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Review: USB Scrub Cleans Your Registry Of Old USB Sticks

UPDATE: USB Scrub by Nexcopy now supports Win7 32/64bit

USB ScrubDid you know Windows will make over 260 registry entries with a single enumeration of a USB stick?  This means for those with multiple flash drives your registry will get extremely cluttered and bogged down.

With flash drives dirt cheap these days, you’ll find at least a couple dozen going into your computer through the year.  That would be over 6,240 registry entries.

USB Scrub is a free utility which performs a deep cleaning of those unused drivers and registry edits.

We gave USB Scrub a try, and it worked great.  We went from enumerating a single USB stick in 45 seconds to enumerating that stick in less that 12 seconds.

In addition, if you have a USB stick that doesn’t perform correctly or the Windows OS doesn’t see it, chances are the USB Scrub will clear up those problems and your drive will work once again.  This is because a registry entry can become corrupt and simply clearing it out will resolve your issue.

So lets take a closer look.

Using RegShot [a free application which takes a snap shot before and after an event and compares only the changed registry values] I took a snap shot before and after a USB stick was connected and ejected.  The result was this:

  • 78 Registry Keys where created
  • 183 Registry Values where added
  • 261 Registry edits in total!

Here is a snap shop.  Click the image to get the full text file.

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USB Duplicator Movie Trailer – Say What?

If Nexcopy where to make a movie about USB duplicators and data loading USB flash drives, this would be the movie trailer to draw in attention.

Clearly, it would be ‘the most boring’ movie in the world, but I’ll have to admit the movie trailer is quite impressive given the mundane product.

Nexcopy did a good job of putting a unique spin on their product announcement for the new 40 and 60 port USB duplicators via a movie trailer.  The 1 minute video gives you just enough information to peak your interest, yet doesn’t bore you enough to click away.

The high definition version is posted on youtube, but you’ll get the point from this:

<a href=”http://www.linkedtube.com/Ple78QrtOqQ3c12ba47b76a2f71f865959ea665af7f.htm”>LinkedTube</a>

Click to learn more about the Nexcopy USB duplicator and SD duplicator solutions and their all new 40 and 60 port solutions.

Source: Zedomax.

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Standalone 35mm Slide Scanner

I have mentioned other 35mm Slide Scanners, but today I found one which is 100% standalone, no PC required!

This standalone 35mm Slide Scanner allows even the most technologically challenged person easily scan old 35mm slides into digital archives.

35mm slide scanner

In just seconds the scanner will turn your 35mm image into a .jpeg photo file.  You have some options to see the resolution of the digital image, with a maximum resolution of 3,600DPI [dots per inch].

The new jpeg image is instantly saved to the SD memory card sitting inside the 35mm slide scanner.

To insure the image is what you expect, the unit includes an

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Review: Adesso Wireless USB Trackball Keyboard

Review: Adesso Wireless USB Trackball Keyboard

Don’t you hate it when you buy a new gadget and don’t have the batteries it needs? This new keyboard from Adesso avoids that let down. Batteries ARE included. No more scrounging around for those AA Batteries that you need just to get this keyboard to work

USB wireless keyboard

This little keyboard is great for the multi-media user. With the 100-ft range you can sit on the couch, relax, and set up your music without having to get up and go to the computer. Or if you are that Fortune 500 CEO and you are doing a presentation in the conference room. You can now walk around the room and still control your media presentation. Even if you are just the basic computer user you will find much utility and love for this little guy. It is an easy to use, plug-n-play, keyboard that requires no

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Review: 16GB USB Drives – What’s Worth Your $$$

Review of 16GB Flash Drives

Our friends at Test Freaks gathered up 17 different 16GB drives and did some hands on benchmark and testing.  First off, props goes out to Mr. Brozio for convincing all the manufacturers to give up free 16GB drives.  Second, I give him kudos for the in-depth analysis and benchmarking test.  Well done.

The 16GB USB review includes the following drives:

  • Adata Sport Series RB19 16gb
  • Corsair Flash Voyager
  • HP USB Flash Drive v125W
  • Imation Swivel Flash Drive
  • Kingston Data Traveler100
  • Kingston DataTraveler HyperX
  • Memorex Traveldrive
  • OCZ Diesel
  • OCZ Throttle
  • Patriot Exporter XT
  • PNY Attache
  • PQI Traveling Disk 1221
  • Ridata EZdrive Lightning Series
  • Sandisk Cruzer Micro
  • Super Talent Pico-C
  • Transcend JetFlash Elite Enabled
  • Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go

review 16GB USB drives

I wont give away the full details on the 16GB USB review – please check with Test Freaks.  However, it is painfully clear that Transcend Jetflash is a horrible drive.  Which is funny as they spend a good amount of marketing time and money saying they are the best performing.  Transcend must be taking Ford’s marketing philosophy and advertising their weakness.  “Built Ford Tough” ha – those cars are anything but tough.

To get a bit of their approach Test Freaks considers:

If I’m looking for a USB drive, the first thing I look at is the Copy To or Write speeds, this is what is most important to me, the next thing would be the Copy From speeds, as for me what I do most is put data on it, then take it off, reading from the drive is not that important to me really. So it all depends on what your priorities are concerning USB drives, the results are here, you can judge for yourself which is best for you.

For the full 16GB USB Drive review please visit Test Freaks webpage.

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Review: Telescope Lens for 3G iPhone

Review: Telescope Lens for 3G iPhone

I was so excited to get the new telescope lens for the 3G iPhone, but at the same time, apprehensive that it would be a gimmick. I was thrilled to find out the telescope lens actually worked!  The case used to mount the lens also snaps On and Off quite easily.

telescope iphone lens

Using the case without the lens is a great way to add some protection to the iPhone, but when using a dock station, you’ll need to remove the case. The lens screws on and off so you can fit this inside your travel pack and take it out when you need it. Obviously you won’t leave the lens on while cruising around town.It doesn’t come with a lens cover which is fine for me, but considering it’s stored more than used, especially if you are planning to be mobile, it would be nice to have something so the lens doesn’t accidentally scratch.  For me, a zip-lock bag works fine.

I took some photos around the house.  Just like a real zoom camera lens, you have

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