Tag USB

M-Systems DiskonKey

Blast from the past: originally published September 27th 2002. The concept is so simple it makes you wonder why it wasn’t thought of before. Take flash memory and put it into a compact size, small enough to fit on a keychain. The…

Logitech Harmony 600

I’ve been using Harmony universal remotes since they were a Canadian company not yet purchased by Logitech.  I’ve found them to be easy to set up and use: pick your AV equipment through their application, set up your activities and…

Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

Longest name ever for a one trick app.  Microsoft developed the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to allow people to write an ISO file to a bootable medium: DVD or USB storage.  When Windows 7 launched a lot of…

Belkin USB Charger

Blast from the past: originally published July 26th 2002. Now that I’m getting some use out of my HP Jornada 547 Pocket PC, I’m hot on the trail of useful accessories. Since my model came with a serial cable connection…

External Hard Drive Handling

There are two basic types of external hard drives for sale: those that use 3.5″ hard drives and those that use 2.5″ hard drives.  The 3.5″ units typically have an external power supply, multiple connection types (USB, eSATA, Firewire) and…

APC USB 2.0 Starter Kit

I picked this up at my local Costco for $28 Canadian ( APC part USB-KIT ).  I needed a USB 2.0 hub and a USB extension cable.  This kit includes a four port USB 2.0 hub, three, six and ten…