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Plug Lamp Puts an Outlet Right Where You Need It [Desired]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

We are people of the gadget, and thus, we are people of the power socket as well. Laptops, phones, cameras, and noise-canceling headphones all need to be charged sooner or later. Why don’t all our furnishings have built-in sockets like this ingenious lamp. More »


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Sanho announces new HyperDrive line-up, still enough storage for your Frank Zappa discography

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Surely you remember Sanho’s HyperDrive lineup — ya know, the only portable HDD that plays nicely with the iPad? Well, if you don’t dig the $249 entry level price, you’re in luck. The company just announced a bunch of new HDDs for you to take with you and your iPad on that road trip you’ve had planned for years. The new drives no longer sport the QVGA color display or the CF and SD card slots — instead, the black case has two mini USB ports and a power socket. The HyperDrive doesn’t come with the traditional AC adapter but instead a USB-to-DC cable and the user-replaceable battery will allow up to 40GB of transfers on a single charge. And if you’re wondering why there’s two USB ports, we really couldn’t tell you. Perhaps if you choose the right port while connected to your PC and enter the Konami code, unicorns and fairy dust will pop out of your screen — wishful thinking, we know. The HyperDrives ship in March (pre-ordering is available now) with prices starting at $99 for a bring-your-own-drive housing, 1TB for $349 and various sizes in-between. So, if your photo/video library is worth accessing at all times, well, props to you. Press release is after the break.

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Sanho announces new HyperDrive line-up, still enough storage for your Frank Zappa discography originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 30 Jan 2011 06:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FastMac U-Socket delayed yet again, now supposedly shipping in January

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Remember the $10 FastMac U-Socket that first turned up in way back in December of 2009 and was then beset by a number of delays that most recently led to a promised October ship date and inflated $20 price tag? Well, it didn’t ship then either, but the company is now apparently telling customers that it’s really, finally getting ready to ship the USB-equipped power socket sometime next month (despite a note on the company’s website that still says it’s shipping “mid-December”). Anyone ordering one now will apparently still have to wait a bit longer, though — the company apparently only expects things to return to “normal” by February.

[Thanks, Greg]

FastMac U-Socket delayed yet again, now supposedly shipping in January originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 31 Dec 2010 04:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Somebody Please Make the Recoiling Socket [Electricity]

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

This is one of the best power socket ideas I’ve seen in a long while: A socket with an extension cord inside the wall itself. They should make these standard everywhere. I even like the name: The Rambler Socket.

It works easily: Pinch the sockets sides, pull it out, and use with your electrical thingamajig. Once your are done, tug the wire gently, and let the recoil mechanism neatly store away the extension cable. Power socket people of the world: Make it happen. [Yanko Design]



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