Category Archives: Flash
This is a project that is currently moving through the crowd funding process at Kickstarter, although it has to be said that it has already smashed its original goal by some margin! The Udoo is another mini computer on a single board, the difference between this one and the others is power! The Udoo has the same amount of power as four Raspberry Pi’s and the functionality of the Arduino DUE, in other words you can do much more with this computer than any of the others available at the moment. Keep an eye open for this because it is going to be big.
These are the specs available with the Udoo single board computer;
Freescale i.MX 6 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU Dua/Quad core 1GHz
Integrated graphics, each processor provides 3 separated accelerators for 2D, OpenGL® ES2.0 3D and OpenVG™
Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
RAM DDR3 1GB
54 Digital I/O + Analog Input (Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout)
HDMI and LVDS + Touch (I2C signals)
Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
Mini USB and Mini USB OTG
USB type A (x2) and USB connector (requires a specific wire)
Analog Audio and Mic
SATA (Only Quad-Core version)
Micro SD (boot device)
Power Supply (5-12V) and External Battery connector
Once in production expect to pay around $110 ($72) but early backer of this project will be able to find some cool bargains over at the Udoo Kickstarter page.
Here is something for all of those Simpsons fans; these are flash drives in the style of the animated family. They come in varies memory sizes from 2 GB up to 8 GB, which is not bad for a novelty range of flash drives, however before you get too excited these guys cost around £16 each!
These are specs for the flash drives of the USA’s first family (Animated);
The Simpsons family of USB flash drives will cost around £16 ($25) each, DOH!
Source [USB Tribe Facebook Page]
If you are in the market for a new flash drive then you might want to consider the new LaCie PetiteKey. It looks like a key, so that’s good for hiding out of sight on your ring, it comes in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB so there is a choice for all there and finally it is tough and waterproof! So what not to like with this flash drive? Well nothing really, its good tough flash drive.
These are the details on the great looking LaCie PetiteKey;
Small on the surface, big on the inside. With the LaCie PetiteKey, compact design meets solid data protection and capacity. The key-shaped design is back – now even more functional and memorable than ever before. Best of all, the PetiteKey’s 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB models allow you to fit an enormous amount of data in a small flash drive.
This interesting flash drive has a starting price of $15 (£10) and go up to $40 (£25) depending on the memory size.
This gold coloured chain and locket has been saved from the trash and turned into something useful! In this case, the locket does not hold any photos of loved ones, but instead provides the user with a enough space for the 4GB flash drive, which can hold data, images and video while remaining completely out of sight and therefore safe.
These are the details for the Slinky locket with hidden flash drive;
Gold colored locket, textured like snakeskin. Perfect for adding a little mod style glamour to any outfit. The locket holds a 4 GB USB drive and a mirror from its former life as a compact. Laid flat the piece is about 12.5 inches long overall, the around the neck length is about 22 inches.
This nice looking locket with USB flash drive will cost you just $50 (£33) not bad for style and safe data.
This is a great way to carry your data around with you, without actually letting everyone know what you are doing. Initially this appears to be a fashionable leather braid style bracelet, but built into the metal fixing is a handy 2 GB flash drive. It is great for files, video and images; it is also safe on your wrist too, so you always know where it is.
Here are the features for this cool USB stick leather braided bracelet;
Unique NEW bracelet USB (2GB) The Scandinavian piece of design is made with real braided leather cord (4mm). Always wear your memories with you. The silver and golden metal accessory is a perfect gift idea on every occasion. Weddings, birthdays, Valentines, graduations, confirmations … For all loved once!
These bracelets have a price tag of £25 ($40)
The humble flash drive is great for moving files and data around, they are reliable but fragile if dropped. This is the Corsair Flash Survivor USB Drive is comes in either 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB, and 8 GB memory sizes, but more importantly is the strength of the casing that protects it, making it waterproof and shockproof.
There are the details for the Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0;
Hard-anodized, aircraft-grade aluminium housing
Max Read (USB 3.0) 85 MB/sec
Max Write (USB 3.0) 70 MB/sec
Water resistant to 200-Meters with EPDM water seal
High performance USB 3.0
Vibration and shock resistant
Limited 5 year warranty
The 16 GB version of this tough flash is available on Amazon for just £19, whereas in the US the 8 GB version starts from $19.
Source [Geek Alerts]
It is amazing how the cost of flash drives have fallen, in this case Amazon are selling a cool looking 16 Gb Platinum Flash Drive with 56% off taking the price down to £9.30 with free UK delivery too, now that is flash!
This is what you can get with this Platinum 177469 16GB USB Flash Drive;
Platinum Twister USB Stick – USB2.0
Easy Plug and Play
Storage Capacity: 16GB
Maximum Reading speed: 10MB/s
Minimum Writing Speed: 4MB/s
USB powered, no external power or battery needed
Transfer and share videos, photos, songs and other files between computers with ease
Available in multiple colours
The price of this flash drive was £21.30 ($33) the price now is £9.30 ($16) that is a saving of 56%
A flash drive containing a safety assessment on the Hartlepool Nuclear Power Plant has been lost by an official from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). It is understood that the device does not contain any sensitive material, but at the same time, it highlights the issue of transporting data on something that is easily lost.
According to a spokesperson from EDF Energy who run the nuclear site at Hartlepool, said in a statement;
“The reports on the website have slight differences to the full technical versions in that some of the technical language has been simplified to avoid misinterpretation of the information, and more detailed data like site layouts has been removed although we reiterate that the document on the memory stick does not contain any significantly sensitive information.”