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Philips Launches New USB Smart Key For Dictation Product Line

Press Release: Philips Launches New USB Smart Key for Dictation Product Line. Philips is the first company to offer such a tool, which replaces current dongles and older security codes that had to be manually typed in. The USB Smart Key is now packaged with Philips SpeechExec Pro Dictate and Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe, as well as Transcribe software packages.

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The USB Smart Key can simply be inserted into a USB port and the software will automatically access the license stored on the key. The license can then be easily transferred to a computer with the touch of a download button and, after download is complete, the key is no longer needed for licensing and users can work on that computer without having to keep and carry a dongle. If a user wishes to work with the dictation software on an office computer as well as a computer at home, the USB Smart Key allows him or her to switch from one computer to another without having to purchase a second license. Continue Reading

Review: Casio LK300 USB & TV Keyboard

Review: Casio LK300 Keyboard

Today I’m able to report about the Casio LK300 with USB and TV connectivity. I didn’t perform the review, rather my brother did. So lets see what Ned had to say: I have to say the Casio LK300 is bigger than I expected and definitely more solid and quality built than anyone would expect for the price (about $200). The LK300 keys provide just enough friction to make them feel almost real, but obviously not exactly like a real, piano hammer like feel. Although I’m not a piano enthusiast, I did pick up the LK300 to learn. After all part of the enticing thing about the Casio is the ability to connect it to a TV and learn along with instructional lessons. During a lesson, the LK300 keys will light-up as the song is played giving you the exact location of which key to hit and when. It’s even got a nice feature to cover any delay you might have in stroking the key…a little late…that’s OK, the sound still matches the lesson song.

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With the lessons, the software will provide feedback in the form of a scoring system whereby it calculates the number of Continue Reading

USB Lego Monsters By Mindstroms

lego mindstromWhat could be better than working with USB, robots, legos and our imagination? Our beloved memories of childhood play with Legos has now turned into adult fun with the new robotic line of Mindstroms. The Mindstroms from Lego is based off their NXT Technology whereby a main NXT brain unit controls 5 different robotic functions for you to let the imagination run free. Build anything you want with the legos, intuitive robotic software or get extreme with Lego’s open source developers kit. So what are the 5 building blocks of the Mindstrom units?
  • Touch sensor
  • Sound sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Ultrasonic sensor
  • Servo motors
Through these sensors, some crafty lego design build your robot and communicate via USB for software download and development stages. The world’s next Frankenstein is only a lego or two away. So this is how it works. Build your lego monster with available parts kits.

mindstrom lego kit

Launch the intuitive robot software and use pre-defined commands to build motion, touch, light and other sensory functions.

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Last, connect and communicate via USB to test your functions and ultimately download the finished firmware version to the NXT Lego robot.

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The USB monster Lego kits, or Mindstroms are available for $250 from Amazon. This is one excellent gift for the 9+ age who’s into computers, gadgets and tinkering.
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Multi Media USB Mouse Sports 11 Buttons – Increasing Your Efficiency

USB Fever is sporting their new 11 button multi-media USB mouse as the best ticket to enhance your work productivity, increase your efficiency and ultimately land you that promotion.  Well, maybe not the last three, but chances are with an 11 button mouse things will be [a bit] more convenient.

11 button usb mouse

So for those armchair executives, consider the following 11 quick access features the USB Fever mouse offers:
  1. Internet key
  2. Speed switch
  3. Volume down control
  4. page forward
  5. page backward
  6. volume up control
  7. left button
  8. double click button with only single click
  9. click wheel
  10. right button
  11. play and pause button control
Granted you’ll need a weeks worth of practice to flawlessly work the 11 button super mouse, but the payoff is huge. The multi media 11 button USB mouse is only $15 directly from USB Fever with an additional $3 for shipping anywhere in the world. Thanks for the tip Thomas! Continue Reading

Turnable USB Star Hub from Brando

Yesterday we spoke about the asterisk USB hub which solved a basic problem of USB ports being too close together.  Today, Brando announces a new turnable USB hub which also address tight layout of USB ports found on most hubs.  The turnable USB hub not only offers the ability to rotate 180 degrees for each connector, but Brando spiced it up with some flashy color.  Making it easy to find that hub in your pile of papers, coffee cups and other desk junk.

turnable usb hub

Running through the rainbow colors you have a 4 port hub with one up-stream port.  From purple, to red, orange, yellow and finally green. It’s definitely a fun looking little hub which might double as a 1 year old twisty-turn toy.  Price from Brando is $12.00 with a few more chips for shipping cost. Brando Turnable USB hub product page. Continue Reading

Personal Pocket Safe Is Pin Pad USB Stick

Here is the Personal Pocket Safe UFD which is the first of it’s kind that is an “encrypted, epoxy coated, pin-protected smart drive.”  Not the first pin-pad USB stick we’ve seen.  But with military grade encryption and a mysterious “track-covering” feature to insure no one can trace it’s where-a-bouts after removing from the host.

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Lets say you did find the Personal Pocket Safe, well you still need the pin number.  This guy features a 10 digit touch-pad pin code using between 4 and 10 digits to lock down your passwords, documents etc.  Get the pin number wrong and the Personal Pocket Safe goes in complete lock-down.
“The Personal Pocket Safeâ„¢ is powered by proprietary software embedded within a pin protected pocket safe that features a host of security-rich options that lock in all of the confidential and critical information that powers the lives of today’s consumers.”
Here are some key bullet points from the press release: Continue Reading

Cellink Swivel USB Stick Is Charger, Reader & UFD

Lets just raddle off the use of the Cellink USB swivel gadget.  Of course you have the shape, look and feel of a typical UFD.  With flash memory for…well you know.  Next, swivel the Cellink and you’ve got a microSD card reader.  Swivel the other direction and you’ve got a direct connected to your USB port and cell phone for some wireless charging.  Of course you’ll block all the other ports in the process, but that’s the cost of cool gadgetry.

cellink swivel usb

If these become readily available it would be a great item to have.  It seems like down-sizing your basket full of gadgets is a continual process.  So here we streamline to a single UFD, forget another reader and the power cord to your cell phone. That’s progress.

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Source:  Aving. Continue Reading

USB Drum Kit

USB Drum KitGeek Rockers rejoice and get your bang on with this USB Drum Kit.  The kit is much like the USB piano whereby everything rolls up for ultra portability, and of course, is a one-connect USB gadget so no additional power cords or cables. The kit has six different pad areas (snare, kick and a couple of toms) and the included software allows you to control and select the various sounds programmed to each pad from 50 percussion sounds, 20 preprogrammed percussion sets and 100 preprogrammed beats.Girls will flock to your cube as you become a Geek rockstar! Purchase online at Thinkgeek. Source: gizmosforgeeks.com Continue Reading

USB Wireless Rocket Launcher

USB Wireless Rocket Launcher It’s kill or be killed in office warfare so you need every advantage you can get and this USB Wireless Rocket Launcher gives you 15 extra feet from your base station to smite your enemies, er co-workers, down. No longer do you have to worry about an abduction of your Red Swingline Stapler, your special neon-colored dry-erase markers or that last piece of your boss’ birthday cake while this Rocket Launcher’s got your back!Purchase the USB Wireless Rocket Launcher online at ThinkGeek. Source: gizmosforgeeks.com Continue Reading

Network Your External USB Hard Drive

Someone once asked the question if they could network their external USB hard drive so other computers could share and store information on it. Surprisingly it isn’t that hard. There is no need to build a NAS (Network Attached Storage) server or configure NAS software on a host computer. All you need is changing some privileges to the USB external hard drive.

share network usb drive

Granted, this solution isn’t for the hard-core network user(s) environment, nor is it ideal for business applications where large or frequent data storage transfers are required or networks where users are accessing storage via a remote server. Rather, this is a simple solution for a home network or small business office. Simply use the file and printer sharing setting in Windows to network a USB external hard drive. Or you can use the Windows mapping tool to map and share a drive to other computers on the network. Continue Reading

Send A Special Message with Laser Etch, USB & Crafty Wording

Scratching your head for a unique, personalized gift?  How about writing down some lofty jargon and laser etching it to USB?  ZaNa Design now offers laser engraving to fully customize your USB. What ZaNa Design has done, is place a metal plate on the outer wooden chassis of their USB drives whereby you can laser etch any message you see fit.

laser etch usb

These folks also encourage a simple design, logo or piece of artwork if you find yourself tongue-tied. ZaNa Design has customized drives available from 1GB through 8GB and with many of them Vista Readyboost certified.  Did you hear how to get Readyboost with your XP machine? Continue Reading

Take Medical Records On The Road Via USB & Vital Key

Vital Key is offering a new service whereby medical records are distributed via USB for personal archive.

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The trend is beginning where medical records are put to USB for immediate and on-site data sharing for life threatening situations. In a critical moment, time-is-life, and having data is a powerful tool for keeping someone out of harms way.
“It really gives you peace of mind to know that you have all your medical records with you,” said Jackie Dudding, a patient. “God forbid something happens, everything a caretaker needs to know is on this thing.”
Vital Key offers an on-line service to download all your medical records in the event the key is lost or misplaced. One of the most powerful sentences on the Vital Key website is: “More Americans die each year from medical errors than from breast cancer, colon cancer, and car accidents – COMBINED.” That’s amazing and for anyone with a medical history or condition which requires special needs, I think the Vital Key is a vital device for your longevity and health. Source: 9 News Denver. Vital Key website and service information. Continue Reading

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