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Never again will the average skateboarder miss out on recording a sweet 12-stair or kickflip due to lack of battery life on the most popular recording device on the planet. With the revolutionary method of harnessing centripetal force, FluxTech Industries is looking to change the lives of millions of skaters across the world with the PowerBoard.

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While many have dreamt of the hover board since Marty McFly showed us its possibilities, the PowerBoard achieves a far greater feat. To understand this, lets look at some of the board’s functionality. Underneath, there is a thin panel covered in an adamantium shell. Inside the panel a unique architecture of circuits, capacitors, and Legos enables the board’s magnificent ability to convert each wheel’s centripetal force into electromagnetic energy with 120% efficiency, a magnitude completely unheard of in the physical world.

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Track Your Laptop With USB GPS Device

The individual user wouldn’t need this, but a GPS dongle for the corporate world would have it’s benefits.  For this reason, I-O Data released their first USB GPS key.

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Now team this device up with Google Maps and any control freaked boss could track your where-a-bouts 24/7 [or is the new term 31].  Anyway, the USB GPS unit will cost you about $175 USD.  That seems a bit steep as you could furnish your employee with a Blackberry or iPhone for $199, and have the same benefits with loads more features. But, for those on-site job descriptions this would also fit the bill. Continue Reading

JPEG Geo Tracker – Never Get Lost Again

I’ve never given geo tracking my pictures much thought, not until I came across Coolest-Gadgets post about putting GPS to your JPEG images. This gadget would especially apply to those frequent travelers, or travelers who love getting lost in the details during family slide shows.

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The picture geo tracker is a standalone device that allows a photographer to tag their photos with GPS location. The Photo Finder is pocket sized and has software which syncs GPS location data into the saved photo file without PC connection or editing. Coolest-Gadgets reports the Photo Finder only supports JPEG at the moment, with plans to support KML route files so you can not only geo tag and plot your pictures, but sync up your Continue Reading

GPS Keychain From Proporta – Verdict: Smaller Lighter Better

Back in September of 07 GetUSBinfo reported on the GPS Keychain from Proporta. Today I just got news from Hannah, their marketing guru, the new GPS 2000 Keychain is smaller, lighter and stronger.

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Well, the new GPS keychain model weighs 8 grams less and connectivity strength that’ll reach through your handbag, purse, glovebox or just about any other place you could stash your keys. Compatible with all mapping software Proporta can currently find along with state-of-the-art Bluetooth Technology, Proporta now challenges you to lose your keys. For those with separation anxiety the GPS 2000 Keychain is ideal for connecting to your notebook, PDA or mobile phone, the receiver also comes with USB charger cable and car charger cable making it very portable for home or office use. Bonus: The GPS 2000 Receiver is capable of connecting simultaneously to up to Continue Reading

Try and Lose Your Keys Now – GPS Keychain

Proporta is calling out a challenge. Try and lose your keys while clipped to their all new, world’s smallest GPS Keychain. The Freedom Keychain GPS receiver is ideal for connecting to your…wait for it…keychain, notebook, PDA or mobile phone.
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The Freedom GPS Keychain works will all popular mapping software such as Google maps and you can hone in via 20 satellite channel connection. The tracking device is powered by Lithium Polymer batteries battery and working time is rated at 9 continuous hours. USB charger cable and car charger are provided with the package. At $180 it’s a mighty expensive GPS keychain , but a priceless GPS tracker for your laptop. Freedom GPS Keychain product page. Continue Reading

You Are Your Own Hotspot – New Franklin EVDO USB Modem

Franklin Wireless is churning out their smallest EVDO USB Modem so you can be your own hotspot – whether you’re hot or not. EVDO or Evolution Data Only/Evolution Data Optimized provides fast wireless broadband (3G) internet service directly to your [I’m assuming] laptop [or any computer really]. All this access is now portable and available via Franklin’s USB CDU680 modem. You can take the internet with you and surf the web in your car, on the train, in the airport, at your Starwars technology convention or in your Luv Bus RV.
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Some exceptional features too. 64MB flash drive – okay maybe THAT’S not impressive, built-in GPS, antenna port for external signal boost, pre-configured for PC/ Mac and swivel base USB connector.
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Hyundai Integrates USB Port Into 2009 Elantra

Hyundai Motors will place a USB port into their 2009 Elantra car for stereo connectivity and support of the Microsoft automotive initiative Blue&Me. Given the fact you’d find yourself in a Hyundai it’s not clear on how you can actually use the USB port, although it’s obvious the USB port would give you access to sync GPS devices, access the stereo for flash based music libraries and display contact information from your PDA on the upgraded nav station.
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Poll Results: Is Your Primary Computer a Laptop?

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I love my laptop. My wife loves her laptop. It’s powerful, widescreen and portable. What more could one ask for? (I asked for a 19″ widescreen for the office)
First things first: Congratulations to S. Wastgate of Florida for winning the Proporta Laptop Sleeve. Mr. Westgate visits GetUSB at least once a week, pockets a huge 8GB flash drive, works from his HP laptop and claims his GPS unit as his favorite gadget (I would too if lost in the Everglades). Thank you Proporta for sponsorship.
Okay – back on track: It seems about half our visitors are on the same page, “love the laptop.” Not that a PC has it’s merits and provides an environment for complete customization of hardware. With laptops getting much more powerful and wide screen viewing it’s an easy decision to go that route when making the next computer purchase. I recently saw an article where $100 laptops should be out before 2008 (educational tool). Crazy. Be sure to visit GetUSB web pages and vote. Please remember to CLICK AND ENTER TO WIN if you’d like a chance and this rounds gift. Continue Reading

Linux Computer is One P.H.A.T. USB Stick

A start-up firm in the French Alps put together one Pretty Hot And Tempting USB stick. This one only has 256MB of memory, but IS a full working computer.
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Based off an Atmel processor this SoC (System-On-Chip) design has a 190MHz processor, 64MB RAM, 256MB of memory, USB connectivity and a 10/100 Ethernet port. The company, Calao, didn’t give a price tag but did mention some useful applications like GPS and image processing. I for one saw that lovely USB connector and immediately thought of the new Samsung USB monitors and wondered if this is our future of computing. Not only is the Calao Linux computer PHAT it’s also fat. Measuring at 3.3 inches long and 1.4 inches wide it is much larger then your average UFD…but also clear there is nothing average about this concept. Continue Reading

GPS/Skype Pocket PC phone

glofiish x500E Ten has the slim-jim phone Pocket PC lovers would,…well,…love. The Glofiish X500 is a very thin Pocket PC based off E Ten’s internal antenna design. The improved ergonomics of the phone are just for starters. You also get GPS and Wi-Fi built in and integrated two hot-keys. The Glofiish features 2 quick application buttons that offer one-thumb navigation of Pocket PC applications, 2 dedicated phone function buttons and several user-configurable soft-keys that will allow for customization. Future products will incorporated Bluetooth, multimedia video and audio capacities and a 2.0MP camera. Continue Reading

GPS Track Stick logs your every move

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So where were you at 3am – Denny’s? If you have doubts the Track Stick can help. This USB gadget is a GPS logging device that can track locations for over two months. Using 24 global satellites the Track Stick can precisely calculate its own position anywhere on the planet to within fifteen meters. Using the latest in GPS mapping technologies, your exact location can be shown on graphical maps and 3D satellite images. The Track Stick’s micro computer contains special mathematical algorithms, that can calculate how long you have been indoors. While visiting family, friends or even shopping, the USB Track Stick can accurately time and map each and every place you have been. Track Stick works around the planet. By exporting to Google Earth’s .KML file format via USB connection, each travel location can be pinpointed using 3D mapping technology or more simple maps like Map Quest. So now you can verify that 3am Denny’s story.
Prices under $200 from Amazon

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FusionSoft with 7inch Personal Media Player

Well, apparently the Koreans are hungry for some hot 7-inch action as of late, judging from the latest developments over at FusionSoft – creator of the recently-mentioned odd-i P10 (recently upgraded to the GPS-equipped P11N). Enter, N700(D). Oh, that’s a very original name indeed. First, the Archos AV700, then the Viliv N70, now the odd-i N700D. But whatever, let’s see if the specs are any good. Continue Reading

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