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.
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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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Verbatim’s newest product is designed for those of us who could use a bit more at-a-glance information from the USB hard drives strewn across our desks. The InSight portable hard drive has a display that is always on, which shows important information such as the drive name and available free space. It runs at 5400 rpm with an 8 MB cache. You should be able to purchase one for $120 for the 320GB model, and $150 for the 500GB version.
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I realize that many shoot their own version of EdTV or The Truman Show with their webcams every day, what with this whole YouTube thing we keep hearing about. If that is you, then you may be interested in Microsoft’s LifeCam Cinema, which records in 720p HD at 30 frames per second. The LifeCam Cinema also touts autofocus, 4x digital zoom, noise-canceling microphone, and ClearFrame for “smoother video” (whatever that is.) It will support Windows 7, and will be available for $80 on September 9th.
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Verizon Wireless announced its long-awaited ZTE AD3700 USB modem on Friday. This modem plugs right in to the USB port of your laptop, and gives you EVDO in the United States and HSPA around the world with 3G service. It launched over the weekend with a price of $79.99, after $50 rebate.
For those of you who want some added security to your flash drive should consider the Flash Drive Lock. Hopefully, an info-thief won’t be able to dial the 1,000 possible combinations before you catch him or her trying to steal from you.
This little extra piece of security will cost you about $9.80 and is available Read More | Red Ferret
For those of you who are afraid of accidentally smashing your thumb drive, then you might want to invest in the Tuff-Clip USB stick from Verbatim. Not only is it made of tough ABS plastic, but it has a retractable cap and handy clip-on hook. It is available in 4GB and 8GB versions for $30 and $50, respectively.
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The other day I made a big deal over Sony’s ridiculous 2TB Memory Stick XC. Today, I am putting this tiny little microSD reader in the spotlight. Dubbed by many as a thumbnail drive, the entire apparatus is contained within the USB connector itself. How cool is that?
You can order it on GeekStuff4u for $150 for the 16GB model, or $35 for the 4GB.
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