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How To: Make Favicon For Flash Drive

How To Make a Favicon for a Flash Drive

In the heat of getting a new site launched over the weekend, I needed an .ico Favicon for the website.  I came across this free on-line tool which made everything a snap.  No software download, no .exe to load…just down and dirty ico creator.  Today I thought it would be a great review [from original post] to go over How To Make a Favicon for a Flash Drive. It’s just several easy steps.  Lets begin.
  1. Using a program to create an image file, make a jpeg for what you want the ico to look like.  You can use something as simple as Microsoft Paint or something as fancy as Photoshop.  When you make the jpeg, make the overal shape square.  Try and keep the logo simple – simple will translate best into an ico file.
  2. Browse to Chamie and click the “Favicon from Pics” link.  Upload your file.  Chami will automatically generate your ico file.  Chami gives you some great options for the USB favicon file.  You can get a static image or an animated .gif file.
  3. Once you have the .ico file, save that image to the root of your USB flash drive.
  4. Next, open Notepad in Microsoft [or any plain text editor] and type the following:
[autorun] icon=favicon.ico
Save this to the root of your USB stick as “autorun.inf

USB favicon - How To Make

Once you’ve done all the above, Continue Reading

Artillery Gun Seconds As USB Hub

Wouldn’t it be cool that whenever you plug in a USB device your computer would make an awesome artillery sound?  I think it would – for at least the first 30 times – and so I found a solution for you.  The USB hub artillery gun.

USB artillery hub

This hub looks very cool and plays a three second sound effect upon connection of a USB device.  This really had me…until I read it was USB 1.1 compliant.  I didn’t know China was still cranking out USB with ONLY 1.1 support…especially with USB SuperSpeed just around the corner. The 1.1 spec means this USB hub artillery gun is really only good for mice, keyboards and other slow input devices.  Meaning you wont get the awesome sound effects all that often.  Still, it might be worth the Continue Reading

Louis Vuitton USB Platinum Flash Drive

Louis Vuitton USB custom flash drive

Louis Vuitton is getting into the designer USB flash drive market with their new Platinum series Damier Graphite USB key.  This 4GB USB flash drive not only sports a good amount of storage, but a bit more stylish and trendy than your typical custom flash drive. The Louis Vuitton USB stick comes with a  platinum ring, a durable cord – much stronger than your typcial lanyard – and a carabiner that can attach the USB stick to your bag, cell phone etc. The Damier Graphite collection includes matching accessories from Louis Vuitton such as belts, wallets, motorcycle keg and case for iPhone. The USB stick is available for Continue Reading

Truly First USB Monitor For Laptops

Typically we see a USB monitor in the form of a screen with some sort of VGA converter with a USB port, like the one from USB Fever, but today we see a different version.  Samsung has introduced a monitor which runs by simply plugging in the USB cable to any laptop.  There is no adapter or converter required.

Samsung USB monitor

The conversion from an analog signal to digital signal is made within the monitor itself, thus eliminating the need for external VGA converter. The Samsung model reports an impressive 30,000:1 contrast with speedy 5ms response time. Samsung did not comment on availability within the states or the pricing, but it’s nice to see the trend of external monitors go the route of USB.  After all, what other connectivity is as simple and convenient? Continue Reading

Two Blue Screens Later – iPhone Update to 3.0

Today I updated the official company GetUSB.info iPhone to software rev. 3.0.  It only took two blue screens of death in Windows to accomplish the task.  Hint:  Make sure all other applications are closed during the update. So there are 1.2 million’ish bloggers, blogs and websites that have reported about the iPhone 3.0 software, and I’m adding just one more review.  So far 3.0 version is working great.  I have many different applications and they all seem to be working just fine. Three notable features I just love are: 1)  The ability to Copy and Paste.  About time and love the way Apple has integrated the feature.  Here is a snap shot [gotta love the message of the snap shot… Moto Razr crashing…too funny!].

iphone copy and paste

2)  Read emails sideways, and Continue Reading

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