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FXI Technologies has unveiled a USB stick that turns any screen into an Android-based computer, reports Laptop Mag.
Its internals aren’t too bad either — it packs a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, and a microSD card slot.
It’s pretty much a Galaxy S II without the ability to make phone calls.
It currently runs Android 2.3 and future versions will be able to run the ARM version of Windows 8.
Called “Cotton Candy” due to how little it weighs, the device is still in the early stages of development and isn’t ready for release.
FXI hasn’t said anything specific about pricing except that it will cost “considerably less than $200.”
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Salient Technology has recently paraded its wireless mouse pen better known as the VM-203. This device targets designers, although regular home users could give this a shot (I doubt they’d stick with it though). What you get is an ergonomic pointing peripheral that comes with a rubberized grip for higher precision, 1,000 DPI optical resolution, and a couple of independent mouse buttons, all working over 2.4GHz RF technology within a 10 meter radius. There is no need for pesky drivers – all you need to do is plug-and-play. Do you think this will be all the rage among designers, or is it just another gimmick to capture your attention for but a fleeting moment?
Check out this USB cable that is extremely functional – more than what I’ve seen in the past anyways. It not only opens up in half to reveal itself as a microSD memory card reader, it also doubles up as a charging cable and functions as a data connection cable as well, as long as your device relies on a 5-pin mini USB connection. Available in gray, black, green, orange and blue colors, the ultra-smart USB cable retails for $14 a pop. Since it also works great as a cell phone charm, it makes perfect sense to tote this around with you wherever you go.
Making presentations in the corporate world is definitely one of the staple tasks in any office, and this is where the USB Wireless Presenter comes in handy. Not only does it allow you to scroll through your presentations as you like, it also comes with a laser button that helps keep the focus of the audience on one particular segment of the slide at the moment. Being wireless also brings along the benefits of moving away from the computer/notebook to have a closer interaction with the rest of the audience. The USB Wireless Presenter retails for $22 each.
The Eee PC is a great little notebook, but with something this small and inexpensive, it’s bound to have its drawbacks. One in particular that had not been addressed until now was the fact that there were no TV tuner cards compatible with it. Thankfully Asus has been hard at work on a solution.
Asus has updated the Linux drivers for the My Cinema U3100 Mini DVB-T and DMB-TH products, which, as you would no doubt imagine, are USB tuners.
Preliminary tests have shown that playback worked fine on all but H.264 software decoding. So don’t expect HDTV playback on your Eee PC just yet. Also, the recording function isn’t operational either. That’s not really a big deal, since there’s really not much room to store video anyway.
How does one choose a USB hub for their desk when there are so many different ones out there? Since most of them will be the same on the inside, there are only a few things to consider. One is whether or not you want a powered hub or not. Once you’ve figure that out you just have to find one that looks cool, because lets be honest, that’s really all it comes down to. If you’re a Transformer fan, then there’s a good chance that you’ll like this All Spark 4-port USB hub.
I’d love to tell you about all of the exciting features of this wonderful gadget, however, as I’ve said before, there’s not much to a USB hub. The only useful things to know are that it does not require power, it will cost around $35 and won’t be available until August of this year.
IonHub has released a new Travel Charger that virtually charges just about any device you own (as long as the tips are available).
IonHub travel charger is a cell phone travel charger, an iPhone/iPod travel charger and much more! Ionhub universal travel charger simultaneously charges multiple mobile devices such as iPods, iPhones, Motorola RAZR phones, Palm Treo, Zune, Sansa, Zen, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS Lite, Nokia phones, Blackberry phones, Bluetooth earphones, cameras, camcorders, DVD players, GPS, PDA, and wide range of digital camera/camcorder batteries, Philips Norelco electric shavers, and more! It is a universal travel charger and can be used at home, work or on the road.
It is capable of juicing up to half a dozen of your favorite portable devices simultaneously via a single wall outlet or car lighter socket. Charge up your life with the IonHub Universal Charger today.