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USB Cube Hub with On/Off Switch

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB

USB Cube HubSomebody finally decided to create a USB 2.0 Cube Hub that not only allows you to connect 4 devices, 2 of them can be turned off and on. What a great idea for people like us that only have two ports and one of them is solely dedicated to our mouse. At a size of 60 x 60 x 45mm and a weight of 127g, the hub works with Windows XP/Vista/200 and has a data transfer rate of up to 480Mbps. Available in 5 colors, pick one up for $12.00.

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Wine Stopper USB Memory Stick

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Design, Software

Wine Stopper USB StickWine connoisseurs/geeks, it’s time to say “Cheers!” Arwye Wan has designed a USB 2.0 flash drive shaped like a cork wine stopper. Handmade and at a size of 50 x 20mm, the stick holds 1GB memory and supports Windows, Linux and Mac. The storage device comes in a white gift box and will be available soon, so contact smediart for details and price. What a great idea for for a vineyard and/or retailers to get one with their logo on it and information about their product included in the design. Personally, our wine knowledge is pretty much limited to Ripple.

 

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Customized mimobot flash drive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Hot Deals, Storage

mimobot ecard

Mimoco has decided to let you personalize any mimobot flash drive you choose for Dad’s Day at no extra cost. Pick out the style and size you want, then send them an e- to fathersday@mimoco.com with a written or spoken message, photos, videos, and/or songs. After loading them, they will delete the files for your security. To make sure it gets there in time, there is a deadline of today by UPS ground or June 11 for UPS Next Day Air.

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SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Storage, USB

SATA DockThere is almost no end to the things that the SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock can do. With it you can plug a 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA Hardisk into your PC or Mac. It also functions as a USB 2.0 2-port hub and 4-slot card reader for SD, SDHC, MMC, compact flash, Memory stick, and others with adapter. At a size of 130 x 120 x 68mm and a weight of 475g, the dock supports Windows VISTA, XP and Mac OS. The dock comes with AC adapter, USB, ESATA, and power cables at a price of $79.00

Read More | Brando

GearJuice Rescue Charger

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Storage, USB

Rescue Charger

If those AA batteries in your cell phone, PDA, or other mobile device are running low, the GearJuice Rescue Charger can help. Put one in its case and plug into your device for up to 15 minutes of additional power. The Mini-USB output and compact design makes it more versatile and portable. The device also features built-in overcharge, temperature, and short circuit protection. The Rescue Charger will set you back a mere $11.99, well worth the expense if you tend to forget to recharge your gadgets.

 

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DataTraveler HyperX USB Flash Drive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Storage, Video Games, USB

HyperX Flash DriveKingston Technology, long associated with fast drivers, is offering up the DataTraveler HyperX USB flash and is trying to tantalize with the inclusion of a free 10 day World of Warcraft trial. Encased in metallic blue with black grips and capless, the drive promises transfer rates of 30Mbps read and 20Mbps write and will work with any Windows platform (but hints around that Vista is best.) The HyperX comes with a 5 year warranty, tech support, and is priced at £23.35 (~$45.00) for the 2GB version to £92.10 (~$179.00) for 8GB.

Read More | Kingston Technology via Pocket-lint


N5 for Nintendo DS & DS Lite

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Storage, Video Games, USB

N5The N5 is an updated version of the R4DS. The second generation storage device supports both Nintendo DS and Lite, needs no booting tool, has a card slot for Micro SD, FAT16 or 32, works by touchscreen or button with auto-detect. It supports rumble pak, memory pak, Moonshell, and has an open I/O interface. Perhaps the best feature is that you can load your cheat codes, not that we agree with that. The 2 x 0.8 x 0.3-inch N5 comes with a TF card reader and application CD and is available for $69.99.

(Thanks, Cassily)

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Unboxing Live 035: Drobo and DroboShare

Drobo is billed as the “World’s first data storage robot.”  We like to think of it as super, super simple data storage that also doubles as a fantastic backup destination. Backing up your data is both extremely boring, and excruciatingly essential. has tried to spice things up in this area with their technology in Leopard (which Drobo supports), and Windows Home Server offers easy backup for your Windows-based computers.

As you may recall, we got a full feature rundown of Drobo back at CES 2008, so check that out if you need a refresher, or in case you missed it. We were thoroughly impressed, and had to get our hands on one to bring you the scoop on what we think of the device after using it in the real world. While the review is soon to come, we knew you’d want to see the Drobo unboxed. Oh, and as a bonus, we also have the DroboShare as well. This add-on turns your Drobo into a NAS device, and can even pair two Drobos up together for the ultimate in small environment networked data storage.

Check out the video above for the full unboxing of the and DroboShare NAS device.


Belkin F5L008 Flexible Mouse Storage and Carrier

Mouse CarrierIf you don’t yet have an optical mouse that you can run on a Starbucks table or your knee, you might consider Belkin’s F5L008 flexible Mouse Storage and Carrier. Use it as a portable mouse pad when you travel, then stash your peripherals and accessories when you are done. The zippered gadget includes a hook for attaching to baggage or backpack. Available in 4 different color combinations, you can find it at the discounted price of only $8.79.

Read More | Geek Bros.

USB Mirror Card Reader

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop, Storage, USB

USB Mirror Card ReaderThe USB Mirror Card Reader is for all girlie girls and metrosexuals who are geeky, yet vain at the same time. Foldable and at a size of only 64 x 55 x 20mm and a weight of 50g, the card reader supports M2/T-Flas /MicroSD/Mini SD, SDHC/SD, Memory Stick PRO/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, and MMC/MMC-II/RS MMC/MMC Plus. With a transfer speed of up to 480Mbps, the reader will work with both Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.2. Choose from blue or gray for $15.00.

(Thanks, Fanny)

Read More | gadget4all

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