August 11, 2009
The QwicKey USB Card Swiper conveniently stores information for online shopping. Its software will save and protect such info as credit card forms, login IDs and passwords. Retailing for $49.95 with a 1-year subscription, subsequent years will set you back only $29.95 annually, with charges for adding others to the swiper account.
August 5, 2009
Digital Cowboy has a multimedia player that they have dubbed Movie Cowboy, of course. It can stream almost anything through its USB port, 2 USB hosts, HDMI output and composite output. Check out this compatiblilty list: MPEG2 HD(ts,tp,trp), MPEG-1/2, Xvid, DAT, ISO, VOB, IFO, MKV(x.264), H.264, WMV9, ASF, MOV, RMVB, FLV, MP4, MotionJPEG video files, and MP3, AAC, OGG, AC3, DTS, MPEG1/2 Layer 1/2/3(MP3), MPEG2-2BC, MPEG-2/4 ACC-LG, WMA9(Pro) and FLAC audio files. The price should be ¥19,900 (~$208.00.)
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July 24, 2009
We recently purchased a Netgear WG111US Wireless G USB Adapter. While it was created for USB 2.0, it works fine with our ancient 1.1. The 3.72 x 0.6 x 1.19" mini-device is almost effortless when it comes to installing with accompanying software. It is both backwards and forward compatible with 802.11b and supports 128-bit WEP. We did have some initial trouble getting it to stay connected for a time, but after allowing Windows to find a preferred wireless network instead of Netgear, that little blue light just keeps going and going and...
June 25, 2009
Elan's Mobidapter connects by an SD slot to instantly transfer images, music and data between cell phones without a PC from a USB drive. It will work with any cell phone, smartphone or PDA with a socket and can also be used with TVs, Sat-Nav devices and digital picture frames. Compatible with any op system, it has a price of $65.00.
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June 19, 2009
Add media playback capability with the LaCie LaCinema Classic DivX extender with 1TB storage. If you do not have an internal SATA drive, attach your USB storage device with its 2.0 port. HDMI 1.1, SPDIF, stereo RCA and composite video outputs are in the rear and we have to admit that the black case with blue glow is kewl looking. The extender will also upconvert SD content to 1080p, has quiet operation and comes with user-friendly interface and remote.
June 11, 2009
Pioneer is adding to the Blu-ray Player market with the BDP-120, BDP-LX320 and BDP-LX52. All three have BD-Live support with full 1080p, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio Essential. The 120 is bundled with a 2GB flash drive while the two others have built-in memory, Internet connection and can sync with the company's KURO LINK auto set-up video adjust system. Expect prices of about $299.00, $399.00 and $599.00, respectively.
June 8, 2009
There are so many multiple electronics now that soon we won't need more than a handful. For example, this AMEX Frame doubles as a printer. With a 7" 16:9 TFT color LCD display also has speakers, remote, music and video playback and supports JPG/AVI/Mpeg1,2,4/MP3 file formats. Compatible with MS/MMC/SD/XD/CF cards, the acrylic/wood SP-7 plugs into your USB and will put on a slide show so appealing others will ask you for prints. The frame has a price of $199.00.
June 3, 2009
For those who still have cassette tapes and old LPs (you know who you are) but still want to save them for eternity, the Ion MixMeister Music Converter will do the trick. It is a simply plug and play USB connection with no drivers needed. The 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.5" device with software will record analog tunes, edit and get rid of that nasty hissing.
Via MixMeister Music Converter
May 5, 2009
The Lan-Storage Network Server attaches to USB 2.0 and can be used with an HDD box, flash drive, printer, card reader or other electronic devices. With support for Windows, Mac and Linux, it is easy to install, has a key recovery system and a uPnP media server function. Get yours for $55.99.
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