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Beer-Filled USB Drive Guaranteed to Not Give You a Buzz

Beer-Filled USB Drive Guaranteed to Not Give You a Buzz
Filling electronic gadgets with liquid just seems like a bad idea. But if you’re a beer connoisseur (and Budweiser happens to be your drink of choice), then you might want to check out this ridiculous flash drive.

USB Chargeable Mini Flashlight: for Techie Boy Scouts

USB Chargeable Mini Flashlight: for Techie Boy Scouts
Got a spare USB port on your PC, laptop or car? Plug in one of these rechargeable flashlights and always be prepared for darkness or impromptu pretend lightsaber battles. Alan Wake would kill to have one of these.
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Retro USB Mouse Sends Your Computer Back… to the Past

Retro USB Mouse Sends Your Computer Back… to the Past
If there’s one thing I don’t miss about the early days of GUI-based computing, it’s those uncomfortable mice with the squared-off edges, which clearly weren’t designed for the human hand. About the only thing worse in my opinion was those stupid puck mice that came with the original iMac.

LockDown USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure: Swappable Secure Storage

LockDown USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure: Swappable Secure Storage
Many modern portable hard drives already come with hardware encryption, but if you have extra 2.5″ hard drives, you can turn those into secure storage devices with the LockDown USB 3.0 enclosure from Satechi.

CloudFTP Lifts Up USB-bound Data to Your Own Personal Cloud

CloudFTP Lifts Up USB-bound Data to Your Own Personal Cloud
There are already a handful of solutions for streaming data to and from your portable device. You can use Dropbox or apps like Air Video or GoodReader to stream or transfer data. There are also products like Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite, a hard drive with wireless streaming capabilities.

QuNeo Multitouch Controller Looks Like a Game-Changer for Electronic Music

QuNeo Multitouch Controller Looks Like a Game-Changer for Electronic Music
Electronic musicians and DJs, here’s something you guys will probably love. It’s a new MIDI/USB controller which looks pretty spectactular, especially when you consider the relatively low price, which starts at just 200 bucks.

Optimus Popularis and Mini Six Keyboards: Let the Pre-Orders (and Drooling) Begins

Optimus Popularis and Mini Six Keyboards: Let the Pre-Orders (and Drooling) Begins
Anyone waiting for Art Lebedev’s updated keyboards to come out, I’ve got some good news. Lebedev today started taking pre-orders for the sexy new versions of his colorful, programmable keyboards.

USB Toast Handwarmers Might Leave Butter and Jam on Your Keys

USB Toast Handwarmers Might Leave Butter and Jam on Your Keys
How often have you said to yourself while typing on your computer, “gee, my hands are freezing.” Okay, unless you work in the Ice Hotel, it’s probably not that frequent of an issue. Still if you could use cold hands as an excuse to wear these, would it change your mind?

Funtendo Puts the Fun in Nintendo Emulators. Oh Wait.

Funtendo Puts the Fun in Nintendo Emulators. Oh Wait.
Emulators are everywhere these days, as are USB adapters for console controllers. But the guys at Gadget Gangster have come up with Funtendo, a DIY box that combine both Nintendo emulators and controller adapters for convenient retro gaming.

JTT Adapter for iOS Devices Adds the Ports that Apple Won’t

JTT Adapter for iOS Devices Adds the Ports that Apple Won’t
Japanese manufacturer JTT has released an adapter that adds a variety of connectivity options to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It has both an HDMI out and analog AV out, a USB port and a mini-USB port that you can use to charge your iOS device.

World’s First Elastic Electric and Data Cables: Go Go Gadget Cable!

World’s First Elastic Electric and Data Cables: Go Go Gadget Cable!
The march towards a wireless world is an uphill battle, so it’s nice to see improvements for the good ol’ cable. Japanese company Asahi Kasei Fibers has developed Roboden, the world’s first elastic electric and data cable.

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks
Earlier this year, we featured a flash drive with a literally puzzling handmade casing, which requires the user to enter a 5-digit combination via a series of wheel locks to gain access to the flash drive itself.

Amoeba Modular USB Flash Drive Lets You Literally Compartmentalize Your Data

Amoeba Modular USB Flash Drive Lets You Literally Compartmentalize Your Data
I often use flash drives to share documents or files with other people, especially when they’re confidential or when they’re too large to send as email attachments. I use a 16GB USB drive, so I often already have tons of other files, some of them personal, on the flash drive that some of my colleagues borrow.

FXI Cotton Candy Prototype: Super Hyper Mega Ultra Portable Computing

FXI Cotton Candy Prototype: Super Hyper Mega Ultra Portable Computing
Most of today’s portable consumer computers are nothing but screen – tablets, smartphones, media players, etc. We also have monitors and HDTVs that have their own USB or HDMI ports. A Norweigan company called FXI Technologies is taking advantage of that and the projected rise of cloud computing by creating a pocket-size computer which has everything but a screen.

Submarine USB Hub: A Sub Hub for Your Flash Dives

Submarine USB Hub: A Sub Hub for Your Flash Dives
A couple of years back, I found these USB flash drives which looked like miniature submarines. I always thought they looked pretty cool, but I think they never got past the concept stage. But you can still live out desktop reenactments of Das Boot or The Hunt for Red October with this submarine-inspired USB hub.

Kensington AbsolutePower Charges Absolutely

Kensington AbsolutePower Charges Absolutely
Another week, another charger. But while most of the portable electron tanks we’ve featured are only for smartphones or tablets, the AbsolutePower from Kensington packs 100W, enough to charge a laptop.
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