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You'll Never Leave A Charging Cable With A Built-In Alarm Behind

It wouldn’t be surprising if Apple made as much money selling replacement charging cables as it did phones and tablets. Those white Lightning cables are easier to lose than socks on laundry day, but now there’s an alternative that will actually remind you to pack yours up when you’ve unplugged your phone.


First Pictures Surface Of The Reversible USB Plug Of The Future

At the Intel Developers’ Forum currently running in Shenzen, China, the first official pictures of the future of USB for smartphones and tablets have been released. USB 3.1 Type C, as its official title goes, is reversible like Apple’s Lightning connector, eliminating the pain of fiddling a miniature plug into the socket on your smartphone.


Someday You Could Save Your Files With Nothing But A Sticky Note

Today’s slim, svelte computers look great. You, on the other hand, look like a total yutz fumbling around to plug a thumb drive into a USB port that’s somehow perpetually upside down. What if saving your data was as easy as slapping a sticky note on your screen? That’s what a design team proposes with this highly theoretical design for paper-thin, sticky memory cards.


A Flash Drive Watch That Always Knows The Time And Available Storage

Even with wireless networks and cloud storage services like Dropbox, there’s still a place in this day and age for manually sharing files on a flash drive. And to ensure you’ve always got one on hand for an emergency file transfer, the silicone Verb watch features four gigs of storage built into a simple but stylish timepiece.


LaCie's Culbuto Flash Drive Wobbles, But It Won't Ever Fall Down

How often do you remove a USB flash drive from your computer, place it somewhere on your desk, and then have it instantly disappear? Too often. It’s one of those bizarre mysteries of — life like socks going missing in the dryer — that LaCie may have just eradicated with its bulbous new Culbuto flash drive.


Kingston Squeezed 64GB Onto This Tiny Android-Friendly Flash Drive

Is this tiny flash drive from Kingston with a standard USB jack on end and a smartphone-friendly microUSB jack on the other the first of its kind? Absolutely not. Is it the smallest we’ve seen to date? Most definitely. When connected to your smartphone — boosting your mobile device’s storage by up to 64GB — it’s small enough to forget about.


A Rainbow USB Cable With Every Charging Adaptor You Need -- Also Nokia

It may seem a little opulent, but a lot of us won’t leave home with at least our smartphone — maybe even two — and a tablet. And eventually one of them is going to need a battery boost, so instead of carrying charging cables and adapters for every single device, toss this single colourful USB adaptor in your bag and you’re all set.


There's Going To Be A New, Reversible USB Plug

Holy mother of all things long overdue. After years of subjecting us to fumbling and rotating cables blindly behind devices around the world, the powers that be have decided to make a Universal Serial Bus plug that is reversible.


There's No Better Use For Cup Holders Than This R2-D2 USB Charger

Your dream of cruising around your local galaxy with your feisty astromech droid by your side simply isn’t going to happen in your lifetime. It will be years before robots can even pick up a wrench and remove a bolt by themselves. But ThinkGeek’s got the next best thing. It won’t fix your warp drive, but perched in your cup holder this tiny version of R2-D2 will keep your phones and tablets charged.


Impossibly Thin Charging Cables No Thicker Than A Pair Of Credit Cards

Boosting the battery life on a mobile device is easy; they just need to get a lot thicker. But since none of us are willing to give up our svelte smartphones or tablets, we’ve bought into a life that involves bringing charging cables wherever we go. A hassle that’s now slightly less annoying with these ultra-thin USB cables that can easily slip into the slimmest of pockets.