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Archive for August, 2006

Primera Signature Z1 CD / DVD Printer

author Posted by: George on date Aug 22nd, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use

Signature Z1 dvd / cd printer from Primera

Want a nice label on a CD or DVD and don’t want to stick one of those awful stickers on your Cd’s?

Now there is a low cost CD and DVD printer that can solve that for you.

The printer from Primera prints text and graphics on your cd’s and dvd’s. Just connected it to your USB port and install the included design software and the Signature Z1 is ready to use.

The default color is black but there are ribbons available in Red, Blue and Green.

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NEW!!! Primera Signature Z1 CD / DVD Printer

Optimus Mini Three USB Keyboard

author Posted by: George on date Aug 21st, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use

optimus mini tree keyboard with pictures on the keys

OK Gadget Geek here is one of those things you can’t live without 🙂

The Optimus Mini Three Keyboard is like the name says a keyboard with 3 keys. But that of course is not all. The keys can display a picture or animation 🙂 and that of course is extremely COOL.

You can program the keys to do all kind of stuff like starting programs or having keyboard shortcuts.

And if that was not everything You can also let the keys show you other stuff Like CPU usage or memory usage or the time in Calgary by using it as a world-time clock or maybe just let it show the weather at you holiday destination.

All said and done i think that this USB keyboard is the coolest tool i saw in a long time.


Check out for more information.

USB powerpoint remote with Laser pointer

author Posted by: George on date Aug 20th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office

USB powerpoint remote in the shape of a pen

If you give a lot of presentations you probably know about the difficulties with those Pointers and remotes.

Now you can carry your own presenter in you jacket pocket. This one is small  and easy to carry.

This USB Remote has a build in Laser pointer and is perfect for Powerpoint, Excel, Word, and other programs.

I just comes with 3 buttons. One to put the Pointer on and two for page up and page down.

Check out the Parco Pacific site for more information.

Philips 7-inch Digital Picture Frame

author Posted by: George on date Aug 17th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use

USB picture fram made by Philips

Do you like to change your pictures often in your picture frame? This frame could be the solution. Just connected it to your usb port of your pc and copy the pictures to this picture frame.

It has a 7″ screen that gives a high detailed picture.

Next to the usb option you could also use the build in memory-card reader for your Compact Flash (1) or your Memory stick or MMC memory cards.

This Philips picture frame has multiple viewing options so you can see what works best for you. Just a single picture or maybe a slideshow of all your holiday photo’s.

More information can be found here about the USB picture frame

And this frame is also available in wood finish.

MP3 alarm Clock

author Posted by: George on date Aug 15th, 2006 | filed Filed under: Home use, Music

MP3 Alarm Clock

Want to get your wake up call with your own music? Then look at this stylish MP3 Alarm clock.

It just like any alarm clock tries to wake you on a Monday morning 🙁 but then with 64MB build in memory to put your MP3’s. Just connect the clock to your computer through the included USB cable and put the songs on the alarm Clock and ready you are to get up in the morning with your favorite music.

See here for more info about the MP3 Alarm Clock

512 MB Yellow USB wrist strap

author Posted by: George on date Aug 14th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use, Memory Sticks, travel

USB 512MB Wrist Strap Yellow

Never forget your memory stick again because this cool Yellow USB memory stick you carry around your wrist.

Just like any other memory stick you just plug it in your USB port and you have access to all your data.

It is build in cool yellow and easy to carry so the ideal way to travel around with you data.

More info here about the USB 512MB Wrist Strap Yellow

Linksys wireless skype phone with free 60 minutes of skype out

author Posted by: George on date Aug 13th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use, VOIP / Phones

dect phone from Linksys that you can use with skype

Sick and tired of that awful headset? Now you can have a cordless phone for skype Just call your skype friend from any where around the house just like your normal cordless phone.

 This Linksys phone even has caller ID so it will show you witch of you Skype buddies is trying to call you.

And just in case you didn’t know calling with skype is free for people in the us and Canada if they call to normal phones in the us and Canad till the end of the year.

But this linksys skype phone even comes with 60 skypeOut minutes so that you can use it for some long-distance phone calls 🙂 and of course calling to other Skype users is always Free.

It sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

More info here about the

USB Memory stick and Ballpoint

author Posted by: George on date Aug 10th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use, Memory Sticks

usb pen, usb balpoint, memorystick

All those high tech stuff starts to clutter my pockets 🙁 but this usb ballpoint / memory stick brings two things back to one. It is just a ballpoint and just a Memory stick (available in sizes from 128 MB till 2 GB).

What else do you want me to say about it. I think it is clear and simple. This is one of those products that could be handy to have.

 More info you can find at the manufacturers website.


Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard

author Posted by: George on date Aug 9th, 2006 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Home use, travel

Virtual Bluetooth keyboard

Ok this one is not a USB device but so cool that we didn’t want to keep it to our selves 😉

This device is like one of those things that a tech freak like me can’t live without. This Bluetooth device will project a keyboard on any flat surface and is ready for you to start typing.

Just put the little bluetooth devices (slightly bigger then a matchbook) on the table and it just projects it for you. No wires and a in destructable keyboard. It can approach the typing speed of a normal keyboard. And because it is so small and easy to take it is perfect to take on your trips and use it with your PDA or Mobile phone.


The only downside of this product is the price with almost $ 190 dollars it is a bit on the high side for me 🙁

But still this could be the way of the future so if you want to be with the first few be quick and get one of those bluetooth laser keyboards.


Go to the website for more information.

USB Complete (Everything You Need to Develop Custom USB Peripherals)

author Posted by: George on date Aug 8th, 2006 | filed Filed under: Uncategorized

a book about USB and how to make things yourself

I know that some of you out here are real techno freaks. And that makes this book something for you.

It tells you about USB and building and coding USB devices. This book is one of the most complete works about the Universal serial bus.

Read more about this USB Book here.