Archive for April, 2010
Very elegant in design and intrigues the engineering in all of us.Â The Gear Ring is comprised of 6 mini gears which rotate in unison as you twist the top portion. The product is high quality stainless steel and engineer to very tight specifications.Â This makes for an easy and smooth feeling as you twist the ring. Although I’m not a ring guy myself, other than my wedding ring, it is intriguing enough that I’m going to buy one.Â It’s not THAT much, only $165.Â Ring sizes include 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Source:Â GizmosForGeeks. Continue Reading
Nexcopy reports this could increase production throughput by as much as 30% because of reduced labor involved with the SD adapter cards.
“The microSD duplicator is ideal for telecom recycling centers who need to process and format microSD media left in cell phones and SmartPhones after a contract has expired. With the new duplicators, formatting, erasing, verifying and data loading is a very simple and straight forward process.”I’m sure many system integrators who are embracing the small flash memory type will also rejoice in seeing a product that will speed up production.Â In addition, with telecommunication companies and service providers getting on board with data loading free content and promotional campaigns to microSD as incentives for cell phone purchases. To learn more about the microSD duplicator visit Nexcopy’s product page. Soucre:Â PR-Inside.com. Continue Reading
It really has nothing to do with USB, but just a great video to watch. After watching it, I do wonder how quickly it can move. Continue Reading
The Steampunk device is an 8GB flash drive with a microSD card reader at the tail end, which is a nice twist for someone looking for more storage.Â The technology is made of disassembled retail product where the microSD card reader is built into the flash drive.Â Clearly the device will show two drive letters when connected to the computer, one for the USB stick and the other for the card reader.
The price is much higher at $195 then it’s retail original package [about $15], but hey, youâ€™ll never get a great looking, hand crafted USB case like this USB Steampunk. Continue Reading
Today SlashGear reported a new ASUS 1018P Netbook with USB 3.0 out-n-about.Â You can see the bright blue connectors above.Â To give you an idea of what the ASUS 1018P can do, consider working on a Netbook with Intelâ€™s latest Pine Trail Atom N455 and N475 processors, with Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity along with the promise of 10hrs runtime. In addition [and this is good] the 1018P would come with integrated 3G, though thereâ€™s no word on whether that will be a standard-fit feature or an upgrade at time of order. The last bit of no-news I guess you could say is no word on price points and no word on availability.Â All I can say is Continue Reading
If it could only be that simple. The beer can humidifier appears to be a cool mist product, powered by USB and holds about 8oz of water. The Grunhaus can includes a timer to regulate the time in which you get your “treatment.” The Grunhaus Beer Can humidifier isn’t cheap [but cool] and comes in at $62. Continue Reading
The Fame Monster USB will contain over 800MBs of data and will include music, video and photos.Â Of course all eight songs from “The Fame” will be there, including “Bad Romance” and Gaga’s duet with Beyonce, “Telephone.” Additionally, the drive contains nine remixes of songs from both “The Fame Monster” and “The Fame.” Lady Gaga will include her controversial short film “Telephone,” and will include Gaga’s single covers and new photos in a gallery. Pricing was not released, but that doesn’t matter Continue Reading
So here’s the obvious spin about the USB Chat Stick.Â You can search a computers history for children IM conversations to make sure they aren’t sexting or worse, talking to on-line predators.Â Or, for the paranoid spouse, a great tool to finally put your curiosity to rest – are they cheating on me? But from a business perspective, I think this has a lot of value.Â For example, we spend many hours talking to suppliers overseas about flash drives, MP3 players etc and there are many conversation which get deleted away.Â Import business transaction information that, one day, you may need to recover.Â The USB Chat Stick can help. Here are the company’s talking points: Continue Reading
Review:Â USB Benchmark software by USB Performance.USB Performance has a nice USB benchmark testing program with lots of features besides read / write tests. The USB performance testing software gives you the option to test at a File Copy level or a Bit for Bit copy level.Â The difference with the File Copy is the process includes reading from the File Allocation Table [FAT] and thus slows down the process.Â The bit for bit read/write tests will show the best possible performance your device will be able to obtain.
Included in the USB benchmark software are some bonus features such as file recovery. We all know with flash memory once you click delete, it’s gone forever.Â Well the USB Performance software will recover those deleted files.Â OR maybe you’ve lost data with a system Blue Screen or hardware crash, again the USB recovery feature should be able to restore those lost files. Another nice feature is the backup function.Â The backup function will create a single image file on your PC.Â You can restore or backup the image file at any time.Â This nice thing about a single image file [rather than copying all the Continue Reading
Press Release: Mimobot With New Star Wars Series
Designer USB flash drive pioneer Mimoco is excited to unveil its newest line of STAR WARS MIMOBOT designer flash drives. Devoted to the film that started it all – STAR WARS: Episode IV A New Hope – the latest series of classic characters immortalized as USB flash drives includes astromech droid extraordinaire R2-D2 and the shooting-impaired Stormtrooper – both back by popular demand from the original STAR WARS MIMOBOT series. Two newcomers also join the 2010 series, including that scavenger of the desert, the Jawa, and the fan selection from the first-ever STAR WARS MIMOBOT Audience Choice poll – Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The completely redesigned Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT features a removable helmet revealing either Luke Skywalker or Han Solo beneath. Just as their “borrowed” uniforms provided perfect cover for the young heroes during the daring Death Star rescue, these Stormtrooper USB flash drives provide up to 16GB of “armored” protection for your digital life. Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT will be offered as a blind assortment character, with a 50% chance of uncovering either Luke or Han when the MIMOBOT helmet cap is removed. Check out this very intertaining video: Mimobot product page. Continue Reading
The iPad will power over USB ports with “high power” while in use.
- The iPad will [obviously] charge when used with the supplied 10 watt power adapter.
- The iPad will not charge over lower powered USB ports while “in use”Â however, they will charge when asleep.
- If the user gets the iPad message “Not Charging” you must take this literally.Â This means the use of the iPad will equal the draw of power and only when it goes to sleep will it recharge…so it’s like a break even.