Yes, the title is a Veruca Salt reference; deal with it! If you need 16 USB ports for your desktop then my making vague Gen-X references to underachieving bands that never quite made it is the least of your problems—concentrate, Pvt. Pyle! Jeez, do I have to do everything for you? Yes? Okay then: ThinkGeek has the cure for what ails you. Well, only if what ails you is your desk’s lack of a tangle of sprawling USB cables that would embarrass an Octopus—two of them, in fact! The USB Super 16 Port Hub sports its own internal power supply and can turn the most modest of desks into a cutting-edge tangle of fiber-optic cables. Another spec benefit is that up to two PC’s can hook up and share the Port Hub at the same time. This means that you can play dueling banjos with your work PC and your MacBookPro without fear of choosing which nerd-demographic you’re going to piss off, Switzerland! Also, at $159 it’s cheaper than buying 10 t-shirts that say ‘There’s no place like 127.0.0.1’ on them, will still up your geek cred and will not have the un-wanted side-effect of getting you punched in the face, unlike the former.
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Okay, with the economy what it is, you may be looking to spruce up your desktop or notebook computer setup, rather than replacing the thing. For that, you’ll need some great accessories, and when it comes to a nice upgrade for a microphone and webcam, we’ve gotta go with Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0. It’s sleek and stylish, so you’re iChat and Skype called will feel just a bit more dignified. You get a high-fidelity microphone and 2-megapixel video camera all in one device. You can sit it on your desk, and anchor it to your monitor or notebook with ease. You can even turn the camera off if you need to hide your face for whatever reason. The Eyeball 2.0 retails for $119, but Amazon has it for $79, a full 33% off!
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I’ve had a chance to try out the Blue Microphones Eyeball, and it’s a pretty good webcam. Blue Microphones has just recently announced the Eyeball 2.0. It has the same basic design as its predecessor with a retractable camera lens and big microphone, but includes a higher-quality lens and 2-megapixel camera. It is available now for $79.99, but you can get it at $56 from Amazon.
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For those of you who are looking for memory card reader that supports SDHC 2.0, SD, microSDHC, micro SD/T-flash, Sony M2, Memory Stick, and MS Duo should look no further than their Ctrl and Enter keys, by way of the USB Keyboard Key Card Reader. It’s available from the USB Geek website for only $12, for you, uh, fans of having fake keyboard keys laying around.
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We always get suspicious when we see the word’s “world’s smallest.” In today’s technological world, that claim doesn’t typically last too long.
It is TRENDnet who is making this claim on their “world’s smallest” Wireless N USB adapter, the TEW-648UB. It features Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) QoS so that your video, audio, and gaming activity gets prioritized, one-touch WPS technology, and will retail for a price of $24.99. Not bad.
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Wacom has put out a lot of great Bamboo tablet interfaces in the past, and they have just recently unveiled a new series that support multitouch. This means that the user can use his or her fingers for multitouch gestures, along with the stylus.
This multitouch capacity has been put on five different products with varying prices. The Bamboo Touch and Bamboo Pen are only $69, while the Bamboo fun has all the features for $199.
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There is never a shortage of USB flash drives on the market, and what makes Transcend’s JetFlash V70 different is its rubber coating. It is capable of surviving some good drops, which is important when you are lugging several of these things around. And don’t get me started on the importance of the tethered cap holder.
The color of the drive tells you much memory each of them have. The purple is 4 GB, the orange is 8 GB, and the red is 16 GB. No word on the price, though.
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If you’re like me, then you probably have a smattering of USB devices charging from your computer or desktop at any given time. Clearly, you need the iLuv iAD117 USB charger, which comes three USB ports for efficient charging action.
The iLuv iAD117 has folding prongs for portable action, and will be on sale in September for a price of $20, but if you act quick, Amazon is selling a 4-port USB charger for $18.85.
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This octopus of a USB cable is one of those devices that allows you charge multiple gadgets, because it comes with a boatload of connectors. Here is a convenient bullet point list:
- Nokia 2.06mm (or 2mm)
- Nokia 3.5mm
- Sony PSP
- Motorola (V3 series) & HTC and other phones using USB Mini 5 pin as a charging port
- Micro USB (for Motorola V8…)
- Samsung (20P (s))
- Samsung (20P (M))
- Sony Ericsson Fast Port
- iPhone / iPod (for charging and data)
Those who are counting may notice that it can charge ten different devices, not eight, as its octopus moniker implies. But of course, the PowerSquid name is taken.
Read More | USB Fever
Take a good look at the Corsair Flash Voyager GT. It may be a little fat around the USB connector, but it is, according to the company, the fastest USB drive in the world. Well, that’s according to the company, so we can take that with a grain of salt, but still, impressive nonetheless. With reading speeds of up to 32 MB/s and write speeds of up to 25.6 MB/s, that might be hard to top, at least for now. Sadly, we don’t have word on pricing or availability, but we do know it will pack in 128GB of storage space.
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