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MIMO 710-SI don’t know what it is about the Mimo 710-S, but I just have to like it.  Maybe it’s because I could use a little portable flip-shut monitor for my laptop, even if it is 7-inches with 800x480 resolution.  Maybe it is because it attaches to my laptop easily via USB.  Actually, I think I like pretty much everything about the Mimo 710-S, except the price, which is $140.

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Gallery: Mimo 710-S portable and flippable monitor


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Logitech Unifying Receiver

I’m certain that many of you have the problem of too many devices and not enough USB ports.  Fortunately, is helping to solve this problem with their Unifying Receiver.  It is basically a wireless dongle that is designed to work with many new Logitech products including the K350/K340 wireless keyboard ($59.99/$49.99), as well as the Marathon Mouse M705/M505 ($69.99/$49.99).  Granted, Bluetooth could do the same thing, but those devices are a bit more expensive. We like where Logitech’s mind is at, so kudos to their forward thinking.

Read More | Engadget Chinese

Gallery: Logitech’s Unifying Receiver Solves a Common USB Problem


Beambox MiLi

The BeamBox MiLi (not to be confused with the Beambox projector,) is a universal charger that has two ports that can power up four devices, as well as a flip out car plug.  Not only that, it comes with interchangeable US, UK, Australian, and European plug adapters and much, much more.  Not bad for a $37 device, and it comes in nine colors. 

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Gallery: Beambox MiLi universal charger with dual USB power


C100S Polycom Skype CommunicatorMaybe it’s the word “communicator” in the name of the Polycom Communicator, but it reminds me of a certain tool that Captain Kirk used on the original Star Trek series, except the flap is on the other side. 

This Communicator enables the user to hold hands-free conversations, using high-quality microphones that can eliminate feedback and echoes.  It hooks up to your computer via USB, and is perfect for Skype conversations or as an external speaker.  You should be able to get the Polycom C100S USB Speakerphone for about $112.

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Shintaro wireless keyboardI know that some of you out there like wireless keyboards, so you might appreciate the Shintaro Wireless Media Center Keyboard. The main feature here is a built-in 400dpi trackpad, as well as integrated Media Center hotkeys, volume buttons, plus a USB receiver dongle.  The keyboard is powered by 2 AA batteries, and can be purchased for $57.

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Gallery: Shintaro Wireless Media Center Keyboard


Mediagate M2TV

MediaGate’s M2TV or MG-M²TV, is the “first superscripted HD media player” that supports video formats AVI, WMV9, MKV, Xvid, H.264, even RealVideo.  These formats, including music, can be sent to the user’s HDTV via HDMI or Component, and it can also take video from HDD, memory cards, and there are plans for Wi-Fi. The MediaGate MG-M2TV is available now for $119. 

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Gallery: MediaGate’s M2TV Media Player


Split StickI don’t know about you, but I’m pretty dependent on my flash drives.  Except for the amount of storage they hold, most of them are pretty much the same.  The Split Stick is different because it is double-sided. 

So the user gets 4GB of memory, but it is divided into two 2GB partitions, if you will.  That might be good if you want to differentiate your files, or if two people are sharing one stick.  The Split Stick is available for $19.99 in colors of orange, blue, pink, red, black, violet, grey, or green. 

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Gallery: Split Stick two-sided flash drive


Funco Flash Drives

Watch out, mimobots. Funko has their own 2GB flash drives based on the Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett. Decapitate your fave to get to the connector. While mimico’s designs are limited edition art, come in differing storage amounts and pre-loaded with content, Funkos have a little more detail and look more like the originals. The quartet will be available this October for $24.99 each.

 

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Gallery: Funko Star Wars Flash Drives


There is a never ending run of drives, many of them made out of everyday objects that have been gutted. This one, made by “laxap,” is composed of a real cigar, a small flash drive, some wire, 2 red LEDs, a resistor, and extension cable, paper and tape. When in use the end turns a bright red. You can get step-by-step instructions as well as a sample of his other USB creations that include the use of a highlighter, Slim Jim can and light bulb.

 

Read More | Instructables

Gallery: Video: USB Cigar Flash Memory Drive


Vertical Mouse 3The Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3 is, like both generations before it, designed to keep you wrist more naturally in a “handshake” position. With 5 programmable buttons and scroll wheel, the optical tracking can be adjusted from 800 to 2600dpi. There is a Break Reminder to let you know you have been on your PC too long. Choose between the left or right-handed wired version for $80.00 or the right-handed wireless for $120.00.

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Gallery: Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3


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