I am not sure where you live, but here in South Texas the heat has been brutal lately! We began football season with 2-a-day workouts on August 2 so I have spent countless hours outside in the scorching sun and heat. In fact, last Tuesday the temperature was 104 degrees with high humidity at 4:00 when we hit the fieldRead more
What if you are able to type on a computer or even your iPad with a small wireless keyboard? Well, EFO is about to launch three mini wireless keyboards that let you do just that. Two of the keyboards attach via the USB dongle and one connects via bluetooth. Personally I can see the USB keyboards being useful for presentations
As a Systems Administrator I spend of a lot of time building and distributing workstation images. After the initial build is completed and tested the worst part of it all (for me at least) is the distribution to all the machines that need it. There has been cases where I had a few hundred machines, and then sometimes it’s as
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One of the biggest problems with having your entire life online these days is protecting your privacy and security. Most websites now have pretty strict security guidelines and password requirements to authenticate logins and ensure you really are who you say you are. One of the biggest complaints I get from my users at work is
Do you remember those old rechargeable AA batteries that first emerged in the 1980s? You had to charge them overnight just so you could get about 2.4 hours of use in your Sony Walkman cassette player?
Yeah, these aren’t those.
USBCELL AA batteries are unique in that they have a built-in USB connector hidden under a cap at the +
PhoneSuit has introduced their latest creation… The Primo Battery Cube for SmartPhones. The Primo Cube is small… really, really small. It is so small that it will fit in the palm of your hand. So small that it is just about 1.5 inches (40mm) in length and width.
Yes it is small but it is large enough to offer integrated
One thing modern technology and being a gadget freak brings is lots of monthly bills. iPhone, Netflix, Satellite, home internet. When you think about it, it seems we are being nickel and dimed to death with monthly charges. Being a father of two and earning a meager wage, the addition of more of these monthly charges is not an option.
Portable hard drives have been out for a while now, but sometimes they aren’t very fashionable and look like little more than a box with a wire hanging out. A-Data has a new line of external portable USB hard drives that not only have storage, but look good too. There’s even a pink one for the ladies.
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Have you ever actually looked at how many USB devices you own or use? I recently had this realization while moving my desktop computer set up around. My mid-2007 Mac Mini does not have near enough ports to connect all of my gear so I have a standard USB hub which is full and only leaves me with one hard
If you’ve been dreaming of the “La Ville-Lumière”, then you will likely adore USBfever’s iconic Eiffel Tower shaped 8GB USB Flash Drive. Shipping on or before April 9th, this password protection supporting flash drive will surely bring a reminiscent smile to anyone who has ever been – or has ever wanted to go – even if only to peek up
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I was sent a Toshiba 640GB Portable Hard Drive in “Rocket Red” to review, but since this one will also be given away, I was hesitant to use and abuse it like I might
Earlier this afternoon I was at Walgreen‘s, which for those who aren’t aware’t, is a drug and convenience store. I was waiting on a prescription to get filled. With some time to kill, I looked around the store for some entertainment. I started to marvel at the sheer amount of tech that can be had at what’s a “drug-store.”
Look! It’s LEGO brick … but not!
In a perfect world, you would be able to snap USB Fever’s cheerful 4-port USB 2.0 Hub right on top of the LEGO PC case mod you’d just completed, or at least snap two of them together to make a hub-brick, but alas … the bottoms of these “special” Legos are flat. At
How would you like a USB flash memory thumb drive that could back up your netbook’s entire 120GB hard drive? If you’ve got $460 to spare, then the Corsair Voyager GTR 128 can take care of that task for you … and get it done quickly.
The quad-channel architecture employed by the Flash Voyager GTR series delivers read speeds up
Desk space is at a premium. You’ve got too many cords wrangled all over the place for your gadgets. Why not pair it down and introduce a little convergence right at your fingertips with USB Fever’s brand new Keyboard Mousepad with 3-port USB hub. It’s a mouse pad with numeric keys right at your fingertips, married beautifully to a
While at CES this year I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Blue Microphones booth. One of the products which really “wowed” me during demo time was their “Yeti” microphone.
The Yeti is being touted as the world’s first THX certified Microphone. The USB powered microphone is the perfect tool for for a wide range of projects
I really like the way that most mobile phones and Bluetooth headsets have begun shipping with USB cables which plug into their own mini AC adapters, allowing those gadgets to be charged either by a laptop’s USB port or a wall outlet. The Universal Travel 4-Port USB Charger from USBfever looks like the perfect way to take advantage of this
Need solid external storage, but also have the need for speed? Well, Seagate has brought their USB 3.0 A-game to CES with their BlackArmor® external hard drive kit. So what’s the big deal, you ask? How about a sweet “500GB 7200RPM 2.5–inch portable hard drive, power cable and PC express card, to deliver real-world, proven speeds up to three times
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ZAGG recently added portable power to their lineup of mobile products. The ZAGGsparq is portable power pack and wall charger for almost any mobile device that uses a USB charging cable. The small power block features a slim power strip friendly footprint, LED indicator lights, and two USB power ports. It even holds enough juice to
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to review the Seagate FreeAgent Go. It is a small, pocket-sized external hard drive that looks sleek and has a tremendous capacity. One of the nice features of the hard drive is that it has only one port- a Mini USB. You can, however, purchase an optional dock for the hard driveRead more
Like a lot of kids in the 80s, I had a boom box. It was big, loud, heavy…but oh so cool! I used it until it finally died, about 10 years later. I miss it. But what if I could have it back? What would I want it to do now? Well, I’d like it small, easy to use, ableRead more
Did the holidays approach too quickly, leaving your desktop looking like a cross between Ebeneezer Scrooge’s living room and the Grinch’s cave? Never fear, USB Fever has just the thing … a 4-port USB hub shaped like a jolly old man sporting a fluffy white beard.
That ought to cheer you up.
iPhone and iPod docks are great. They keep your device upright while charging and syncing which allows you to easily access them. They look cleaner on your desk and there’s no fussing with cables or connector plugs that might become damaged from overuse.
But docks are not without flaws. Many docks are device specific. One that you purchase for your
This USB Hurricane Lamp plugs directly into one of your computer’s spare USB ports. It does not require batteries to operate or special drives to install.
Once it’s connected and powered the lamp will illuminate your surroundings as it cycles through seven different colors.
The lamp uses LED bulbs which draw less power from your computer.
It’s available from uxsight.com