We're big fans of what Powermat has to offer here at Gear Live HQ, and that's why we think it's appropriate to feature them in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. What you've got here is a little panel with a built-in battery pack that lets you wirelessly charge your mobile devices. It folds up and is small enough to throw in a bag, and won't take up much space at all on a desk. On a full charge, you can charge an iPhone five times. The Powermat Travel Mat comes with adapters that allow you to charge any USB device, Nintendo DS, a few proprietary phone connectors, and iOS devices. The cool part here is that you just set your device on the mat, and it starts charging.
They typically sell for $130, but Amazon's got 'em for $69 right now.
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- Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse: The G700 typically sells for $99, but with the Logitech promo code you’ll get this 13-button wireless gaming mouse for $74.99.
- Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard: Normal price on this one is $120, but use the promo code and you’ll score it for $89. This is a new release from Logitech, so the discount is great. The keyboard has a GamePanel LCD and user-selectable RGB backlighting.
- Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset: Normal price on the G930 is $160, but with the promo code you’ll walk away with them for $120. These have a 40-foot wireless range and offer 7.1 channel surround sound with noise canceling boom mic.
Here are the links for the offers:
- Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse for 25% Off
- Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard for 25% Off
- Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset for 25% Off
We’re not sure what type of games TiVo thinks they are trying to play here, but the company has finally gotten around to getting their AN0100 802.11n wireless adapter to retail, and they’ve decided it best to charge more than just about any other wireless device of this kind on the market. That’s right, the TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter can be yours for a shocking $89.99. yeah, you get better range and throughput than you would on the Wireless G model, but, man, that price has us seriously considering the costs of just running an ethernet cable across the house.
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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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