ASUS unveiled the Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S, its most powerful single-board computer or (SBC) and was designed to challenge the Raspberry Pi. The Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S have a Rockchip RK3399 processor, and up to 4 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4 RAM in addition to more USB connectivity than before with one USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C socket and three USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A sockets.
The only thing distinguishing the Tinker Board 2S from the Tinker Board 2 is its 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. The latter relies on a microSD card reader instead, which the Tinker Board 2S also has. All other specifications are identical, though.
Underpinning both SBCs is a Rockchip RK3399 processor that includes two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and an ARM Mali-T860 MP4 GPU. There is also 2 GB or 4 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4 RAM.
Here is a list of the I/Os:
1x HDMI 2.0
1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (OTG & DisplayPort 1.2)
3x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
1x 22-pin MIPI DSI
1x 15-pin MIPI CSI-2
1x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN
1x Wi-fI 802.11 ac & Bluetooth 5.0
1x 40-pin GPIO header
1x DC fan header
1x RTC battery header
1x Power and recovery headers
1x 12 V – 19 V DC-in barrel connector
Now heres the real question; will ASUS have the same problem with nearly zero support for the board? The thing that keeps the Pi above everyone else, is the support/community behind it.
Small at 85 mm x 56 mm supports Debian 9, while ASUS plans to deliver Android 10 by Q1 2021. So it’s heard, the Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S will offer up to 1.5x the performance of the original Tinker Board. It is unknown when ASUS plans to release either board though, or how much they will cost. However, we expect them to arrive by Q1 2021, going off ASUS’ commitment to delivering Android 10 in that quarter.
Although the Tinker Board 2 isn’t available as of this post (Nov 2020) you can click this Tinker Board 2 link at any time to search it’s availability on Amazon.
With USB gadgets like this, it’s hare to imagine companies like ADT stay in business for residential customers. This working USB charger includes a miniature camera which acts like a surveillance camera. You can plug any USB gadget into it for charging, all the while record or stream video for what is going on within it’s view.
Use your Android or iPhone you may stream directly to your connected app or stream to a group of people you’ve authorized within the app. The spy camera records 1080p HD footage and will also record that video to the 32GB microSD card (included). Bonus: You can set the surveillance camera to record only when it detects motion.
The camera view is anything directly in front of the plug, so no ability to turn the camera itself, but that is a simple enough problem to solve, just use an outlet that is in-line with the viewing area you want to record.
Here are some noteworthy bullet points about what you will get for the low price of $29USD:
Motion Detection – Can be set to initiate recording only when motion is detected and then send a notification directly to your phone.
Loop Recording – Can be set to automatically record over old footage, allowing for uninterrupted video recording.
Night Mode – Can be set for recording in dim and low light environments.
Multi-Use – Allows for multiple users to connect to the same device (Supports up to 8 users)
Multi-View – Allows for multiple cameras to be connected to the same APP / Software. (Supports up to 8 cameras)
Video: Nexcopy USB7P inkjet printer for USB swivel drives.
Nexcopy introduces the USB Clip Printer – a full color, inkjet printer that brings vibrant custom logos and graphics to any standard USB swivel drive â€“ and itâ€™s all available from your desktop.
The USB7P was engineered to address full color printing to USB flash drives at an affordable price. The idea is simple. Using the body of the standards swivel drive you swap the metal clip from your supplier for the inkjet printable clip from Nexcopy. Now, with an inkjet printable clip you can print full color images, on both sides of the clip, from any jpeg image. The results are fantastic. The print is durable and the print is highly
I think we can agree that “USB light back” is not a common tech term among the geeks out there.Â What I mean is a LED system powered by USB which provide background lighting to your TV or monitor.
USB light back takes your TV one step further by supply complimentary tones and colors to what is currently being displayed on your TV.Â Gives you a theater effect.
The only way to fully understand, is to watch:
A quote from the creator:
The software analyzes the image on your monitor and transfers its data by USB to the Lightpack board. This board lights the surface behind a monitor, TV or laptop by means of RGB LEDs of the corresponding colors. The effect reminds us of the illumination of Phillips Ambilight TVs most of all.
The lightpack is available for all via Google Code download link.Â For the more advanced, but an very effective tool to enhance your TV experience.
Samsung has a new Central Station WLED monitor system in 23 inch or 27 inch format.Â The wireless solution is very unique in that it automatically detects your devices with in the 1 meter range.Â So as you approach with your laptop, the monitor will automatically sync up with your PC.
In additional the Samsung WLED includes USB ports on the monitor so as your PC approaches, those peripherals hanging off the side will also become usable with your laptop.Â I should actually re-edit this post and mention netbook as those screens are way too small and something like this would be ideal.
Samsung didn’t get a change to post lag-time between user input on the PC and the reaction of the monitor for said input, but I’d venture to say it’s minimal – Samsung doesn’t cheat corners.
If you haven’t noticed, Red Box Movie rental kiosks have popped up all over the place.Â Most notably are the Red Box’ at the grocery store, which makes perfect sense, you’re going to the store anyway, why not put a movie rental at check-out.
Flix-on-Stix is looking to do the same thing, only difference is the Flix On Stix is renting your beloved movie on USB.Â The concept is simple, yet peppered with problems.Â Lets cover the concept first…the idea is having a user insert their USB drive into the Flix on Stix kiosk and download a movie.Â Great idea…simple, convenient and assuming cheap.
Look just one step deeper and you start asking yourself about transfer times.Â The Flix-on-Stix is USB 3.0 enabled, but SuperSpeed flash drives have just ‘barely’ come to market, most will have USB 2.0.Â So to download a low quality video will take at least 10 minutes.Â Next, what kind of DRM does Flix on Stix use?Â We know our USB and their is no universal USB copy protection that will work on PCs, Macs and set-top boxes…so how & where will these movies play?Â The last bit is the type of movies to be offered…we know studios wont sign off on DRM that isn’t proven by CDSA [https://www.cdsaonline.org/] so after all this, I’m not sure where Flix On Stix leaves us.Â What do you think?Continue Reading
DisplayLink will be pushing a new graphics chipset they say will take a major step toward any device with any display connectivity.Â Well damn, that’ll make it easy.
The nut for DisplayLink is their ability to leverage the bi-directional throughput of USB 3.0 to offer an array of functions and features.Â This means multiple full HD videos, high res graphics, standard video imaging and networking data can be simultaneously running.Â To give you an idea, apply these products to your imagination:
USB or Ethernet bus powered monitors
Universal USB docking stations with graphics, networking, and audio
Affordable Ethernet and USB zero clients for shared resource computing
USB to HDMI adapters for PC to TV connectivity
USB to DVI, VGA or DisplayPort adapters for multi-display notebooks
Buffalo is rolling out an all new USB Blu-Ray player for your laptop.Â What is particularely interseting about this offer is the forward thinking support for the 3D format.
Buying for the upcoming formats doesn’t come cheap, the new Buffalo USB Blu-Ray player has a list price of $350.Â For that price, many will consider getting an all new laptop with Blu-Ray…although it might not have 3D support.
The Buffalo portable player is part number BP3D-PI6U2-BK and measures 137- Ã— 147- Ã— 20mm.Â The device is currently available in Japan, but will lander later this month in the US.
Yet another “i” product for all those Apple gadgets, but this time we feel it’s a product worth mentioning.Â The iPADock is a dock station to power or sync all your Apple gear in one handy location.Â The iDevices has designated USB power ports, designated USB-to-PC sync ports and additional flash memory ports for SD cards, SDHC and Compact Flash downloading.
So if you haven’t asked yourself how to clean up your sync area at work or home for the Apple gear…don’t worry, that day will come.Â For example, at our house we have 4 iPhones, two iPods, a FlipVideo and several cameras.Â All of them will receive power via USB.
First off, we have 4 iPhones because we’ve migrated from 3G or 3GS to the 4.Â The iPods are legacy products we had before the phones, yet we still use them for workouts…and the cameras, well those are good anytime.
What I like about the iPADock station are all the power and sync options.
Over the past several weeks we’ve read reports about the PS3 Jail breaking solution via USB whereby the jailbreak tricks the console into thinking it’s in debug mode and thus gives you access to the device like never before.
The PS3 jailbreak would allow the use of illegal games as well as homebrew games to be played on the console.Â In addition, the hack also blocked mandatory updates from Sony which could overwrite the hack and secure the device once again.
Jail breaking like this is nothing new, in fact we’ve heard about it with the iPhone for [literally] years.Â However, with the PS3 it was a bit different.Â It was different because the PS3 has been a platform which has remained unbroken or un-hacked [if that’s a word] for nearly a decade.Â That is a feat no other gaming company has
Mitsubishi is paving the way for hi-end 3D TVs with their recent announcement of a 40, 46 and 55 inch HD set.Â The specifications are impressive but it seems there might be a disconnect on what they are making verse what people want.
Lets start with the specifications.Â Given the sizes above, you also have an internal 1TB hard drive, ten Diatone system speakers, a USB slot, a SD slot and HDMI connectivity and a pair of 3D glasses.
The following might be just my take on the situation, but I’ve found most folks like their DVR [hard drive] to be separate than their TV so that if something goes wrong, you don’t need to ship the entire thing back.Â It also seems that with a USB port on the HD TV, you can now just attached storage.
I also find it funny that you spendÂ between $3K and $6K for the above, and they supply you with 1 pair of 3D glasses.Â I’ll chalk this up to bad reporting from the original article and assume at least a 4 pack comes with the set.
Finally – is it just me, or does it seem
Warpia is a wireless docking station for your laptop to easily connect your keyboard, mouse, monitor and just about anything else without using cables.Â Using just a wireless USB dongle to your laptop it will then connect with the base dock station where you’ve connected the keyboard & mouse dongle, the monitor, hard drive and other peripherals.
The wireless connection of the Warpia supports resolution up to 1400 x 1050, 32-bit True Color Depth.Â The dock station includes the following ports to support your peripherals – DVI connection, two USB ports and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The wireless USB dock station does support Mac and Windows operating systems and after a quick scan of some blogs/forums we cannot conclude if the Warpia supports Linux.
We found the Warpia as low as $140 here.