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USB Super 16-port Hub from ThinkGeek

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2010

If you’re in the market for a new USB hub, then check out this 16 port USB hub from ThinkGeek called the USB Super Hub. It’s not your typical USB hub with 4 or even 8 ports. This one comes equipped with 16 USB 2.0 ports and a 22.5W PSU.

The built-in power supply makes sure that you don’t need an additional AC adapter. There’s also a switch so you can switch the hub between two computers. This convenient hub will cost you $159.99.

Duracell Instant Charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2010

The Duracell Instant Charger just got a big refresh. It’s handy as ever and looks nice too. The Duracell Instant Charger Designer version has just gone on sale in the UK in fact. The company claims that Apple and BMW inspired the look, if you can believe it.

The Duracell Instant Charger is pretty damn convenient if you have an iPhone or other battery hungry gadget which can connect by USB. Just plug it in and the lithium ion reserve inside will charge it up on the spot. Pretty sweet. Only £34.99, which isn’t too bad.

Dodobongo USB dog

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2010

We haven’t seen as many cool USB toys lately, but this one got our notice. The Dodobongo USB dog comes from the same folks who gave us the USB Humping Dog. This guy isn’t quite that naughty.

When you plug him in, he will bark, get up and move his head whenever he detects a human body nearby. He sure looks like he’s been eating wayyy too much food. Maybe that’s why he’s the “slowest dog in the world.” He even blushes.

Energizer USB charger software installs backdoor

Posted in Batteries by Shane McGlaun on March 8th, 2010

Energizer is one of the most poplar brands for batteries of all sorts including rechargeable batteries. The company unveiled some cool chargers for rechargeable batteries a while back called the USB Charger and the Duo Charger.

The chargers connected to your PC USB port and had software you could download to see the charge status of the batteries. Energizer has announced that the software for Windows machines has a major security vulnerability in it. The Mac version is unaffected.

Porn Detection Stick finds even deleted naughty files

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2010

The Porn detection stick(Not the one every man is already equipped with) is described as a “robust illicit image detection device designed to protect your family, business or organization,”. It’s a USB drive that you plug into your computer to hunt down dirty files.

It specifically goes after images and claims to be able to find them even after they’ve been deleted. The Stick works by scanning your photos for signs of naughtiness, dirtyness and filthiness by looking for exposed flesh, suggestive curvatures and “body part separation.”

Mvix unveils new Solido 802.11n adapter with 5dbi antenna

Posted in Adapters by Shane McGlaun on February 24th, 2010

I have a computer upstairs in my house that is in my son’s room. He likes to get online, read about Pokémon, and play games. The problem is that the normal USB adapter for the wireless network lacks the signal strength for a consistent connection.

MvixUSA has announced a new WiFi adapter called the Solido MS-811x Wireless-N USB adapter with 5dbi antenna. That big antenna is adjustable for the best signal strength and the device connects to your PC with a USB port.

Polar Bear, Penguin, and Panda flash drives let rip endangered animals in half

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on February 22nd, 2010

I guess there is a big market for novelty flash drives. There are so many flash drives out there that have strange designs, someone must be buying them. The latest strange flash drives to turn up are from Active Media Products.

The drives are in the Endangered Species USB flash drive line and come in penguin, polar bear, and panda bear styles. Each drive is 2.2-inches long and support Mac and PC systems. The drives are made from silicone and are PVC, lead, and mercury free.

Infinitec infinite USB memory device

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2010

Infinitec’s new flash drive is one pretty unique flash drive. It’s a USB stick that packs an 802.11n module which can create an ad hoc network through any device’s USB port. Even though it looks like just a flash drive. Put simply, it will let you stream media to devices that don’t like you streaming media.

For example, inserted in a DVD player, you don’t have to worry about the player’s supported network standards or your PC’s sharing settings. All you have to do is set the Infinitec stick anywhere from 1GB to 1TB+, then load MPEG4s right from the stick, streamed from your PC which is loaded with accompanying software. It will work with anything with a USB port, including game consoles.

Chinese New Year USB drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2010

Looking for something different in a flash drive? Something colorful and festive that celebrates the Chinese new year? Well, this is your lucky day. This new USB drive has the Year of the Tiger theme. If it’s the Eye of the Tiger you’re looking for, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

These drives come from Kingston and hold up to 8GB of storage. It’s part of their DataTraveler line, but likely won’t be available outside of Asia, so if you want one, you better get it shipped from there.

This is it USB flash drive from Kingston

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2010

Michael Jackson’s death sure has done wonders for getting “This is it” either on or in gadgets. Here’s another.

This flash drive from Kingston will give you just 2 GB of memory, which is occupied by a pre-loaded copy of the movie “This is it”. It also comes with Windows Media Player 11. The Kingston drive will cost you $20 and is branded with the movie’s logo.

Silicon Power’s new USB flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

Silicon Power has announced a new line of USB flash drives called the Helios 101. The new flash drives come in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and the plug and play drives feature a polished aluminum casing.

Some other specs include a USB 2.0/1.1 interface and they are compatible with both Mac and PC. The Helios 101 will be available in the next few weeks in just two color options. Apple green and ocean blue. Nothing on pricing yet, but they should be on par with other flash drive of the same sizes.

MotKey flash drive tries to hide on keychain

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on February 8th, 2010

Lots of people out there like to keep a flash drive on them at all times. This allows them to be able to share files and move files to and from a computer or between home and the office without having to dig for floppy discs or burn a CD or DVD.

Active media Products has unveiled a new flash drive called the MotKey that is designed to look like a car key. The point of the device is that the MotKey will blend in with the keys already on your key ring. The MotKey is offered in 4GB or 8GB capacities.

USB Electronic Key Impressioner could help thieves

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on February 5th, 2010

This device could be a thieves new best friend. It’s called the Electronic Key Impressioner. You insert it into a car door and it scans the position of the tumblers inside. It then sends that info back to a PC over USB when you are told the car’s model, which can provide the necessary information to cut the perfect key on the first try.

At the moment, it only works on Fords with simple metal keys, but the hope is to expand it so that it supports other manufacturers and maybe even electronic keys someday soon. It’s for locksmiths and authorized security professionals, but thieves will be using it as well, we are sure.

Corsair Flash Voyager GTR 128GB USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 4th, 2010

It wasn’t that long ago when Corsair’s 128GB Voyager GT was considered the fastest in the world. Well now it looks like the 128GB Voyager GTR will take its place. The GTR has read speeds of 34MB/s and write speeds of 28MB/s, where the existing 128GB Voyager GT which has 32MB/s and 25.6MB/s read and write speeds.

Those speeds will cost you a premium of $426. But hey, how much is that speed worth to you, with USB 3.0 around?


Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

It may not be Christmas time, but since the movie has such a cult following Adata has created a Jack Skellington USB flash drive from the movie ‘Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas’. Its made of rubber and comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB versions.

It is also water resistant and resistant to external shock. The USB connector as usual can be accessed by removing Jack’s head. It also comes with an extra USB cable.