This is a fine set of steampunk design work, with the small gears so well placed inside the walnut case. Very nice. The addition of 8GBs of storage make it usable as well. Granted, the cost of $200+ is steep, but I’m sure it’s a one-of-a-kind art piece. The idea of using them for an event is unique, but I sure wouldn’t want a job which requires them. We’ve read these USB cuff-links are something James Bond would wear…but I’m sorry, James Bond has never been a steampunk guy, he’s much too classy for this cult following design work. Continue Reading
After a little bit of research it appears the direct sunlight approach to solar is a thing of the past.Â New technology allows diffused light to generate electricity through the solar panels and thus maximizes any solar panel even slightly exposed to sunlight. Putting this information aside, The Solcar Vox does look like a fresh idea on charging your USB gadgets or other devices which charge via USB like the iPhone. If you like the idea you can pre-order the prototype which is Continue Reading
Not a bad idea considering most of us now have USB sticks in our pocket, car or computer bag.Â I think the wifi SD card is a bit better of an idea, but this too will work. The concept camera from Samsung has three female USB ports to accept mass storage devices [tech term for USB stick] and a male USB for connecting to a computer for downloading. Continue Reading
Aram has placed a small collection of USB ports in public places thinking that others will connect their laptop or computer to the USB port and upload or download data to share.Â I bit crazy if you ask me…you know how many viruses and key logging programs one could get?Â Even with virus checking software – there are sophisticated attacks you could expose yourself too.Â BUT, if you dare, connect! Currently the installation is only a five-stick preview, but Bartholl is planning to expand the operation to more sticks and more cities. Check Barthollâ€™s blog for coming information including â€œfull documentation, movie, map, and â€˜How to make your own dead dropâ€™ manual coming soon!â€
Aram – you should use USB Write Protected flash drives and share controlled data so that you’re exhibit doesn’t kill computers!Â Maybe provide an upload link where you can control the data, then put the data on flash drives and write protect the stick.Â Don’t know how – contact us, we’ll show you. Continue Reading
WWWorks is the profile name over at Etsy and he’s done some nice work on his first release.Â What I like about the style of this design is the lack of gears you so commonly see with USB steampunk.Â Rather, WWWorks put some detail into the design on the brass. So here is a bit of detail about WWWorks.Â Based in Budapest Hungary WWWorks is a computer IT guy by day and a craftsman by night.Â Trying to break away from the Continue Reading
Designed by Gonglue Jiang, the Infinite USB Plug allows you to keep adding your peripherals without the need USB hubs or hot swapping your devices on USB ports when needed. The color coding on plugs will make it easy to identify which plug belongs to which device. The problem is the way USB typology works.Â When connecting multiple devices via USB you cannot daisy-chain them.Â You cannot piggy back them, it must be in a logical pyramid typology.Â Which means, this concept requires a hub.
Designed by Gonglue Jiang, the Infinite USB Plug allows you to keep adding your peripherals without the need USB hubs or hot swapping your devices on USB ports when needed. The color coding on plugs will make it easy to identify which plug belongs to which device.The problem is the way USB typology works.Â When connecting multiple devices via USB you cannot daisy-chain them.Â You cannot piggy back them, it must be in a logical Continue Reading
- Step 1 – Open magazine and see the ad
- Step 2 – Pop out the webkey
- Step 3 – Connect it to a USB port on your PC
Published on Pyott Design they give you 3 easy steps: 1)Â Carry around & store as needed.Â To play separate base and player via side button.2)Â Place record on base spindle and reattached top player
3)Â Plug in power jack to USB port and additional audio jacks if needed.Â Will play 35/45 RPM 4)Â Place needle head on desired track and play.
Lebedev Studio released a prototype USB hub based off a light prism.Â The creativity and look as very cool with a clear communication of how data transfers through the device. To bad the colorful USB cables aren’t available and I believe it’s just a design style not yet available. What do you think? Continue Reading
It’s just a USB drive. A design company in Denmark, Plankton, came up with this off-the-wall look. Would this change the definition of a “rugged flash drive?” Probably not, but it’s definitely a fresh twist on USB storage.
Plankton is offering up the USB Nail for [about] $46 directly from their site. Continue Reading
The “USBee” is a new prototype design which includes a flexible neck just after the USB connector but still keeps the flash memory usable for data storage.Â The USBee is shaped like a Bee and has thin wire between the USB connector and flash memory to provide flex under stress. It does look like a manufacturing nightmare, but hey, if we can build automobiles with robots, I’m sure we can string out some wire between point A and point B to make a flex drive. In addition, the tip has a rubber flap-back lid for quick access to the USB connector and quick protection for the USB connector.Â Stankovic calls it the “lid-snap system.”Â The USBee can also twist, turn and flex in any direction to save itself from your daily abuse. Continue Reading