Incubot 2GB USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

Like most disasters, the tsunami and earthquake have faded from the headlines and so faded from people’s thoughts. Just because it isn’t the top headline doesn’t mean those folks are just fine now. They still need aid.

Incubot, in conjunction with World Events Productions and CustomUSB, have created a line of Japan Relief custom 2G USB drives. These are limited edition, fully licensed, and in colors that honor the japanese flag. The best part is that 100% of profits go to Japanese Red Cross Society and to Safecast radiation monitoring efforts.

USB Optical Mouse with Pocket Digital Scale

Posted in Mouse by Reuben Drake on July 28th, 2011

Need a scale built into your mouse? Well, you’re in luck Mr. drug dealer or whoever you are. From Brando of course. Now you can tweet away and measure your stash at the same time.

This $22 USB Optical Mouse with Pocket Digital Scale is capable of handling a weight range of 0.1 gram to 500 grams. It works for both right-handers and left-handers. It does need a few AAA batteries though. You guys want to weigh in on this one?

Doctor Who Tardis USB Hub

Posted in USB by Reuben Drake on July 21st, 2011

Doctor Who fans will love this USB hub. It features a flashing lantern on top and Tardis sound effects. You may not find the Doctor and his companion inside, but it will prove very useful sitting on your desk.

It will cost you about £23. Hopefully it won’t suddenly de-materialize and go on it’s own adventure, but if it does I’m sure it will be back soon. After all, Earth seems to be home base for the Doctor these days.

USB Pixel Mouse

Posted in USB by Reuben Drake on July 20th, 2011

Here’s a mouse that is not your average boring variety. It is made to look like a pixelized image of a right hand mouse pointer that you’ve seen many times on the monitor. The scroll wheel that is located between the index finger and middle finger.

It works like any other mouse, just looks cooler on your desk. If you like it, this one will cost you $19.99. Though you might get sick of it pointing all of the time.

Thanko USB-powered necktie clip cooler

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Wearing a suit and tie in the office can make for a hot day, but with Thanko’s latest offering, you can cool down while wearing your monkey suit. The USB-powered necktie clip cooler is just $35. Sadly it’s only available to those in Japan though.

I guess the rest of us will just have to sweat a bit longer. The device is powered by either USB or a battery. Just clip it to your tie and it will send fresh air your way. This is basically just a computer fan mounted on your tie.

AOC e2251Fwu USB-Powered LCD Monitor

Posted in monitors by Reuben Drake on June 29th, 2011

AOC is getting ready to ship their latest USB-powered LCD Monitor: The e2251Fwu. It was shown off at the CEA Line Show in New York last week and will be available soon.

This 21.5-inch widescreen monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 200 cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms response time. Of course it is powered by USB. The AOC e2251Fwu will go on sale in August for an unknown price.

U-Socket USB Wallplug

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

We have so many gadgets and so few outlets that directly accommodate them. Thankfully more of these USb wall outlets are showing up to make our lives easier. The U-Socket USB wallplug is a fully working outlet with two USB ports added.

With this outlet you could just plug your USB device right into the wall for a quick charge. Obviously you or an electrician have to install it, but once that’s done, viola, easy charging! The U-Socket is $24.99 at ThinkGeek.

FlasHarp USB Harmonica

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2011

Flash drives are great to have with you on the go, but if you love music then you probably feel the same way about your Harmonica. Well, now you can have both in one crazy item. The FlasHarp USB Harmonica even comes with lessons already on the flash drive in case you can’t play.

Comes in 2GB, 4Gb, and 8GB sizes. The USB inside has a plastic cover to keep it safe from your spit. It will cost you $50-$85 and you can even personalize it.

USB Bombshell MP3 Player

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

Looking for something unique in an mp3 player? This one is the bomb. Literally. The USB Bombshell MP3 Player is shaped like a bundle of dynamite sticks. The portable speaker also doubles as a MP3 player. Features include: Getting you detained at the airport, a USB port, SD card Slot and it will connect to all iPods, MP3, CD players, notebook, mobile phones and other digital products with the 3.5mm stereo audio connector.

The USB Bombshell MP3 player retails for $43. Time to blow up your tunes.

UltraLink UFi UCube USB Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

The UltraLink UFi UCube USB Speaker looks like an intercom or something from an old Sci-Fi movie. No wonder we like it. It comes from Ultralink/XLO Products and this portable speaker uses a DSP-controlled power supply, allowing the special Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver to pump out 15 Watts of peak power with a 170-degree listening angle.

Not bad right? That aluminum stand puts the speaker at just the right angle for your listening enjoyment. The UltraLink UFi UCube USB speaker will set you back $149.99.

Apple patent reveals unused iPad design with two USB slots

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2011

During an earnings conference call last year, Steve Jobs hinted that Apple had tested several designs for the iPad during its development process. One of these possible designs may have surfaced in a patent application recently approved by the USPTO and now we get to see what might have been.

This patent shows off a Wi-Fi+3G iPad with an extra USB slot for landscape connectivity. The auxiliary USB slot would let you place the iPad in a dedicated landscape dock and dock it in portrait mode while syncing using both slots. Apple holds a patent for the design, but we will likely never see this in an upcoming iPad model. Still, it always nice to see how things might have been.

Synnex monoDO voice controlled USB Fan

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2011

Looking for an alternative to your air conditioner this summer? One that you don’t have to lift a finger to control? Well, this USB fan can help. The monoDO from Synnex is a USB powered Fan that comes with a voice control function allowing you to turn it on or off without even touching it.

Synnex’s monoDO Voice Controlled USB Fan is available in black and white for around 2,980 Yen. Keep cool my friends, without having to break a sweat by getting up.

Angry Birds USB Flash Drive Keychains

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2011

If you love the Angry Birds games, you are probably into collecting all of the Angry Birds Plush Toys and other merchandise as well. How about Angry Birds USB Flash Drive Keychains? They come in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities, and feature many different birds and pigs from the Angry Birds game.

Whichever is your favorite bird, you can have it with you at all times. These cost $10.80 and up. The price depends on the character and the data capacity. Which one is your favorite?

Verbatim Store n Go USB Drive Now Available

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2011

It looks like Verbatim has finally decided to release its new Store n Go USB drive. These drives are available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage spaces. The attraction here is that these drives are super-tiny, but with good capacity for the size.

These drives have a USB 2.0 interface and will deliver read and write speeds of up to 11 MB/s and 3 MB/s. The Verbatim Store n Go USB drive is available now in Europe and will cost you about $25 and up.

Toshiba 14-inch DisplayLink-powered USB mobile monitor

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

Check out this brand spanking new DisplayLink-equipped secondary monitor from Toshiba. It’s a 14-inch mobile USB display that weighs just 2.8 pounds and will cost you just $199.99, which is nice and affordable. For that price you get 1366 x 768 pixels, and 220 nits of brightness with an optional AC adapter.

Some other features include a 400:1 contrast ratio, 16 millisecond response time and support for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. To provide basic power to the device, you just need a USB connection. If you like it, it’s shipping now.