Hardware

Plug and Play Speakerphone for Skype - Chatterbox

Chatterbox
 
Chatterbox from VoSKY is a simple plug and play USB speakerphone for Skype. Though, it doesn't require any drivers to be installed but does require Windows XP, and supports echo cancellation and full duplex audio.

 

The Chatterbox weighs 50 gms,  has an headset jack, Volume, and a Microphone mute button and LED's to show status. Price: $29.95.

[More Information

Self Destructing Flash Drive from Kingston

Kingston DT Elite
Kingston Data Elite (DT Elite) is  an ordinary looking flash drive from the outside, but from the inside it's a toughie, which can't be forced to reveal it's secrets, which makes sure someone who steals or gets yours DT Elite can't get to what is inside; your files, pictures or data. And if some one tries too hard, it self-destructs by locking the entire drive.

Made possible with an hardware AES 128-bit encryption, DT Elite goes one step ahead of the "normal" flash drives by also locking the entire drive if 25 incorrect passwords are entered, effectively blocking "brute force attacks" or any kind of automated trick to get down to the data. But, what impresses us more is that there is virtual nil performance loss from the hardware based encryption/decryption process; offering data transfer rates up to 24 MB/sec for read and 14 MB/sec for write. The DT Elite is available in five models; 256 MB,  512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB with a lifetime warranty.

Coming Soon: Laptops with Flash Drives - Samsung shows one at ceBIT 2006

Samsung Flash Laptop Drive
CeBIT is a great place and event to showcase some of the upcoming technologies, and Samsung's flash laptop disk drive is one such innovation, which was showcased in a  Samsung laptop, which is fitted with  a 32 GB Flash drive instead of a hard-disk drive and packed into the same size as a convential laptop.

 

Samsung's Laptop Flash drive  gives three distinct advantages of speed (bootup and access time usually takes half the time), a lower risk of failure in case of an accident like a drop and the ability to work cooler and silent (no more irrating clicks, or hard-disk whirring sounds). Having said that, it will be still some time before you might actually see one of these in wide-use, because of the high  prices of $30 per GB (at that rate a 32 GB drive would cost $960) currently. But, with the prices of flash memory falling fast, that time could be early.
[Via PC World

Top 10 Useless USB Gadgets 2005

This is a video link to the Youtube Video of the Top 10 Useless USB Gadgets.  Well, people do make such gadgets, and geeks still buy them; though we aren't very sure about that USB Webcam Doll...  

Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 with 6GB HDD

Sharp SL-C3200
 
Sharp's Zaurus SL-C3200 is a Linux (Lineo uLinux) PDA with 6GB Hard drive  powered by a 416 MHz Intel PXA270 processor, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM.  The display is a 3.7 inch VGA  (640 x 480) LCD and the  a SD , Compact Flash card, USB  and IRDA ports are standard.

 

Bundled software include - a text-to-speech software, NetFront  web browser,  HancomMobileSheet and HancomMobileWord that can read and edit Microsoft Excel and Word 2003/2002/2000/97/95 documents, a movie and music player and IntelliSync, which syncs with Microsoft Windows Outlook. The Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 is expected to be available in Japan on March 17 for $640.

HP's new long lasting laptop battery can run for 14 hours and beyond

If your HP notebook is in need for 'more' battery power, then the new HP Ultra-Capacity Battery might be your answer. The long lasting HP Ultra-Capacity battery is 12-cell lithium ion unit that can give up to 14 hours of battery life, according to company sources.

The HP 12-Cell Ultra-Capacity battery features a unique integrated power connector and ships with a Smart AC adapter that enables the battery to be charged separately when not connected to a notebook.  The battery is compatible with all new HP business notebooks and should be available by  mid-April 2006 and would be priced at $199. > Read more

Syndicate content