The directive would also force manufacturers to sell devices without bundled chargers, allowing consumers to keep using their existing USB-C cables. Fast charging would also become standard, meaning manufacturers couldn’t artifically limit the speed of USB-C charging, presumably in the hope of making proprietary chargers more attractive.
What looks like USB chargers on the back of some seats on a new [Dublin] bus, route 122 this evening. Sweet! But not plugging in until I know more.. (worried about power surges and just paid out for a brand new phone).
MaKey MaKey is a successful Kickstarter project by MIT Media Lab doctoral students, Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum: a device that allows you to assign anything you like to keys on your keypad: bananas, Play Doh, buckets of water, stairs, whatever.
It is, and we can’t stress this enough, the best thing ever.
Behold the USB 3.0 SSD Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, unveiled at the CES 2012 and available from April: USB stick-only or with blades, scissors and the usual gubbins.
Yes, yes, you’ll say, these people have been cramming flash drives into their multitools for years. But this one is different. It has 1TB (1000GB) of storage. Enough to hold the entire content of most PCs several times over. The drive is removable and incorporates a tiny monochrome display showing what’s on your device and how much room you have left.
And the price? €2,370.
About 20 times the cost of a 1TB portable hard drive. Doubtless there are wealthy übergeeks out there who will buy two.