This isn’t just any geeky looking laptop bag, it actually delivers very environment friendly functionality! The Voltaic Generator is actually the world’s first laptop bag to generate strong enough power to charge your laptop via solar energy! Not only does it charge your laptop, it can also charge your mobile phone and handheld. The picture to the right shows you the light which lights up when the bag has gathered enough solar energy to generate a charge.
It uses high efficiency solar cells to generate maximum power in the limited space available. It includes a battery pack custom designed to efficiently store and convert the electricity generated.
Here are some official notes:
- Solar panel generates up to 14.7 watts, powerful enough to fully charge a typical laptop from a day of direct sunlight.
- The included battery pack efficiently stores the equivalent of a typical laptop charge and automatically delivers the required output voltages
- Common adaptors are included for easy connection to laptops, phones and other handheld electronics
- Other devices can connect via USB or car charger
- Will hold up to a 17″ Powerbook inside a protective case
- Fabrics made from recycled PET (soda bottles), which is tough, water resistant and light weight
Are you the type of person who desire to have the best designer label, custom-made or even handmade when it comes to buying a little something for yourself? If so Zana Design may interest you, because they are making USB pendrives by hand! It’s what they call “High tech with style”. Though this concept of buying designer labelled tech products may seem rather strange for the mind of a typical geek, it is within our interest to describe the widest possible range of gadgets as we possible can.
All handmade products come with a 12-month guarantee and range from 50 Euros to 66 Euros depending on the capacity that you choose and of course most importantly the style which you choose! One thing which is appealling is that these drives support BIOS booting as USB Zip and USB HDD and feature Ultra-Stable and U-SAFE technology, patented and developed by Netac, this feature effectively allows the drive to prevent against data loss or corruption if the drive were to be unplugged while transferring files. With a big price and a good look, there is actually something wonderful and high tech underneath as well – not always a feature to be expected in posh gadgets.
When I read the words USB wine dispenser, I thought this would be a USB-compatible electronic wine corkscrew of some kind but actually I was wrong. This piece of USB gadget is actually a wine dispenser! How it works, I still have no idea but from the video it’s meant to dispense you wine from nothing your computer… If you understand French, please do explain to me how this works!
All I know is that it comes in three different colours and for just ten euros, it is compatible with Mac and PC and you get all the wine you’ll ever need??? (No i don’t think so…)
The people who invented this are actually serious about it and have got a website which you can visit here, watch the video after the break.
Check out this very handy device, this is not just any microscope, this is a USB one and one with some good neat specs too!
According to Novatech:
Ideal for a wide variety of practical applications in the classroom, workplace and even the home. Can be used for science and engineering work and study, dermatology (skin/scalp) exam, detailed repair, assembly and quality control (ie. electronics, mechanical, etc), hobbies & collecting (coin, stamp, watch, jewelry, etc.), law enforcement (counterfeit ID, crime lab, etc) , entertainment or simply as a reading aid. Just use your imagination!
Included with each Dino-Lite digital microscope is a copy of the “DinoCapture” software, enabling you to “capture” either a photograph, video or time-lapsed video with a simple click.
All of us will have had the experience of what it feels like to loose a pen drive / flash drive, the feeling of not knowing where exactly your private documents have ended up can be quite stressing. This is why Instructables have come up with a way for us to disguise our pen drives so that we may at least avoid those nasty thieves who like to aim for other’s flash drives…
Do you remember back in April this year, when Mimoco unveiled?a series of Mimobots (USB drives like those pictured) which resembled popular characters from Star Wars like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper and R2-D2? Indeed they were very popular and were completely sold out soon after they were released (especially the Darth Vader!). Now Mimoco has announced that they will be further following up their popular trend of USB drives by launching Princess Leia, Han Solo, Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker!