Posts Tagged ‘usb’
Wooden Jewelery is offering these for $20 [1GB] and $30 [2GB]. The wood drives come with a leather lanyard and a quality case. The line is called MEMORE and there is a full selection available with larger shapes and sizes to choose from.
So what else do you get for the $20 or $30? Well, for starters you get a very unique wood USB drive perfect to start any conversation. Not only does your USB drive hold valuable data, but the wood case is valuable too. To prove that point you can explain [depending on what you get] that a Bog Oak drive has been created from wood that is carbon dated back 1,300 years. Or Yew Root drives have been carbon dated back 600 years. A quote from the creator:
…I prefer to work in wood because it is a living material… -Vladimir LevestamContinue Reading
The UV Plus family take an existing USB port and convert that bus into a VGA/DVI adapter for additional monitors.Â This is ideal for those will lower video processing power (laptops) who want two or three widescreen monitors. I spoke with Jeff, a pre-sales rep at EVGA and he did caution me against using the UV Plus family for hard core video applications such as Continue Reading
So we are looking at one upstream USB connection, a 4 port USB hub held together by cables along with a dedicated power line (red cap) for those thirsty gadgets. You should note, one of the four USB ports is a mini USB connection.Â All this for just $14 + $3 shipping. USB Cable Hub product page Continue Reading
As you may [or may not] know, USB will become the standard for cell phone charging.Â I foresee USB branching out into other electronic gadgets as the main connectivity for juicing up.Â So, this obviously means the power plug which charges via USB will only become more popular. I think it’s a great idea, because as time progresses we can all use onlyÂ a single power cord to charge any device.Â [For now, lets forget about the fact manufacturers need to jump on board with my line of thought]. In addition, I would think any serious traveler would jump at a device like this.Â Look at how small it is.Â This is all you’d need to charge your cell phone, iPod, PDA and even your laptop. Eneplug is the company which makes this device and it’s currently available in Japan, but I see it coming over to the states in no time.Â Shoot me an email if you see anything here – or I’ll update this when I find a US source. Speaking of Source:Â Technabob. Continue Reading
So given those two knocks, it’s still super slim for a half Terabyte of data storage, and at just $359 it’s doable, but I’ve seen plenty of options out there. Nothing posted on OWC’s site for purchase, but check their homepage and use the search function. Continue Reading
Pexagon is known for their engraving to USB storage devices and The Complete New Yorker is no exception.Â The hard drive measures 3 x 5 inches and has a brushed aluminum front with beautifully etched New Yorker logo and icon.Â The magazine archive takes up a small percentage of the 80GB hard drive so the $65 price tag gets you not only storage but a great opportunity to educate yourself and become well read if you’ve been living under a rock for the past 80 years. I would imagine someone interested in this would need to be a die hard fan of the magazine, so now the question is: Are you? Continue Reading
Nifer Fahrion has two version of her fuzzy USBs. The one above is called Maggie the Maggot and the one below is named Gizzy the Data Worm. I’d opt for Gizzy if I had to choose.
Honestly, I think these fuzzy guys are an example of what some kids could do on a rain day to kill some time. Grab some material, glue and let the imagination run wild. I’m tempted to try this myself and turn it into a USB tutorial, but I don’t think anyone would care or try. SO, with that being said – if I’m off base and you digg this kinda stuff, hop on over to Technabob’s post or Nifer’s site and get ready to drop your $66 on a 4GB original. Source: Technabob. As an after-thought, if you are looking for another home-project, how about turning a Pez dispensor into something interesting. Continue Reading
The sleep-and-charge USB concepts makes it possible to charge and power electronic devices connected to the laptop without the laptop being powered-on or in sleep mode. This is a simple yet revolutionary way USB power bus technology will begin working it’s way into our life.Â With USB connectivity as the #1 method for peripheral connection to laptops and computers, the sleep-and-charge USB concept is brilliant.
Â â€œToshiba has long been a leader of innovation, and prides itself on creating solutions that make the digital lifestyle even better,â€ said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. â€œWith the development of the Sleep-and-Charge USB ports, Toshiba has developed an innovative technology that helps ensure that our digital products are ready for use at the moment we need them.â€As you know, the major shortcoming with today’s USB ports from either computers or laptops is the lack of power support while the host device is turned off. I have reported on USB surge protectors which do basically the same thing, but that requires more gear for a traveling business person, the sleep-and-charge is built into the host system. Continue Reading