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Posts Tagged USB

USB Charging – Veho Pebble

My Pines USB Charger that I raved about back in 2010 finally gave up the ghost! Actually it died a while back when I was at Web Dev Conf 2011 (just the time when I needed it not to!), so I ordered a Veho Pebble this week with Amazon’s free delivery option (expecting not to have it until the middle of next week!) and it’s already here so that will be getting some testing over the next week before I need to use it in anger!  

by Keiron on May 16th, 2012 | Hardware | No Comments » |
PINES Rechargeable Battery Pack - Boxed

Charging on the Move (PINES USB Rechargeable Backup Battery Pack)

You may have read recently about comparing of battery sizes, capacities and the like when I was looking for a rechargeable battery pack for my phone, I took the advice of @ZuuMediaSwindon and bought the PINES Rechargeable Backup Battery Pack I’ve now had a chance to use it in anger and at least five people have asked what it is and where I got it from, so here it is! Boxed: It comes with an array of manuals and handy, carry case (about the size of an old style Nintendo DS): Opening it up, for charging the battery you have: A mains charger A car charger A USB charger And charging “tips” for such a variety of things I can’t… Continue reading »

by Keiron on March 27th, 2010 | Technology | 9 Comments » |

USB Battery Pack Conversions (mAh to Wh)

I know I haven’t posted in a while – but I’ve had lots going on…. Then my first post back is a techie one, I apologise (well for some of you I do anyway!). I want a backup battery for my Motorola Droid/Milestone, I’ve already got one for my iPod Touch and it’s invaluable – but I figure if I get one with a straight USB out it can charge almost any of my devices with the right cable! This makes far more sense to me, so today I went hunting. Would you believe how hard these things are to find? I’ve been offered rechargable batteries, battery chargers, spare batteries for the phone all sorts of things – none of… Continue reading »

by Keiron on March 11th, 2010 | Mobile Phones | 3 Comments » |

The Backup Saga is Over! MyXerver!

Ok the backup saga has rumbled on for close to a year now, but I finally decided on my solution last week and it looks fantastic! I was heavily influenced by the register’s review, and an email from their sales team. I’ve purchased a MyXerver 1TB along with a 1TB USB drive to run to it, and after the ParcelForce saga I now have them installed, I couldn’t have chose better as they look exactly the same when unpacked (just one in black and one in white!). After unpacking I plugged in the MyXerver and started to write this post, given that the instructions said it could take anywhere between 1 and 3 minutes to boot I was impressed that… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 30th, 2009 | Hardware | 9 Comments » |

USB Motion Detector

Bare Witness hd Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man full movie I was quite impressed with this today from MAKE Magazine, it’s a USB Motion detector! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_3q-mO5djs]

by Keiron on February 22nd, 2009 | Hardware | 4 Comments » |

What’s on Your USB Key?

I couldn’t be without my USB key these days if I’m honest, I bought a 2GB one about 12 months before our wedding and it has been my absolute life saver on a number of occasions (and I’ve only left in the office just the once!!!). Up until today I thought the best thing on it was my WOS server (Webserver on a Stick), but looking at Tiny USB Office it might just have some competition on its hands – does anyone use this software? If not, what do you have on your stick? photo credit: bbaunach

by Keiron on April 4th, 2008 | Hardware | 2 Comments » |

Backup Space – The minefield just got bigger!

Glenn threw a real spanner in the works just before I went off to buy this damned USB Hard Drive as a backup device! We both bought external hard disks around the same time, and would probably both do it differently if we were to do it again! Original photo by Topato So where do we start? Glenn’s advice was to get a cheap desktop (circa £200) and stick 4 HDD’s in it and RAID-5 them, this got me thinking – I have my old desktop and I’ve promised Emma I’ll buy a new desktop (that doesn’t have wires hanging out and is in a terrible half working condition) when we move. Here’s the problem – I’ve not built a… Continue reading »

by Keiron on January 12th, 2008 | Hardware | 24 Comments » |