What’s a Poken you may ask? On the other hand you may say “Who cares?”
For those interested, a Poken is a little device – a sort of character which is made up of a hand (which has a USB connector) which slots into the character part of the unit. The hand is a sort of RFID device (it actually uses magnetic induction) and when touched on to another Poken, they swap Poken IDs and it glows green to show that it’s working.
An interesting concept.
Continue reading Poken Review: Nice Legs, Shame About The Face (18%)
It’s starting to feel like we could almost start a new site _just_ about data loss in the UK.
The latest is West Midlands Police who are reported as having lost a 4GB USB memory stick containing unencrypted classified information about suspected terrorists.
Continue reading Police USB Memory Stick Lost
If you’re looking for a server to centralise your data on to, but don’t need to go as far as a NAS – or indeed don’t want to have the noise that normally come with a NAS, you might want to take a look at Bubba Two.
It’s a stylish, silent mini server that can current host up to 1TB of storage, with further expansion possible.
Continue reading Bubba Two: Silent Server
Solid State Drives (SSD) have been discussed for a long time in the industry and the release of the MacBook Air raised it into the minds of the general public, as there was an option to have one instead of the more normal hard drive.
Continue reading pSSD: SanDisk Moving To SSD For Low-cost Laptops
It doesn’t seem that long ago that our office used to rattle to the deafening sound of a chunky monochrome dot matrix printer producing its highly variable printouts, but if proof were needed of the onward march of technology, check out Samsung’s new bijou colour laser printers.
Continue reading Samsung CLP-315K Colour Laser Printer Claims “World’s Smallest” Tag
Folks keen to lose a bit of excess lard with a bit of pavement pounding, and keen walkers hungry for information about their perambulations might be interested in the latest curious USB gadget to be dreamt up by the hyperactive boffins in Brando’s ever-busy labs.
Continue reading Brando ‘Button Badge’ USB Pedometer
We were mightily impressed with Proporta’s Mobile Survival Kit USB Emergency Charger when we reviewed it earlier this year, so we were keen to check out their new, shrunk down Micro version.
Continue reading Proporta USB Micro Mobile Device Charger – Review (86%)
Sony has announced the Handycam HDR-TG3E, claiming it to be the World’s smallest HD 1080 Camcorder – and judging by the photos we’ve had through, they’re more than likely right. The thing looks tiny.
Sized at little larger than a mobile phone (33 x 119 x 63.5mm and 283g), Sony say it’s the smallest, slimmest, lightest camcorder ever to feature 1920×1080 Full HD recording with crisp 5.1ch surround sound.
Continue reading Sony Handycam HDR-TG3E: World’s Smallest HD 1080 Camcorder
Asustek continue to keep up the pace as it continues to develop its big selling range of cheapo, pint sized laptops.
According to Digi Times, the company are about to release their second generation Eee PC lineup, with new laptops featuring touchscreen panels and maybe built in GPS.
Continue reading Asus Eee Laptops: Touchscreen And ‘Possible GPS Support’
If you’ve ever been miles away from a plug socket and felt the horror as your phone, PDA or iPod battery plunges deep into the red, the Proporta Mobile Survival Kit might be the perfect accessory for you.
Continue reading Proporta Mobile Survival Kit Emergency Charger Review (85%)