Geek Weekly: Travel In Time With Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

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The 2014 international San Diego Comic Con is here, and one of the coolest announcements came from the innovators and cooky inventors at ThinkGeek who bring you a Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger.

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Want to live back to the future? If nothing else, think about the pun.

Watch as this sparking gadget primes awaiting an 88 mile per hour blast off into the stratosphere of time and space, or at the least hovering by your girlfriend’s window at night.

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Geek Weekly: An Illuminated Playable Rubik’s Cube Lamp!

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I would not kid about such a seriously awesome thing, folks, the enlarged Rubik’s Cube Lamp is completely playable!

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Want your office cube (pun intended) to stand out? Want the workers throughout the building and from across the dusty Manhattan pavement to come to marvel at and try to defeat, much to their chagrin, your mysterious Rubik’s Cube Lamp as it glows ominously in their hands as though it were powered by radioactive materials?

I think you can tell, I do.

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GIVEAWAY: Super Magicstick From Powerocks

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Earlier this week R.J. was fortunate enough to go hands on with the Super Magicstick and now thanks to Powerocks, we’re going to give one away to one lucky fan.

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For your chance to win all you have to do is simply comment, retweet, like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter OR, if you’re feeling the Holiday spirit, you can increase your odds and do all four. That’s all I have to do to win $49 worth of free USB powery goodness? Yup, that’s it.

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The contest will run until Dec. 18th. when we will select one lucky winner at random. Please enter only once and note that any suspiciously new/fake accounts will be disqualified. Good luck and Happy Holidays from everyone at Gadizmo and Powerocks!

Hands On: USB Devices Get Their Powerocks Off With Super Portable Charger

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With a name like the Powerocks Super Magicstick, you know this mini-flashlight sized portable charger can truly give any deader than still-life USB phone, iPod, tablet, or camera a happy ending with power restoration.

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The magic part is probably not the size, but the punch the Magicstick (we reviewed the 2800 mAh model) packs for the small casing – up to two full charges of a smartphone, iPad, or comparable USB piece of tech.

What a whollup!

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Handcharge Your Smartphones with SOSCharger

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Remember how we were bemoaning the fact that the original SOSCharger didn’t work with smartphones? Well guess what, SOS Ready has heard the pleas of the smartphone owners and have put up a Kickstarter campaign for their newest line of hand-crank smartphone chargers.

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Not only is this great for emergency situations like a blackout, it’s also great for camping trips too.The SOSCharger features a built-in generator and a 1,500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. To power your device, simply turn the crank.

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LaCie and Philippe Starck Team Up For a Limited Edition Hard Drive

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French product designer Philippe Starck has designed everything from chairs, hotels, airplanes, boats and now he has teamed up with LaCie, again, to make a limited edition hard drive. Called The Blade Runner, the hard drive has all the hallmarks of Starck’s ultra futuristic aesthetic and LaCie’s knack for making cool looking products.

Sure the Blade Runner, which has a 4 terabyte capacity, looks like an old car part, but that’s surely the point. “In my design nothing is useless – style, symbolism or functionality,” says Philippe Starck. “In the Blade Runner, the warm interior electronics are encased in a mystifying shell, and the blades are the radiator that cools it down. The suspension gives space for air to circulate around the hard drive, and the metal material increases the temperature conduction.” That “warm interior” is an anamorphic blob that carries all the data and seems to float around, trapped inside the series of formidable blades.

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Cotton Candy, Not Just a Sugary Treat

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When you think of cotton candy, the first image that probably pops to mind is that airy confectionery so often found at carnivals and fairs. With the introduction of FXI’s Cotton Candy, however, the word takes on a whole new meaning.

The Cotton Candy is, simply put, the world’s smallest computer, measuring 3 inches in length. While it might not be made of sugar, it is totally sweet (had to do it). The tiny computer comes equipped with dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, ARM Mali-400MP GPU, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and a micro-SD slot. On opposing ends is a USB and an HDMI-out for all types of uses and a mini-USB to attach any peripheries.

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iGeek External Battery Pack Charges Two USB Smart Devices

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Charge two USB powered devices simultaneously with the amazing iGeek Portable Battery Pack for less than seventy dollars!

We’ve all been there: the last connecting flight has another five hours left before the flier can leave their state of suspended animation, and the battery on the smartphone dies. Ouch!

Not only will a string of uttered curses not achieve anything beyond an Alec Baldwin-like ejection from the airline of your choice, but it is entirely unnecessary thanks to the geniuses over at iGeek.

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Blogging From the Couch with the IOGEAR On-Lap Keyboard

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I’m not sure if comfortable blogging is what the guys at IOGEAR had in mind when they created the GKM581R 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard but, I can attest that I am in fact comfortable and well…

What I do know is IOGEAR has really put time into designing a truly ergonomic lap keyboard that makes controlling my media center, from across the room, surprisingly easy. You can almost feel the user testing and design decisions in your hand – it just works.

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Rubber Duck USB Speaker

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What is sexier than a rechargeable portable speaker that produces vastly gorgeous bass and treble tones for twenty bones? How about one that comes in the form of a classic rubber ducky!

I am not quacking you, folks. The Disco Duck Speaker is here to float to the top of the audio-pond echelon.

Meander into the corporate headquarters, find the corner office, sit down to take a draught of a Colombian brewed java, and prepare to start working vociferously; but wait!

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