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Wireless USB hub from Belkin delayed

A spokesperson from Belkin confirmed earlier this week the award winning (Best in Design CES 06) Belkin wireless USB hub will be delayed until July of 2006. The delay was categorized as typical manufacturing delays but GetUSB believes it’s more to do with the Freescale core technology, CableFree, used in the Belkin device. Original ship dates where around April of this year but now are more in line with the WiMedia Alliance Member’s release date for commercially ready UltraWideBand products. So, the race is still on. Original article here Continue Reading

Waveon has 7.1 surround sound USB headphone kit

The 7.1 surround sound headphones from Waveon in Korea is a great way to enjoy your favorite movies. Compatible with both Dolby and DTS surround sound formats the MCH-501U connects via USB which eliminates the need for a second power cord. Waveon has a competitive edge whereby you don’t need a sound card to enjoy the rich, full sound of a 7.1 channel sound system. Continue Reading

Card reader/writer with 3 USB ports from Genius

Genius is featuring a power packed card reader/writer called the CR-802UX COMBO. This guy not only reads/writes the big 8 card types but also houses 3 USB ports. This creative design helps eliminate clutter by combining a USB hub into the card reader. With a High Speed USB 2.0 interface it wont slow you down. Compatible with both MAC and PC platforms and a retail price of around $30USD the only hick-up GetUSB found was no dealers in the US. Continue Reading

SanDisk offers SD/USB combo card at 2GBs

The SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus card is now at 2GB capacity, a jump in size which doubles the older model. The card looks and operates like a typical SD card but can fold in half to expose a USB 2.0 connection for quick connect to PCs. The card is High Speed 2.0 making it an ideal card for digital cameras, camera phones, PDAs and digital video cameras. SanDisk is quoting a 9MB per second transfer rate (when stars are perfectly aligned) and read speeds of 10MB/sec. The Ultra II speed increases camera performance with quick writes to the flash memory. Expect the SanDisk Ultra II Plus card around June 06 and with a list price of $135USD. Continue Reading

MP3 features for Swiss Army USB devices

Swissbit has taken the Swiss Army Knife USB drive that final step with MP3 capabilities. With the obvious of storage the USB s.beat is also a voice recorder, FM radio and MP3 player. The s.beat is featured with a multifunctional, highly sensitive remote control. S.beat includes two earphone jacks and auto recharges when plugged into a [powered] USB port. 3 line LCD display and 15 radio channel preset. Just to cover all bases the s.beat is available with or without the Swiss tools which makes it a great airline travel companion. Continue Reading

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