Belkin has wireless 4 port USB hub which won the CNET “Best of” award at CES this past week. The hub provides high speed transfer rates without the hassle of cables to the PC. Belkin helps cut the string to printers, scanners, hard drives and MP3 players so cruising the room while still being connected to those stationary devices has never be easier. Belkin indicated the product will be available this spring.
Update: Mobile Firefox version 2.0 is now available from U3 for free download. Mobile Firefox 2.0 – get it!
Mobile Firefox has an easy to use version of Firefox 1.5 which can run from your flash drive. The program still gets executed on the computer but all data, including temporary files are stored on the flash drive. This ability makes it easy to take your cookies, favorites and any other bookmarks or settings on the go.
IOCELL introduces flash drive with VoIP capability. This ingenious product puts VoIP software hidden within a flash drive for plug-n-play internet phone capability. To increase performance the PhoneDrive uses an embedded sound card and high quality, retractable ear phone set to create an all-in-one package. Internet telephone software includes features like time, date, phone number, charge rate and address. This software is not visible and indelible since it runs from an area on the flash drive not accessible from the operating system. No word on price points or availability.
Nice little twist to the USB flash drive…Lindy offers a USB lock and key solution. Insert the USB drive into the port and remove the key dongle. A USB lock remains in the port blocking access. This is a great deterrent from introducing viruses from a USB device or data theft via the USB port, but doesn’t lock down recorder drives, floppy drives or other ports. Pack of 4 just under $23USD. Obviously there is not flash storage with in lock.