USB

usb-utilitycharger

The USB Utility Charge Tool looks like multi-tool or pocket knife, but it's really a multi-bladed charging tool. There are several "blades" that you can use to charge your gadgets, including a 30 pin connector for the iPhone or iPod, a micro USB and a mini USB connector. There's also a USB adapter to connect [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
mimo-magicmonster-1

It doesn't make a difference if you use a desktop computer connected to a huge display, or a laptop with an 11 inch display, you will always want more screen space. I know for me that it was a pretty big adjustment when I downsized from a 27" inch iMac to a 13" Macbook Air. [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
victorinox-secure-1

The Victorinox Swiss Army Jetsetter USB Flash Drive combines a few "tools" with a removable USB flash drive which is available in 8, 16 and 32GB capacities. Will it become your new favorite EDC tool for home and office? Let's see. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. USB 2.0 Victorinox Swiss [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
usbpowermon

If you like to tinker with your own electronics projects or are a data geek who needs to know how much juice your tablet, smartphone or other USB device really needs to charge via USB, the Smartronix USB Power Meter will provide that info. It can also tell you how much power a USB port [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
ThinkGeek Tentacle

This USB-powered tentacle is firmly ensconced in the novelty department.  When plugged in, it wiggles and squirms back and forth, (somewhat) realistically emulating an octopus.  However, it holds no other use than being creepy-cool.  The current version holds no data, and judging from the consumer feedback, that's a bit of a sticking point.   It's [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News
lacie-petite-usb-key

LaCie has produced a key-shaped USB drive for some time, and their new PetiteKey is a tough little brother of their original Iamakey that Julie reviewed a few years ago.  The PetiteKey is only 1.61" X 0.83" X 0.14" and weighs 0.26 ounces.  This USB 2.0 drive has transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps.  It has [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
wms

Last year I bought 2 new TVs for my house. I got a great price on both of them, and the HD picture looks great on both of them.  And being the tech guy that I am, I immediately started looking for ways to take advantage of that gorgeous HD screen.  The TVs were not [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Wireless
iPhone5-with-ipad-keyboard-01

So, got a new iPhone 5 but can't find a charging dock?  Bluetooth keyboards aren't your style?  Well, do you have an Apple iPad keyboard dock?  All you'll need is the Apple's $29 Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. I'm a dock kind of person.  It's a personal thing.  The lack of 3rd party accessories for the new [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, iPhone, iPad, iPod
Apple lightning to usb-01

Shortly after the iPhone 5 was available for pre-order, I went ahead and ordered up a pair of extra Lightning-to-USB cables from the Apple Store so I would have some extras for the office and travel.  I got them today, before the anticipated Friday, September 21st iPhone 5 release date. The size difference is astonishing. [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
newertech_usboutlet-package

For a majority of us (especially those who regularly visit the Gadgeteer), the number of power-hungry tech-devices we must plug in is ever growing. Keeping those devices charged up while keeping the cable clutter down is a never-ending effort. To assist tech-toy junkies accomplish just that, NewerTechnology has released the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet, which replaces [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
brucelee-mimobot

When it comes to offering collectible USB flash drives, Mimobot is the leader. The latest addition to their Legends of MIMOBOT Series is the Bruce Lee X Mimobot. Available in 8, 16, 32 and 64GB capacities, this flash drive includes exclusive pre-loaded content such as sound bites from Bruce Lee’s classic movies, videos, icons, wallpapers [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
ego-iphone-3

USB flash drives are crazy useful. I use them regularly with my IT job at Cummins. Typically I keep one in a zippered Waterfield pouch in my Timbuk2 messenger bag. That usually works out fine and dandy, but sometimes I forget to put it in my pocket and have to run back to my desk [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
chargecard

ChargeCard is a clever USB cable for the iPhone that will never get in a tangle or knot. One end has a standard USB connector and the other end has a 30 pin iPhone connector. The cable folds up into a flat credit card shaped package that then fits in a card slot in your [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
bluemic-tiki

The Tiki Microphone from Blue Microphone is a USB mic that offers two different recording modes. Intelligent Speech Mode has the ability to isolate desirable sounds like voices so that it can minimize background noises like typing, computer fans, etc. It can even mute the mic if needed. This feature improves vocal clarity for online communication [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
el-charge-sync-6

My latest gadget goal is to lighten my gear bag load by half the weight and half the junk. One way to do that is to reduce the number of cables that I carry to just the bare essentials. I am not sure how they managed to breed, but looking in my gear bag pouches, [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
aviiq-readyclip-8

I'm in the process of reconfiguring my EDC (Everyday Carry) and have been looking at ways to condense and simplify the various cables that I currently have stuffed in my gear bag. When AViiQ recently offered to send me their Ready Clips, my ears perked up because they looked like a perfect replacement for my [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
pockettv

A few days ago Janet posted about Mini X TV Box from Brando that turns your TV into a smart TV by making it a monitor for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I thought it sounded like a really cool product until I heard about a new Kickstarter project called Pocket TV. The Pocket TV is an HDMI [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
bracketron_proflex-content

When I drive, my iPhone is typically rattling around a cup holder or the center armrest between the front seats, neither of which is ideal. I cannot tell you the number of times it has fallen over or crashed to the floor of my vehicle. It is definitely not the ideal way to treat your [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
avengers-usb

If you were one of the eleventy bazillion people that went to see Marvel's The Avengers movie a couple weekends ago, congrats, you helped break box office records. But now that you've seen the movie, you are probably suffering from Avengers withdraw... Fill the void with more Avengers by collecting Dane-Elec’s character replica USB drives. [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

Janet has been posting some interesting reviews of cables kits that take up minimal gear bag space while still providing an ability to charge and sync data with our favorite USB enabled devices. Check the related links below to read her full reviews. Her articles have caused me to look for alternatives for my own disorganized [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News