OOOMS is selling wooden USB memory sticks.
From the product page:
The sticks are picked from the woods and are manually selected on their natural beauty, professionally handmade into unique and personal USB memory sticks.
OOOMS wooden USB memory sticks – don’t they look lovely?
They would go well with these wooden computers.
You can order them (PayPal, worldwide delivery @ 7 EUR) starting at 45 EUR for 256 MB, up to 80 EUR for a 2 GB model.
It’s funny how the product description has the dimensions at approx. 2 x 2 x 10 cm. I guess it depends on which piece of wood you get!
Link via Gizmodo
Brando’s Solar Charger is a great way to power your USB devices.
Brando 2-USB-Ports Multi-Solar Charger
From the product page:
It can recharge most known mobile phone types and USB interfacing digital products. This solar charger can be recharged through direct sunlight, AC power or car power. It is convenient for you to take along with when you are out on business, on travel, on a long journey on bus or ship, etc. It is a portable, environmentally-friendly, lightweight, durable and versatile solar charging product.
You can charge two devices at the same time. The Solar Charger is available in silver and black and costs US$59.00.
Link via Geek With Laptop
One can never have too many Star Wars merchandise right? If you think so, then these R2-D2 speakers might be just what you’d like to put on your wishlist (delivery is expected in December 2007).
Star Wars R2-D2 speakers
Ad Dugdale from Gizmodo writes:
Sound quality isn’t great and the 4.7-inch droid connects via a 3.5-mm audio cable (USB connection is, as yet, unconfirmed). Each speaker costs $20 (so order two if you want a pair) and it comes in red or blue
These 12cm tall models can now be preordered from National Console Suppurt Inc.
Found at EverythingUSB: Belkin In-Desk USB Hubs and iPod Dock Fill the Grommet Holes.
Belkin’s USB grommet hole goodies
Belkin offers a
- Front-Access In-Desk USB Hub, a 4 post USB 2.0 hub which comes with a power adapter and utilizes an angled design to make the ports easy to reach
- In-Desk USB Hub, simular to the Front-Access one but with (3) flat ports
- In-Desk dock for iPod, which allows you to charge and play your iPod and sync it to your PC and features a stereo in and out jack
These items require a 3″ hole in your desk, but if you don’t have one yet Belkin suggests you make one yourself.
Note: If your desk does not have a pre-drilled hole in it, you can drill one yourself using a 3-inch hole saw (requires separate purchase, not from Belkin).
Funny! Maybe they should put up a warning it requires a certain degree of handiness as well before people start demolishing their desks ;-)
Check out this Russian pocket watch from the early 1900′s, made from solid wood.
Probably not very water resistant…
From the Watchismo Times:
Take a break from the complicated world of mechanical innovation for a few seconds… The orgy of Tourbillons, Forged Carbon, and Silicium Components can fade for a moment while you appreciate this early 1900 Russian pocket watch entirely made of wood. The case, the hands, and the gears, all from a tree – a living material that also marks time with it’s rings – natures own clock and a profound medium for a watch.
Gravity Monkey has a cool project called GPS Chimes, a Mologogo based construction that triggers Chimes based on GPS data.
GPS Chimes – Hooked up to a laptop
My GPS Chimes are wind chimes that are triggered by an individual’s proximity to a given location — networked via GPS, cellphone and the internet. Think of it as mile-wide radius around the wind chimes, where my networked presence and GPS location (via Mologogo) send a virtual breeze to announce my travel home.
Honey, I’m home!
- I know darling, heard you coming from a mile away!
Source code and images of the construction can be found on Gravity Monkey.
Earth Trek has announced their latest USB product, the Tape Dispenser USB Hub.
Earth Trek Tape Dispenser USB Hub
Looks pretty cool with those shiny LEDs and 180° independently turning rear ports. Just don’t forget to notify your colleagues they should unplug it before grabbing it from your desk!
This Geek Technique post is a bit old, but still pretty cool: How-to make a bike charger for your iPod.
Bike charger for your iPod
Detailed information and images are included here.