Brando is based in Hong Kong and isn’t familiary with all the traditions within the US, like Halloween. Just 2 weeks after our holiday, Brando introduces a skeleton USB stick. Maybe Brando was going after the gothic customer base rather than capitalize on the holiday buying trend.
Either way, here is the latest skeleton USB stick from Brando. The drive itself has a lever in the back to slide the USB connector in and out. This keeps the classic goth look to the device, while at the same time adding some protection to the USB connector.
Limited in range size, they offer only a 4GB version. That will set you back $32 USD.
Here is the sales pitch from Brando:
Fashionable USB Skeleton Necklace Flash Drive with decorative crystals and skeleton shape. Necklace is included to wear around your neck, surely will give you a stylish look.
USB Skeleton product page via Brando.
If you have the personality which requires attention from your co-workers, family and friends, then the Brando USB Webmail notifier is definitely for you. The USB webmail notifier uses a large envelope box which illuminates each time you receive an email. As you can tell from the picture, it’s quite a ghastly looking thing.
The lighted envelope box connects via USB and comes with it’s own USB client software. The webmail software runs from the box so even if you can load your personal email server, the simple USB connection will let you get email notifications from Yahoo, MSN, Outlook, Outlook Express and just about any POP3 account.
You can set the illumination color to that of
Where are the USB sticks in this picture?
Ok, so it’s easy to spot given there are only two objects in the picture. Here’s how it works:
I’m not much of a retro styled bloak, but that doesn’t stop me from admitting this is one cool looking USB microphone. The Brando wireless retro USB microphone is a great addition to the desktop for on-line chat without sacraficing personal style.
The wireless mic spans up to 3 meters without fail and is simple plug-n-play technology.
Since the USB microphone is wireless, the the mic is powered by 9V battary. Priced at just $29 bucks.
Brando retro style wireless USB microphone product page.
For obvious reasons we aren’t the biggest Bluetooth fans but more of a WUSB fan, never-the-less we do stumble into very cool products with Bluetooth technology. Take this Estilo Carrera GT Porshce Bluetooth mouse from Brando.
The Estilo GT mouse is extremely cool looking and the ideal gadget gift for that Porsche loving greek friend. The Bluetooth dongle sits in the rear trunk of the wireless mouse with left and right clickers along with scroll mouse on the hood.
I guess you could make the argument that some fellow “over seas” chopped up the Estilo design and did the world a disfavor by creating a Porsche mouse, but if that’s you…get a life…it’s a cool looking mouse.
The Estilo GT Bluetooth Mouse is $38 and $55 with tiny USB Bluetooth V2.0+EDR adapter (see I knew we’d fit in USB somewhere)
I don’t have USB connectivity issues, but I believe many do. The super 16 port USB hub will help in those situations. The plethora of ports will give any computer uber-geek the ability to connect just about everything in his office to a single computer. But even then, the uber-geek has the ability to split up those 16 ports to be shared with two computers…thus spreading the geekness all around.
The super 16 port USB hub has a switch for setting ports to computer A or B. Or you can simply keep all 16 ports designated to a single computer. Connect your printer, several cameras, web-cam, your handful of USB drives, USB fan, another USB fan if you overheat easily, maybe a USB mask, or USB wrist pad, and of course a USB aroma drive. I think you get the picture.
The super hub comes in at $140. Fully supports the USB 2.0 specification and has a designated power line to insure optimal performance to all those USB powered gadgets.
Dimensions are: 116 x 67 x 63 (mm)