Brando has a small collection of USB Cube Hubs to color up your desktop. The USB ports are spread all over the USB Cube for easy connection of fat devices or bulky gadgets. The USB Cube Hub includes two On/Off switches to take control of Bus power to the device.
Brando gives you light blue, white, green, yellow and orange as your collection options along with a $12 price tag for those on a budget.
USB Cube Hub product page from Brando.
I am all for spicing up the computer world with cool designs, colors and shapes, but sometimes even the most valiant effort fails. Case in point: The Nishi-Ki keyboard is the ugliest keyboard you will ever see, despite it’s attempt to be a beautiful piece of artwork.
At just a glance, or even long stare, you can’t guess what’s printed on the keyboard. Just ugliness.
Apparently there are unique and customized butterfly and flowers painted on to each key. Wow – that takes time, and to justify those wasted hours Nishi-Ki is charging about $155 per keyboard.
Source: Slippery Brick.
EVGA is lowering the bar for USB to VGA adapters and that’s a good thing. Traditionally you would pay upwards of $200 dollars for a USB to VGA adapter but now the UV12 and UV16 adapter from EVGA are under $80!
The UV Plus family take an existing USB port and convert that bus into a VGA/DVI adapter for additional monitors. This is ideal for those will lower video processing power (laptops) who want two or three widescreen monitors.
I spoke with Jeff, a pre-sales rep at EVGA and he did caution me against using the UV Plus family for hard core video applications such as
It’s not often you hear “vertical” and “keyboard” in the same sentence so I jumped on this article when I heard Kensington re-styled their C170 keyboard to include a vertical mounted USB port.
So now that I’ve settled the vertical+keyboard question, the next is why? Look at the picture, then make the jump.
Press Release: Philips Launches New USB Smart Key for Dictation Product Line.
Philips is the first company to offer such a tool, which replaces current dongles and older security codes that had to be manually typed in. The USB Smart Key is now packaged with Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate and Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe, as well as Transcribe software packages.
The USB Smart Key can simply be inserted into a USB port and the software will automatically access the license stored on the key. The license can then be easily transferred to a computer with the touch of a download button and, after download is complete, the key is no longer needed for licensing and users can work on that computer without having to keep and carry a dongle. If a user wishes to work with the dictation software on an office computer as well as a computer at home, the USB Smart Key allows him or her to switch from one computer to another without having to purchase a second license.
USB Fever is sporting their new 11 button multi-media USB mouse as the best ticket to enhance your work productivity, increase your efficiency and ultimately land you that promotion. Well, maybe not the last three, but chances are with an 11 button mouse things will be [a bit] more convenient.
So for those armchair executives, consider the following 11 quick access features the USB Fever mouse offers:
- Internet key
- Speed switch
- Volume down control
- page forward
- page backward
- volume up control
- left button
- double click button with only single click
- click wheel
- right button
- play and pause button control
Granted you’ll need a weeks worth of practice to flawlessly work the 11 button super mouse, but the payoff is huge.
The multi media 11 button USB mouse is only $15 directly from USB Fever with an additional $3 for shipping anywhere in the world.
Thanks for the tip Thomas!