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Tag Archives: USB

Power Up Your Gadgets With Your Power Tool’s Batteries

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Ever find yourself on a job site with a low battery in your phone, and no working outlet anywhere? If you have the PoweriSite in your pocket, there’s still hope for you. Plug it into the batteries that power your cordless tools, and plug a USB charger right into it. Just like that, you’ll be ready to make calls again in no time. It’s $18 on pre-order with delivery later this year.

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Gigs2Go Are Disposable Thumb Drives For Sharing Large Files

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Sharing large files is still surprisingly difficult to do these days. Many people sit behind firewalls and not everyone is tech savvy enough to create accounts on the few decent large file sharing sites. What’s needed is something like Gigs2Go. It’s a credit card-sized pack of 4 thumb drives housed in a 100% post-consumer recycled paper pulp enclosure; when you need to share something, you simply tear one off and give it to your client or friend. He can keep it, or even dispose of it. Being made from paper, the drives are mostly biodegradable and each one is cheap enough that it’s not an altogether terrible idea to do this. They come in three sizes: 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, the cheapest one being only $30 and the 8GB drives setting you back $40. It’s still getting funded so we’re not sure if the product will see light of day, but you can do your part at the Kickstarter link below.

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This Is The Cup Holder Charger You’ve Been Looking For

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Is it even possible to write about R2-D2 without making that reference? We suppose amongst more talented writers it is, but that’s the kind of quality content you get here at OhGizmo! In any case, you’re looking at a USB-charger that sits in your car’s upholder. It plugs itself into the cigarette lighter and then provides electricity to whatever gadgets of yours recharge through USB. Its arms are adjustable, which allow it to fit in almost any size holder. There are two ports, and what appears to be an LED, for good measure. It’s $50, which is only a lot of money if you hate Star Wars.

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Credit Card Sized iDevice Charger Is Convenient

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Who goes out with their iPhone charger? No one, that’s who. And who’s always crying, wishing they had? Yeah, that’s what we thought. But we bet that if you’d had the ChargeCard, which is the same dimensions as a credit card (only a little thicker, of course), you might have saved yourself a few hours of hand wringing after your phone died following a marathon session of Candy Crush. It’s $25 and works with pretty much every iDevice and Android machine.

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USB Locket is For Files That Are Close to Your Heart

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Why put just one picture in your locket when you can put hundreds, even thousands? I don’t mean in the old-fashioned sense though, because there’s no way a locket can hold a hundred tiny cut-up pictures of your loved ones. What you can do is save these photos onto a USB drive, which you’ll then put snugly inside the USB Locket. Obviously, you’re not limited to just storing pictures in the drive. Save videos, important documents, crucial contracts, and other files that you might need or can’t do without.

The USB Locket is available in silver or in 24-karat gold-plated brass and comes with a 2-gigabyte USB drive. It’s available online for $200.

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OfficeChums Put A Cute Spin On USB Hubs

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There really isn’t a whole bunch to say about this product. It’s a USB hub with three MicroSD card readers. The hubs are shaped like a pig, a cat, or a dog. The MicroSD card readers are suckling from the hub. It’s… cute. Right? Anyway, the flash cards themselves clearly have to be purchased separately, but they’re cheap so you won’t break the bank in the process. It’s £19.99, or $31 and the PigChum is currently available, while the others are up for pre-order.

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Rechargeable AA Battery USB Drive Stores Files, Powers Up Devices

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If you’re on the go a lot, then you’ll find yourself needing or even looking for basic things that will be easy to use when you’re away from home. One such thing is the Rechargeable AA Battery USB Drive. It’s essentially a flash drive that doubles as an AA battery. Need something to store your files? No problem. Looking for some batteries to power up your flashlight, radio, or whatever? Then just grab a couple of these and you’re good to go.Continue Reading

This e-Cig Is A Little Different Than Regular e-Cigs

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Electronic cigarettes are quickly becoming a popular alternative to smoking, as well as being a quitting aid for many. They work by vaporizing a mixture of propylene glycol, flavor and nicotine, which is supposed to be less lethal than their analogue counterparts. But anyone who’s ever tried one knows that they’re quite far from the real thing, both in taste and “feel”. It’s a small price to pay for a “healthier vice”, however the ModelTwo from Ploom might represent a decent compromise for those that just can’t get used to it. Instead of flavoured propyene glycol, the ModelTwo uses actual tobacco pods, which it vaporizes, but doesn’t combust. You’re meant to smoke these over a period of 5 to 10 minutes, like a normal cigarette, instead of puffing on them non-stop like most people end up doing with traditional e-cigs. And the smoke that is produced is allegedly much closer to the real thing, while still not carrying the carcinogenic combustion by-products.

Fully charged, the ModelTwo can go through around 5 pods, and the unit charges upright on a USB-connected dock. The pods come in several flavors, ranging from honey cognac, to mint, to straight up tobacco. $6 will get you 12 pods, so this isn’t necessarily cheaper than cigarettes, but it is arguably healthier. It’s $40 for the device itself, though a starter kit with 4 pod packs and a carrying case will set you back $66. Finally, shipping starts in August.

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OhGizmo! Lightning Review: The Puffit Vaporizer

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No matter how free and open minded the society you live in is, there are times when lighting up can be frowned upon. Not to mention the byproducts of combustion are carcinogenic, and often painful in the lungs. So, more and more people are turning towards vaporizers, since they get the job done without actually burning anything; there’s less smell and no traditional “smoke” to speak of. The Puffit vaporizer from the company DiscreetVape is designed to look inconspicuous, allowing you to consume your herb of choice in settings you normally would not. The following is a quick run down of my impressions with the device.

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