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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:19 am

Moon's USB heaven :wink:

Moon USB Memory Key
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Set a fashion statement and let technology become your personal jewel! The pendant is a 2 GB USB key with a high-speed 2.0 interface for the storage of about 500 songs or 2000 photos for the most precious data. A polished stainless steel body is the setting for the fully facetted clear crystal.

The Moon USB Memory Keys have a polished stainless steel body with either a fully faceted Chrome or clear crystal. They come with a retractable USB connector that can be released by pressing the crystal chaton on top. All four are now in 2GB, a rather disappointing upgrade taken account into their pricing. The Moons currently retail for €190 each.

http://www.swarovski.com/product/Moon+U ... gin=detail
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:40 am

The Effect Of Dominoes - Is Pretty Flash!!
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Flash drives that use capacity meters to give you a (fairly) accurate representation of available drive space aren't anything new - we reviewed the Lexar JumpDrive Mercury and its LCD meter back in May, 2006 - but that doesn't mean designers aren't trying to come up with new variations and make use of this technology in new and interesting ways. Today's example: a set of flash drives shaped like domino. Two drives fit together to make one domino and each domino dot represents 1/9th of the drive's capacity - fill that amount and the dot lights up.

The domino design isn't anything more than a mapped-out dream at this point, but looking at it, we think modern art more than anything else. We're imagining an exhibit laid out like a game of dominos, with pictures and videos of dominos taking up the capacity on each drive to give the different numbers of dots.

http://www.everythingusb.com/domino-fla ... 14131.html
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:13 am

Don't use force...just let the force be with you!! :wink:
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The drives are available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities and ship preloaded with software including mimoByte sound software and the mimoDesk personalization suite of icons. All of them are being built in limited quantities and can be ordered right now starting at $49.95 for the 1GB and going up to $109.95 for the 8GB versions.

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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:09 am

This has a geekish ring about it...if u(sb) know what I mean!! :wink:

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Wow... this is like some engagement rings that avid readers of Everything USB would use for proposal of marriage. Even if it's just concept, the size of the crystal is just out of this world. The ring is tethered to the flash drive component, which we reckon might be an ideal location to store the love poems or whatever. Oddly, the two rings can be joined, allowing content to be exchanged. How this works without battery power is beyond us. Nonetheless, if your loved one is also a USB geek, this might be you need. There are obviously other choices of Swaroski flash drives if you are quite ready for this crystal USB ring insanity.
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:22 pm

Mix Tape USB Drive - For Mac & PC

"Home taping never killed music!" :lol:
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:07 am

Kookie Cookie USB Drives

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Low Calorie Cookie USB Flash Drive for the Ladies
The drives have a 2GB capacity, and are available in a few styles and colors including a cookie bear and a strawberry necklace. The storage for the devices is to microSD cards and some feature removable card readers that will allow you to swap microSD cards as needed.
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:09 pm

Paper-Clip Sized USB
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For those requiring the ultimate in data storage portability, the Imation Atom Flash Drive is the answer. The smallest form factor of all Imation flash drives, the Atom's ultra compact design is ideal for people on the go. Password protection and drive partitioning capabilities enable safe and efficient information management. Attach this drive directly to your other mobile devices and conveniently access your digital files when you need them, where you need them. The Atom drive uses the Imation SIP (system in package) module and allows storage of up to 8GB of data.

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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:14 am

Don't be a USB worrier!! This little USB warrior is password protected (for Windows) :wink:

Data Traveler Terra Cotta: A Nice USB Memory Drive from Kingston
Kingston released nice new USB memory key with a Chinese terracotta warrior design. Our little warrior features 4GB of memory, password protection software, and provides a reading speed of 15MB/s and a writing speed of 7MB/s.
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:53 pm

Protecting Your USBs

Truecrypt
Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.

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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:35 am

A limited edition, glow-in-the-dark guardian of the USB-World :wink:

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Perhaps only the god knows when Mimobot can stop milking on the current flash drive design that has made C-3PO, Darth Sidious, Master Chief and a bunch of others look like weirdos. This time, Mimobot comes up with rayD8gig - an inversely-colored skeletal figure combing black paint and a glow-in the-dark base. The 2.5" by 1" designer USB drive like all the other Mimobots will let you customize sound effects played during drive mount and removal. As the name implies, rayD8gig will ship only in 8GB capacity, but not so obvious is that only 200 will be made going for $99.95 each.

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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:47 am

Swiss Army Knife
The Presentation Pro is Bluetooth enabled and comes with data storage capabilities.

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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:51 am

R2-D2 USB Hub
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Almost as versatile as a real Astromech

There are lots of astromechs out there, but no design more popular than the venerable R2 unit. Sure, R4's are great, but they lack the personality R2 units are known for. Not everyone can speak in bleeps and bloops, but you won't have much trouble getting the gist of what they say.

While we don't yet have the technology in this corner of the galaxy for fully automated repair droids like R2 units, we can get a portion of R2's versatility into something small enough to sit on your desk.

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* Official Star Wars R2-D2 4-Port USB Hub
* 4 USB 2.0 ports ports along the base of his chassis
* Chirps, squeals and beeps when you plug a new device into him
* Articulated legs allow R2 to stand up straight, or recline
* Powered by the USB bus, so a power supply isn't necessary for operation
o Some high-powered USB devices may need extra power, so R2 accepts a 7.5A external power supply (not included)

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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:22 pm

Giving the old USB a hammering!!
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Plankton (not the tiny green nemesis of Sponge Bob and Mr. Crab) has a very interesting flash drive that looks like a giant nail driven into your computer. The drive is called Nailed and is made from polyurethane and iron. The drive measures 90 x 34mm, and has 1GB of flash storage. The price to get nailed is 29 euro and I am not sure if you can get one in the US.
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:20 am

The USB key to your success!!

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LaCie has just announced the iamaKey, itsaKey and passKey USB flash drives. They have a design that I can’t believe hasn’t happened until now. They are shaped like - keys.

Available in 4 and 8GB versions, the iamaKey has a metal body and Gold SIP connectors, making it both water and scratch- resistant. It is also ReadyBoost compatible.

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http://the-gadgeteer.com/2009/03/08/lac ... ve-review/
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:53 am

And another from LaCie - Bronze 4GB / Silver 8GB
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With the new LaCie CurrenKey you can easily transfer and transport your important data. The inventive, appealing coin design is both eye-catching and practical, and the USB connector can be revealed by a simple twist. With the universal Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, the cross-platform LaCie CurrenKey can be used with all PC or Mac computers. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 not only offers universal compatibility and cross-platform convenience, but features hot-pluggable connection and high-speed transfer rates.

The metal die-cast construction of the LaCie CurrenKey makes it sturdy and dependable. It’s backward compatible with USB 1.1, so you can use it with any computer. A product of the 5.5 Designers firm, the LaCie CurrenKey fits in your pocket, letting you take your data with you wherever you go. The third in a line of new collectible products produced in conjunction with 5.5 Designers, the stylish CurrenKey is a practical tool for your home or business, but its playful and inventive design differentiates it from other USB Flash drives on the market.
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