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Archive for December, 2008

Best USB Joke – USB Keystroker Will Drive Anyone Crazy

Who’s up for a little bit of fun.  Who’s up for driving your co-worker totally crazy.  We are.  Here is a great USB joke device that when connected to your PC will randomly lock your CAPS button, make keystrokes or jiggle your mouse around on the screen.

usb keystrocker

What is particularly nice about this useless USB gadget is the ability to select one, two or all three options and control the speed in which the phantom activities take place.  It’s also a complete and finished product…much better then our USB hack we mentioned for creating a Continue Reading

Avoid Sleep Mode With USB Shake Stick

avoid sleep mode usbThere are a large number of computer users out there which need to eliminate the function of their computer going into sleep mode.  I was talking to a friend of mine last night who had this exact problem. The problem was at the corporate level the IT guys started a function that once your computer went idle for 30 minutes the screen saver would pop up requiring a password login.  The reason behind such a decision was unclear, but it’s probably related to measuring productivity. Well, as any good employee would do, you  search Google for a work around.  Today we found one.  The USB shake stick, which doesn’t actually shake, but is a device that keeps your mouse moving in the screen so that sleep mode never turns on. You can avoid sleep mode through this USB stick by simply connecting it to your computer and setting up the preferences [shake speed of mouse icon]. Although the above example is a great way to circumvent a corporate policy, there are a couple legitimate reasons.  For example, Continue Reading

1 Billion Mouse Sold By Logitech

Logitech is probably the first name most people think of for input devices like keyboards, mice and hubs…and why not, they’ve been around since 1985…pretty  much from the start for mainstream computers.

first logitech mouse

Logitech posted some interesting information about selling their one billionth mouse after being in the market for 20+ years. The first mouse from the Switzerland-based Logitech was the P4 (pictured above), which began mass production in 1985 at the company’s birthplace. Logitech reached the 100 millionth mouse mark in 1996, and subsequently, topped 500 millionth 7 years later. The company is now selling at a rate of 376,000 mice per day and 7.8 million every month. Continue Reading

GetUSB Dealz: 8GB Dane Memory USB Stick for $11.99

getusb dealz 8gb flash driveIncredible price.  Dane Memory 8GB flash drive for only $11.99.  There is no rebate, no multi unit purchase, just a rock bottom deal.  This offer includes free ground shipping. The suggested MSRP is $99.  This deal is only good while supplies last so if your thinking about it, you might already be too late. Dane Memory company line:  Universal Serial Bus (USB) drives bring the durability and compact form factor of flash memory to all your portable data storage and transfer needs. The USB flash drive enables anyone who works on multiple computers to readily carry their most important and useful files anywhere. Ideal for students of all ages, traveling professionals and everyone who has a need to share a file or a photo with a friend. You will find hundreds of applications for yours. Compliant with both 1.1 and 2.0-standard USB ports and virtually all Operating Systems since 2000. Dane Elec Flash Drives come with a 5-year warranty. Get the USBDealz Now! Continue Reading

GetUSB Dealz: 250GB Western Digital Passport USB Hard Drive – $79

I found a great deal today on the Western Digital Passport USB hard drive.  It’s an ideal Holiday gift for that teen you hate buying for or the geek Dad you just don’t know what to get.  Either way, just about anyone these days can use a portable hard drive since almost all pictures off your digital camera are being stored on HDD space. The deal is getting a 250GB portable USB hard drive for $79 with free shipping.  That is a $20 savings off the typcial WD Passport price of $99. Click the image for the GetUSB Dealz.

western digital USB passport

Here is the company line sales pitch: Continue Reading

iPhone and AT&T Start Testing FemToCells

femtocell attDo you know what Femtocells are?  I didn’t know until just the other day when I read an article about AT&T testing Femtocells to boost iPhone reception inside your home.  To restate:  a femtocell is a device to boost your mobile phone signal.  You can say phone booster.  Apparently Sprint has been selling this technology for a while and now AT&T is on board to improve their popular selling iPhone. The goal is to improve your G3 service inside the home via your high speed internet connection.  Think of a femtocell as turning your house into a cell phone tower. Testing is currently taking place through AT&T with expected products to ship the first half of next year.  So for those of you in the void, yet addicted to your iPhone, there is hope.  And it’s on the way. Continue Reading

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