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Card Reader that stores your Cards

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on January 23rd, 2011

Most card readers just do what it says on the tin, read cards, but this concept design goes one step further. It provides a simple solution to store all of those memory cards you have. Peng Qixuan has designed this card reader and we like what we see.

You can easily store your memory cards inside, while it functions as a card reader with a retractable USB port. This card reader would be a perfect travel companion. Too bad it’s just a concept right now.

Car almost run you over? Throw these cards at reckless drivers

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2010

Sometimes when you are on a bike, cars don’t seem to care about your safety. Well, you could get mad about it or you could throw one of these magnets at the offending vehicle. It lets them know that they’ve acted like a jerk and calls them out on their behavior.

The card is designed by Peter Miller for cyclists. Just hurl it at the offending car and it will stick, without causing an accident. Later, the driver will feel bad. Rightfully so.

PlayStation Plus cards hitting retail

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2010

Here’s more good news for PlayStation 3 owners. You’ll soon be able to purchase PlayStation Plus membership cards at retail. Gift cards granting access to Sony’s premium PlayStation Network are now being shipped to stores all over North America.

The cards have already hit some Target stores and will cost you $17.99 for three months of PlayStation Plus access. Sony also offers a 12-month subscription for $49.99. The service grants users early access to some demos and beta tests, discounts on software and the occasional freebie.

Toshiba UHS-I SDHC and microSDHC cards

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on September 5th, 2010

Toshiba’s first batch of lightning-quick UHS-I cards ship in November, Toshiba’s chips will be faster and larger than Panasonic’s. Toshiba is offering full-size SDHC UHS-I cards at up to 32GB that promise maximum read and write times of 95MB/s and 80MB/s respectively, not to mention tiny microSDHC units that manage a very respectable 40MB/s and 20MB/s.

These numbers might be a bit less in practice, but we imagine you’ll get at least the quoted minimum transfer rate of 10MB/s. No prices on these just yet, but we will know soon.

Nintendo DS R4 Game Cards are now illegal in the UK

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2010

Never heard of R4 cards? R4 game cards are basically blank cards for the Nintendo DS that can be used to load homebrew software on to the DS. They can also be used for pirated Nintendo DS games.

But now the High Court in the UK has just made selling, importing and advertising the sale of R4 cards illegal in the UK. Needless to say, Nintendo is happy about this. They released the following statement:


Win a pair of Empire Strikes Back 3D Promo Cards

Posted in Contests by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2010

The Topps Company is publishing the upcoming Empire Strikes Back 3D Trading Cards to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary. I’m happy to announce that we have a total of 20 Promo cards to give away. These cards are very rare, since they are only sent to distributors/retailers.

Topps wants to show you how nice the 3D effect looks. And believe me, it looks nice. That image does not do them justice at all. The card series will be shipping to stores in May. We are giving away two to each winner.

Sony intros two 32GB Memory Stick cards

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on August 20th, 2009

Sony intros two 32GB Memory Stick cardsLooks like Sony is still going full speed ahead with their Memory Stick line. They just recently announced their 32GB PRO-HG Duo HX card and a 32GB PRO Duo card, which doubles the capacity of current products. The 32GB PRO-HG Duo HX was developed for use mainly with Sony’s Handycam camcorders, Alpha DSLRs and Cyber-shot compact cameras, and features a 20MBps read speed and 15MBps.

The PRO Duo Memory Stick is for all around use. The 32GB PRO-HG Duo HX Memory Stick and 32GB PRO Duo Memory Sticks will retail for $249 and $200, when they arrive next month.


Disney to sell movies on MicroSD cards

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2009

Disney to sell movies on MicroSD cardsForget DVDs, forget Blu-Ray. Disney and Panasonic see the future and that future is movies on flash cards. That’s right, those same tiny memory cards that you buy for your digital camera/MP3 player will soon be available with films pre-loaded on.

Disney and Panasonic are starting things off by packaging pre-recorded microSD cards together with DVDs holding the same movie content. That way users can easily watch their favorite DVDs on portable players.

Lexar unveils 16GB micro and 32GB SDHC cards

Posted in Lexar by Conner Flynn on July 1st, 2009

Lexar unveils 16GB micro and 32GB SDHC cardsLexar has announced two new memory cards that offer up some higher capacities for phone and camera users. First there’s the 16GB microSDHC card, which features 34nm technology and can hold up to 4,000 songs.

Next is the 32GB Platinum II SDHC card, which also uses 34 nm techology and can transfer data at up to 60X. Supposedly, it can write at 9MB/sec and will hold 12 hours of HD footage and can even be used for holding RAW files. Both are available now.

ExpressCard 2.0 finalized: 5Gbps for 10x faster cards

Posted in ExpressCard by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2009

ExpressCard 2.0 finalized: 5Gbps for 10x faster cardsApple may have dumped ExpressCard from their new MacBook Pro models, but the PCMCIA are going ahead with the official release of ExpressCard Standard 2.0. With 2.0, transfer speeds are reportedly boosted by up to 10-times compared to ExpressCard 1.2 and there’s also support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

The up to 5Gbps bandwidth will make ExpressCard 2.0 even more useful for adding eSATA ports and high-speed storage like the latest breed of SSDs. PCMCIA also sees it being useful for streaming video and audio adapters. ExpressCard 2.0 is also backward-compatible with previous cards, so existing accessories will all work in the new sockets.

Casio’s new PCP-1200 photo printer

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2008

Casio’s new PCP-1200 photo printerThe new PCP-1200 photo printer from Casio is aimed at those who care enough to send the very best. Or at least the very best that you can create. It has a 7inch widescreen touch display and keyboard so you can print text on post card sized paper.

You can also print photos Straight from your digital camera, cell phone and memory cards. You also get over 60 stamps like hearts, stars etc so you can girl it up to your heart’s content. Great for greetings cards of all types. The PCP-1200 photo printer is currently available in Japan for around $500.


Batman:The Dark Knight Joker Poker set

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2008

Batman:The Dark Knight Joker Poker Set
Ever since the movie opened on Friday it’s been Dark Knight mania. As we all know, the Joker is the real star of the movie. That’s probably why he has his own Poker set now. No doubt inspired by his real Poker set, which he uses every Friday night when it’s Poker night in Gotham for he and his cohorts.

You get 54 prop replica Joker cards, a second 54 card deck defaced by the Joker, Joker-themed 100 piece chip set and black aluminum carrying case. Just don’t go so far as to paint your face like the Joker or they may haul you off to Arkham Asylum. It will cost you $84 and is available for pre-order.

The Tech Shuffler card shuffler

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 13th, 2008

The Tech Shuffler card shuffler
Card shufflers have been around for awhile, but they haven’t really gone high tech until now. Which is good news, because if your buddies have had a few too many drinks, you are bound to get a crap hand. And that just won’t do when you are down to your last chip and have bet your wedding ring on the outcome of this hand.

Shuffle Tech says that this state-of-the-art version will speed up the whole card shuffling process. It has two options, one with three riffles that takes 45 seconds and the other with seven that takes 90 seconds. I’m not sure that’s a whole faster, but again, if your buddies are half drunk, it may be. It also has a translucent lid in case you are fascinated by the goings on inside.

Star Wars poker chips will win your hand

Posted in Home,Star Wars by Conner Flynn on January 29th, 2008

Star Wars Poker Chips
What happens in Bespin stays in Bespin. When you are taking in Cloud city, otherwise known as Bespin, and you sit at the table to play a round of cards hoping to score a Millenium Falcon, you don’t want to use boring old poker chips. You want the power of the force. You’ll need it too, players like Lando and Han are tough. How do you think they won the ship?

The set even features a chrome dealer token that looks like the Death Star, plus a set of translucent chips illustrated by artist Russell Walks. You get 50 blue Luke Skywalker chips, 50 blue Obi-Wan Kenobi chips, 50 green Yoda chips and of course 50 red Darth Vader chips. The case even has 72 LEDs that make the chips glow like lightsabers when they’re stacked in their slots. Now that should make other players quake in their boots. The fun doesn’t end there. You also get 2 casino-quality card decks that come in their own foil boxes.