Look what got delivered (unannounced) here at JeeLabs the other day:
That’s nearly 3000 pages of product and price information, in a 2 kg package :)
Crazy? Maybe. But there’s still some value in seeing so many products at one glance:
What would be even nicer, IMO, is a paper version with QR codes so you can instantly tie what you see to a web page, with more information, full quantity pricing details, and engineering specs / datasheets. Or at least a direct link between each full page and the web – that’s just 4 digits to enter, after all.
It feels a bit old-fashioned to leaf through such a catalog, but hey… when you don’t know exactly what you need (or more likely: what range of solutions is available), then that can still beat every parametric search out there.
RS Components have an excellent selection of electronic and mechanical parts, BTW.