Star Wars USB Hand Warmers

If you are looking to warm your hands this year whilst using your computer then you could check out these Star Wards USB handwarmers.

There are two models available, with one being black that has Darth Vader pictured on it and the other is Blue that has R2-D2 pictured on the USB handwarmer. [Read more...]

TRON Flash USB Drives Come in 4GB and 8GB Capacities

TRON: Legacy is launching soon. Along with that launch, expect a bunch of gizmos and gadgets to launch.

The first one up is the TRON USB Flash Drives that come in either a 4GB or 8GB capacity. Each is available in black or white. [Read more...]

Elecom Rotating Memory Card Reader

Elecom have created a memory card reader that has the ability to rotate. The reason for it doing this is so that you can move it more easily out of the way of other ports on your laptop.

The reader has a rounded end that allows the reader to rotate 180 degrees if needed. [Read more...]

The USB heated blanket

Yes thats right, the title is correct. Surely, come winter, you head down stairs to your computer or laptop when its nice and frosty outside. You don’t want to have to lug your bed covers with you and you don’t want to have to sit in front of a roaring fire with laptop in hand do you?

So what better way is there than to have with you a USB heated blanket? They come in 3 colours, pink, grey and navy blue.

With the blanket you get 2 USB cables. You can use one if its not sub-zero outside or both if the temperature decides to take a nosedive for that added heat and comfort. Its a novel and innovative idea to be able to sit on your couch with a laptop and be snug as a bug while being wrapped in this USB heated blanket.

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USB Flash Drive Cufflinks

Flash drives often come in a number of shapes and sizes. We have seen burger flash drives in the past along with other various items being used.

The latest I came across today are USB Flash Drive Cufflinks that allow you to hold a shirt cuff together as well as easily carry your data around with you.

Now introducing the perfect pair of cufflinks for work. 2GB USB Flash Drive Cufflinks (2 GB each, total 4 GB) are not only engravable, but feature functional USB drives making it possible for you to keep all of your must-have presentations and important documents with you wherever you go. Never be without functional fashion again.

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USB Port Cleaner from Brando

Brando come up with some odd gadgets and this next one joins that category.

The USB Port Cleaner has been designed to clean your USB ports on your laptop, PC, Mac and any other gadget with a regular sized port. The reasons for creating this are for the “need to clean them up occasionally in order for them to continuously conduct electricity efficiently and keep data flowing at the satisfactory speeds.”

The small USB sized gadget simply slots in a USB port and cleans the copper pins that are found in there.

The copper used for electrical contacts in the USB ports of your computer is subject to oxidization. Especially for those who always use their laptops at places near the sea, the problem will occur faster. But of course, no matter where your laptop is used, the problem will still occur. Over time, it’ll cause a film developed over the copper that provides insulating barrier, preventing good electrical contact between the USB port and the connector of the USB device.

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SanDisk XBox 360 USB Flash Drive now Available

SanDisk has confirmed that the XBox 360 USB flash drive is now shipping. A couple of capacities are available which include an 8GB model costing $24.99 and a larger 16GB model costing $69.99.

The drives carry the official XBox logo as they were built in a partnership with Microsoft [MSFT] and each drive can be used to take advantage of the firmware that was launched on April 6 that allowed external devices to be used to store saved games, profiles as well as demos, video and pictures.

Although SanDisk and Microsoft are saying the SanDisk flash drive is the “official” USB device for the XBox, this doesn’t prevent other 3rd party flash drives being used. [Read more...]

Deal of the Day: Kingston DataTraveler 16GB USB Flash Drive

Amazon currently have a good deal on for the 16GB DataTraveler from Kingston. Right now there is a 44% saving to be found taking the price down from $44.99 to $25.00.

The USB Flash Drive is USB 2.0 and can transfer data at 5MB/sec for write speeds and 10MB/s for read speeds. The design is capless and as any other USB flash drive is, it’s simple to use. [Read more...]

Scosche Dual USB Charger for iPad

If you purchased an Apple iPad this month you might have noticed that USB charging can be a bit hit and miss on some laptops and computers. This is due to the power requirements of the Apple iPad being a little too high for what a regular USB port can output.

The requirement that the iPad has is that at least 10 watts are needed from the port. Most USB 2.0 ports are below this causing the iPad not to charge when connected to your PC. This isn’t a huge problem though as it does come with a wall adapter allowing you to charge it that way.

The Scosche Dual USB charger has a couple of different USB ports on with one of them being designed specifically to provide enough power output to charge an iPad. This gadget is part of the Revive II line that comes with an AC adapter for usage in the home as well as a car adapter to charge while on the move. [Read more...]

USB Mass Storage Support on XBox 360 Coming April

Microsoft [MSFT] are releasing a firmware update for the XBox 360 on April 6 that will bring mass storage support on USB drives. This move will allow saved game date to be stored on a USB flash drive as well as other data including demos, profiles and more.

Once the firmware update is applied you need to visit the memory section of the menu system and configure the XBox to accept USB flash drives at that point. When inserting the drive a quick integrity check will be performed to ensure the flash drive is up to scratch and once done it will be ready for storing your saved data.

USB memory sticks up to 16GB in capacity can be used on the XBox 360. Well, I should say the XBox 360 will only take the first 16GB leaving the rest of the space to be used on your PC or Mac. [Read more...]

USB Fingerprint Reader with 8GB Flash Storage

If security is high up on your list of essentials for your laptop or computer then this little USB fingerprint reader device could be one option for you. The USB Fingerprint Lock FLash Disk is capable of encrypting files stored on it as well as your whole computer with a swype of a finger.

Worried about prying eyes and nosy neighbors? Want to encrypt your files and render your whole computer inaccessible to unauthorized users? Wish you could carry your passwords on the tips of your fingers? This USB fingerprint security flash drive can meet all your data security needs. Using just your fingerprints and this handy USB Fingerprint Lock Flash Disk, your important files and computer itself will virtually be inaccessible to anyone other than yourself.

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Corsair 128GB USB Flash Drive Launched

Corsair have announced a new range of USB flash drives that come in capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Each of the drives uses the USB 2.0 interface which on the surface seems like they are standing still. However, what Corsair have done here is use a new quad-channel architecture that brings speeds up to 34MB/s. This still isn’t as quick as what USB 3.0 can achieve but for those who want a huge capacity of 128GB at a USB 2.0 price that runs quicker than regular USB 2.0 devices then you aren’t going too far wrong. [Read more...]