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The Lacie Fuel For Portable Storage Up To 2 TB!

The Lacie Fuel For Portable Storage Up To 2 TB!

The Lacie Fuel For Portable Storage Up To 2 TB!

Initially it is easy to think that the Lacie Fuel is some sort of portable battery pack, but nothing could be further from the truth for this is a device that provides portable storage from 1 TB to 2 TB depending on the amount the needed. To be honest, the difference between the two is only £20, so the larger 2 TB version seems to be the better value out of the two devices.

The device connects via a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connection and it also uses a super fast USB 3.0 connection for other devices. Lacie claim that the battery life on this device is up to ten hours And it comes with a Wi-Fi range of up to 45 meters. The maximum amount of connected devices is five or three if it is being used for streaming HD video. Measures up at 115 mm (L) x 115 mm (W) x 23 mm (H) and it weighs in at just 0.3 kilos.

The Lacie Fuel is on sale now from £170 for the 1 TB version and £190 for the 2 TB model.

Source: Lacie

The Cool And Stylish LaCie Culbuto Flash Drive!

The Cool And Stylish LaCie Culbuto Flash Drive!

When it comes to a flash drive, you can normally take them or leave them, as there is often nothing spectacular about them. But it seems like all of that is about to change with the launching of the Culbuto USB key from LaCie, this is truly a stylish flash drive with a choice of memory and USB 3.0 connection quality. However, the main feature will have to be the shape; it has a curious round bottom and a stalk like photo or card stand at the top. If nothing else you a bobble it around when you are waiting on the phone etc.

This interesting LaCie Culbuto USB key come with a choice of memory from either the 16 GB or the 32 GB version. It has a USB 3.0 port but it is also USB 2.0 compatible so it is the best both worlds. The data transfer rates vary with the USB 3.0 offering up to 5 Gb/s and the USB 2.0 coming in at up to 480 Mb/s. The Culbuto measures up at 39 mm (L) x 39 mm (W) x 110 mm (H) (1.5 x 1.5 x 4.3 in) and it weighs in at just 117 grams (0.3 lbs). The LaCie Culbuto USB key is available right now with prices starting from $50 for the 16 GB version and $80 for the 32 GB model.

Source: LaCie


Redsnap Provides Camera Trap And Timelapse For All!

Setting a high speed camera trap or even catching events with time lapse photography would usually require a lot of expensive equipment and there pushy this sort of technology out of reach of most people. However, these are innovating times and where there is a will, there is normally a way and it looks like Trigger Trap has an answer with the Redsnap expandable trigger system.

Redsnap Provides Camera Trap And Timelapse For All!

Redsnap is a neat system of sensor modules that are small enough to hide away in a bag, but smart enough to provide the user with ability to hook up three cameras, three flashes or a combo of either. The system allows the photographer to produce some great work using the three devices; the first is the Redsnap device, but the passive infrared sensor (PIR) sensor and laser module for the complete deal.

Redsnap Provides Camera Trap And Timelapse For All!

Add to this the ability to connect cameras, flashes and Smartphone’s using the Triggertrap Mobile App for Android and iOS powered devices, the Redsnap system offers the photographer the complete package.

Redsnap Provides Camera Trap And Timelapse For All!

The Trigger Trap Redsnap trigger system is not currently available in stores, but it can be pre-ordered. There are various options to choose from starting from around £35 or $56!

Source: Trigger Trap


The VIDRIVE Customisable USB Flash Drive Bracelet!


The Flash Drive is a wonderful device for storing data, these days you are able to get a larger amount of storage too, but Flash Drives like any other device that can fit into the palm of your hand can also be lost along with your data and that is not good. Check out the VIDRIVE it is a bracelet that comes with an interchangeable bracelet and faceplates, you can effectively make your VIDRIVE your own! The basic model comes with a handy 4 GB of Flash storage, but there are others available right up to the 16 GB version and that can store a lot of data.

The great thing about the VIDRIVE is that the wearer is able to customize it by changing the bracelet or the faceplate, or both, it is customisable after all. The actual Flash Drive comes in a small pull out on the side of the unit; it is a bit like one of those USB adapters for keyboards. Everything about the VIDRIVE is compact and designed with style.

You can pre-order one of these VIDRIVE devices from just $25 or £16; this will be for the first editions of the 4 GB version.

Source: Wear Vice Versa


The Computer From Dell Fits In A Flash Drive!

The Computer From Dell That Fits Into A Flash Drive!


We are used to advances in design and technology making things smaller, but Dell is working on a device that they call “Project Ophelia!” and it promises to allow the user to turn a TV or monitor into a computer. In fact, what it actually does it connects to an HDMI port and using cloud technology will then access the user’s remote desktop, effectively allowing the user to get onto their own computer using a TV or monitor. Therefore, it is great for anyone who is travelling and does not want to carry their laptop around with them.

According to Dell, this what we can expect to be getting from this new portable computer;

Project Ophelia is only slightly larger than a USB flash drive, yet functions as a multipurpose Citrix® or VMware® thin client, a web client for web-based apps or a stand-alone device for local apps and content. It includes the Android OS for access to thousands of apps in the Google App store.

Apparently, according to some sources this Android powered device is going to cost around $100 (£63) which is not bad for such a useful tool.

Source: Dell


Udoo The Small But Powerful Mini Computer

Udoo The Small But Powerful Mini Computer

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)


54 Digital I/O + Analog Input (Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout)

HDMI and LVDS + Touch (I2C signals)

Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)

WiFi Module

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)

Camera connection

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.

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Source: Udoo


Simpsons Family Flash Drives

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);

Flash drive USB 2.0 – 8 GB – Equipped with a cap holder – Internal software Eego – Compatible with Windows XP or later | Mac OS 9.1x or later | Linux Kernel 2.4 or later

The Simpsons family of USB flash drives will cost around £16 ($25) each, DOH!

Source [USB Tribe Facebook Page]

The Tough LaCie PetiteKey

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.

Source [Ubergizmo]

Smiley Hides Secret Camera


We are not totally okay with concealed cameras, but you have to suppose that there is some good reason for using one. So if you need a concealed camera then why not hide it within the face of a smiley badge, who would ever think that such a fun badge would hide a pin sized camera?

Here are the features for the Chobi Cam Smile Smiley Pin Button Camera;

Size: 48 x 48 x 16 mm (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.6″)

Weight: around 18g (0.6 oz)

Memory: microSDHC 4-16GB

Video: 720 x 480px, 30fps, AVI (2GB per file, every 25 minutes)

Stills: 2048 x 1536px, JPEG

Capacity: around 60 minutes of video, 90 minutes of audio

Audio: mono

Power: internal battery, charged by USB 2.0

Charging time: around 120 minutes

OS: Windows Xp / Vista / 7, Mac OS X 10.4 and on

Includes camera, USB cable, pin, flexible stand/arm

This handy little camera will cost around £57 ($89)

Source [Japan Trend Shop]

Upcycled USB Locket

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.

Source [Etsy]

Fashionable USB Bracelet

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)

Source [Uncrate]

Flash Drive With Military Style Protection

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

Shock 40G

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]

Great Offer On Platinum Flash Drive



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;


Product Features

Platinum Twister USB Stick – USB2.0

Easy Plug and Play

Extremely reliable

Technical Details

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

Five-year warranty


The price of this flash drive was £21.30 ($33) the price now is £9.30 ($16) that is a saving of 56%


Source [Amazon]