Category: USB

  • For all your USB needs……

    Cambrionix’s 49-port USB 2.0 behemoth can take care of all your nerdly USB needs, be it a 49 stick Tera Raid Drive or a insane 49 bulb USB lamp :-). Unless you find the cost — ¬£399 / $657 (plus tax) — or the fact that it requires an ATX-2 power supply to push 500mA […]

  • Eject that USB key….by brute force.

    Yep, We’ve all been there. Some stupid program locks a file on your USB key and the eject process becomes useless. Next, you’re sitting there going, “Hmmmm, should I just bite the bullet and remove the key manually”. You could, but then you’ll be tempting fate and you know what they say about that Murphy […]

  • Install Fedora Core 9.0 on a 1GB USB Stick

    I wanted to install the AccessGrid 3.1 collaborative software under FC9.0 earlier on and discovered that the machine didn’t have a CD or DVD. It did however have a newer mobo that allows for USB booting, so I searched around and found Fedora liveusb-creator. What a beauty, the fedora guys make it really simple to […]

  • RevoLabs makes Microphones cool again….

    A friend passed this on today (thanks Jeremy). If you use a mic in your day to day businness (or even if you’re an occasional ichat/skype user, you should check this out. RevoLabs have introduced a new line of Wireless microphones that come with RF-Armor. What does that mean, well the next time your GSM […]

  • Storage in a flash…..

    Well if you frequently need storage in a flash or don’t want to spend the money on multiple HD enclosures, the HD Rack Super Combo might be the solution. HD Rack Super Combo provides you with just about every external connection you can think of (USB 2.0 mini, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 and E-Sata). On […]

  • USB-to-Serial console for Mac (OSX)

    Here are some notes for those of us working with Macs, who also have to deal with networking gear that usually have a serial console for local control. I recently purchased a IOGEAR¬†USB 1.1 to Serial Converter Cable that uses the PL2303 chipset (pretty much any brand of these usb to serial converters use this […]