FirewireDirect has announced the availability of a new line of FireWire 800/1394b cables designed for both legacy FireWire/1394a devices and the new class of faster 800Mbps FireWire devices. The “Beta” cables are true FireWire 800 cables, with new 1394b 9-pin connectors on both ends and designed for connecting new 800 devices and peripherals to 800 equipped computers.┬áThe “Bilingual” version refers to cables used to connect legacy FireWire to the new FireWire 800, and have a high speed 800Mbps connector on one end and either a 4-pin iLink connector or a standard 6-pin FireWire connector on the other. The cables start at US$24.95.