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Archive for April, 2009

Time For Some USB Hub Action

It’s about “time” someone came up with a USB hub that looked like a watch.  What better way to suggest to your boss it’s time to leave then prop up your USB hub just before quit’in time [like that would happen].  This should fair particularly well for those clock watcher types.

watch usb hub

There is not conformation, but from the look of the images at USB Fever, the 4 port USB hub really does tell time.  It connects via miniUSB with 4 port type A connectors. The watch also illuminates blue if for some reason you are working in the dark. Watch Style USB 4 Port Hub – only $14. More USB Fever products. Continue Reading

Dale Jr. 88 AMP Custom USB Flash Drive

Limited Offer:  GetUSB Dealz has a Dale Jr. 88 AMP Custom Flash Drive. For a limited time Buy.com is offering the Dale Jr. 88 AMP Nascar custom USB flash drive.  The 4GB stick includes exclusive video content of Dale Jr. along with exclusive audio and pictures.

dale jr usb drive

The Dale Jr. 88 AMP USB stick is $36 + shipping and is officially licensed by Nascar.  The USB stick is a 1:88 scale replica design of the original and includes a flashing tail-light for data read/write activity. Grab your GetUSB Dealz now!Check out more GetUSB Dealz – see if anything strikes your fancy. Continue Reading

Pogoplug – Make Your USB Stick Easy To Share

Gizmodo just did a review about the Pogoplug device which allows anyone to share their USB stick over the internet with just a couple clicks.

pogoplug

The box has it’s own internal client and makes installation and connection a snap.  The device will support a number of formats such as FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+ or EXT2/EXT3 Linux.
Using Pogoplug is just as simple as setting it up. You, as the account owner, can hit up your Pogoplug.com share from any web browser and upload/download/view files from there. If you’re on the same local network as your Pogoplug, it’s smart enough to use your Wi-Fi/Ethernet to transfer files faster. There’s also Mac and Windows software that loads the share as a network-mounted drive. Other cool things you can do: Grab the iPhone app and stream MP3 files, view JPG files, open PDF/Doc files over Wi-Fi or 3G.
The great thing about the Pogoplug is that it only costs $100 and no monthly access fee.  Given this, along with it’s universal accpetance to OS support, it’s one slick answer to easy file sharing. Continue Reading

Review: iPhone App – Shape Builder

Review: iPhone Application – Shape Builder

The iTunes store offers hundreds of games for adults and teens, but what about the younger kids.  The kindergartners, preschoolers and 1st graders?  Today I am reviewing an iPhone application called Shape Builder. Shape Builder is a puzzle game where a youngster drags puzzle shapes over a silhouette to build an image.  Once the image is complete either a sound effect or spoke word is played for the graphic. The game is amazingly simple.  I have a 3 year old who figured it out instantly.  The shapes are familiar and in sync with what kindergartners are learning.  Shapes such as fire trucks, letters and animals.

iphon app shape builder

The graphics are excellent. Colors are vibrant.  The voice over was done by a speech thearapest so the words are phonetically correct. Check out the video: I look forward to additional puzzle sets for older kids, or focus on specific group of items, such as the just the alphabet. The iPhone application for kids, Shape Builder, gets a five star rating from GetUSB.info.  Well worth the pennies you’ll spend to buy it!

shape builder iphone

iTune Application link. Shape Builder home page. Continue Reading

Is Register.com About To Die

The Register.com website has been down far to long [over 3 hours].  I’ve got customers from California, to New York to Israel who don’t have a site running – anyone know what is going on? Is this another story of a big boy falling in these uncertain times or we just talking about some serious technical support issues?

We use 1and1.com services here and for all our sites. Continue Reading

How To Make a USB Spy Camera

It’s not often you need a USB spy camera, but when you do, this is a quick and easy method.  The setup is putting a USB camera into your hoodie pocket then running the camera from your laptop stuffed in a computer bag.  The situation reminds me of a perfect setup for college days where you need to video a test or capture some funny footage at a party. Plenty of applications for this type of setup, check it out. Continue Reading

One Touch USB Backup By Corsair

Corsair put an interesting twist on backup technology.  They have devised a one touch USB flash drive backup adapter.  The adapter has a female USB port sitting on the top of the device.  This is where you can plug in any flash drive.  The adapter then connects to your PC via miniUSB cable.

corsair usb backup

At this point, the USB backup adapter is ready to suck information off your PC and stuff it onto your flash drive, with the push of a single button. Of course you need to set some configuration options in the NovaBackUp software, but once set – you’re ready at any moment.
“Our research indicated that over 80% of users have a My Documents folder of less than 64GB, and more than 85% need to regularly transport less than 64GB of data between different PCs. This shows that USB flash drives are an efficient method of backing up your data, and with high-capacity USB flash drives, there is still plenty of room for your favorite music, photos and even movies,” said Jim Carlton, Corsair’s vice president of marketing.
This is also an excellent marketing tool to encourage users to break away from their 2 year old 1GB drives and saddle up for a larger 16GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive. I for one, am a lazy backer-upper and a device like this might encourage me to be more vigilante about data backups. The Corsair USB backup adapter has an MSRP of $35. Corsair product page. Continue Reading

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