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Archive for May, 2006

USB Eye Massager

author Posted by: George on date May 29th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use

USB eye masager. A real strange USB device with two speeds

Till now this will be the stranges toy on Cool USB toys.

Ever heard about an USB eye Massager? No now I found one.  It should relax the tension around the eyes after a long day behind the Computer.

It works real simple just plug it in and it is ready for use. It has a switch on the side that can go in to Stop, High Speed and Low Speed.

The USB Massage is available in the colors Red, Yellow, Green and Blue (but looks more purple).

So if you have tired eyes maybe have a look at the website of Sundayo for more info.

Use full link: the Sundayo website.

 

Wireless USB remote

author Posted by: George on date May 27th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use

USB multimedia remote with laserpointer

Do you need to give any power point presentations?

If so then this multimedia Remote can be very helpful. It is a remote and a Laser pointer. And you can use it for other programs like Windows Media Player as well so after you presentation you can watch a DVD on your computer.

The remote is nice and small and can be stored in your PCMCIA slot and it comes with a loose USB receiver.

Check the ThinkGeek website for more information.

USB nodding Dog

author Posted by: George on date May 26th, 2006 | filed Filed under: Uncategorized

Computer guard dog for your usb port and your computer

Always wanted a dog?

This is your changes to get a low maintenance dog that doesn’t have to taken out for a walk 🙂

The USB Nodding Dog can guard your computer because of the build in sensor or tell you when you got mail.

It can even do special things on special dates like a birthday. You can even download special files from the dogs website so that you can personalize it a bit more.

Check the Nodding dogs webpage for more info about this dog

128 MB Hippo USB memory stick

author Posted by: George on date May 25th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Memory Sticks

128 MB Memory stick for the usb port in the shape of a Hippopotamus

Want a nice a cuddly Hippopotamus?

Now you can get it as a USB memory stick. This Hippo just weighs 30 grams and can be attached to your key-chain 🙂

Specially girl friendly with the Red hart on it. Maybe a nice present for you girlfriend? Put some nice pictures on it form your last trip.

More info you can find on the Geekstuff4U site

Kensington USB FlyFan

author Posted by: George on date May 24th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use, travel

Fly Fan, a USB fan for the warm days of summer

The Kensington FlyFan is one of those tech toys you can’t live without.

Just connect the fan to your USB port and feel the fresh air flowing. Great for meetings, or a stuffy office.

And the great part of this fan is that it doesn’t eat much power. For every hour you use it it only uses like 5 minutes of you laptops battery 🙂

It has soft nylon blades so it will not hurt you to much when you touch it when the fan is turning.

And last but not least the engine of the USB fan is quiet so it will not disturb you when you are working.

More info at the ThinkGeek site.

USB pencil Sharpener

author Posted by: George on date May 23rd, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office

need a new point to your pencil? this USB port Pencil Scharpener will do the trick for you.

Any need to sharpen your pencil? This cool USB pencil Sharpener will do the trick. Just plug it in to your USB port and it is ready to go. No need of installing software of anything else just plug in and there we go.

A shiny led will be active when you are sharpening your pencil 🙂 and the USB pencil sharpener is easy to empty out when you are done with sharpening pencils.

More info about the USB pencil sharpener at the USBgeek site.

USB Shaver

author Posted by: George on date May 22nd, 2006 | filed Filed under: travel

Parco pacific USB shaver. Ready to use sharges on the usb port

Also sick of all those wires you need to take on you trips?

This Shaver is the solution for one problem. You can just charge it on you USB port of you laptop.

There are two versions of this shaver one with a Revolving USB connector (see picture) and one just with a USB wire.

It seems like the solution if you want to travel light and still want be be well shaved 🙂

For more info look at the Parco Pacific Website

USB Ashtray

author Posted by: George on date May 21st, 2006 | filed Filed under: Home use

USB ashtray in the shape of a car with a buildin smoke cleaning filter

Yes it is true this is a USB Ashtray. So if you still smoke when you sit behind of your computer then this could be a handy gadget to have.

The Ashtray looks like a car when you close the top. When you open it it gives you room for you smoke. The top of the ashtray hides a air filter that cleans the smoke that comes of your cigarette.

So not only helps it to get rid of your ash of your cigarette but it also keeps the air around your work area cleaner.

 for more info about this Ashtray look at USBGeek

Free Parlino Voip cordless Dect Telephone

author Posted by: George on date May 20th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, VOIP / Phones

Topcom Dect USB VoIp Cordless Telephone

Looking for a Cordless phone to use with your internet calling programs like Skype, MSN or Parlino?

 

If so then this could be your changes to get one. Parlino the new VoIp company (owned by Tele2) offers a free Topcom cordless USB phone if you buy for 30 euro worth of calling time. OK you need to buy something to get this phone but still you can use the money for calls all over the world.

Ok Ok back to the phone. I thought it was a interesting deal so I got my self this Topcom Phone. So yesterday DHL delivered the phone. It comes in a small box with a one sheet manual, you can not even call it a manual really. But there is a complete manual available on the Topcom and Parlino websites.

The phone is a simplified version of the Topcom Buttler 4012 phone, that phone also has a normal phone option so that you can use it as normal and VoIP phone. So this Parlino phone doesn’t have that connection. I checked this out by opening the phone and i found that the place where normally the RJ11 connector is placed now the print is empty.

Also after reading the normal Topcom Buttler 4012 manual i noticed that it has some more options like a clock that are not in this Parlino version.

Now we go on about how it works. What i did is first try it with Parlino. The phone doesn’t come with any software. The phone driver need to be downloaded from the Parlino website (it’s can be found in the Shop area not the download area).

After installing this driver and restarting Parlino the phone worked great with Parlino all worked without a hitch.

But now the interesting part comes 🙂

Of course I didn’t just get this phone to use it with Parlino 😉 So what did i do to make it work!

 

What I did is i downloaded version 1.4 (the newest at that time) of the Topcom Buttler 4012 phone from the topcom site.  After just installing that software Skype and MSN worked with a hitch. I had some problems with Parlino after that  but after  a reboot that problem was also solved. Be aware that you can only use it for one program at a time! 

The only problem i got was that my active sound device in windows was changed to the phone so my msn and other computer sounds didn’t come out any more. But this was easily changed in control panel.

After i got it to work with msn and Skype I wanted more. I normally use Internetcalls (because I can call my friends for free) so i wanted that to work to. Internet calls support SIP and The topcom software suports SJphone so that connection was made. The installation for Internetcalls cost-ed a lot more work then i thought but after a couple of hours i finally got it to work. And now my friends in Holland can call me on my local phone number in Holland (that i got for free from Internetcalls) and my new Parlino phone rings here in Sweden 🙂

 For those of you that would like to use SJphone with Internetcalls this are the settings i use:

Use SIPproxy

Proxy domain = sip.internetcalls.com

Proxy stict outbound should not be checked

server address = stun.internetcalls.com

the rest of the settings i didn’t change and now it works.

 

I also got Parlino to work through SJphone so now i don’t need the internetcalls and Parlino software any more.

 

So now you know how to get this working 😉  

 

Useful links:

Parlino where you can get this phone

Topcom that manufactures the Parlino phone

Skype for internet calling

Internetcalls for free calling to normal phonenumbers

SJphone for the sip software that talks the Phone

 

 

Disney Memory Sticks

author Posted by: George on date May 17th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Memory Sticks

Donald Duck as Memory stick for your computerKatrin as a disney memory stick for you Computer

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a Big Fan of Donald Duck? Then you should have these two memory sticks. They come in different sizes of course and are very nice to carry around with your other school stuff.

Next to these Donald Duck and Katrine stick there are more Disney characters available with their own Memory stick. There is Micky and Miney Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and lots of others.

 

Check it out at the manufactures website