Wine bottle Shaped USB flash drives
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 | Author: Elaine

Custom Shape USB flash drives do not always have to be austere and elegant. As a matter of fact, they can even be designed in one of the most festive in the world champagne. ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. announced a few days before the new Choice DashDrive UC500, USB 2.0 is designed as a bottle of wine.The UC500 Choice DashDrive is not intended to be the “be-all, an end in itself” USB sticks. What it is, however, is the opportunity for consumers to have fun with their gadgets, so it seems ridiculous or not. In this spirit, the emphasis on speed and performance takes a little way to the overall design, although this is not necessarily an indicator of a USB low quality.

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The UC500 is constructed from a shiny metal case, and consumers have the opportunity to choose from two colors could enter, champagne gold and red sparkling. At the end of the bottle neck of wine, integrated USB has a hole that allows you to attach it to a keychain or lanyard, whatever happens to be your preference. Flash drive connector is enclosed within the housing when not used. The retractable design has a dual function: it serves to protect the connector and bottle shape allows the player to shine.

Another merit is the absence of that pesky plastic cap can be difficult to keep track. What is interesting about the design is DashDrive Choice curve. There are so many ways in which the reader may have proved bad taste, but the overall effect is a matter of style. The ADATA Choice DashDrive UC500 is available in three storage capacities and prices retail: $ 10.99 8 GB, 16 GB for $ 15.99 and 32GB for $ 26.99. The reader is compatible with all three major operating systems and comes with a lifetime warranty. Weighing only 7 grams (equivalent to the total weight of seven paper clips standard), it is also a USB port light enough. So if you want some fashion statement to go with your data storage, pick up a bottle of wine.

Recharge Your USB Devices Faster
Monday, October 22nd, 2012 | Author: Elaine Lee

Frequently,we need to recharge our devices, but we could not reach a resolution. For example, it is rare to get close to a power outlet in a coffee shop or airport. But with all mobile devices that you take with you while you travel, you should expect nothing less than to be able to charge these devices when you’re on the road too.

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To our joy, many of these mobile devices can be charged from your laptop and desktop charger laptop computer USB port or USB.This is great for people who are not always able to get a socket, but need to charge USB products such as smartphones, MP3 players and digital cameras.? You can even upload and manage your files from these devices while charging your computer.See a typical USB 2.0 port (like the kind found on most PCs) provides up to 500 mA (millamps) juice. But a type AC Wall Charger for, say, a Smartphone supply 900mA or more like 1000 mA – even if you plug the USB cable in the same charger.I explain what it means. If you want a faster charge your device, use a wall charger. Similarly, a car charger (the kind that plugs into a cigarette lighter) is more effective than the USB port of a PC, because they can deliver anywhere from 1.000 to 2.100 mA.

If your camera does not come with a wall charger, you can find several options gazillion on Ebay; If you need a batch of proper usb chargers, why not contact the qualified usb charger manufacturers? Just a random example: a 1000mA USB AC Charger for $ 1.99 shipped. Although the description says “iPhone”, it works with any mobile device.Therefore, the best way to recharge your USB device is an AC wall charger (car charger to provide a considerable amount of energy, your car must be turned on to charge your device is not completely environmentally friendly – In addition, it may be easier and cheaper access to an electrical outlet rather than a bicycle). ? This is the fastest way, almost without exception, to charge USB devices. Plug it in.

If you, like many people, are constantly moving and need to charge your devices, but do not have access to electricity, you can still use the USB port to recharge the battery of your device. ? However, USB 3.0 is the new development in the world and allows you to charge your USB devices with the same power as a wall charger. With USB 3.0, the electrical can be 900mA, which will help you charge your usb devices faster.

LaCie Released USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Drive
Thursday, October 18th, 2012 | Author: Elaine Lee

LaCie recently published two storage drives in its Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt series. READERS of the hard drive, 1 TB and 120 GB SSD, are first storage devices on the market at this liver function USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt technology. Therefore, we LaCie Rugged owns the Two Quick, more storage devices FEED by the market on the bus today. Team two Thunderbolt ports and USB 3.0 LaCie Rugged Series guarantees them meet surges users may transfer speeds IN whether using a non Mac PC peripheral e

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The “wild” series arrives with the MIL Thurs READERS the members. Readers may resist the April-June chute Data storage with the feet inside intact. And if you DO opt for the SSD, expect a healthy dose of resistance-to-vibration and shock. Reasons to pay Security 256-bit AES encryption included a Summer. The series is available via LaCie Rugged Apple retail, shop online LaCie LaCie Resellers and. Base prices start at $ 199.99.

The changing aspects of Cables and Hubs for USB 3.0
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | Author: Elaine

How Cables & Hubs Have Changed for USB 3.0The USB 3.0 is a high-speed transfer technology that answers to the demand for higher transfer speeds required by the greater bandwidth demand from certain devices.? Also known as SuperSpeed, it offers major improvements such as higher transfer rates (up to 4.8Gbps), increased maximum bus power, new power management features, full-duplex data transfers, support for new transfer types, backward USB 2.0 compatibility and new connectors and cables.

The major improvements of USB 3.0 are as the followings

  • Higher transfer rates (up to 4.8Gbps)
  • Increased maximum bus power
  • New power management features
  • Full-duplex data transfers
  • Support for new transfer types
  • Backward USB 2.0 compatibility
  • New connectors and cables

USB 3.0 has some differences beyond its increased speed. There have also been changes to the USB cables and hubs. Although USB 2.0 is the industry standard for data transfer, USB 3.0 is roughly 10 times faster than the USB 2.0. In many cases, USB 3.0 devices can offer three-fold to ten-fold increases in performance with. Essentially, it enhances the interaction between the device and the computer.

The cables and hubs for USB 3.0 differ from the cables and hubs of its predecessor. Since it facilitates faster transfer rates, there are double the amount of wires within the cable (the USB 2.0 cables currently have 4, whereas the USB 3.0 have 8).

The maximum cable length of USB 3.0 is 3 meters, two meters short of the USB 2.0’s maximum of 5 meters. However, a total of six cables can be strung together using five hubs if you require a longer cable.? Additionally, the usage of signal extenders which result in a 20-meter USB 3.0 extension system can power a remote device with 150mA power.

For those looking for higher data transfer rates and overall enhanced interaction between your device and your computer, the USB 3.0 is a major enhancement that will undoubtedly turn into the new standard of the Universal Serial Bus world.

Exciting USB Power ChargeCard for iPhone
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 | Author: Elaine Lee

Tired of carrying around a USB cable just to charge your iPhone? You are no longer left with such a limited set of choices now. A new kind of iPhone charging cable called the Charge Card is being promoted in Kickstarter. The ChargeCard USB cable for iPhone fits in your wallet.

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The original idea of the inventors of Noah and Adam Miller Dentzel said the card is a 30-pin USB charging cable rigid folded on itself. The body of the card is made of ABS plastic sustainability. The USB arm / plug that opens to the side of the card is made of a flexible thermoplastic elastomer. Measuring a tenth of an inch wide (2.54 mm), the apparatus is about three times thicker than a credit card. Considering that this is an iPhone charging cable we are talking about, it’s pretty impressive.

With a slim USB connector at one end and a 30-pin connector or micro-usb on the other, all you have to do is press the open connector of your phone and you’re good to go. With a $ 50,000 goal, Kickstarter project launched July 18 was funded $ 161,898 in August 27.

Mashable: “Just think, you’ll have it with you all the time, saving your bacon during those unfortunate occasions when your batteries run down to nothing.”

Now that’s exciting to have a small charger of iPhone! Then you will never need to stand with a dead iPhone in your hand. More mobile phone charger manufacturers.

The Japanese company Greenhouse plans to launch a unique design USB flash GH-UFD4GYUBI in mid-September. The flash memory appearance is designed with a human thumb, direct selling price is 1980 yen, which is a custom price.

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From the appearance of the product point of view, this U disk looks like human thumb basically with no difference.The U disk grows when you plug in the computer, just as the computer is growing a thumb. It also appears to be referred to as “Thumb (thumb) Drive”.

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This product supports Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4 and later systems. Product size is 23.6 × 25.6 × 61mm (amplitude × depth × height), and is about 19.2 g of weight.

Cool USB gadgets in our daily life
Wednesday, August 08th, 2012 | Author: Elaine

With the popularity of computer, more and more USB gadgets are used in our daily life. Today, I am to present you some interesting USB designs for you. Some of them, they have really hillarious function, like “USB Dance Mat”, and some of them are somehow useful, like the “USB Panic Button”. Anyway, take your time and hope you enjoy. The USB industry always successfully releases a wide selection of ridiculous devices, gadgets,  and computer accessories. Today we’re going to take a look at the creative and practice USB humidfier in our daily life.  Prepare yourself, and discover more useful usb gadgets.

1.  USB Humidifier

Topping the charts is the ground breaking USB Humidifier. Shove this next to your computer and you’ll get a lovely breeze of fresh, moist air. And look what we found, an R2-D2 humidifier for all you Star Wars geeks out there. What an excellent idea. It’s a good thing that computers love moisture, wait a second, no they don’t! But if you’re at adamant that because R2-D2 is a computer, plugged into your computer, he won’t do any harm to it, then please continue along your way.

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2. USB Feet Warmer and USB gloves

When winter comes, our body need heat to keep warm, especially the feet and our hands. With usb warmers of various kinds surrounds with you, you can normally work, watch TV or do some reading without efforts. Take a look at the cute usb warmer. Maybe your children like a rabbit or dog shape feet warmer to have fun.

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3. USB heater

Want to drink dome water when you are working around your computer without going far? Just buy a USB water heater and you can have a drink in time.

4. USB LED Lights.

It is useful to have a usb led light on your desk. This kind of led light I mentioned can be either the portable led lights like torches or the fixed ones

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So there are a selection of USB gadgets to rush out . Discover your own best USB gadgets.

As we mentioned before USB Cup Warmer with Hub is a device that doesn’t require any driver installation as it is a plug & play device. Hence we will skip the installation process since it doesn’t have one. First of all, we will test out its warmer/heater feature which is the main objective for purchasing this device. Before that user needs to look for a suitable cup; of course a good conductive cup likes aluminum or steel. We have a hard time to hunt for a suitable cup as the size that can be supported by this device is very limited but we still managed to get one at the end.
The heater will be start working once the USB cable is plugged and the switch is turned on; red LED will be lighted up. Around 2-3 minutes the surface of the USB Cup Warmer with Hub is starting to generate some heat and we have placed the aluminum cup on top of it with a cup of plain water (ambient temperature). The plain water became a bit warm after around 10 minutes and it was maintained at that level. It is a bit disappointing because it is not up to our expectation yet. However we believe that its performance will be better if it is used in non air-cond environment and use a cup with flat bottom base so that the heat will be transferred to the cup more effectively. 
Besides the heater feature, we have included some basic USB performance of this USB Cup Warmer with Hub although the USB hub is an additional feature of this device; green light will be lighted up.

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Conclusion
USB Cup Warmer is a creative device which allows user to keep his/her coffee/tea/drink without having hard time to keep on refilling with hot/warm drink. The heater is a bit underpowered where it is just able to keep the water slightly warm; the room for improvement is still there. For those are interest to get this device, we will suggest you get a unit which comes along with the cup since the cup is validated to achieve the expected result and besides that it will save the time to look for a suitable cup.

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How to Make a USB LED Light
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 | Author: Elaine

Commercial USB LED desk lights can be fully-functional lighting devices for viewing your documents and lighting your workspace. Most do-it-yourself desk lights, on the other hand, are simple, hastily-constructed conversation pieces built on-the-fly. Building a USB desk light out of junk from around the office can be a relaxing break time diversion. Including a resistor in the design of your LED USB light is important to ensure its longevity and prevent overheating.

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Things You’ll Need:Male USB cable ,LED ,Resistor ,Soldering iron and soldering wire ,Soda bottle plastic lid ,Foam cup ,CD ,Multitool with wire cutters, awl and knife attachments ,Electrical tape.

Instructions:

1.Cut the USB cable and expose the red and black copper wiring. Use the wire cutter on the multitool to strip away the wire insulation from ¾ inch from the end for both wires. Use the wire cutters gingerly to avoid damaging the copper cable inside.

2.Solder the resistor to one lead of the LED and the other end of the resistor to the black wire. To solder safely, use a soldering iron in your dominant hand and feed the soldering wire to the connection point slowly and evenly with your non-dominant hand. Solder the unattached end of the LED to the red wire.

3.Drill a hole with the awl attachment on the multitool in the soda bottle cap. Insert the LED light through the hole and tape it into place using electrical tape. Wrap exposed metal with electrical tape to insulate it and prevent electrical shock or short circuits.

4.Drill a hole with the awl attachment on the multitool in the foam cup and run the USB wire through the hole of the CD and cup, ensuring that the reflective side of the CD is facing upwards. Tape the CD , a soda bottle lid and a foam cup together to form a sturdy frame for the USB lamp with the electrical tape.

5.Using the knife attachment on the multitool, cut the drinking edge of the foam cup to allow the light to rest evenly on the table. Run the USB cable through the notch. Plug the USB cable into a free USB port on a computer to test the light.

Funny USB Fruit Shaped Web Cams
Monday, July 25th, 2011 | Author: Elaine

Looks like the gizmo geeks have really gone bizarre this time. We have just discovered USB fruit-shaped web cams, which have never been seen in the gizmo world. In fact, they look pretty cute, although the idea is still very wicked. These unprecedented USB web cams come in different fruit shapes. They are available in watermelon, apple and pear-shaped.

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You can pick your choose from any of your favorite fruit shape . Each fruit webcam comes with an 8-megapixel camera (which is not too bad at all). It is also capable of capturing images at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. If the innovative design and its features serve your interests then, you can pick them from Uxsight.com.

They are available for $12.70 each . Just make sure that you do not start chewing the USB web cam thinking that it’s your favorite fruit. Although the design looks somewhat weird and funny, the web cam somehow looks very attractive. I am going for this one for sure! I wonder how these crazy and yet innovative ideas came up!

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