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USB Hub With Portable Microphone

Most use a headset for Skype and MSN chat, but for some the headphones are too cumbersome or you feel strange wearing them [the older folks].  So in the later case, you might opt for the 3 port USB hub that includes a microphone.

USB hub microphone

The USB hub with microphone has a frequency response of 20-16kHz so you’ll get the lows and the highs.  The convergence of technologies means you can ditch your external hub and USB microphone for this all-in-one unit.

It’s got some cool blue LEDs as well.  All this for just $14.

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LaCie USB Speakers – Sweeet

LaCie nailed it again with their new USB speakers, the Sound2 Speakers.  I thought their previous design was sweet, but this is sweeeeet.

Lacie USB speakers

LaCie teamed with Cabasse to produce a high quality USB Speaker product at a low price.  With a Class D Digital Amplifier, magnetic shielding, a bass reflex system, and a 30W total peak system output, the Sound2 Speakers provide amazing sound quality. Cabasse’s own Wide Band Driver comes

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We Say Thank You to Thanko For Their USB Record Player

GetUSB has seen the Record to USB players from Ion Audio before and we’ve seen these filter into Costco, Wal-Mart and even Urban Outfitters, and now Thanko has joined the ranks with their new USB Record Player.

USB record player

Granted, it’s not designed with the same conversion tools that Ion Audio has, but it does work with Windows Sound Record or Mac’s Garage Band, so conversion of vinyl to MP3 is totally possible.  In fact, many might prefer their standard apps to do the conversion rather than deal with a 3rd party software package.

Either way, the Thanko USB Record Player is a nice addition to that old-school sound for just $100 bucks.

USB vinyl record player

Thanko hasn’t released a US version yet, but you can get one now from Japanese retailers here.

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You Can Do What With This USB Car Cassette Case?

Converging technologies collide.  At first, I thought this to be just another MP3 player, but it does more than just play music.

USB car cassette

The USB MP3 cassette player also works as a car stereo adapter to connect your iPod or iPhone, CD player or a different MP3 player.  Or simply insert a loaded SD card with MP3 files and your car will play that too.

If that isn’t enough, connect the USB cassette player to your PC via USB cable and turn it into a SD, micro or miniSD card reader.

It may seem over simplistic or gimmicky to you, but to me it’s a nice mix of converging technologies.  Believe it or not, I’m buying one right now.

Brando product page.

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The Most Portable USB Vinyl Recorder Player We’ve Seen

Albiet a concept design, this is one portable looking USB vinyl record player.  Comprised of just two parts, a base and top, the USB vinyl record player is meant for table top play back.  Granted, you’ve got to ask yourself who’s in such need of a portable solution, but for the die hard vinyl fan who just can’t stand MP3 this is a sure bet.

USB vinyl record player

Published on Pyott Design they give you 3 easy steps:
1)  Carry around & store as needed.  To play separate base and player via side button.2)  Place record on base spindle and reattached top player

USB vinyl

3)  Plug in power jack to USB port and additional audio jacks if needed.  Will play 35/45 RPM

4)  Place needle head on desired track and play.

play vinyl record

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Forget The Flip – Check Out The Samson Q3

We all know the MinoHD Flip is a great hand held video recorder and is probably the most popular one, but there is a new star on the horizon, the Samson Q3.

Where the Samson Q3 differs from the Mino Flip is the great ability to capture audio.  Just look at the thing…there is a towering microphone perched.  Ready to capture the best of moments.

Samson Q3

I would like to see what Jake & Amir can do with this thing?

In addition to the well positioned microphone, the Samson Q3 also has an expansion slot via SD card for additional memory capacity.  Up to 32GBs to be exact.

The Samson Q3 also has VGA output so you can easily connect the device to your TV for instant viewing. 

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