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
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%)
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%)
Like us, we’re sure that many’s the time you’ve found yourself unable to make progress on a pressing deadline because your eyes felt too cold. Or perhaps you work in a room with an icy breeze and would like something to keep your peepers toasty?
Well – to paraphrase Charles Aznavour – Thank ‘Eavens For USB Eye Warmers. Continue reading Brando USB Eye Warmer
Pinnacle are launching the Pinnacle Video Transfer analogue to digital video ripper at CES.
If you’re fed up with having to switch on your computer to rip a video to play on your digital media player, your life could become a little easier.
The pocket-sized device can take any S-Video, Composite video and stereo audio analogue source as an input and cleverly the digital H.264 output is stored on any USB storage device, including Apple iPod Video, iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic, Sony PSP, Sony PSP slim, USB flash drive or USB hard drive.
The quality of the video can be set to one of three different levels – Good, Better, Best – depending on their preferences for video quality or the actual size of the video files.
Uses run through the obvious of capturing TV, DVD player, PVR, camcorder or set-top box directly to the less obvious, like capturing video game sessions for showing to their mates later.
Priced at £100, it’s expected to be available in the UK soon.
With just about every High Street store already bedecked with festive pleas for your Christmas cash and the shopping aisles ringing to ghastly canned Yuletide themes, we’ve finally caved in with our first piece of seasonal tack for your delectation.
Continue reading Santa USB Webcam: Let The Festive Tack Begin!
We’re not sure if we’d recommend typing on one of these if you’ve just ingested some high quality magic mushrooms, but Brando’s Flexible Illuminated Full Sized Keyboard sure looks a load of fun if you like pretty lights.
Continue reading Brando Flexible Illuminated Full Sized Keyboard