Got yourself an iPad, or dare we say it, a JooJoo tablet? Then you're also the proud owner of a pretty nifty little touchscreen that's just crying out for you to get creative on. We've already seen David Kassan's…
Just when you think you’ve seen every kind of USB memory stick in the world, another one comes along. This one dispenses post-it notes. Very handy, if you use post-it notes, which unfortunately I don’t.
It’s got two gigabytes of memory built in, with an unspecified number of post-it notes. Not sure how easy they’d be to ‘refill’ either, though I suppose you could just chop a normal pad into strips and stick the bottom one on with glue. Of course it suffers from the same problem as every other USB stick – if you knock it by accident, then you’ve got a very good chance of damaging the port or the stick.
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If you’ve been trying for 10 years but STILL can’t get your head around the idea of playing Street Fighter using a controller that only has four face buttons, here’s what you need – the XCM Dominator Joystick.
Created in an arcade-friendly, eight-on-the-top layout for maximum Street Fighter compatibility, the stick’s perfect for anyone whose software collection consists almost entirely of games manufactured by Capcom and SNK between the years 1992 and 1998…
Last time we heard from WowWee, they showed Ashley a robot at last year’s CES. I guess they decided that there’s not much money in robots, because this year they’ve got a bunch of cheap, tiny, but remarkably attractive projectors instead.
From left to right, there’s the “Stick”, which takes SD cards, but also has some internal memory, the “Station”, which lets you both dock your iPod and display its contents, and the “Swivel” which has a 90° hinge, letting you project your videos skyward. It also packs a three-hour battery life, for those long sessions of lying on your back. No pricing or availability yet, beyond “2009”.
Find more CES coverage here. Tempted? I sure am.
If I learnt anything from the second series of Heroes, it’s that people who turn stuff into gold tend to end up in an early grave. A cautionary tale for Super Talent, who make USB drives out of 18 carat solid gold. The Pico-C USB drive. Oh, they cost US$599, by the way. What do you get for that cash? 8GB of storage, 30MB/s transfer speeds (gold’s a very good conductor) and water resistance, in case you drop it in your $300 glass of champagne.
The company will also etch anything you like onto it for no extra cost, like a pretty zebra, your primary school nickname (big ears), or maybe even your company’s logo. The whole thing arrives in a black velvet jewelery box with a certificate of authenticity and a gold keychain. I’ll say again – US$599. That’s £380. Yowch. Grab one on eBay and spraypaint it gold instead.
Mimobots are those USB memory sticks for the design-fussy amongst us, who just won’t accept a bog-standard job from Dixons. Normally coming in limited edition sets of just a few thousand, and even Star Wars characters, which Firebox.com will be stocking shortly apparently, a UK exclusive we hear, they’ve suddenly got a lot more attractive.
Mimoco, the company behind the addictive geek apparel, have created a scavenger hunt where between now and the 24th of July (the day the annual Comic Con falls on, which I’d give my right leg to attend) they’ll be revealing one of the nine new Core Series 2 Mimobot USB memory sticks each day. If you happen to be the first to find the site with the ‘breaking news’…
Sony has unveiled a limited edition Pink Memory Stick Micro (M2) – that's the American pop act, not the colour, which is still black. Think they've missed a trick there. Anyway, if you're a fan of Pink (or P!NK…