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Gadget cruelty: Turtle USB hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2009

Gadget cruelty: Turtle USB hubIs there anything sadder than an animal impaled with a bunch of usb sticks? I think not. It looks like gadget roadkill on your desk. Like some mad scientist doing weird experiments. Put this turtle next to the mutant cow usb hub and things look even creepier.

All they need is a robot roadkill collector to wheel up and collect these corpses and the set is complete. This hub sports 4 USB 2.0 ports, and even has a place for you to store your paperclips and loose change. Only $13.99.

Tape Dispenser USB hub

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2009

Tape Dispenser USB hubStill using a lot of tape? Well now you can have your tape and data too, all in one place, with this USB Tape Holder. This very useful device will hold a standard roll of tape and it also sports 4 USB ports.

It’s a great space saver for the home office desk. The USB ports are on the opposite side of the dispenser so it’s easy to plug in all of your gadgets. Sure, it isn’t all that flashy, but desk space is important, you messy slob. Time to clean up your act. It’s only $9.

Brando Rota-Rota Hub: USB, card reader & thermometer

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2009

Brando Rota-Rota Hub: USB, card reader & thermometerThe latest combination gadget from Brando is the Rota-Rota USB hub that combines three swiveling USB ports, readers for most flash memory formats and…two thermometers? It does have a nice vintage car style thing happening.

Sure, you may have some extra USb ports already. Maybe even a card reader, but I bet you don’t have a thermometer on your desk. C’mon, it must be important to know how hot or cold it is on your desk, to some of you right? For $15 you can have your answer.

Removable head Robot USB flash drive

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2009

Removable head Robot USB flash driveSelf decapitation should be built into all robots as an added safety measure. Robot decapitation is what you’ll get with this little guy. He’s a 4GB drive and includes a clasp to attach to your keychain.

He could have more memory, but who cares. He’s retro and cool. Kinda looks like he’s taking his helmet off to say hi. He’ll cost you $25. And let’s not forget, keeping robot charms on your person will endear you to our future masters.

Philips Active Crystals USB Robot Dreamy Tina

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2009

Philips Active Crystals USB Robot Dreamy TinaFor those of you who like crystals and cute robots playing jump rope, meet Robot Dreamy Tina. She’s the newest member of the Philips Active Crystals line from Swarovski. She joins her blinged out robot relatives Robot Happy Laura and Robot Naughty Raymond.

Perfect for robot-loving geek girls and can be worn as a pendant or charm. It will store up to 500 songs or 2000 photos with its 2GB capacity. The LED ears light up as data is transferred.

Digital photo frame and pencil cup

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2009

Digital photo frame and pencil cupThere’s nothing like having pictures of family close by to remind you of your loved ones. The Memory Cup Digital Photo Frame Pencil Cup/Desktop Organizer is a great combo desktop item that will keep your loved ones nearby at all times.

And if they do something to piss you off, just display their head and pretend that you’re jamming a pencil in it. Then repress that anger when you head back home. Ain’t life grand? It has a 1.5″ LCD screen to display all your favorite photos and will store your pens, pencils, erasers, and paper clips. It connects via USB to both PC’s and Macs and can hold up to 70 pictures.

USB retro robot flash drive

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2009

USB retro robot flash driveI’ve said it before. We need more robot flash drives. It’s hard to find a cool robot flash drive. Some are too shiny, others, like the Ultraman are cool, but not robot enough.

This flash drive is all classic robot. The USB Robot comes in a small 1GB capacity, in green, black, and blue. Just yank his head off and plug him into your computer. When you transfer files, his little eyes light up!

Gadget cruelty: Put the USB Cow out of its misery

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 5th, 2009

Gadget cruelty: Put the USB Cow out of its miseryWhat the #%$$@ was the manufacturer thinking? There is no scenario in which this USB hub is even remotely normal on your desk. I guess if you like to torture cows by sticking flash drives in them, you might take a shine to it, but mostly it’s just wrong.

I guess it could have been worse. The cow could be standing and have a bunch of flash drives as udders. Maybe you have to coax them in so it looks like you’re milking the beast. Damn. I think I just gave them another idea. Seriously old Bessie here looks like she’s begging for a bullet to put her out of her misery. Poor thing.

Tampon USB flash drive

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2009

Tampon USB flash driveWhether you plan on having a heavy or a light data flow, this tampon drive should have you covered. Just don’t send your boyfriend in the store to get this for you. It’s a real product.

Apparently a light flow means that you need the 1GB. I shudder to think what the 16GB model means. No info on pricing. Which is a shame, because I know you just can’t wait to buy one. I’m thinking that female spys have a new place to hide their secrets.

LaCie’s new USB key drives

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

LaCie’s new USB key drivesFollowing up on their CurrenKey ultraportable flash drives, Lacie has a new storage solution that will have you losing even more keys then you already do. This one takes the form factor of…keys.

These miniature microSD card readers offer 20MB/s read and 10MB/s write speeds. PassKey supports microSDHC cards, and both iamaKey and itsaKey are avaialable with 4GB or 8GB of built-in storage. It won’t start your car or get you into your home, but it may still scratch a lottery ticket and they are shock-proof and Windows ReadyBoost-compatible.

Rainbow USB Hub from Art Lebedev

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

Rainbow USB Hub from Art LebedevWe’re big fans of Art Lebedev around here, so when we saw this USB hub jump off of the Dark Side of The Moon album cover, we knew A)the water cooler had been spiked or B) This was yet another awesome Art Lebedev original.

We aren’t sure what the deal is exactly, but it looks like it has some colored LEDS that make it look all prism-like. Hopefully it’s not just colored on the outside. Either way, it’s pretty awesome looking and makes us hear trippy tunes in our head.

USB cable with built-in SD card reader

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

USB cable with built-in SD card readerSo simple a solution, that it’s brilliant. Why we have never seen it before now, I have no idea. This mini-USB cable with an inline SD card reader from Brando combines the USB cable and the SD card. In doing so, it wins over our hearts, our minds and various other bodily orifices. The $12 cable will help you transfer files and photos from the SD card and will also assist you in charging your portable devices via USB.

Inserting an SD card will disable transfers from whichever device is hooked up to the mini-USB end to make way for SD card transfers, but the cable will keep charging the device. Once the card is removed, you’ll again be able to shuttle files between point A and point B.

Dual external USB SATA drive dock

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2009

Dual external USB SATA drive dockThis one is yet another useful gadget from the folks over at Thinkgeek. The Dual External USB SATA Drive Dock allows you to dock two SATA hard drives, either 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDD’s with your PC or MAC, via USB or eSATA.

Some specs: Connects to one or two 2.5″ or 3.5″ internal SATA hard drives, USB or eSATA connectivity, Plug and Play, Transfer rates up to 480Mbps with USB 2.0, Transfer rates up to 3Gb/s with eSATA. The device is available for $79.99.

Green Man USB drive makes decapitation adorable

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2009

Green Man USB drive makes decapitation adorableYou gotta love a Green USB stick man who can display his own decapitated head with a smile. What’s not to smile about? He’s fully posable and can bend himself into shapes that would have you in the hospital and your Yoga pants split in half.

The Green Man USB drive holds 2GB of data and basically amounts to a happy green head sticking out of your laptop, while the body is off doing whatever it’s doing. Probably humping your wiimote. It’s available for $31.

Wooden 2 GB thumb drive with Post-It Notes dispenser

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on February 5th, 2009

Wooden 2 GB thumb drive with Post-It Notes dispenserThis 2GB thumb drive is encased in White Oak. It’s basically a Jenga game piece with tiny little Post-It Notes glued on. It may not look like much, but at least it combines two items that take up room on your desk into one device.

The only problem is that when the Post-It notes run out, you’re stuck with a wooden flash drive that somehow finds it’s way into the Jenga box to mingle with all the other pieces, only to be lost forever since no one plays that stupid game. The notes, being an odd size can’t be replaced easily. All for $30.