USB

APRIL THANKO RODEO PART 1 OF 3: USB Wheel-Powered Gadget Charger for Bikes
Japan’s been using those little mini-dynamo generators to power bike lights for decades, and that doesn’t require a whole lot of power. Charging a smartphone or GPS guide thingy is a different matter, but it seems that Thanko has found the answer.

Today, Taiwanese company, Silicon Power, has started selling ring USB 3.0 flash memory "Jewel J80" in Japan.

Jewel J80 looks a bit like an expensive can opener.

You can bring it with you everywhere by attaching it to your belongings like a key chain. The metal alloy body has resistance to scratches and shock.

8GB model - 880 yen
16GB model - 1,380 yen
32GB model - 2,180 yen

Elecom is going to release a USB3.0 memory stick with conversion adapter between microUSB and USB - the MF-SAU3 series - in late April. Because of the built-in conversion, the MF-SAU3 series can connect both smartphone (USB2.0) and PC.

This small USB memory stick separates into 3 parts: a USB memory stick, a conversion adapter for smartphone/tablet, and a cap for the adapter.

8GB model - MF-SAU308GBK
16GB model - MF-SAU316GBK
32GB model - MF-SAU332GBK

Yoriko Takahashi - February 06, 2014

With Thanko's new 8W USB soldering pen, if there is a USB port around you, you can solder anytime. When you bring a mobile battery with you, seriously you can get your soldering work done anywhere, anytime.

You are ready to use it after connecting the USB soldering pen and USB port with the accompanying 140cm cable. It can get hot in 15 seconds and can cool down in 30 seconds, so you need little time for preparation and clearance.