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  • Devolo's dLan 200 AV USB Extender Is World's First Powerline USB Extender

    Powerline may be one of the most underrated wireless technologies available for the home. Basically, it’s a home networking setup that uses the electrical wiring in your house to connect different devices. And now, Devolo is expanding its line of Powerline AV to include a USB extender, a world’s first. Read More

  • Thanko Sells USB-Powered Cat-Face Allergy Mask

    We haven’t covered anything coming from Tokyo-based crazy accessory maker Thanko in a while. But yesterday, the company started selling its newest super-silly USB gadget: an allergy mask [JP] that not only will make the wearer look like a “cat” (well, kind of) but also comes with a built-in mini fan (see picture below). Read More

  • Thanko's USB Ninja Gloves Warm Your Hands

    Are you suffering from cold hands while using your computer? You don’t think heated, USB-powered gloves are a dumb idea? Then Thanko’s so-called “Ninja Gloves” [JP] might be the right solution for you. Read More

  • Super-cute USB Hub Robot

    Japan-based accessory specialist Sanwa Supply started selling the so-called USB Hub Robot [JP] yesterday. As the name suggests, it’s a USB hub (with two ports) that’s shaped like a cute robot robot. Read More

  • Dead Drops: An Art Project That Puts Memory Where Your Mortar Is

    What you see here is part of an art project called Dead Drops. USB drives are stuck into walls around New York City and users are encouraged to connect and upload and download whatever they want. Knowing New York these things will soon either be coated in slime or filled with chork porn it’s definitely a fun project. Read More

  • Quirky Contort Keeps Your USB Cables Looking Sassy

    The Quirky Contort is basically a four port USB hub with a trick: it also acts as a cable organizer so after you plug in all your goodies you can keep them all wrapped up and neat. The device costs $29.99 for pre-order ($35 when it comes out). Read More

  • Scosche reVIVE II USB Chargers Now Support the iPad


    Scosche announced the latest revision to their home and car USB chargers, the reVIVE II. Based off off the same design as the original reVIVE product line, the reVIVE II still has two USB ports, but one has a 2.1 amp output (for charging an iPad) as well as the traditional 1 amp output (supports everything else). The car version has an MSRP of $24.99, and the home version sells for $29.95. Read More

  • Use This 13-port USB 2.0 Hub In Your PC's 5-Inch Bay

    One can never have too many USB ports. If you think 80 ports are overkill, this new 13-port USB 2.0 hub [JP] might do the trick for you. Made by Japanese accessory maker Ainex, the so-called HUB-03 can be built into your desktop PC’s 5-inch bay. Read More

  • Thanko's "USB Necktie Cooler 3"

    It took Thanko‘s star engineers over two years, but I bet the work was worth it: after showing you the USB Necktie Cooler 2 back in June 2008, the Tokyo-based USB gadget maker now presents, you guessed it, the USB Necktie Cooler 3 [JP]. The silliness just doesn’t stop, it seems. Read More

  • Acronym soup: M600 gets CESG CAPS for HMG

    Don’t you just love security product announcements? They’re full of acronyms you’ve seen but can never remember the meaning of, like FIPS and DPA and HMG. The news in the press release below is that a new encrypted USB stick has been formally approved for British government use by the British government. The M600 from MXI Security has a “dedicated hardware security… Read More