We travelers carry with us a growing number of devices that charge via USB: phones, tablets, cameras, and more. While devices are solid, easily stored objects, their power cords and wall adapters are nebulous masses of frustration at the bottom of a backpack! The Aviiq Portable Charging Station aims to address this problem by providing a neat carrying case with a removable, four port USB power hub. It provides spools for cables and lays them in such a way that removing them isn’t wholly necessary. ThinkComputers has the review.
Just about every USB device once purchases comes with a USB cable. However, any person who has a lot of USB devices can veritably explain that not all USB cables are created equal. We first saw Aviiq’s ReadyClips USB cables at CES this year. This trio includes cables with a standard USB A male connector on one end and a micro USB connector (for phones, primarily), mini USB connector (for cameras and such), or an iPod connector.
Today we’re looking at Hornettek’s “SHARK” 2.5-inch SATA drive enclosure. You take your existing 2.5” drive and put in the enclosure and voila! Portable drive! The SHARK utilizes USB 3.0 technology, giving it an edge over comparable products still using USB 2.0. Crafted from Aluminum, the enclosure is definitely one designed with the aesthetic-oriented tech crowd in mind. Keeping this in mind, does it keep up in terms of performance too? Read on to find out more..
When you are mainly a desktop user and are used to your home setup it is very uncomfortable and hard to get adjusted to a different system or a laptop. This happens to me all the time when I am traveling, especially because my home system is setup with dual displays. Laptops only have 1 screen, but what if I was to tell you that Lenovo has a light in thin portable travel monitor that you can plug into a laptop or PC that has a USB connection? The monitor I am talking about is the ThinkVision LT1421. Read on as we check it out!
If you are a desktop user and use multiple screens going back to a single screen can take some adjustment and also results in less productivity. I always have to adjust to a single screen when I am traveling or if I’m out for the day. You do not realize the importance of multiple displays until you are limited to using a single display. Lenovo knows how many people rely of multiple display setups and has a perfect little monitor that you can easily team with your laptop. It is their ThinkVision Portable USB Monitor. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.
Windows 8, it seems like we have been hearing a lot about it over the past couple of months. Recently Microsoft has released the consumer preview, which is free to download so you can try out the new operating system before it ships. If you have ever installed any Windows operating system from a CD or DVD you know it can be very time consuming. Why not speed up the process by installing the operating system using a USB flash drive. In this article we will show you how to take the Window 8 ISO and put it on a flash drive for fast and easy installation.
Fremont, Calif. – January 4, 2012 – AOC, the worldwide leader in HD television and monitor display technology, announces the 22-inch USB Monitor, a sleek full high definition LED monitor that receives both power and signal solely through USB connection. The energy-efficient and affordable 22-inch USB Monitor (e2251Fwu) offers simple plug-and-play connectivity, making the productivity benefits of dual- and multi-monitor computing available to the masses. The e2251Fwu is equally suitable for business, gaming and entertainment use with its convenient built-in USB port and excellent image quality. A great productivity enhancement for anyone who runs multiple applications, the 22-inch AOC USB Monitor will be available for $199 at national retailers in February 2012. The e2251Fwu will also be showcased at the Bellagio, Monet 3 Ballroom, at the International CES 2012, January 10-13, 2012.
Connectivity is king for external storage devices. The more ways a user can connect, the more ways the user can access their data in any situation. The IOCELL NetDisk SOLO NEWFAST is a sleek external hard drive enclosure offering four ways of connecting to the drive: USB, eSATA, direct Ethernet, and via a network connection. ThinkComputers has the review.
External hard drive enclosures are nothing new, we have seen them since the USB 1.0 days. Now that USB 3.0 is becoming standard on most motherboards and cases we are seeing many USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosures coming out. One such external hard drive enclosure is the Goliath from Hornettek. This is a larger external hard drive enclosure as the name Goliath suggests so it will fit a 3.5-inch hard drive. Let’s check it out and see what is all about.
We’ve all done it, spent long hours at night working on a project on our computers. If you are working at night with no other lights on besides the light on your monitor your eyes can easily become strained. There have been many tests and studies that have confirmed this. There have also been studies on illumination around a display and they have concluded that back illumination of a display causes less eye strain and eye fatigue. I don’t know that many displays that offer this feature, so SoundScience has come up with a simple fix, the Halo 6 LED Lighting Kit. Let’s take a look at see what it’s all about.
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