Say What? Pet Plants That Talk To YOU!

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Don’t Tell Me Ya Love Me…

If there’s anything that USB can’t power, please let me know. At least this talking digital pot called the Pet Plant is only a concept. I can’t imagine one more device being hooked up to my computer, especially a pet. But wait… there is something to be said for this concept by designer Junyi Heo.

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Hand-Crank USB Power Charger

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You’ve been babied by power outlets for far too long – if you want charged gadgets, then put a little elbow grease into it! The Hand-Crank USB Power Charger will work on most phones (and the rest, with adapters), cameras… anything with a USB port, really. It may just be your best friend on the road, where outlets are nowhere to be found, or sitting in an airport when you need some extra juice in a pinch. Continue reading… “Hand-Crank USB Power Charger”

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USB Speedometer Tracks Your Typing Speed

USB Speedometer Tracks Your Typing Speed

This crazy USB Speedometer will not only measure how fast you type, but will also keep track of the total words.  So you can tell who is better – your fastest typist or your dedicated slow and steady worker. The WPM speedometer pegs at 260, so if you’re going faster than that you’re in your own elite record-setting class. The word count can likely be reset whenever you’d like to start the count over.

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The Battery-Powered Battery Charger

 The Battery-Powered Battery Charger

The P970 can be charged and then taken on the road as a second battery for gadgets with a USB input .

It sounds like a solution waiting for a problem, but Motorola’s P970 battery-powered battery recharger began shipping, four months after the curved, PEBL-like gagdet was announced at the Singapore-hosted CommunicAsia 2006 show. UPDATE (2009):  Motorola’s P970 was Zen-like in its simplicity – a rechargeable battery that recharged your cell phone’s battery via a mini USB port. Too bad it’s no longer on the Motorola Web site.

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