Coolest Gadgets » USB Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:00:17 +0000

Satechi is well known for rolling out accessories for computers as well as mobile devices for many a year now, so much so that they have gotten extremely good at it. In fact, many of Satechi’s past releases have always managed to successfully maintain the general design flow of the product or brand that it is supposed to work with, and the same applies to the all new Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub that has been exclusively designed for the new 2017 iMac Pro, iMac Retina 4K and 27-inch 5K models.

This particular hub will add functionality to the iMac with a data only USB-C port, a trio of USB 3.0 ports with up to 5Gb/s for fast and secure data transfer, and a Micro/SD card reader. The best part of all? This is achievable all through a solitary USB-C connection, now how about that? In other words, you gain a whole lot more connectivity simply be “sacrificing” a single USB-C port, providing convenient access to any Mac user’s most-loved ports and devices.

What we like about the Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub is also the fact that it is extremely easy and simple to set up. All that one needs to do is to plug it into one of the iMac’s Thunderbolt 3 ports and use the adjustable knob in order to fasten the hub to the bottom of your desktop computer. From there, you are good to go since there is no need for any kind of additional drivers or installation required. It will extend ports to the front of the iMac, ensuring that everything else is within reach while providing convenient access to peripheral devices at all times. The versatility of the hub frees up valuable desk space, while looking great in its sleek, brushed aluminum finish that certainly complements Apple accessories.

Expect the Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro to ship in the first week of January 2018 in silver or space gray with an asking price of $49.99 a pop.

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Huntkey USB-C Adapter Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:49 +0000 huntkey-usb-c-adapterHuntkey is no stranger when it comes to the world of accessories for notebooks and computers, and this time around they have come up with yet another accessory that many people would find useful: the Huntkey USB-C Adapter. This is a 60W USB-C laptop adapter, where it will boast of the latest USB3.1 SuperSpeed and intelligent charging technology. The reason that Huntkey has come up with this particular accessory is to keep abreast with the latest trends and pace, where older USB types are slowly but surely being phased out.

It goes to show that with the Huntkey USB-C Adapter, the company continues to invest in and develop new USB-C products which will be able to meet increasing market demands, regardless of the niche. Being one of the key products of Huntkey, the 60W USB-C laptop adapter comes across as a durable and reliable model. Not only that, Huntkey knows that everyone loves to travel as light as possible, which is why this particular laptop adapter has been specially designed with a pocket size in mind. In other words, it has dimensions that will dwarf the iPhone X, making it a unique accessory that is extremely easy to carry around and to be used conveniently.

This particular 60W USB-C adapter will be equipped with a reversible connector, allowing users to hook it to compatible electronic devices in either way. This also does away with the niggling issue of connectivity, where the intelligent charging feature enables users to charge multiple devices ranging from smartphones to power banks, tablets, laptops, drones and even printers. It will be equipped with all-round protections like SCP (Short Circuit Protection), OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection) and OCP (Over Current Protection), keeping itself and the charging devices safe under any circumstances.

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Belkin USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD revealed Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:00:25 +0000 belkin-express-dock-hdWhen it comes to the modern day techie, one thing is for sure: you can never have enough USB ports at your disposal. After all, USB has become the de facto standard for many different kinds of peripherals out there in the market. Belkin has always had a way with peripherals that cater to different needs for various situations and times, and this time around another Express Dock HD variant has popped up: the Belkin USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD.

With the Belkin USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD, we are looking at the ability to hook up to 8 different devices via a single cable, now how about that? It also does far more than just blind charging of your devices, since it boasts of power priority technology that is capable of distributing power based on the kind of device that is connected. All of these delivered through a solitary one meter cable, making it less of a mess and a fantastic way to organize your workspace or desk area.

The USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD will enable consumers to hook up to eight different devices while taking advantage of 4K HDMI video output, gigabit Ethernet connection, and crystal-clear audio in and out. Power Priority technology ensures that your main device will obtain the main priority of being charged, while sending 60W of power delivery as and where it is required. Power Priority is smart enough to assess each connected device’s size and charging needs, before it distributes power accordingly to ensure that every single connected device will be on the receiving end of an optimal charge. The USB-C 3.1 Express Dock can pride itself in being a true single-cable docking solution, making it essential for connecting and powering your world. A pair of USB-C 3.1 ports, a trio of USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one gigabit Ethernet port, and a couple of audio ports round off the list of connectivity options, all crammed into a device that costs $229.99 a pop.

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Razer Atheris is a mouse for notebook users Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:00:09 +0000 razer-atherisMention Razer, and you would most probably have gaming-centric hardware and peripherals sweep across your mind. After all, Razer is a household name when it comes to delivering quality gaming peripherals for the hardcore gamer, but the company has taken a sideways look at road warriors and pitied them. Hence, the birth of the Razer Atheris, a wireless notebook mouse that lays claim to having the longest lasting battery life in its class, while delivering lag-free wireless gaming-grade performance.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, it isn’t. After all, Razer’s expertise in the gaming department has spilled over to the corporate side of things, and the result is the Razer Atheris. Specially designed for mobile work as well as play as it outlasts any competition, the Razer Atheris is capable of delivering up to 350 hours of non-stop use on just a couple of of AA batteries. This would be more than enough juice to last even the most boring of all boardroom meetings, and is also perfectly at home to meet the needs of intense gaming sessions on the go in order to alleviate stress at the workplace.

The Razer Atheris is special since it boasts of Razer’s proprietary wireless Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT), delivering industry-leading transmission that makes for the most reliable, stable connection. AFT is enabled whenever it connects via a compact USB dongle, and this USB dongle is easily stashed away in the mouse. Whenever there is no USB connection, fret not, just switch over to Bluetooth LE connectivity and you’re good to go. The Razer Atheris, with its 7200 DPI optical sensor, delivers blazing accuracy across multiple high-resolution monitors, while offering an unfair advantage during work or play. It will retail for $49.99 in the US, and €59.99 across the pond. Being an ambidextrous mouse certainly helps its case to be appealing to the masses.

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Huntkey SmartU delivers what could be the best possible USB charging station in the market Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:00:55 +0000 huntkey-charging-stationIt is no surprise at all to see a road warrior carry multiple devices while on the move these days, but if there is one particular drawback about these mobile devices, it would be the shortage of battery power being the main “drawback”. After all, our smartphones do more than just help us keep in touch with one another these days, it is also a personal navigation device, not to mention function as a digital camera, portable media player, among others. This would require carrying around a power bank, or perhaps if you are an office drone, make use of a charger at the workspace. However, with limited power outlets available at a cubicle, the Huntkey SmartU could very well be the best investment made for a USB charging station.

This is touted to be the perfect solution when it comes to multi-device charging. Not only does the Huntkey SmartU look elegant, it is also a fast and energy-efficient charger that gets rid of clutter at the same time. Specially designed while offering a quartet of USB ports, in addition to a pair of additional built-in Android charging cables. In other words, you are able to charge up to half a dozen devices simultaneously, all using a single outlet.

Apart from that, the Huntkey SmartU is also more like a stunning piece of artwork, as opposed to a regular charging station. It has an appearance design that is inspired from a Chinese ink brush holder, where that ink brush holder is used in Chinese calligraphy and painting. Thanks to smart USB charging technology, the Huntkey SmartU is able to adapt the charging rate in order to arrive at a revolutionary charging speed. This would enable faster and safer charging for mobile devices, as opposed to traditional charging stations.

The cradle ledge design will also allow the Huntkey SmartU to free your hands, allowing you to enjoy movies or carry out a video conversation on the smartphone while you fool around with a fidget spinner or its equivalent. Any takers for this unique charging station?

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Satechi USB-C to HDMI Adapter & Cable Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:00:28 +0000 Satechi-Type-C-4K-HDMI-Adapter-CableSatechi is a famous name where accessories of mobile devices as well as computing machines are concerned, and their latest devices to hit the market? The Satechi USB-C to HDMI Adapter as well as Type-C 4K HDMI Cable, which is an accessory that is able to hook up to 4K displays at 60Hz in order to experience a smooth, high quality experience.

Interestingly enough, Satechi’s latest pair of USB-C accessories will expand its arsenal of convenient and high-quality products which will certainly do a whole lot to improve connectivity around your home or man cave. Measuring a reasonably lengthy six feet, the Type-C 4K HDMI Cable as well as the more compact Type-C 4K HDMI Adapter output video from a Mac (or other compatible device) to an external 4K display.

The Type-C 4K HDMI Cable will offer users the ability to enjoy a true plug and play experience, which is an all-in-one solution that will let one hook up a Mac to a 4K display. The Adapter will be able to offer a similar functionality in a smaller form factor in order for users to experience a crystal clear 4K display. Users can then mirror content on their Type-C laptop easily in order to view their favorite TV shows and movies on an enhanced, high-resolution display, or even select its usage within professional or classroom settings to enhance presentations on an external monitor.

Regardless of whether you pick up the USB-C or HDMI accessory, both choices will feature a compact, sleek brushed aluminum design that can fit in snugly into laptop bags, purses and other carrying packs, making it perfect for mobile workspaces. Expect the $34.99 Satechi Type-C 4K HDMI Adapter to arrive in space gray, silver, gold or rose gold colors, while the $39.99 Type-C 4K HDMI Cable will sport silver or space gray shades.

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The orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard and Mouse – surpass limitations Wed, 24 May 2017 18:30:54 +0000 Orbitouch

No two people are the exact same. Even identical twins don’t have every hair follicle in the exact same spot. That being said, if you are born without much in the way of ability to move your fingers, working on a computer would not be the easiest of tasks. Instead of signing off on it completely, you can learn to modify your interactions through a different way of inputting information.

For those that view a keyboard as an impossible challenge, the orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard and Mouse might be able to help. It has 128 characters that you access by sliding the left and right domes to the correct colored area which represent a character. This will drastically reduce finger movement, and somewhat reduce wrist strain. It will obviously take a little time to get used to, but will either make typing possible for those that it wasn’t possible for before, or reduce a lot of strain on the joints in your hands.

This is not going to work for everyone, but for those that it will help, it could be life-changing. Keep in mind that this is not built to make you the fastest typist in the world, so you’re likely not going to surpass 30 WPM unless you’re really gunning for it. This will cost you around $280, so it’s something you’ll want to research and weigh your options heavily on before jumping into it.

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The Reacher Portable Karaoke Machine – sing like everyone’s watching Mon, 22 May 2017 18:30:14 +0000 Karaoke Machine

If you really enjoy karaoke, then you know the trouble of finding the time and money to make it to a karaoke bar. You don’t necessarily have to have a room to yourself just to belt out your favorite tunes, but it is nice to have the ambiance. If singing songs with your friends is your most cherished hobby, then why not make it so you can turn your lives into a musical at any moment?

Many karaoke machines are a bit clunky, but will blast your voice loudly with a simple backtrack to your best songs. This Reacher Portable Karaoke Machine is tiny, but will pump up your jams just the same as a larger versions would, just not to the same extent. It has a Bluetooth speaker with a wired mini microphone, Micro SD card slot, 3.5mm AUX line-in stereo cable, a cable for connecting directly to your computer, and a USB Drive Input slot so you can connect your music however you prefer.

You’ll get 10 hours of play time through its 2000 mAh battery, and can charge for 5V input devices like your phone or tablet. There’s also volume memory, so if you were belting at full blast when you last had it on, remember to turn it down before you start up again or your ears will not be prepared. This will only cost you $27.99, and would be perfect for any aspiring singers.

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Satechi’s delivers new Type-C Pro Hub for MacBook Pro users Wed, 17 May 2017 20:00:25 +0000 satechi-type-c-hubSatechi is famous for its range of accessories that intends to make life a whole lot easier and convenient where technology is involved. This time around, the beneficiaries would be the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, thanks to the introduction of the Satechi Type-C Pro Hub. This spanking new hub can be said to be the perfect accessory for all road warriors who are rocking to the latest model of the MacBook Pro, as it offers the solution of additional functionality by including missing ports that were previously found on the new MacBook Pro’s predecessor, all without sacrificing on aesthetics thanks to its slim design.

Those who pick up the Type-C Pro Hub from Satechi will find it arrive with a Thunderbolt 3 port that allows for pass-through charging, for both 13” (61W) and 15” (87W) MacBook Pro models, in addition to quick data transfer with speeds up to 40Gbps — doing so without having to sacrifice the usage of any other port. The 4k HDMI port lets one connect an HDMI cable from the Type-C Pro Hub to output crisp, 1080p high-resolution video at 60Hz to external 4k monitor screens.

As for the additional USB-C port, it will also be able to expand data transfer capabilities with speeds up to 5Gbps, while a pair of USB 3.0 ports provides users with the freedom to transfer data from non-Type-C peripherals with speeds up to 5Gbps. Last but not least, the SD/Micro memory card reader is perfect for video and photo editing work, since the card reader slots deliver data transfer speeds up to 104MB/s. This plug and play peripheral comes in a sleek and compact brushed aluminum design, where $99.99 will let you choose from either Silver or Space Gray colors. Any takers who are interested in picking up this bad boy?

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The Bluefinger LED Keyboard and Mouse Set – pretty doesn’t have to come at a price Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:30:43 +0000 Bluefinger LED Keyboard and Mouse Combo

When you’re looking for a new keyboard and mouse, getting the best specs at the cheapest price point is normally the way to go. If you have a load of money to drop on a professional matching set, then more power to you, but not many of us are are equipped with the ability to adequately use all the bells and whistles they have, let alone afford it. The more casual gamer wants performance, and if it has the looks to boot then that’s all the better.

This Bluefinger LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo is elegance, grace, and will help you shoot things in the face. It has an almost angelic look to it with white keys and brushed gold metal surface detailing, and is backlit with a greenish blue or light blue LED. You’ll be able to switch between 3 color breath mode, static color, or one color breath mode. There are also 4 brightness levels for the light, including off, low, medium, and bright.

The mouse has adjustable 800-1200 DPI, 6 buttons, and 4 color options for back lighting. This is plug and play, but has system requirements of Windows XP, VISTA, WIN 7, WIN 8, WIN 10, Mac OS X, and is wired, so it will need to take up two of your USB ports. It’s pretty, seems like it would work well, and only costs around $35, which isn’t too shabby for a set if you’re in need of something new.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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