Idea: USB hub with on/off switches for each device

USB logo

I use lots of USB devices. External hard drives, a flatbed scanner, card reader, webcam, etc… But I don’t use all of them very often. I’ve even disconnected the scanner because it has no on/off switch and it makes all kind of calibrating noises when I start my computer. My external hard drive, which I use just once a week to run a system backup, also makes more noise than my PC does and it too lacks a proper power switch. This why I came up with the idea of an USB hub with switches that let you decide which devices you want to start up and which you don’t need.
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Roy | November 2, 2007 | English,ideas | Comments (4)
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I cancelled my $150 laptop

Medison Celebrity laptop

It’s been months, and not a single laptop has been delivered. If one would have been the blogospere would have lit up like a Christmas tree, but instead there’s been radio silence all around. That’s why I asked 2checkout.com to cancel my order of a Medison Celebrity laptop. With the Eee-PC hitting shops any day now and laptop prices dropping like bricks there’s no need to wait around for what has IMHO become a clear case of vaporware. On top of that, I don’t even really need a laptop computer right now.

Asus Eee PC

Asus Eee PC

A while ago I blogged about the Nokia N800. It’s been released now but I won’t be getting one. Not just because the “sub $300″ price tag turned out to be closer to €400, but because Asus just raised the bar when it comes to small, portable internet devices. Enter the Asus Eee CP 701.
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Roy | June 22, 2007 | English,Gadgets | Comments (8)
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