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Oakley iTunes MP3 Sunglasses Sport USB, 2GBs and Detachable Speakers

Looking cool and sounding cool will sure as hell make you feel cool. The Oakley MP3 Sunglasses could up your game with their all new MP3 sunglasses with full iTunes support.
oakley mp3 sunglasses
The MP3 sunglasses use a built in Mylar speakers system which can be detached in case you need some peace and quiet. The inner arm of the sunglasses have MP3 control buttons so this setup eliminates any wires while on the go. I see this as an ideal product for Continue Reading

USB Photo Christmas Bulbs Make Your Tree Hang Low

Capture Santa’s attention with these USB photo bulb Christmas ornaments. The bulb uses an LCD display and can store, on average, about 50 photos. Stop Santa in his tracks with either still pictures or tell him a story with the slide show feature.
usb photo christmas bulb
One could argue a good Christmas gift, but don’t put your recipient in that awkward state of “thanks,” just get them something better. Seems to me the display is too small (1.5 inches) and would only force you to hover, breaking your back. However, you can use the included Continue Reading

USB Turntable has Direct Connect to iPod

Ion Audio introduced the USB turntable a while back. It’s an excellent tool for converting vinyl records to MP3. It’s interesting to see the growth of this product from when I first reported on it. At the time back orders took nearly 6 weeks to fill, now I see them at Costco and every holiday mail-order magazine that appears on my doorstep. Ion Audio has stepped it up – and I’m thinking it’s from popular demand. The Ion USB turntable now has an iPod dock station so going from LP to iPod is nothing more than Continue Reading

Rechargeable USB Lighter Is Two Faced Flash Drive

Convergence is always a technology innovation most appreciate. The folks with the most creative and useful ideas generally land on top. Here is an example of an idea that is middle ground. The rechargeable USB lighter that doubles as USB drive.
usb lighter
So here is how the design works. Rather than using fuel as in traditional lighters, the USB lighter uses electric coils for sparking up. So just like a car cigarette lighter (if they even make them anymore) the electric coils recharge via USB. The convergence is where you stuff in some solid state memory so when your Kool cigarette lighter is plugged into your PC you have a logical excuse that it’s a novelty USB drive rather then broadcasting your smoking habits – although it’s the same difference I suppose. For the decreasing number of smokers out there the design is unfortunately just that, nothing in production as of yet. Continue Reading

High Performance USB WiFi Extender

Update:  Review Wi-Fire from hField hField Technologies launched their Windows Vista compatible version USB WiFi Adatper for high-performance, long-rage boost earlier this week. The Wi-Fire boosts signal strengths up to 1,000 feet making it extremely easy for Windows XP and Vista users to login and work surf. This is more than 3 times the range of a typical 802.11 b/g network.
usb wi-fire wifi extender
And for you Mac fans stop your b!tching because the hField USB WiFi extender version was released back in August.
“Wi-Fire is the perfect device—light weight and easy to use—for the seriously mobile Vista user and those who have problems connecting to their regular wireless network because of distance, obstacles or other interference,” said Tom DiClemente, hField’s CEO. “We’re dedicated to empowering people to connect better, faster and more economically.”
The Wi-Fire USB extender is available for Continue Reading

USB Musical Santa Drummer – March to Your Own Beat

Each year Christmas prep seems to get a little earlier. Here is the first post for this years Christmas season, the USB musical Santa Drummer.
usb santa drummer
There is virtually no information about this but at $12.58, and if you’re into this kinda thing, might be worth the purchase. It appears the USB Santa hands drum upon pushing the start/stop button. I wish I could say I wonder what kind of Christmas tunes it plays – but does it matter? If you are half-baked and interested click here for more details. Continue Reading

USB Blade is Silicon System’s Solid State Space Saver

Silicon Systems introduces their new USB Blade SiliconDrive, an ultra slim, ultra small USB drive designed for embedded applications.
usb blade silicon systems
Although it’s not the first embedded USB drive we’ve seen, it does have the smallest foot print. Silicon Systems put the USB Blade out for those seeking additional storage where space is a big concern. Designed for shock, vibration and temperature changes the USB Blade does aid in the embedded applications market. At the size no bigger than a postage stamp, the USB Blade includes Silicon Systems PowerArmor, SiSMART and Continue Reading

J.Lo Makes a Splash with Flash

USB music albums have been out for some time, but having J. Lo introduce her new album “Brave” this way will definitely draw attention to this channel of distribution.
j lo brave usb album
Gresso, a high-end technology company, ink’d a deal with J. Lo and Sony BMG Music Entertainment that allows Lopez’s album to be released on their Adam&Eve drive. At $70 it’ll be one of the most expensive albums this year, but lets not forget Continue Reading

Heating Wrist Pad Via USB Via Infra-Red

I think that 13 year old girl who won the text message contest could use this infra-red heating pad. The USB gadget is designed to relieve pain and aches via infra-red, which has been a known method for relief. USB Fever is offer the heating pad for $21 and includes…wait for it…a doctor’s warning before use.
usb infra red heat pad
The USB infra-red heating pad can get up to 113F so it’s recommended to move or reposition every 15 minutes. Thomas from USB Fever indicates Continue Reading

The Perfect Gadget Mouse

So what would your fully loaded gadget mouse hold? I would start with the Brando USB mouse label maker. That’s a great idea – although for limited labeling – as it’s a small area to hold ribbon.
usb mouse label maker
In addition, I’d like to see a flash memory card read for download. Maybe a VoIP phone for when I travel. How about an aroma dish on the side to make the office smell nice. Tack on some gaming buttons for when I need to take a break and play half-life. And to top it off, cover the super gadget mouse with Continue Reading

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