If you have the personality which requires attention from your co-workers, family and friends, then the Brando USB Webmail notifier is definitely for you.Â The USB webmail notifier uses a large envelope box which illuminates each time you receive an email.Â As you can tell from the picture, it’s quite a ghastly looking thing.
The lighted envelope box connects via USB and comes with it’s own USB client software.Â The webmail software runs from the box so even if you can load your personal email server, the simple USB connection will let you get email notifications from Yahoo, MSN, Outlook, Outlook Express and just about any POP3 account.
You can set the illumination color to that of
Mini-Box is pushing a sweet little and compact external USB LCD display with a 4 line by 20 character display called the PicoLCD.Â At just $49 in single purchase use, the PicoLCD is an ideal solution for those needed an external navigation system for an embedded product or a product with limited space for navigation control.
The PicoLCD connects via USB and is a full speed device.Â With the 4×20 character display you can program to show just about any amount of information you need.Â There is a 7 button menu system which includes a scroll up and down and Enter/OK button.Â In addition you have the ESC, F1, F2, F3 and Home button.
The PicoLCD has a light blue background with white characters making it easy to read in just about any light source and situation.
ION Audio has a handful of vinyl to digital audio converter products.Â However, the ION LP-2-Flash is their first to directly off-load vinyl audio to a USB stick, USB hard drive and even SD card.Â The LP-2-Flash is a standalone, PC-less vinyl audio ripper for simple operation for even the most lazy music junkie.
The LP-2-Flash has a built in SD slot where you can directly load up your flash memory.Â The process fully logs, categorizes and separates the audio tracks and digitally converts them to MP3.Â If you aren’t into SD then USB is equally available.Â Now, connecting your USB stick or HDD for vinyl download is just as easy.
Sample rates up to 192kHz.Â Wow.
I’m sure the Spaniards would order a whole nations worth if these if the announcement was made just a few weeks earlier – with their Euro 2008 win and all.
The wireless USB soccer ball is a great way to show your support for the game.Â Or a great way to get into the upcoming Olympic spirit.Â The wireless USB soccer ball, although Goddy looking, seems plenty comfortable for who-ever drops the $22 need for ownership.
Resolution is 800dpi, wheel used as third button, use the mouse up-to 3 feet away, comes with rechargeable AAA Ni-H batteries and good for all Windows operating systems.Â USB rechargeable too.
For obvious reasons we aren’t the biggest Bluetooth fans but more of a WUSB fan, never-the-less we do stumble into very cool products with Bluetooth technology.Â Take this Estilo Carrera GT Porshce Bluetooth mouse from Brando.
The Estilo GT mouse is extremely cool looking and the ideal gadget gift for that Porsche loving greek friend.Â The Bluetooth dongle sits in the rear trunk of the wireless mouse with left and right clickers along with scroll mouse on the hood.
I guess you could make the argument that some fellow “over seas” chopped up the Estilo design and did the world a disfavor by creating a Porsche mouse, but if that’s you…get a life…it’s a cool looking mouse.
The Estilo GT Bluetooth Mouse is $38 and $55 with tiny USB Bluetooth V2.0+EDR adapter (see I knew we’d fit in USB somewhere)
“It’s a USB hub two computers use.” Sounds off doesn’t it? It’s not. What the Kensington ShareCentral does is provide a single USB box you can plug your USB devices into so they maybe shared between two computers. This is ideal for printers or scanners that need to be shared between computers (small office). Or ideal for placing a USB hard drive on a small network for automated backup. Or simply a KVM switch to centralize your keyboard, video monitor and mouse between two PCs. Actually I could use that now between my “work” computer with dual monitors to my “test” PC which could use dual monitors.
I spotted the ShareCentral while over at GizmosForGeeks earlier today. They had a good point:
Chances are that if youâ€™re reading this blog, youâ€™ve probably got multiple computers in your household, but on the other hand, youâ€™ve probably decided against cluttering your home with multiple printers, external hard drives and the like. But it can be such a pain to keep swapping those devices amongst your various computers. Enter the Kensington ShareCentral USB sharing device.
Brando has a small collection of USB Cube Hubs to color up your desktop.Â The USB ports are spread all over the USB Cube for easy connection of fat devices or bulky gadgets.Â The USB Cube Hub includes two On/Off switches to take control of Bus power to the device.
Brando gives you light blue, white, green, yellow and orange as your collection options along with a $12 price tag for those on a budget.
I am all for spicing up the computer world with cool designs, colors and shapes, but sometimes even the most valiant effort fails.Â Case in point: The Nishi-Ki keyboard is the ugliest keyboard you will ever see, despite it’s attempt to be a beautiful piece of artwork.
At just a glance, or even long stare, you can’t guess what’s printed on the keyboard.Â Just ugliness.
Apparently there are unique and customized butterfly and flowers painted on to each key.Â Wow – that takes time, and to justify those wasted hours Nishi-Ki is charging about $155 per keyboard.
Source:Â Slippery Brick.
EVGA is lowering the bar for USB to VGA adapters and that’s a good thing.Â Traditionally you would pay upwards of $200 dollars for a USB to VGA adapter but now the UV12 and UV16 adapter from EVGA are under $80!
The UV Plus family take an existing USB port and convert that bus into a VGA/DVI adapter for additional monitors.Â This is ideal for those will lower video processing power (laptops) who want two or three widescreen monitors.
I spoke with Jeff, a pre-sales rep at EVGA and he did caution me against using the UV Plus family for hard core video applications such as
It’s not often you hear “vertical” and “keyboard” in the same sentence so I jumped on this article when I heard Kensington re-styled their C170 keyboard to include a vertical mounted USB port.
So now that I’ve settled the vertical+keyboard question, the next is why?Â Look at the picture, then make the jump.
Press Release: Philips Launches New USB Smart Key for Dictation Product Line.
Philips is the first company to offer such a tool, which replaces current dongles and older security codes that had to be manually typed in. The USB Smart Key is now packaged with Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate and Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe, as well as Transcribe software packages.
The USB Smart Key can simply be inserted into a USB port and the software will automatically access the license stored on the key. The license can then be easily transferred to a computer with the touch of a download button and, after download is complete, the key is no longer needed for licensing and users can work on that computer without having to keep and carry a dongle. If a user wishes to work with the dictation software on an office computer as well as a computer at home, the USB Smart Key allows him or her to switch from one computer to another without having to purchase a second license.
USB Fever is sporting their new 11 button multi-media USB mouse as the best ticket to enhance your work productivity, increase your efficiency and ultimately land you that promotion.Â Well, maybe not the last three, but chances are with an 11 button mouse things will be [a bit] more convenient.
So for those armchair executives, consider the following 11 quick access features the USB Fever mouse offers:
Volume down control
volume up control
double click button with only single click
play and pause button control
Granted you’ll need a weeks worth of practice to flawlessly work the 11 button super mouse, but the payoff is huge.
The multi media 11 button USB mouse is only $15 directly from USB Fever with an additional $3 for shipping anywhere in the world.
Thanks for the tip Thomas!