Projectors are making quite a splash in the consumer gadgets market these days, and many of them are getting smaller. This is especially true of the Beambox Essential G2, which weighs in a mere 75 grams.
Anything that you want to project is possible with just a USB connection, which can serve as the primary power source. It can also hold some images and some video with 1GB worth of storage space. The LED bulb produces 20 lumens, and will last for 30,000 hours.
The Beambox Essential G2 can be purchase from the BeamBox site for about $250. It comes with a mini-tripod, a remote control, as well as driver software.
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Okay, check it. We know that media consumption is growing rapidly, those torrents are flying fast and furiously, and sometimes you just want the convenience of not having to being a notebook with you. We get it. But really, there’s no excuse to drop $900 on Kingston’s DataTraveler 300 256GB thumb drive, okay? Just buy a netbook! Or four 64GB thumb drives for a fraction of the cost. These aren’t available yet in the US, so let’s hope that when they do make it over here, that price drops just a tad.
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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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There is a never ending run of USB 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.
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We wish that other places were as up to date technologically as Europe. Sony Ericsson, Nokia, RIM, Apple and other companies have joined with the European Union to standardize a universal USB cell phone charger next year. Not only will it be easier to only have one charger, it will be good for the environment. Phones built with the new standard in mind should start hitting European shelves next year.
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Extreme sports freaks will dig the Game Time Schedule Watches. Each is programmed with your favorite team’s schedule as well as the other teams. It provides you with current opponent and game time and future or past games. The watch is available in most major sports types and connects by USB to download the next season’s schedule. It also has an mini-tune to let you know when it is game time, an alarm, backlighting and is water-resistant. Most of them run about $89.00.
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Since the summer heat is upon us, and in some cases more than usual, maybe it is time to hook up a fan to your PC. This USB Airplane’s blades are soft to protect the young and it comes with an off/on switch. It also doubles as a 4-port hub. Plug it in and you get takeoff sound effects for 5 seconds. Available in white or silver, the plane carries a MSRP of $14.00.
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CPAs and others who are constantly fighting with numbers will appreciate this Mouse Pad that also works as a 10-digit calculator that includes M+, M-, MRC calculation and has an on/off switch when only the pad is needed. It will light up in the wee small hours of the morning and can be used as a USB 1.1 port hub. The device will work by LR44 battery (included) or 5V adapter (not included) and has a price of $17.99.
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Our bud Mr. Jones has announced 3 new Tengus that come complete with hideous hair and character stickers. Available in the form of Rotten, Stardust and Woodstock, each All Star bops to the beat like the original Tengu, is compatible with both PC and Mac, and is plug and play from your USB port. The precocious Tengus also come with their own USB cables and have a price of GBP 25.00 (~$41.00) apiece.
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Garmin’s new Foretrex 401 GPS device is an improvement over its 201. About 20% smaller than the original, it has a display that is about the same size. Designed for the outdoorsy type, it is lightweight, waterproof, and features a 2-axis digital compass, barometric altimeter and USB connection for data sharing and updates. At a weight of only 3 oz., the 401 needs 2 AAA batteries for up to 24 hours of usage and should retail for about $250.000 this month.
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