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Our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is in full swing - we are adding our recommendations daily, aimed at men, women, teens, families, techies, and more. If you need help figuring out what to get the people in your life, head on over to our Guide for some ideas. We’ll even be giving away some of the items featured this year!
As if most people don’t have enough things crammed into their wallets, Wallatex has developed a flash drive that is the size and thickness (pretty close anyway) of a credit card. The Wallet Flash as it is so aptly named, can be had in a myriad of capacities from 64MB all the way up to 2GB. With ample “real estate” for company branding, the Wallet Flash can easily be used for promotional purposes, and the optional magnetic stripe lends the possibility of a multi-purpose card. Walletex has designed durability into the flash drive as it is waterproof, temperature tolerant, and made of “double laminated unbreakable plastic”. Unbreakable sounds good on paper, but that little USB connector sticking off of the drive is just begging to be snapped off.
These USB sticks takes the “stick” part quite literally. Available in flavors of 128MB to 1GB, this is one of the most interesting designs in electronics we’ve seen in a while. You can get a quote on one of these on the OOMS Product Page. While you’re there, check out their wireframe chairs.
Calling all retro gaming geeks - now’s your chance to show your roots at the next LAN party while developing a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome. These computer mice do look cool, we must say. Pretending that your click-fingers are really Mario’s feet stomping the head of the Goomba has gotta be good times. Of course, a Mario version - also lacking anti-aliasing - is available as well. You can grab one for $14.95 USD.
MyFlix was showcasing their Game Boy Advanced DVD player, a device that allows you to plug in a GBA SP through its cartridge slot and play back full DVDs. The quality of the screen was definitely watchable, and they assure me that they’ll be slimming down the actual unit, which itself was just a tad bulky. It will retail for close to $70 and be available in normal retail markets and online in July. Battery life was the one element that I had a few misgivings about—3-4 hours for four AAs. (They suggested rechargeables, natch.) The unit does have an AC adapter and they’re looking to integrate speakers. It also has a standard minijack headphone jack.
In addition to the MyFlix, they were also demoing the MyFrame, an affordable, USB-based digital picture frame. Essentially a tiny, USB-based display, the unit pulls pictures and power from your nearby computer. Adding pictures is as simple as dragging them to their software, and you can control the slideshow details. The unit will retail for about $70 as well, and the way they can get the cost down is by using a smaller, limited viewing angle LCD. It’s about 3.5”, and the easel it rests on is adjustable so you can set it for your normal sitting position at your desk. It’s actually a pretty neat solution for office pictures, and affordable enough to make sense to buy for mom.
There are so many unique USB devices out there, that it seems many have lost focus of what the USB slot is meant for. Today, we tried out a device that is marginally unique, but seems old-school due only to the fact that so many other USB devices are just too zany. We just received this interesting USB device from Antec which they are calling the FANPAL. You see, it’s cool because it’s spelled with all CAPS. Nonetheless, we just hooked it up and have a few short impressions of the device, which you can check out after the jump.
Oh, by the way, we are giving one of these away. Go win it.
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