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Hybrid KVM Switch Made of Cables

Aten introduces a new hybrid USB KVM switch made mostely of cables. The 2 port flexible design easily expands the connection of monitor, PS/2 keyboard and mouse. What Aten did with their new KVM switch design is insert a remote port for selecting between computers from an extender switch (as pictured).
hybrid kvm switch
The video supports 2048 x 1536 and runs on Win 2000, XP, Vista, Linux and FreeBSD. No power supply is needed to run the KVM switch, just plug-n-play. Continue Reading

Webster’s New World College Dictionary on USB

If I’m sending my kids off to college and they don’t know how to use the internet for spelling…well that’s money poorly spent. On the other-hand, it’s always nice to load up a flash drive with 140MBs of data so you can spell check on the fly. Wait…doesn’t every program, including Photoshop, include spell check these days? Ya I thought so. I’ve never understood the USB dictionary.

usb dictionary

Centon has the 4GB for $65 and 2GB for $43.  BUT I just found a similar USB Dictionary off Amazon for $36. Continue Reading

DoubleMint Gum Brings Double Trouble

Cleverly disguised in a stick of DoubleMint gum this micro camcorder is one of the smallest spy camera’s we’ve seen.
spy camera like stick of gum
Specifically designed to sit inside a gum pack the camcorder can record up to 33 hours of low-res video. At 15fps the device records directly to a microSD card and my record for about two hours on a single charge. When the juice runs out, recharge via USB.Here is a video clip of footage used from the Spy Camera Continue Reading

Open Cellar Ships on USB

Open Cellar is a wine software management program which is now available from BeWine Connected on a USB drive shaped like a wine bottle. The USB drive includes the Open Cellar software along with mobile phone ring tones, screensavers, wallpaper and a guide to the Grand Cru wine from Bordeaux.
usb wine bottle
The advantage with the novel Open Cellar software is understanding what a wine tastes like before making the purchase. In addition the Open Cellar software allows you to track, comment and classify the wine you like. Emmanuel Etcheparre told me via email:
…discover the secrets of a Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé from the heart of the Medoc and the registered designation Pauillac. Watch the renowned Michel Rolland taste some of the most recent vintages of Pontet-Canet.
The USB wine bottle is available for about $45. Check out the video for highlights:
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USB Candle Holder is Eclectic Repository

Quite a novel concept the USB candle holder is a repository for your USB drives. This creative docking station turns your desk drawer of flash drives into a show case of gigabytes. However it would seem to become an eclectic looking assortment as how many folks have the same looking UFD – let alone black lacquer as seen in this photo.
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usb repository holder
This is only a design concept from Chong Mingliang Sky and not available at this time. Would you buy/use it? Source: Yanko Design Continue Reading

Whack It Is Classic Now Whack It With USB

whack it arcade game
To digress back to middle school days has never been easier than with the USB Whack It arcade game. Or maybe Halo and Doom3 are just over done with technology and some good-old-fashion mole banging is required. As with future cell phones the Whack It is powered via USB so don’t expect any download-able high scores or on-line gaming forum for stiff competition…just power. Gadget Box didn’t reveal the mallet used for mole bashing, but if you’re the competitive type I’m sure an open hand and some good force will get you the high score every time. I’d say a perfect Christmas gadget gift. Source: SciFi.com Continue Reading

KISS – USB Cable Holder

Keep It Simple Stupid is a motto I like to live by. Knicks USB Cable Holder lives by those rules as well. You could say a distant cousin from the ping-pong net holder the USB cable holder simply keeps that USB cable from hitting the ground.
usb cable holder
Simply clip the cable holder to the side of your desk and always have that cable ready for the next connection. Forget about scrapping around the ground from those half dozen cables for the one you need. At just $11 it could save time, your back and reduce your blood pressure. Two sizes are available to accommodate different width of tables. A 1 inch and 1.75 inch. Where is the bulk holder model? Source: Charles & Marie Continue Reading

Memory Card Suitcase via USB

Elcom puts a nice twist into their latest card reader with a pop-top suitcase like storage area. I guess Elcom wanted to put a different meaning into flash storage. Connection to your PC is done via USB and the card reader supports SDHC, SD, MMC, xD and the Memory Stick family. The Elcom MR-C12 not only connects the flash memory to your computer but holds them to.
flash memory card reader
At a quick glance I’d want to make sure that top clasp secures tightly otherwise you could easily lose a couple hundred dollars of flash memory along with some priceless data. The USB connector has it’s own storage area on the side. Source: ForeverGeek, cost about $28. Continue Reading

Share USB Devices via LAN/Internet

Eltima released their latest USB to Ethernet Connector software, version 2.4. The Eltima solution makes it possible to connect to any USB device over a LAN or Internet connection. So how does Eltima get a USB device to work over Ethernet or LAN? In a nutshell their application intercepts USB port activity for the prepared (shared) device and redirects it via TCP/IP network to the remote site, where the protocol is handled appropriately. To make this theory a reality, the USB to Ethernet Connector 2.4 must be installed on both computers. Here is a diagram: Continue Reading

Review: iGroove HG iPod Speaker System from Klipsch

It would be nice to have $250,000 and about 5 years to review every iPod speaker system available in the market. Since that’s not going to happen we did have the chance to review one of the top models, the Klipsch iGroove HG.
review igroove hg
The original model was released in late 2004 with an updated version, the iGroove HG (black) released in 2006. The look, feel and design of the HG model is fantastic. It’s black lacquer shinny look, solid weight and well built speaker system make it a top choice for anyone in the market looking for an iPod speaker system. Most iPod speaker systems are more into jumping onto the band-wagon of “iPod” than producing a quality product. The iGroove HG does not fall into this category. First off, the iGroove HG comes with a real Continue Reading

USB 180° Hub – Does Just What it Says

Poorly designed USB hubs can yield ports too close for connection of multiple devices. The USB 180° rotating hub from Brando set out to resolve this issue.
rotate usb hub
Of the 4 USB ports, one rotates 180° and the other three are well enough distanced apart to not pose a problem. In addition the upstream port (one connecting to PC) also rotates 180°. In the event you are still cramped for style the USB hub ships with Continue Reading

USB Thermometer Tests Ambient Air

Granted the USB thermometer won’t be standard gadget gear for the average geek, but for the ubergeek, the USBFever TEMPer thermometer is a must have.
usb thermometer
Designed for ease and convenience the TEMPer USB thermometer simply plugs into a USB port and records the ambient air temperature of a room. Although a prudent geek wouldn’t plug the Temper directly into a computer the device does ship with a USB cable to separate the monitoring device from the host computer (avoid radiant heat). The Temper USB thermometer tests and records temperatures between Continue Reading

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