Are you unimpressed by the current crop of portable battery chargers on the market? Boy, you’re hard to impress. But even with your high standards, there’s a good chance you’ll be interested with the Epiphany OnE Puck.
There are plenty of ways to secure your ahem naughty files, from using hidden folders and strange names, but if you’re really paranoid, you might have to do even more. The PE Secure Hard Drive takes securing your files to the next level, going beyond password and encryption technologies.
I’ve seen some unusual lamps in my time, but I have to say this is the first time I’ve ever seen a lamp that’s designed to look like a dollop of poo. Yep, in this world of crazy, crowdsourced ideas, we officially have they quirkiest product to turn up on Quirky yet.
Remember that clever USB hub and drive combo that looked like a pig and her piglets? At the time, it was just a design concept, and now it’s been made real. As a matter of fact, we’re getting a whole series of mama animals and their younglings in USB form.
There are tons of gaming keyboards on the market today, and many of them share the same basic feature set. Acessory maker SteelSeries has unveiled a new gaming keyboard called the Apex that has an impressively customizable backlighting system to set it apart from the masses.
Dell Wyse – the cloud computing company acquired by Dell in May 2012 – may soon be entering its bet on the emerging PC on a stick genre. While the previous examples of these flash drive computers we’ve seen use Android as their primary operating system, Dell’s product will also run on Android, but will give customers the freedom to choose from different OSes to actually use.
Compared to the rather sloth-like USB 2.0 port, the current USB 3.0 ports found on some computers and notebooks on the market today are insanely fast. The original USB 3.0 port support data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps.
There are two ways to solve the problems posed by the short cables in gadget chargers – we can either get longer cables or get more accessible outlets. Etsy artist Jordan Waters makes the latter: a table lamp that’s equipped with USB ports as well as an AC outlet.
Passwords are one of the weakest links of online security. Or rather, people who have weak passwords are the weakest links. I personally know of a couple of people who use dead simple passwords because they’re afraid that if they use more secure but more complex ones that they’ll just forget those and end up locking themselves out of their own accounts.
At first glance, I was all prepared to make fun of Thanko’s latest USB-powered product, then I realized it’s genius. If you don’t understand how useful a brush that blows a mist in your hair could be, you obviously don’t have a stubborn eight-year-old girl at home.
The Xim Edge is an adapter that lets console gamers borrow one of the strengths of the PC master race, letting you connect keyboards, mice, joysticks or other USB-based input peripherals to an Xbox 360 or a PS3.
I’ve always enjoyed those little Mimobot Star Wars flash drives, though their bulbous heads always seemed a little weird to me – especially Yoda. They’re quirky, yes, but they never looked exactly like the original Star Wars characters they’re attempting to represent.
If you’re a comic book geek or love Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies, get your wallet out. A company called Infothink has created a new Batman flash drive based on The Dark Knight Rises, and it looks pretty cool.
If you’re like me, you loathe the idea of using a trackpad on your laptop. I grew up using mice, and I’m about 1000 times more efficient using a mouse than a trackpad. So whenever I hit the road, I carry a mouse everywhere I go.
If there’s one thing that people tend to toss around a lot, it’s USB flash drives. Since they are getting so small, they can easily be lost. In order to cut down on all that electronic waste, why not get a green USB flash drive, one made out of paper?
When I upgraded to the iPhone 5, I didn’t really think about how much of a pain it would be to find charging cables that fit Apple’s new Lightning connector. Sure, there are more and more products hitting the market these days, and I carry around the Lightning-to-30-pin-adapter in my bag, but I really like the idea of the Nomad Cable, a tiny Lightning-to-USB cable you can carry around on your keychain.