Nope.Â But that doesn’t stop Brando.Â Here is a classic example.Â The USB mouse stands on four USB port legs.Â The legs can swivel around for easy connection, but even after a single device is connected the mouse wont stand…so what’s the point.Â Oh there isn’t one?Â OK. Available in two colors of green or pink with high speed USB transfer rates you can add another animated animal to your drawer of crap for just $12. USB Mouse by Brando Continue Reading
Running through the rainbow colors you have a 4 port hub with one up-stream port.Â From purple, to red, orange, yellow and finally green. It’s definitely a fun looking little hub which might double as a 1 year old twisty-turn toy.Â Price from Brando is $12.00 with a few more chips for shipping cost. Brando Turnable USB hub product page. Continue Reading
The issue I see with Asterisco hub (Asterisk hub) is how wide it would be if directly connected to a USB port. It would clearly block other ports to the sides, so an extension cord would be needed to make this ideal. Give and take I suppose. If you are not familiar with Joel’s work, maybe you can jump over to view his USB bomb or USB furniture. Both are enjoyable to consider. Joel – if you’re out there – has anyone picked these up for production? Continue Reading
Now the modular look of the device is interesting and IF you could strip together the drives for a modular type hard drive there might be a buyer out there…somewhere. Even in that instance sharing data on multiple devices would prove useless if one of the UFDs was removed. SO, given the concept design is seems nothing more extravagant than a USB hub with customized UFDs. Continue Reading
The USB man is 120mm x 102mm x 11 mm and costs about $32USD. I’ll post the source link when I find it. Continue Reading
When we asked our development team to come up with a compact device we didnâ€™t really expect them to literally deliver a â€˜compactâ€™. Fortunately, they didnâ€™t include the powder in the spec. But itâ€™s very handy for checking you havenâ€™t left a bit of marmite on your chin or seeing what colleagues are up to behind your back.”Unfortunately the Lindy website isn’t up to date with this press release, but GetUSB did find the card reader will go for 22.99 and the hub for 14.99 USD. Source: Spanish GetUSBinfo Continue Reading
Four USB ports stream out from a central box which holds the USB hub controller chip for flexible and free USB connectivity. The USB cable hub is fully compatible to the USB 2.0 specifications and plug-n-play for any OS. Price point starts at Continue Reading
WUSB or Wireless USB products just began to ship and WUSB 1.1 is ramping up. Although a mild ramp, as with current transfer rates of 40Mbits/second the 1.1 spec needs to hit at least 500Mbits/second otherwise it’ll never see the light of day.
The 1.1 spec will support band groups at 6 GHz and above, including the 3-4 GHz supported by wireless USB 1.0. It aims to lower power consumption by an undisclosed amount. It also will adopt the techniques of near-field communications for letting two devices identify themselves to each other with a simple contact.
As (source) Gizmodo said: “…realistic or not, we like the ambition.”
Currently the USB Implementers Forum has certified a handful of notebooks and hubs for the 1.0 spec. The WiMedia Alliance is expected to certify the first 1.0 products shortly.Continue Reading