We took some time to chat with MPower at CES 2010, and they gave us a quick demo of their Emergency Illuminator flashlight device. Definitely unique, as it has two battery compartments - one for standard, and one for a super-long lasting battery. In addition, the flashlight sports a USB port, which you can use to charge, say, your mobile phone, in the event of an emergency.
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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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Not being content at being the world’s biggest bookstore or having the lion’s share of the reader market, Amazon has just recently announced their line of audio/video and computer cables, launched under the AmazonBasics brand. Right now, the Amazon cable line will include HDMI, USB, and FireWire cables, CD-Rs, DVR+R, DVD-R, networking cables and other various home theater cables.
The prices here are similar to what you’d find on Monoprice, so you know they’re affordable. If they are quality products, then Amazon could easily make a killing here. You can check out the full AmazonBasics line now.
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Elecom has recently unveiled a new style of webcams with the UCAM-DLC300T Series. Not only is it a three megapixel USB webcam for the laptop or desktop, but it also works with the Sony Playstation 3, all while providing 30fps image transmission. It is available in black, white, pink, blue, and costs about $108.
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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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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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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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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.