The image above is a sample shot which the German Bundesumweltminister (Federal Environment Minister) ordered as a representative giveaway to the ministers of other countries. Continue Reading
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The USB waterproof mouse is sealedÂ with high quality silicone making it possible to clean, disinfect and even wash under water without harm or damage. So if you happen to be a pool bartender, restaurant owner of just a slob, you can pick up the waterproof mouse for $37. Continue Reading
The folks from Register Hardware had a peak at the USB 3.0 connectors while at CES 2008 this year.Â As you can see from the image below, the USB 3.0 sockets have an additional row of connectors.Â The connectors located in front are to keep the backward compatibility to USB 1.1 and USB 2.0.Â The connectors placed behind this first row are for USB 3.0.
The new USB 3.0 specification is promising transfer speeds 10 times greater than current 2.0 standards – to that of 4.7Gb/s.Â There is also a fiber optics connector which hasn’t been made available yet. As the USB 3.0 specification is expected to be finalized sometime in June of 2008 – we can expect to see product following by the end of this year.Â Although I am looking forward to the new, faster USB 3.0 spec, not everyone shares the same love.Â Here is what some are saying: Continue Reading
The slide and negative converter will scan your old photo’s up to 1,829 DPI and easily convert them to jpeg. With USB connection the digital slide converter will quickly and easily build your family photo album into a digital copy. The slide scanner also comes with drives to work directly with Photoshop to remove pesty Continue Reading
In the picture above, I am talking about the larger two Safes in the back.Â The sizes are available in 1.2 or 2.0 cu feet sizes.Â Are fire resistant for up to 2 hours and can sit in water up to 8 inches.Â A perfect Safe for the home or office. Now on to the USB Safe portion:Â Sizing allows for 120CDs or DVDs with door pockets to hold hard drives.Â In the door pocket sits USB connectivity to an external USB port.Â From here, outside of safe, you have digital access to the hard drives inside.Â This is a nice twist for those who need high security for their hard drives. However, and I can see it now, you need to encrypt your hard drive.Â Saving your digital data physically is only half the battle.Â Here is some free open source USB encryption software that’ll work great with any hard drive. As a closing note, if you have a window office spot, and the safe happens to fall out during an blaze, she’s good for a drop up to 30 feet.Â Cost is $420Â for the 1.2 cu ft and $520 for the 2.0 cu ft version. SentrySafe USB Fire Safe Photo Source: GizMag Continue Reading
The USB Ecostrip plugs into the wall and the PC is plugged into the socket marked by the red arrow on the diagram. From there all other devices on the power strip are powered via the USB port connected from the surge protector to the PC. This way, when the PC is shut down all other devices are also shut down, such as your printer, scanner, modem and speakers.
“We set out to design a product that reduces energy waste, yet, allows distributors and retailers to profit from the new emphasis on this type of product,” said Bjarne Waedeled, President of Centritech Limited, Hong Kong, designer and producer of the Ecostrip. “And, because it functions like any other power strip, there is no education of the consumer required.”The USB Ecostrip has been around since 2005 but has yet to make it into the US market. However, that’s all going to change fairly soon. USB Ecostrip Press Release Continue Reading