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Archive for December, 2007

iPhone 1.1.3 Leak [video]

Here it is… video evidence of the new unreleased iPhone 1.1.3 software improvements. The embedded video below is a nice and thorough walk-through of the unreleased iPhone 1.1.3 feature updates hosted by Andru from GearLive.com. Watch it fast before Apple’s lawyers take it down. Anyone still think it’s fake? If the embedded video above doesn’t load, then click here. methodshop Continue Reading

USB Egg Cluster Moves Us Into Easter Preporations

It’s not even New Year’s Day and we are moving things along with prep for Easter.  Today I received info on a USB egg cluster from GiftWhole Electronics.

usb egg cluster

Using either USB power or wall power, it’s easy to get your cubical or front office up and running for Easter.  The color LEDs, not the case, make the unique color set seen above.  The bunch of 8 measure about 3 meters in length and from the looks of the picture make quite a rats nest with cabling. For pricing and product details jump over to GiftWhole Elec. Continue Reading

USB CD Carousel Aids in Organizational Skills

I’ve got at least four different piles of CDs and DVDs around the house.  I just can’t find a happy medium.  I’ve tried the DVD case with matching DVD cover clipped out.  I’ve tried the library with the discs still in the jewel case, but nothing satisfies my ideal organizational methods. However, Skymall, that gadget company we are forced to fall in love with, has a possible solution.  The USB CD Carousel is just what this doctor ordered.  It holds 150 discs and through included software and USB cable you can database your entire collection, and select a given CD by simply entering keywords or title.  Within seconds the correct CD or DVD is popped out ready for viewing.

usb cd dvd carousel

What’s better, is the USB CD Carousel can also be used in standalone mode.  You can also use the included software to manage multiple CD carousels…after all, who only has 150 discs these days? Continue Reading

USB Drive Ejector Software

I reported a while back on a product called Unlocker if you are having problems unlocking your USB drive from a Windows operating system. Today I bring you another package which does the same function; however, is easier to use. USB Drive Ejector is a simple utility which lists all USB devices on your buss and with a double click – you can unlock and eject the device.

eject usb drive

This is a great tool to have in case you’ve ran into:
  1. Cannot delete file, access denied
  2. Sharing violation
  3. Source destination file in use
  4. File is in use by another program, etc.
However, you should always proceed with caution when a stubborn drive wont eject. Sometimes…and I mean sometimes…there are reasons. Such as virus software scanning the memory device or Windows writing to the device in cache memory. These examples are far and few between so a couple of common sense activities might be in order, such as Continue Reading

Photoshop Tutorial on Making Animated USB Drive

If you have a few minutes and want to sharpen some Photoshop skills you can run through this tutorial on how to create a USB drive. I for one will definitely do this, as my USB Forum link needs an updated look. This Photoshop tutorial would also be a good project for anyone running a gizmo or gadget website to create some stock images for those random posts. Before you make the jump, the tutorial uses 19 steps to create the image below.

animated usb drive

However, I think a little more time is needed to make the object more proportional and some attention to shadows would also help. But if you are in a pinch and need something quick – this will work. Jump to Photoshop tutorial Continue Reading

Ringo Starr Liverpool 8 To Debut on USB Wristband

ringo starr usb albumEMI and Ringo Starr haven’t teamed up since 1974 (Goodnight Vienna) and oh have times changed. The latest release, Liverpool 8, which is a reflection of Ringo Starr’s personality: Ringo has said that as time goes on there is more and more of his personality in his music, and the songs on Liverpool 8 feel personal. His candor, wit and soul are evident in the lyrics and the heartbeat of every song. The Liverpool 8 USB album is more than just the 12 tracks – included is bonus material any die-hard fan would appreciate. If you can get your hands on one, you will find a personal message as an intro, obviously not persoanlized to YOU, interview commentary and Continue Reading

World’s Smallest USB Charger, USB to VGA Adapter and iPhone Power Cradle

Lets bring you some USB Fever in the form of smallest USB charger, USB VGA adapter and iPhone power cradle. Lets start with the world’s smallest USB charger. The idea is very simple: embed a USB connector inside a power plug. No LED for complete charge but the device is intelligent and turn off when a charge is complete. So what size makes up the world’s smallest USB charger? How about 7cm tall.

smallest usb charger

Smallest USB Charger product page. Next up is this slick USB to VGA adapter. Although we are seeing more USB monitors these days, it’s safe to say most monitors our there still have VGA connectivity. Well, as you make the transition, this easy to use, plug and play adapter will aid in the process. Continue Reading

Vaccine Your USB Drive, Not Your Dog

Well, it’s probably a good idea to vaccine your dog too, but today we can apply that term to something new, USB drives. LG Electronics launched a Vaccine USB drive equipped with anti virus and malware protection software. Appartently the first of it’s kind.

usb vaccine lg electronics

The Vaccine USB protects the UFD in real-time during operation. There is a built-in autorun feature which constantly monitors data being transferred on the UFD device. The Vaccine USB monitors both Continue Reading

iPlayer

No, I’m not a “player” but the iPlayer is a nice piece of technology for cocktail conversations. The iPlayer is a standalone video player which can run content from a number of different flash media cards or USB drives. In addition, the iPlayer may be connected to either your TV or monitor. The iPlayer has the ability to quickly and easily share photos, music and movies on your TV or monitor.

iplayer

Sure, for the home user this might not be the ideal USB gadget for viewing your favorite content, BUT if you are running a business and doing trade shows the iPlayer is clearly worth a second look. The iPlayer makes it easy to set up a video displays without needing a PC or TV. With the combination of the iPlayer and monitor (flat screen I’d assume) you could have a slick looking trade show presentation in little time. Continue Reading

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