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Deal Of The Day: 29% Off On Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger

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For all the talk of external batteries being able to charge your mobile devices, we hardly ever discuss at-home, wired solutions. Because for all the convenience a portable battery can give you, it does trade off some raw capabilities in doing so. The Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger is a perfect charging station for the whole family, capable of getting up to 6o devices powered back up simultaneously.

It’s time for a power upgrade— throw out that tired-out power strip and swap in this family-size USB charger, packed with 6 high-speed ports. With a built-in control chip, Kinkoo optimizes each port to ensure the fastest charging possible for all your devices. The Kinkoo is made from high-grade and durable materials so you can rest assured it will continue to power your devices for years to come.

– Made with quality, industry -grade materials & premium circuitry
– Charges 6 USB devices at a consistent high speed
– Contains an intelligent chip that detects your device & selects optimal charging speed
– Indicates when it’s ready for use w/ blue LED
– Charges up to 85% faster than conventional chargers
– Compatible with all 5V USB-charged devices
– Designed for US and international voltages (100-240v)
– Certified w/ CE, FCC and RoHS, enduring complete safety

It’s a great little device to have around the kitchen, or any other family gathering point. At $35, down from $50, it’s also a steal.

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Hub+ Is The Only Hub Your New MacBook Will Ever Need

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The new MacBook looks great, but you pay a price for its looks. Aside from its less-than-stellar computing performance, it also comes with only one USB-C port, which can make life complicated for anyone who’s, well, normal. And even though we wrote about a port hub before, we’re much more interested in the Hub+. That’s because it’s designed to look like it belongs with your Macbook, unlike the HydraDock. Connect it to your MacBook’s only USB-C port, and instantly gain access to the following:

– 2 USB-C ports
– 1 SDXC card reader
– 1 mini DisplayPort (mDP 1.2 video output, 4k displays at 60Hz refresh rate)
– 3 USB-A \ charging ports
– Built-in lithium ion 400mAh battery to charge ANY phone

And of course you can use it to charge and power your MacBook while you’re doing stuff with all these ports, since the company includes a USB-C to USB-C cord to connect the Hub+ to your laptop. It’s a $79 pledge, with a July 2015 delivery.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ The Awesomer ]

Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub

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Does your computer have USB ports on the front? No? The Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub can help with that. It’s super cheap, and adds, well, 4 USB ports to the front of your computing device in an elegant manner that you won’t be embarrassed to display around your friends.

Plugging USBs into the back of your computer can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Make life a little easier with 4 easy-access ports that seamlessly clamp to the front of your Mac or PC. The Satechi Hub provides easy charging, easy access to your vital devices, and is even easy on the eyes.

– Replaces a single USB 3.0 port with 4 individual ports
– Finished in an attractive brushed aluminum
– Provides easy access to any of your USB compatible devices
– Allows for immediate use with no software installation
– Protects your monitor from scratching w/ rubber padding
– Indicates which ports are powered and ready for use w/ individual blue LED lights
– Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Normally you’d have to pay $28 for it, but with today’s deal you shave $8, for a total of $19.99.

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The Strong Enter Key Will Take Your Abuse, So Your Laptop Doesn’t Have To

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Think about it: where do you most often take out your petty online frustrations, if not on the Enter key? That troll pissing you off? You’ll punctuate your message with a heavy blow on the key. That browser not loading your website fast enough? You’ll mash the key a few times. Right? They’re built to last, sure, but sooner or later they’ll give up the ghost. So, to save your keyboard, you can purchase the Strong Enter Key. It’s made to do just one thing: serve as an alternate return carriage key. It’s large, presumably made from strong materials, and costs 2,500 Yen (approx. $21 USD).

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Are 49 Ports On A USB Hub Enough?

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Like cupholders, you apparently can never have too many ports on a USB hub, although it’s hard to see how you might ever want more than the 49 that Brando is offering. We imagine this monstrosity is aimed at IT departments who might have to charge the entire office’s inventory of phones or tablets or anything else USB-charged. It’s capable of reliably outputting 0.5A-1.5A at each port without overheating or becoming a fire hazard; you will have to purchase your own ATX power supply for it however, and it’s recommended that you get a 60A 5V supply if you hope to output 1.2A to each of the 49 ports simultaneously. And even though it is totally meant for a commercial/industrial use, at $174 it’s not entirely out of range for the home consumer.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

As Secure As Data Gets: Cryptex Combination Lock USB Drive

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You can encrypt the data on your USB– or you can protect your files the old-school way by using a combination lock. The concept isn’t exactly new (see this Combination Lock made specifically for flash drives released a few years back.) However, Cryptex is different in the sense that the USB drive itself is what’s protected by your code.

Cryptex is a special container which has mechanical combination lock (rotating rings with letters or digits), which people used hundreds years ago to keep secrets. Inside the cylinder there’s a container, where you can keep piece of paper with secret data.

Of course, the drive is rendered useless if you somehow forget the 5-digit combination you’ve set the lock to. It’s still awesome anyway. It’s available online for €35.90 (about $49.)

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

Power Tap: Turn It ‘On’ to Let the Electricity Flow

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Everyone’s all about conservation these days. You probably know by now that it’s best to turn that tap off when you’re not using it– but we don’t mean water; instead, we’re talking about power. The Power Tap is a unique charger that looks and works like a typical tap. Turn the handle to let electricity flow, and turn it back to its original position to turn the power off. A USB cable is meant to be plugged into the tap’s “spout.”

Its makers’ goal was to get more people to be conscientious of usage and save energy, although what’ll get people’s attention first is the novelty of the Power Tap’s design. When it’s in the “off” position, the Tap uses 85% less power than when it’s on (that 15% goes on to power the tap’s indicator light.)

It’s available online for $27.50.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]

 

HashKey Is A 1-key Keyboard For The Hashtag

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Let it be a commentary on our lives today that someone somewhere thought it a good idea to create a one-key keyboard dedicated to the mighty hashtag. The HashKey for the social media junkies out there who spend their days tagging their posts with endless keywords in the hopes that they’ll get picked up in searches, and people will “like” the posts, and they’ll finally be able to convince themselves that it’s not really the posts all these strangers like, but actually them… Or something. The point is you’re looking at a USB-conencted gadget whose only purpose is to generate the ASCII character “#” on your screen. Yes, it’s an actual product but no, you can’t just outright buy it. You’ll have to pledge £18, or roughly $28, to get yours by March 2015. However, the campaign is far from fully funded, and no one is really surprised.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

USB Cufflinks Keeps Cuffs In Place, Stores Your Data

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Keep your cuffs in place and data secure with these USB cufflinks. You’ll literally have two gigabytes of storage within reach at a moment’s notice. The cufflinks are sleek, discrete, and classic, so they go with just about anything. When you need to share a file, save something, or transfer some documents, just pull the top part out to reveal the USB drive.

Each one has a capacity of two gigabytes, giving you a total of four gigs when you’re wearing the pair. The USB cufflinks are available online for about $195.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]