Cool Usb Toys

USB gadgets as far as the eye can see.


Archive for February, 2009

USB Plasma Ball

author Posted by: George on date Feb 28th, 2009 | filed Filed under: (home)Office, Toys

We all know those cool glass balls that when you put your fingers on it will attract the current in the ball. I love to play with these things and now I can have one right here at my work desk.

It is so simple connect it to your USB port switch it on and you are ready to go and enjoy your day and the day of all you co workers.

And not only it will give you fun it will give you fun for a unbelievable price.

Go check out this Plasma Ball at our friends from ThinkGeek.

RFID Blocking Passport Billfold

author Posted by: George on date Feb 27th, 2009 | filed Filed under: travel

With all the new US passports having an RFID chip in it they could track you where ever you you move and do you really want the government to know where you shop for groceries?

Now with ths RFID blocking passport cover you RFID info is secure and you do not have to worry any more about this info getting on the street in to the wrong hands.

This cover can hold even more then just you passport it has 4 pockes for credit cards and room for paper money to.

Think again before you start using you RFID enabled passport order you cover today at the ThinkGeek website!


author Posted by: George on date Feb 26th, 2009 | filed Filed under: Applications, iPhone / iPod Touch

TapDefense is a great strategy game for the iPod Touch and the iPhone. This game is based on the famous online game Tower Defense where I spend many hours playing.

The story of this game is simple make sure the bad guys from Hell don’t make it to Heaven.

And now you wonder how do I stop the bad guys? So the bad guys will travel over the road and you can place some defense next to the road to stop them. Of course you budget is slim so you need to be smart with your money and get the right defense at the right place.

There are a lot of difference defenses you can use from Arrows towers and Bomb towers to earth quaks. The further you get in the game them more options you get to unlock. Also all the defense you place can get upgraded to make it stronger and extend there range.

To me this game gives me a lot of fun when i want to kill some time. TapDefense is a Free game and that is a Plus but it would be worth money if they would charge for it.

One big problem I seem to run in to is when my WiFi is on it eat my battery like crazy, when I turn WiFi off it is a lot less so keep that in mind when playing this game.

Go check TapDefense out and see if you like it or if it will be deleted quickly.

I-Rocks mini USB HUB

author Posted by: George on date Feb 25th, 2009 | filed Filed under: Hub

We all know the problem computer has to few USB ports and you need to have access to a couple more devices.

I know that I don’t like those big ugly HUBS on my desk but this little fellow from I-Rocks could make the difference.

This USB HUB is small but big enough to give access to 4 ports. 3 on the side and 1 on the top (ideal for a flash drive). This hub even comes with and AC adapter just in case you need it.

Check out this cool USB HUB and see what you are missing out on!


author Posted by: George on date Feb 24th, 2009 | filed Filed under: Applications, iPhone / iPod Touch

When you are playing with your new iPhone or iPod Touch soon you will be getting sick of that stupid globe when you turn you device on. It is easy to change the picture by going to Settings, Wallpaper but what are you gone put there.

Backgrounds is there to solve that problem. This Free application will show you lots and lots of free photo’s you can use as wallpaper.

It is easy start Backgrounds and there you see 4 pictures if you tap on one you see a bigger picture and you can download that or you can search through the photo library or go through the categories. It is so simple and it offers a easy way to some great pictures that are perfect for a background as you startpage for your iPhone.

And yes it is free so get a new photo everyday so that you will not get bored.

Two things that could be added in my view first it would be nice if it could put the pictures in a special photo folder and secondly it would be even better if it could change photo’s for you like 1e day or what ever you would like. But still this app is great and does what it says I would say go give it a try and share you thoughts.

BatRest fold able iPhone Stand

author Posted by: George on date Feb 23rd, 2009 | filed Filed under: iPhone / iPod Touch

We iPhone or iPod Touch users all know how much your hand starts to hurt after holding you device through a whole movie just to enjoy it.

But now BatRest will help you solve that pain. With the BatRest Folding stand you can enjoy your movies without holding you iPhone.

And it is small and fold able, the stand is small enough to fit in a credit card slot in your wallet and that makes it the ideal travel companion. Now you can watch your own movie in the plane.

This gadget is not only small and handy but it is also cheap, you can own this Stand for less then 4 dollars. and it works with the first iPhone and the iPhone 3G and with the iPod touch so to me that sounds almost perfect.

Go check out this cool little iPhone Stand and start enjoying you movies as soon as it arrives in the mail.

Migrate from iPod Touch to iPhone

author Posted by: George on date Feb 21st, 2009 | filed Filed under: iPhone / iPod Touch

After a coupe of months really heavily using my 2e generation iPod touch as my PDA and what ever else you can think of I decided that it was time to get a new cell phone plan and because of that the iPhone 3G came to mind.

And so I went out to get an iPhone one without a Data Plan witch Fido was very helpful of making sure no data will be charged.

But now the question was how do I get my stuff from my Touch to my iPhone?

I tried to hook up my iPod Touch to iTunes and then my iPhone and wow it asked me if I wanted to restore my touch. Great I thought BUT not so fast, after i selected that i wanted my data restored iTunes told me that the iPhone software was to old! What I just got the thing. But OK that option was not working so i had to choose the option setting up a new iPhone.

After that happened I let it sync but it would be smarter not to do this.

When you arrive to the iTunes screen with you iPhone info click the option check for update. Then the new software will be downloaded and installed.

After that all is done and you iPhone is ready to be used click the option Restore. it askes you if you are sure and if you want to make a backup to me making a backup would be a waste of time so i said no.

OK so now the iPhone will get back to factory settings BUT with the new iPhone software on it. And when it is done with all this it will give you again the option to restore from you touch and now will work.

My first impression is that everything got copied (expect my music but that does not give a problem) even my mail settings are over but I need to fill in the password again. Even my notes, shopping lists and everything else seems to be there. But check your settings in my case in noticed that my prefered wireless networks are all gone but that is just a way of cleaining it up and getting it up and running again.

I have to say when it worked I was very happy with this but it took some efford to get it working hopefully you did not have to find it out by yourself and let me know how your data copy between you iPod’s went.

Got Linux pillow

author Posted by: George on date Feb 20th, 2009 | filed Filed under: Home use

We know that the women around us are not always happy with the gifts we get them but I am so sure that they can appriciate this cool pillow.

It would look great on the couch or the bed and it still shows how happy you are with Linux.

Get your self one or a couple of these cool Linux Pillows!

iPhone Ryan Messenger Bag

author Posted by: George on date Feb 19th, 2009 | filed Filed under: iPhone / iPod Touch, travel

Of course your iPhone is cool so cool that you like the world to know that you have one or want one.

Now there is all kind of cool gear out there that can help you with this. Look for instance at this cool Messenger bag that you can carry to school, work or sports just to show how cool and iPhone would look on you.

I would say get yourself one of these cool Bags today!

Robot Chick

author Posted by: George on date Feb 18th, 2009 | filed Filed under: (home)Office

Easter is coming and what else then a real robot chick will be cool enough to live on your desk?

This little fellow is cute, comes straight from Japan and behaves almost like a real chick.

It will let you know when it needs attention and will respond to your touch. And it looks so real that soon you will be expecting eggs.

Go look at the Robotic Chick and see how cool this easter gimick is!