USB archive

  • Sony unveils USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets
    Phones

    Sony unveils USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets

    By 11 December 2013

    Sony has taken the wraps off a USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets. In the days of the cloud, Sony thinks users still want to use hardware to transfer media between devices. The "2-in-1 flash drive" has a USB connector on one end and a microUSB...

  • USB Type-C is coming and it’s bringing thinner, faster charging devices with it
    Phones

    USB Type-C is coming and it’s bringing thinner, faster charging devices with it

    By 4 December 2013

    A new type of USB connector has been needed since Apple unveiled the Lightning connector. The thing that’s great about that, other than speed, is the reversible shape - it plugs in either way up. The current micro-USB is annoying as it can only go one...

  • World's smallest USB flash drive is almost too small
    Gadgets

    World's smallest USB flash drive is almost too small

    By 17 October 2013

    If you haven't noticed, we're a big fan of flash drives. They're neat. That's why PKparis's claim of having the world's smallest USB 3.0 flash drive intrigued us. Available in 32GB and 64GB capacities priced at $48 and $89 (£30/£55)respectively, the...

  • Nexus 7 gets USB drive support thanks to new app
    Tablets

    Nexus 7 gets USB drive support thanks to new app

    By 22 August 2012

    The Google Nexus 7 now has the ability to support USB drives, thanks to a new app available now from the Google Play store. The lack of innovation that meant consumers were unable to transfer files from flash storage drives and SD cards had proved a deterrent...

  • Get a slice of the action with the USB Toaster Hub
    Gadgets

    Get a slice of the action with the USB Toaster Hub

    By 9 August 2012

    US online gadget retailer ThinkGeek has added a cute and practical USB Hub to its catalogue of wonderments that immediately falls into the "want badly" category here at Pocket-lint. The USB Toaster Hub and Thumbdrives - to give it its full name - is a...

  • Digiboo USB digital vending machines unleashed in the US
    Home Cinema

    Digiboo USB digital vending machines unleashed in the US

    By 16 March 2012

    We were once of the opinion that garlic bread was the future. But now, we're convinced that the future is, in fact, digital vending machines that let you rent or buy movies when you're out and about. Unleashed by the brilliantly named Digiboo over in...

  • Acer C110 Pico projector hands-on
    Tablets

    Acer C110 Pico projector hands-on

    By 7 July 2011

    Acer has just announced the ultra-dinky C110 Pico projector complete with tablet compatible USB power. The Pocket-lint gang were lucky enough to grab a quick play with the new C110 at an Acer event. First thing we did? Shine it in our eyes of course!...

  • Clap camera combines USB flash drive with mini point and shoot
    Cameras

    Clap camera combines USB flash drive with mini point and shoot

    By 5 July 2011

    Disappointingly this tiny digital camera/flash drive is not activated when you clap. Making up for this lack of audio activated snappery however is the name of the company who makes it; Powershovel and of course the decision to manufacturer it in pink. ...

  • Dr Martens USB boot drive that lets you boot up your PC
    Online

    Dr Martens USB boot drive that lets you boot up your PC

    By 12 August 2010

    How do you celebrate 50 years of making boots? Make one that allows you to boot from of course. Boot maker Dr. Martens has done just that with the creation of a Dr. Martens Limited Edition 50th Anniversary USB drive in the shape of one of the company's...

  • Go retro-cool with a USB typewriter
    Gadgets

    Go retro-cool with a USB typewriter

    By 15 June 2010

    Are you bored of all the modern sleek looking keyboards on the market? Do you long for the days where you could feel a bit of give under your fingers as you typed rather than having the feeling absorbed by hi-tech, shock absorbing, rubber keys? If you...

  • NEC triples USB 3.0 speeds
    Gadgets

    NEC triples USB 3.0 speeds

    By 18 February 2010

    USB 3.0 is slowly rolling out, and in 2010 you're likely to begin to see it showing up in the next generation of laptops, portable hard drives and other devices. NEC, however, reckons that it's just managed to triple the speeds that a serial bus connection...

  • Abbey Road Live offers instant gig recordings
    Audio

    Abbey Road Live offers instant gig recordings

    By 4 November 2009

    EMI has launched a subsidiary called Abbey Road Live to offer gig-goers the chance to walk out of the venue with a recording of the concert they just attended on their mobile phones. The service has been available previously at gigs, but only on CD-R....

  • Windows 7 available in USB stick edition
    Online

    Windows 7 available in USB stick edition

    By 26 October 2009

    Microsoft has quietly issued a variant of its brand new Windows 7 operating system that can be copied to a USB stick and used to install the OS on computers that don't have a CD drive, which includes many netbooks available today. In our review of Windows...

  • Transformers: USB drive and mouse in disguise
    Gadgets

    Transformers: USB drive and mouse in disguise

    By 18 September 2009

    When was the last time you saw a USB drive do the above? Bonkers right, but not as crazy as the optical mouse that turns into a dinosaur. Toshiba has teamed up with Hasbro to launch four official 1984 Transformers in the shape of a USB drive and optical...

  • Pioneer teases DJ release
    Audio

    Pioneer teases DJ release

    By 1 September 2009

    Pioneer has released a series of teaser videos for a new DJ product that it's launching on 17 September. The videos, one of which can be seen above, feature big name DJs talking about the product, dropping a few clues. It seems like it has a USB port,...

  • Dinky Denon D-F107DAB+ mini system launched
    Audio

    Dinky Denon D-F107DAB+ mini system launched

    By 26 August 2009

    Denon has dropped us word of a mini system that it'll soon be launching which measures just 25cm x 25cm. The D-F107DAB+ can play back from CD, iPod, USB drive, FM, AM, DAB and DAB+, and has - according to the company - "musical fidelity that you would...

  • Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
    Phones

    Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB

    By 29 June 2009

    Apple has signed up to an EU-wide "harmonization" of phone chargers, which Pocket-lint first brought you news of back in September 2007. The iPhone-maker has joined Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and Texas Instruments...

  • Seagate FreeAgent dock comes with hidden USB hub
    Online

    Seagate FreeAgent dock comes with hidden USB hub

    By 25 June 2009

    Seagate has launched a docking station for its FreeAgent hard drives that gives users a USB hub at the same time. The Seagate FreeAgent Go Dock+ includes three available USB ports to act as a USB hub, so you can try and remove some of the supposed clutter...

  • Denon launches F-Series compact hi-fi system
    Audio

    Denon launches F-Series compact hi-fi system

    By 23 June 2009

    Denon has announced the availability of its new F-series compact hi-fi system, complete with CD player, AM/FM radio and a USB port for plugging in MP3 players. The package comprises of the company's DRA-F107 amplifier, DCD-F107 CD player, and a pair of...

  • LaCie turns USB drive into a key
    Online

    LaCie turns USB drive into a key

    By 6 March 2009

    For storage hounds looking to take files with them on the go, LaCie has launched what it believes is the ideal solution. The company famous for its desktop hard drives has announced that it will be launching three USB drives that are designed to look...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: USB mains charger
    Gadgets

    Credit Crunch Christmas: USB mains charger

    By 3 December 2008

    Here's a great little gadget that's not only priced at nicely under a tenner, but very practical. Very simply it's a USB charger that plugs into the mains. Just stick it straight into a wall socket, connect your USB device into the port and before you...

  • LaCie launches colour-coded Flat Cables
    Online

    LaCie launches colour-coded Flat Cables

    By 2 December 2008

    LaCie has launched a "practical and fun" new line of products for the home and office, the LaCie Flat Cables created by product design company "item". The colourful LaCie Flat Cables claim to bring functional improvements along with a "stylish new look...

  • USB 3.0 specificaton completed
    Gadgets

    USB 3.0 specificaton completed

    By 18 November 2008

    The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the completion of the USB 3.0 specification. This spec is described as "the technical map" for device manufacturers to deliver SuperSpeed USB technology to the market. SuperSpeed USB is said to bring significant...

  • USB port launches
    Gadgets

    USB port launches

    By 30 October 2008

    This word-play has apparently come from the fact that the word "port" can only be used by Portuguese wine makers. Clever.

  • Art Lebedev create the Folderix flash drive
    Gadgets

    Art Lebedev create the Folderix flash drive

    By 25 August 2008

    USB drives come in all shapes and sizes. You can get large ones, small ones, ones that look like beer barrels, ones that look like swords, pretty much anything you want so why never a computer folder icon? Beats us. Still, the idea didn't past by the...