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Anker's 40W 5-Port Desktop USB Charger is currently being offered for only $19.99 with coupon code 20DF7105 (white version only), today only, originally priced at $49.99. With PowerIQ technology, each port intelligently identifies your device to speak its unique charging language. So plug in any brand or model and enjoy compatibility that doesn't limit your charging speed. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code 20DF7105 during checkout (white version only) for the additional discount. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • PowerIQ technology maximizes compatibility with Android, Apple and other devices by enabling charging speeds of up to 8 amps among 5 ports or 2.4 amps per port.

  • The size of a deck of playing cards (3.6 x 2.3 x 1.0in / 9.1 x 5.8 x 2.5cm) and unibody design for added portability.

  • Industrial-grade materials and premium circuitry ensure lifetime reliability.

  • 100-240 volt input ideal for international travel.


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What's old is new again, or at least with Qwerkywriter. Simply put, this is a mechanical USB keyboard that comes complete with the click feedback found in old typewriters. It's compatible with tablet via an integrated stand, and also boasts a detachable USB cable.Continue reading for a video, more information and a link to the Kickstarter campaign.

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Did you know that a team that included Ajay Bhatt, worked on the first USB standard at Intel? That's right, the first integrated circuits supporting USB were produced by Intel in 1995. The original USB 1.0 specification, which was introduced in January 1996, defined data transfer rates of 1.5 Mbit/s "Low Speed" and 12 Mbit/s "Full Speed". With that said, here are some of the weirdest USB-powered devices to be unveiled in the past few years. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a son that made good on a promise to his dad for his 57th birthday.

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In the Transformers series, Ravage was strongly tied to Soundwave, spending the vast majority of time not battling stored in his chest compartment. Notably lacking in the power of speech, Ravage seemed marginally more intelligent than the animal he resembled - capable of basic deductive reasoning and the ability to manipulate simple mechanisms - but was treated by the Decepticons in much the same manner as a human being treats a pet. This is what he looks like as a USB drive. Continue reading for more cool and creative USB gadgets, accessories that geeks would love.

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RAVPower Deluxe 14000mAh Portable Power Bank is currently being offered for only $42.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $129.99. The 5V RAVPower battery charger has 2 USB ports to allow for simultaneous charging - you can rapidly charge your tablet, iPhone, and or smartphone at the same time. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • 14000mAh high capacity battery pack for your mobile device.Get 7-8 charges on your iPhone 5, 4S and 3 charges on your Google Nexus,86% charges on your iPad 3/4.

  • Super-fast charge output (5V / 3A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.

  • Smooth, ebony varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity. Built-in flashlight for dark or low-light environments.


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BB gun fans rejoice! Now you can stage mini battles with your action figures using the Axniper USB-powered BB rifle. There's an integrated camera so you're able to control things and aim directly from your computer with the proper software. Continue reading for a video.

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Most power banks can charge only one device, but the Lenmar Helix - part of the Undead Power line - can be used to juice up to 3 devices simultaneously - fully charges iPhone 7 times over when at 100% power. It's slightly larger than an iPhone, has 11000 mAh capacity, and has a high output current (5V2.4A Tablet, 5V1A Mobile Phone) that enables you to charge as fast as the individual device allows. Product page. Lenmar is currently giving away one of these for free on their Facebook page, check it out here. Continue reading for more pictures and our lightning review.

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Sure, most desktop and laptop computers now come with at least 4 USB ports, but for those who need to connect additional devices, a hub would definitely come in handy. First up, we have a human skull-shaped USB hub, with a dome up top for your small accessories and office supplies. Continue reading to see more.

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Accessorise Executive Pen with Stylus and Built-in 8GB USB Drive is currently being offered at just $17.95, originally priced at $44.99. The stylus is designed to work on all capacitive touchscreens and the USB drive with any PC or Mac system. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

Notable features:
  • 3 of the most popuplar items combined into one product - Stylus, 8GB 2.0 USB Flash Drive and Twisted Ballpoint Pen.

  • Capacitive stylus Tip : Greater responsiveness and increased tip durability over many of the other capacitive styluses Stylus tip can be twisted off for a new replacement.

  • USB Drive : Only using top brand, (Sandisk, Toshiba), memory chip for the USB Flash Drive to easily and secured take your favorite files anywhere and share photos, videos, songs, and other files between computers.

  • Ballpoint Pen : Twist style provide convenience and easy carry around. One extra refill is included.
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ReVIVE's ReStore 4000mAh Portable Power Bank is currently being offered at only $24.99, originally priced at $64.99. There's no need to worry about overcharging or wasting energy, the 4000 features an Auto-Shutoff function which will kick in when it senses that your device's battery is fully charged. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview.

Notable features:
  • 4000mAh battery is ideal for giving mulitple charges to virtually all smartphones and most MP3 players and E-readers.

  • It also gives partial charges to some tablets such as the iPad.

  • Exterior features a sleek, brushed aluminum shell that provides a beautiful design as well as solid protection.
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