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USB Snake Video Borescope – View What You’ve Never Wanted to View

The new USB video borescope from USBFever gives you the chance to check things out that you’ve never wanted to see.  Ok maybe that’s a bit odious [and suggestive], but the option is available considering the water resistant camera head and tube.

usb borescope

The USB borescope has a 300k digital camera on the front end, plus a nice accessory magnetic kit for the tip.  Now it’s easier than ever to find your keys lost behind the couch. Two white LED lights are positioned at the apex to illuminate those dark holes or areas.

usb video snake

What is especially cool about the USB borescope is the ability for taking pictures or live video.  With the video option you can take those YouTube clips to the next level. The USB snake scope retails for $64 + a couple bucks shipping. Product Page here. Continue Reading

Sleeptalking USB Stick

Here is a tricked out USB stick that does the downloading work while your PC is in standby mode.  The sleeptalking USB stick is aptly named, Somniloquy [medical term for talking in your sleep] and provides a great service when you take a closer look.

sleeptalking usb

A team effort between University of California and Microsoft Research came up with the Somniloquy concept to reduce a computers carbin footprint into todays “going green” world.  Many users keep their PCs on for late night syncs, virus software updates, computer hard drive backups, or large data downloads.  The sleeptalking USB stick is designed to allow all of these things to happen while the computer remains in standby mode…meaning reduced power consumption for those critical updates or juice torrent downloads. The Somniloquy is a prototype device that packs an entire low-power PC and embedded operating system onto the USB thumb drive.  It needs only 1/10 the power of a typical PC or laptop. Somniloquy essentially takes over as the computer’s presence on the network while the actual PC is Continue Reading

What Is USB 3.0 Cable Difference

The second half of this year will be exciting for GetUSB.info as USB 3.0 products and devices make it’s way into the retail space.  Today we are going to start off with one of the first products, the USB 3.0 Cable.

usb 3.0 cable

USBFever released their 6 foot USB 3.0 cable for $10.  The cable is USB A male to A male connector.  The cable looks the same as a USB 2.0 cable, so what’s the difference in a USB 3.0 cable?  Read on: USB 3.0 is also called USB SuperSpeed.  When data is being transmitted under the SuperSpeed dual simplex signaling occurs, meaning…it’s possible two sets of data Continue Reading

Sugar Labs Intro’s Sugar On A Stick

sugar on a stickSugar Labs coined the phrase, “One Laptop per Child” and today they are getting us one step closer with Sugar On a Stick. Sugar On a Stick is the Linux operating system fit to run off any USB drive.  Fit to run on any computer setup.  The Sugar Stick is based off the Fedora LiveUSB package and boots into Linux.  The package will keep all data usage on the drive so the host computer stays clean. The Sugar Stick is intended to run on any legacy hardware configuration, so if you’ve got a moment, download the package, put it on a stick and give it a try. Check out the full website:  SugarLabs.org Source:  Betanews. Continue Reading

New York Port Authority Approves Statue Of Liberty USB Drive

Not really, but if they had too – they would.  The Statue of Liberty USB drive is a perfect replica of the original at Liberty Island.  The manufacturer put great detail into make sure the smallest grooves and carves match the real Statue of Liberty.

usb statue of liberty

Available in 2, 4 and 8GB sizes. If you have a moment, here is some information you probably didn’t know about the Statue of Librty: The first model, on a small scale, was built in 1870. This first statue is now in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. A second model, also on a small scale, was further brought to Maceió, a city in the Northeast of Brazil. This model is in front Continue Reading

Belkin USB Micro Cigarette Charger

I’ve seen plenty of cigarette USB chargers, but this one design from Belkin out does them all. It’s not bulky.  It will sit flush in your car.  It’s got feedback via the blue LED light.  It’s iPhone compatible, meaning it’ll charge anything.  Only $15 USD.  Awesome. I went to buy it on-line and it’s not yet propagated into the e-commerce sites, but give it a couple weeks.  It’ll be there.

belkin usb car charger

Source:  Belkin. Continue Reading

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