiting on a company to have enough sense (or balls depending on how you look at it) to make? keep it tight lil.

  22. I will probably use this product whenever necessary. I’m not always carrying my USB DVD drive with me everywhere, but there are tons of computers all over campus. It’s just a really nifty device that can help me out in a tight jam if I need to get some data from the library or rip a CD from a friends computer.

  23. this would be great for quick transfers between my eee 900 and desktop! pick me!

  24. i will used to transfer files between my laptop toshiba satellite u205 and my pc.

  25. Use it access my main desktop drive/files easily form my Sylvania GNET.

  26. This sounds awesome!!! I would use it between my MSI WInd, and my desk top – HP Pavailion. Great giveaway!!!

  27. well i’d use this to move files from my main desktop to my eeepc 1000 and the Acer 1810 i am likely to get in the next few weeks.

  28. This will make it easier to get disks onto my Acer Aspire One AOA150. I will use my Acer Timeline my wife uses to get the info over instead of putting it on a flash drive first. Also, since I can tether my phone to my PC, I can share the connection with her notebook on trips.

  29. I would love to use this cable to move files from my old laptop to my new HP dv4-1551dx, and then to help synchronize the HP with my lovely Acer Aspire One.

  30. I would love to use this cable to move files from my old laptop to my new HP dv4-1551dx, and then to help synchronize the HP with my lovely Acer Aspire One.

  31. I can really use this to easily transfer files between my MacBook Pro and client PC.

  32. This would be nice as I wouldn’t need a separate USB CDROM and could just use my desktop one instead. Less clutter is good for my home office sanity. 🙂

  33. Cool Gadget.
    I’d use it to sync up info on my eeepc and desktop computer. Also being able to use desktop optical drive is great.

  34. I would use it to link my netbook and desktop in order to quickly off load pictures after a photo shoot or vacation. Currently I use an external drive to do transfers, but this would cut a step.

  35. This would be a very handy device for my Acer Aspire One. I have been using my home network attached to my Dell and Acer workstations to load applications from CD to my One. This device would allow me to access my ODD and files at work and anywhere I travel. It’s certainly lighter and more compact to bring with you than an external ODD.

    Thanks and Happy Holidays.

  36. I would use this to connect my netbooks (Dell Mini 10v & Asus EEE 900) to my main PC. I play around with the netbooks alot and often loose data. It would be much easier to transfer info with this cable than making several transfers with a flash drive.

  37. This will work great with my HP Pavilion Slimline desktop and my new Viliv S5 UMPC.

  38. I would use it to transfer files between my vd2 and my brother’s 2133, and to connect them to my desktop and use it’s cd drive. Of course the dv2 came with a USB dvd drive, but what is the fun in that?

  39. I would use to add data to my many different computers and I leave honest feedback on websites like Amazon. I am a gadget freak, but they have to WORK right. I live in a very remote area on the beautiful Oregon coast and don’t have any tech stores to see any new toys. All my buying and info is online.

  40. I’d share data between my desktop and tablet. I teach piano and create a lot of worksheets for my students. It’ll give me peace of mind to know it’s backed up so I won’t have to create the same worksheet again.

  41. The Crosslink device is very neat, and I’ll probably end up purchasing it sometime down the road just because of it’s versatility if I don’t end up as the lucky winner.

  42. And to think I almost hooked up a USB DVD burner when this is really what I wanted!

  43. As me, my brother, my girlfriend and even my mother are planning to buy netbooks (Asus 1008HA & Asus 1201N) for christmas I have been trying to find an easy way to share files and internet with them. This cable seems to be the PERFECT solution. Thing is, I can’t find this anywhere in Sweden, I don’t even know if it was ever released here. So one of these would be greatly appreciated!

  44. Free crosslink please. I plan to use it with a Samsung n120 I bought today for $260 on Amazon and my 5 year old 3.2. GHz P4 Shuttle PC.

  45. As everyone else said, the link to the rules did not work.

    I plan on getting an Acer 1810T (or maybe 1820T) so I’d use this cable to hook up the new laptop to my Toshiba’s CD/DVD drive… to install software like Photoshop. Also would use it to synchronize project folders between the computers.


  46. The Asus Crosslink Cable would be very handy for sharing drives and network connections between my HP Mini 1030NR and any other laptop while on the go.

  47. Finally, a tool like the firewire target drive that Mac users have enjoyed for years! I could use this little dandy to sync my Fujitsu P1510 super-netbook and my IBM X41T Uber-(nota)-netbook!

  48. I actually would love to use this to connect my desktop to my netbook when I am at home. Also useful for transferring music and movies (…paid of course) from computer to computer without using a flash drive or external hard drive.

  49. I’d use it for sharing the internet connection at my friend’s place (who doesn’t have wifi) with my Dell Mini 9 and his desktop computer.

  50. I’d use it for sharing the internet connection at my friend’s place (who doesn’t have wifi) with my Dell Mini 9 and his desktop computer.

  51. I’m going to use the crosslink cable to solve the “You do not have permission to preview drafts” problem when trying to read the official contest rules!

    … realistically, I’m probably going to use it to move files around, not only through the crosslink connection, but as a sneakernet with the 2gb of standalone file sharing. I’ll probably use this 2gb as a means to complete my undergrad degree, then my post-grad degree, some sort of crazy-money making scheme and eventually my dream of becoming the first Canadian President.

  52. It would work great with my hp mini 5101 and desktop at work where is no wifi.

  53. Cool site – I just ordered a new netbook with no dvd drive, so I’d use it to hook that up to my regular desktop pc.

  54. This is a great companion for my Acer 1810TZ. Being able to share files on the go without a network would be great!

  55. gonna use it with my pc and laptops. hopefully it’s faster than wireless network sharing.

  56. 1. I would love to use this device to create backup discs for my new netbook, which obviously does not have a disc drive. If I can burn discs with my desktop’s DVD drive, I will never have to worry about buying an external DVD drive for the netbook.
    2. I got an error message while attempting to read the official rules. I hope this post is eligible.

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