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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:51 am

Making a connection with Doctor Who
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Dr Who's TARDIS
There is no question in anyone's mind who the real time lord is, it is of course Dr Who. Today we can bring you a bit of Time Lord Gadgetry in the shape of a USB hub in the guise of his very well known 1950's Blue Telephone box, the TARDIS. This 4 port USB hub is PC & MAC compatible and comes with approximately 140cm/55in of connection lead. The lead has a USB connection to your PC for power and connectivity and doesn't require an additional power supply.

Sounds of the TARDIS are created when a USB device is inserted into any of the hubs ports and when the demo button is pushed.

Dimensions - 12.5 cm / 5 inch High & 7cm square around the base.

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The demo button for sounds is the white square on one of the doors of the TARDIS.
The light on top of the TARDIS lights up blue when in use.

Remember to close USB devices down correctly to prevent loss of data. Also, if high powered devices are connected to your hub an additional adaptor may be required for that device (not the TARDIS unit itself).

What does TARDIS stand for - Time And Relative Dimension In Space. That's one point for the pub quiz.

Estimated cost to send via airmail to the USA - USD$25.00
http://www.thefunkycompany.com/shop/Pro ... Who-TARDIS
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Re: About USBs

Postby nesman » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:14 pm

That's pretty cute. New baby will have to get a job and buy that. :) Anybody needs their gutters cleaned?
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:20 am

nesman wrote:That's pretty cute. New baby will have to get a job and buy that. :) Anybody needs their gutters cleaned?


Nes :shock: Baby can't clean gutters...you get to clean baby! :wink:

Although babies are very clever people...I love the movie, Baby's Day Out.
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:05 am

Big, big storage...price-tag & warranty


DataTraveler 300
World's first 256 GB USB Flash drive

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Kingston's new DataTraveler® 300 USB Flash drive carries the highest capacity available on the market. Up to 90% of the drives content can be password protected and conveniently accessed due to the new Password Traveler software. No administrator rights are required. Fast transfer speeds guarantee smooth data flow to your host device.
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Re: About USBs

Postby battye » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:27 am

No way! :shock:

I wouldn't mind a 256GB flash drive :)
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:27 am

USB Yoda - Protecting Your PC & Mac

The Clone Wars Animated Yoda USB Desk Protector can detect motion up to 2 meters away, and he will say one of the following phrases.

‘In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side’
‘A disturbance in the Force there is’
‘Retreat! Cover you I will’
‘Still much to learn you have’
‘So certain of defeat are you, hmmm?’
‘Rush not into fight, long is the war – Only by surviving it will you prevail’
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:49 am

Carbon Neutral Wooden USB Flash Drive
The British company Flashbay has a new line of carbon neutral USB flash drives called “Nature Series”, featuring a natural hardwood shell from an PEFC certified source.
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The perfect blend of modern technology, environmentally sustainable materials and sophisticated styling, this USB Memory Stick is machined from European Maple (light wood). Complete with all the capabilities of a traditional Flash Drive and brandable by either colour printing or laser engraving, the Nature Series is perfect if you are looking for a distinctive product with a tactile feel and great visual appeal.
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Re: About USBs

Postby Rat » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:16 pm

I don't get it. It can't be carbon neutral can it? It certainly isn't Eco friendly. The little PCB inside certainly won't be going anywhere fast, right?
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:49 am

Yes you're right Rat! :)

Now if you wanted to get your eco jollies...you could name your company "Carbon Neutral".
Then, everywhere you put "your logo", eg on the USB, the warm & fuzzies would wash over you! :wink:
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:52 am

1TB Victorinox Flash Knife
Displayed at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show - that's a pretty swish Swiss Army Knife!

Victorinox SSD official: up to 1TB of high-speed storage crammed in a Swiss Army Knife (Update)
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:05 am

First Biodegradable Flash Drive

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E-waste and the amount we as a society create is becoming a major concern. Every year, more plastic clad devices are thrown out and left to sit in landfills for generations to come. This is why the ATP EarthDrive USB 2.0 flash drive is so interesting as it not only is made of biodegradable PLA - Polylactic acid - but is also built not to easily break in the first place. The eco-friendly flash drive not only has a retractable connection port to protect the delicate connectors when not in use, but it is also water, dust and shockproof.
ATP is vague on the details of how shockproof or waterproof the ATP EarthDrive is, but considering most devices in this price range, don't even pretend this to be a major point in the ATP EarthDrive's favour. Even better still is a portion of the $20 goes towards planting trees. It may not be the largest, fastest or most durable we have ever heard of but this does sound like a winner to us, particularly if you want to reduce your carbon footprint.
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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:22 am

LaCie RuggedKey

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It’ll be interesting to see where LaCie takes its product line now that Seagate has acquired the company. Our advice? Don’t mess with the Rugged series of hard drives and flash drives. The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is still the go-to product for extremists, but now the RuggedKey lets you take your data anywhere and keep it secure without the bulk of a hard drive enclosure.

Clearly, LaCie combined its two best products, borrowing the orange rubber aesthetic from the Rugged hard drives, and the actual USB key is almost identical to the discontinued IamaKey flash drive. The key is stylish and small enough to hang around with your car keys, and its water-resistant rubber covering protects against dust, heat, cold, and drops of up to 100 meters.
 
The RuggedKey caps out at 32GB of space (we tested the 16GB version), which isn’t much for the price you’re paying. Its transfer speeds help only marginally, with USB 3.0 read and write speeds topping out at 138MBps and 35MBps, respectively. Plus, Macs with the now-antiquated USB 2.0 will be stuck with 26MBps and 17MBps read and write speeds.

The RuggedKey can be password protected with secure AES 256-bit encryption. And it comes with a year of LaCie’s Wuala secure cloud storage software, which allows you to back up your content one-to-one, or to double the drive’s storage capacity, though naturally you’ll need Internet access to get to those files. Of course, you don’t actually need these services because Disk Utility and Dropbox can provide the same encryption and backup features, but Wuala can come in handy if you’re using the drive with different computers.
 
The bottom line. If you need a hardcore hard drive that can stand the test of time and carry decades of research wherever you go, invest in LaCie’s Rugged hard drive and partition it with a NTFS driver to make it available to Windows machines, too. But if you just need an easy-to-carry, multiplatform USB stick that can handle rough weather, the LaCie RuggedKey is worth its price.
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Re: About USBs

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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Wed May 15, 2013 1:29 am

A Complete Guide to the Universal Serial Bus


UPDATE: this document applies to USB 1.1 and USB 2.0.
For the latest information, please see USB 3.0 Explained.
http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/usb_3_explained.html


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Re: About USBs

Postby moongirl » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:04 am

Leef USB Bridge Shares Files Between Android & PC the Old-fashioned Way

June 27th, 2013
USB bridges have existed in one form or another since nearly the inception of Universal Serial Bus standard. The all new Leef Bridge, however, has a unique twist in that it works with between different OSes; at the same time, it can also be used as a typical thumbdrive. Boiled down to its very essence, the Leef Bridge is a USB 2.0 flash drive (16GB, 32GB & 64GB available), which comes with not one but two USB 2.0 ports. On one end is the typical full-sized USB port and on the other is a micro-USB jack. To use as a flash drive, simply slide out the full-sized recessed port, plug it into your Windows or Mac, and it will be recognized and utilized as just another storage device.
The magic really happens when you then remove the Leef Bridge from your first system, slide out and use the other side to plug it into your smartphone or tablet. When this is done, it once again will be seen as a just another storage device, albeit one that is now full of data and does not have to be formatted to before using it. This allows for seamless, hassle free transfer of movies, music & etc. without going through cloud, Wi-Fi or USB sync. All that is required is your device be running either Windows or Android Jelly Bean 4.1, and support micro USB OTG connectors. Leef has already complied a compatibility list which includes a number of HTC models; the entire Samsung Galaxy line; and about 10 Sony handsets. While it does come with special software, the drive is optimized for use with with ASTRO File Manager. With prices starting at $18 for 16GB, these dual-plug USB drives for Android are sure worth a look by all means.

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