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Review: Adesso Wireless USB Trackball Keyboard

Review: Adesso Wireless USB Trackball Keyboard

Don’t you hate it when you buy a new gadget and don’t have the batteries it needs? This new keyboard from Adesso avoids that let down. Batteries ARE included. No more scrounging around for those AA Batteries that you need just to get this keyboard to work

USB wireless keyboard

This little keyboard is great for the multi-media user. With the 100-ft range you can sit on the couch, relax, and set up your music without having to get up and go to the computer. Or if you are that Fortune 500 CEO and you are doing a presentation in the conference room. You can now walk around the room and still control your media presentation. Even if you are just the basic computer user you will find much utility and love for this little guy. It is an easy to use, plug-n-play, keyboard that requires no Continue Reading

Review: 16GB USB Drives – What’s Worth Your $$$

Review of 16GB Flash Drives

Our friends at Test Freaks gathered up 17 different 16GB drives and did some hands on benchmark and testing.  First off, props goes out to Mr. Brozio for convincing all the manufacturers to give up free 16GB drives.  Second, I give him kudos for the in-depth analysis and benchmarking test.  Well done. The 16GB USB review includes the following drives:
  • Adata Sport Series RB19 16gb
  • Corsair Flash Voyager
  • HP USB Flash Drive v125W
  • Imation Swivel Flash Drive
  • Kingston Data Traveler100
  • Kingston DataTraveler HyperX
  • Memorex Traveldrive
  • OCZ Diesel
  • OCZ Throttle
  • Patriot Exporter XT
  • PNY Attache
  • PQI Traveling Disk 1221
  • Ridata EZdrive Lightning Series
  • Sandisk Cruzer Micro
  • Super Talent Pico-C
  • Transcend JetFlash Elite Enabled
  • Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go

review 16GB USB drives

I wont give away the full details on the 16GB USB review – please check with Test Freaks.  However, it is painfully clear that Transcend Jetflash is a horrible drive.  Which is funny as they spend a good amount of marketing time and money saying they are the best performing.  Transcend must be taking Ford’s marketing philosophy and advertising their weakness.  “Built Ford Tough” ha – those cars are anything but tough. To get a bit of their approach Test Freaks considers:
If I’m looking for a USB drive, the first thing I look at is the Copy To or Write speeds, this is what is most important to me, the next thing would be the Copy From speeds, as for me what I do most is put data on it, then take it off, reading from the drive is not that important to me really. So it all depends on what your priorities are concerning USB drives, the results are here, you can judge for yourself which is best for you.
For the full 16GB USB Drive review please visit Test Freaks webpage. Continue Reading

Review: Telescope Lens for 3G iPhone

Review: Telescope Lens for 3G iPhone

I was so excited to get the new telescope lens for the 3G iPhone, but at the same time, apprehensive that it would be a gimmick. I was thrilled to find out the telescope lens actually worked!  The case used to mount the lens also snaps On and Off quite easily.

telescope iphone lens

Using the case without the lens is a great way to add some protection to the iPhone, but when using a dock station, you’ll need to remove the case. The lens screws on and off so you can fit this inside your travel pack and take it out when you need it. Obviously you won’t leave the lens on while cruising around town.It doesn’t come with a lens cover which is fine for me, but considering it’s stored more than used, especially if you are planning to be mobile, it would be nice to have something so the lens doesn’t accidentally scratch.  For me, a zip-lock bag works fine. I took some photos around the house.  Just like a real zoom camera lens, you have Continue Reading

Review: 4 Port USB Car Charger Adapter

Review: 4 Port USB Car Charger Adapter

I love this thing…It’s exactly what I wanted. I did not want to purchase a different charger for every device I have and my bluetooth speakerphone adapter and both cell phones are all charged via USB cable so now I can charge all three of them through the USBFever 4 port USB car charger and adapter.

usb car charger

I don’t think I’ll ever use all four at once but knowing that you can is empowering (pardon my pun) After a trip to Sea World, my iPhone 3G was just about depleted (no surprise about the short battery life – but I wouldn’t trade it for any other phone, in fact, I’m slowing transitioning from Windows to Mac for my personal computer as I’m not playing FPS games anymore and the Vista Operating System turned into a huge let down for me). So I decided to set the iPhone stop watch and take some screenshots by pressing Continue Reading

USB Powers the New Touchscreen Blackberry Storm

I’m a big Blackberry fan and yesterday I received a notice in the mail for the long awaited touchscreen Blackberry.  It’s finally making the grand enterance.  Coming out in about 1 month is the Blackberry Storm.  This new touchscreen is a direct competitor to the iPhone and a nice addition to the RIM product lineup.  After all, they’ve been behind for about 1 year.

usb blackberry touchscreen

The Blackberry Storm will be offered by Verizon in the US, has four front panel buttons and is powered by USB.  For me, I like the four button navigation and sleek look of the Storm.  What I’m a little concerned about is the touchscreen typing.  I’m afraid nothing will compare to the Quirky keyboard I currently use on my World Edition.  I’ve tried the iPhone and it’s a nightmare, I’m hoping the Storm will be a little better. I couldn’t dig some details such as price and whether the Storm has a camera or not.  The image shown had some criticism that it was photochopped, but it looks identical to the official Verizon notice I received yesterday. Source:  CellFanatic. Continue Reading

Review: Wireless Bluetooth Visor Car Kit

Gadget4All sent me their Blue Mirror wireless Bluetooth visor car kit for review and I’m glad they did, as California will start enforcing the “mandatory hands free car kits” come July 1st and the ticket is expensive, so this review couldn’t have come at a better time. This is what I found:

Review Summary for Wireless Bluetooth Visor Car Kit:

UPDATE: The bluetooth visor car kit is available at Amazon for immediate delivery. Great product for the quick fix you might need if in California or another state which has a “hands-free” wireless policy. Buy Now The wireless visor Bluetooth car kit is well made, easy to operate and performs well. Sound quality is good, setup is easy and user design is well thought out. Strong mounting assembly yet portable and easy to disconnect.

wireless bluetooth car kit

Out Of Box Experience: The Blue Mirror is packaged well and comes with:
  • Main Bluetooth wireless visor kit (5″ x 3″ x .75″)
  • Mount clip with very strong magnets
  • USB cable (mini to Type A)
  • Car power adapter (cigarette style)
The product is simple and intuitive to put together. I was able to charge up the unit in under 1 hour as it was already charged. The full charge time is maximum of 3 hours. You can use either the USB cable and power from a laptop/computer or use the cigarette power adapter in your car along with the USB cable to recharge that way. Continue Reading

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