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$3,549 USB Cable. Nuff Said.

Locus Design Group has the ultimate in high quality USB cables.  A good example is their USB cable [type A to type B]  for $3,549 for three feet. Using thread techniques only Locus Design Group knows, in addition to top notch raw materials and a proprietary shielding system you’ll never doubt cable quality with this bad boy. To fully understand the craftsmanship which goes into such a product, just visit their page. I’d love to knock them with a joke about “why” but how can one be so disrespectful toward such a twisted fate of love. Source:  Locus Design Group. Continue Reading

Dream Cable: iPhone, microUSB And miniUSB All In One

I’m sure we all have our own definition of an ideal cable, meaning a cable which connects to more then one device. For me, the new 3-in-1 cable from USB Fever is it. The 3-in-1 cable works with any iPhone or iPad type product, any device using a microUSB connector or any device which uses miniUSB connector. What is great about this cable is that three different connectors are seamlessly integrated with the end part of the cable. You do not see three wires splitting off for different connectors. All in-line, tight and organized. Here take a look: In addition the iPhone 3-in-1 cable is tethered to a retractable assembly to pull the wires in when not in use. For me, all of the above is ideal because I have one station at home which charges my kids DS, my iPhone and my Nikon point-n-shoot camera. Now I can power all three with only one cable. Continue Reading

USB Dongle Lockbox from Lucas

Press Release

Lucas Distribution, LLC a worldwide distributor of office equipment and security hardware, announces Dongle Lockbox to secure USB dongle keys. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Lucas Distribution, LLC, an Atlanta-based worldwide distributor of office products and equipment, recently launched the Dongle Lockbox to keep USB dongle keys secure. “Dongle keys are used by software developers to protect their software from piracy. Today, virtually all dongle keys are USB type and must be plugged into an available USB port on your PC or Laptop computer to run the software program,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Dave Lucas. “If you misplace your dongle key or if it is stolen, your software is now unusable. At the very least you will have to purchase a new dongle key and worst case you will have to purchase the software again.” In addition to the cost of replacing software, areas of business that need this software cannot function until the replacement package is received and reinstalled on the computer. Now there is a solution available to alleviate concerns and mitigate risks – the USB Dongle Lockbox. The Dongle Lockbox Kit consists of a secure ABS plastic enclosure, 6 foot USB Extender, combination lock with steel locking cable, and Flex Foot & Cable Nut to use as an anchor point. Dongle Lockboxes are available in 2 styles:
  • Single lockbox – secures 1 dongle key
  • Double lockbox – secures 2 dongle keys
The combination lock is user-changeable and as an added free service, Lucas Distribution will maintain a record of new combinations when USB Dongle Lockboxes are registered with them. If a combination is misplaced or forgotten, Lucas Distribution will provide the registered combination after verifying proper identity. Continue Reading

Switch Hitter USB Connector

There is a new kid on the block when it comes to USB connectors, it is “The Flipper.”  The concept is so incredibly simply you will laugh when you see it.  The Flipper is a USB connector that will make correct contact with the host USB port regardless of how you insert it. Granted it is not that hard to figure out which side is up and down…and I will admit [openly] that if you have trouble with that – then you are an idiot. So if you are having trouble here is a tip:  Seam is the down side, seamless is the up side.

USB side up, side down

So The Flipper will help the idiots who can’t figure heads from tails. I do say, there was a design flaw in the first place with having an up and down position, it should have been universal and hopefully The Flipper will catch on and thus change USB forever…or at least until USB 3.0 takes over. Continue Reading

SuperSpeed USB Connectors And Adapters

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is just hitting the market and while we spend our time trying to obtain the 3.0 hard drives and 3.0 flash drives, we might get stuck with trying to make the connection. USBFever just launched a full line if USB 3.0 adapters to help you with the connection problems you might have.  Most notably would be you trying to extend the cable longer, or flipping from a Type A to a Type B connector.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adapter

USBFever includes the following solutions for USB 3.0 adapters and connectors: USB 3.0 Adapter (A male to B Female) USB 3.0 Adapter (B male to B Female) USB 3.0 Adapter (Micro B male to A male) USB 3.0 Adapter (A Female to Micro B male) USB 3.0 Adapter (Micro B Male to B male) All of these adapters support and are certified to opperate the full SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification. Source:  Thomas at USBFever! Continue Reading

USB Transfer Cable For Windows 7

In Feb of 2007 Belkin introduces their USB transfer cable to get from XP to Vista.  Now Belkin has their USB transfer cable to get you from Vista to Windows 7.  From everything we’ve heard and experienced, we expect nothing less than a mad rush for users to get away from Vista and try anything new.

USB transfer cable

The two-ended USB cable plugs into your old Vista or XP computer as well as the new Windows 7 machine. Then you launch the Easy Transfer application shipping with Windows 7 inside “Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools”. Once there, you can migrate files, users, bookmarks and emails onto your shiny new rig. Since many programs might not be Windows 7 compatible, Belkin puts together a list of what those programs are with links to any updates available for the software.  Seems to me that database would be a nightmare in itself, but hey, we’ll drink from the water cooler. The Belkin USB transfer cable from Vista to Windows 7 retails for $39 – but we found it on sale for $22.  Not much to avoid a headache and make life a bit easier, right? Continue Reading

USB to MIDI Cable From Alesis

The Universal Serial Bus name has expanded it’s connectivity reputation once again with the Alesis USB to MIDI audio cable.  The latest in Alesis’ AudioLink series solves the problem for musicians and their connectivity issues.

Alesis USB to MIDI cable

The MIDI-to-USB cable has traditional male and female MIDI (DIN) connectors on one end and a USB connector on the other. Musicians can use the USB-MIDI Cable to control virtually any MIDI-compliant software using any hardware device with a MIDI output jack, such as a keyboard, drum pad or MPC The USB-MIDI Cable is class compliant for plug-and-play USB connectivity on 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

USB Cable Gets Hitched With SD Technology

The desk drawer to my left is full of card readers, USB sticks, cables etc.  It’s just too much.  Last week Brando sent me an email with their latest idea to reduce the clutter and global waste of all these connection devices.  It was a USB cable with an SD card reader built; in-line. Take away the fact that it’s ANOTHER cable I will have, the idea of putting connectors in-line a USB cable is brilliant.

sdhc card reader usb cable

There are two versions to you can buy, but really only one is needed.  Brando offers the full size SD card reader and the microSD card reader version.  Simply buy the full SD card version and get a microSD adapter and you are set. Continue Reading

USB Cable Runs Your Back Up Software

Backing up your data is probably the #1 item most computer users neglect, ignore or simply don’t pay attention to.  Most times it’s because the software is too difficult or you don’t have the right storage device to back up your data [sat DVD, DLT tape etc].  Well, this article should change your mind.

usb backup cable

ClickFree has a very unique and convenient solution for data backup.  Using their USB cable and embedded backup software [embedded on the cable] you can backup any computer to your USB hard drive, USB stick or anything else USB. No software to install or setup.  Works right out-of-the-box.  Just plug the Clickfree Transformer into the computer, then plug any external USB hard drive into the other end of the Transformer and it converts the external hard drive into a Clickfree backup drive.  Automatically starts, finds, organizes and backs up all of your data onto the external hard drive. The ClickFree software is robust enough to support over 400 file types.  Here is the category breakdown for you: Continue Reading

Electromagnetic Eavesdropping Over USB Cables – Crazy!

We saw this post a couple days ago over at Engadget and I’ve been meaning to write about it.  Apparently there is new technology which allows you to eavesdrop through USB cables, Ethernet cables and the like.

electromagnetic eavesdropping

The idea is using electromagnetic radiation shot off by USB cables to decrypt the information flowing over them to crack your security and privacy.  The crew at Security and Cryptography Lab at Switzerland’s EPFL have managed to eavesdrop wired keyboards and track keystrokes made by the user. What gets really crazy, is the electromagnetic eavesdropping, or cracking, can be administered up to 65 feet away.  It’s clear that no one is safe. Continue Reading

SATA to USB Adapter – A Good Hands On Tool

sata to usb adapter

Okay, granted this isn’t the latest and greatest in USB technology posts, but it does hold value.  The SATA to USB adapter is a great adapter tool to have for any half/computer savvy user.  With the increased popularity of eSATA hard drives, it’s very likely you, or someone you know (and support) will upgrade their hard-drive via a new SATA drive.  To that end, many older computers don’t have SATA support – so what do you do? Dig into your computer bag and pull out that SATA to USB adapter you read about on GetUSB … is what you do.  This handy adapter will convert any SATA to the #1 most popular connectivity method, USB.  So without buying a SATA controller card, installing the software and all that BS – just use the adapter.  The adapter is about as basic as you’d like – plug in the SATA cable, plug in the USB adapter – DONE! Once more, if you have one in your bag, it’s easy enough to finish the job without an extra trip to the computer shop, or couple days via on-line ordering.
I’ve seen them as cheap as $20 bucks at Amazon.  Another item worth consideration – since we’re on the subject – is an eSATA extension cable.
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