USB-C may be the future of ports, but with millions of devices under its belt, USB-A just might survive until the post-apocalypse. Hold on to the standard with this four-port USB hub that’s disguised as a statuette of Fallout‘s T-51 Power Armor in a cradle.
The Somiflash may look like a normal USB drive, but it’s capable of streaming its contents wirelessly to up to 12 users at a time. Its battery lasts up 10h and it has a microSD card slot to add up to 256GB of memory. The drive comes in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities.
TeamGroup’s T183 is a USB-A 3.1 flash drive made of zinc alloy. Aside from storing data, it can also be used as a bottle opener, a cutter and a ruler. It’s also magnetic and has a lanyard hole built-in. It will be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.
Hyperdrive’s Ultimate 11-in-1 USB-C hub addresses all your video connection needs and then some. It has HDMI, Mini DisplayPort and VGA ports. It also has an Ethernet port, three USB 3.1 ports, an SD card slot, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm input and a USB-C port.
Ensure your files are seen only by the right eyes with Lexar’s JumpDrive F35. It’s an encrypted USB 3.0 flash drive that comes with a fingerprint authenticator that works with Windows computers. It unlocks within 1 second, and lets you save up to 10 fingerprints.
Magtop Pro aims to bring back the convenience of Apple’s sorely missed MagSafe port on MacBooks. The adapter protrudes only slightly on MacBooks and other USB-C devices. It can be used for delivering both power and data, so you’re not sacrificing a port.
The Linedock is an external battery and USB-C hub that’s sized to fit under latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros. It also has optional 256GB or 1TB SSD storage. It has a 20,000mAh battery as well as 3 USB-C ports, 3 USB-A ports, SD card slot, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort.
The evil computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey has been miniaturized and is ready to do your bidding. This 32GB USB 3.0 drive naturally has a red eye that lights up when it’s plugged in. It also comes with computer screen screensavers from the movie. Limited to 1,000 pieces.
Card’s Kablecard is for people who carry multiple gadgets at once. It’s a credit card-sized case that has a charging cable and adapters for USB-A, USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB. It also supports Qi wireless charging, has a 1W LED light and can be used as a phone stand.
Victorinox’s new Jetsetter@work comes with a 16GB flash drive that has both a USB-A and a USB-C plug. The drive has a kickstand and is also removable for ease of use. You also get a pair of scissors, a screwdriver, a wire stripper and a bottle opener.
Regular flashlights are great, but having to change batteries can be a pain. Modern battery tech means recharging can be easy. Everyday Carry shares their selections for the best lights you can juice up with a USB charger. We’re adding that Jetbeam E20R to our EDC kit.
Gospace is a portable storage and streaming device that lets you wirelessly back up your files from your computer or mobile device to an SD card. Up to 8 devices can connect to Gospace at once. It’s also a power bank with USB-A, USB-C, and Qi wireless charging.
8Bitdo’s new wireless adapter lets you use Bluetooth controllers on consoles or computers with a USB port. Use a PS4 controller on a Nintendo Switch, use Joy-Cons on your laptop or Raspberry Pi and more. Of course, it works with 8Bitdo’s Bluetooth controllers as well.
The AnyWatt is a small adapter that lets you charge USB-C devices – such as new laptops, phones and the Nintendo Switch – using old laptop chargers. It has two variants: one that works with Windows laptop chargers and one that works with Apple MagSafe 2.0 chargers.
Get more use out of your limited outlets with this unique triangular accessory. It replaces a single wall outlet with three angled outlets big enough for AC adapters, and provides a whopping NINE USB ports. It also doubles as a LED night light and offers surge protection.
The All Controller is a gamepad that connects to PCs, consoles and mobile devices over USB or via a Bluetooth dongle. Aside from its all encompassing compatibility, it also stores macros and custom configurations, making it easy to switch between devices and games.
A few years ago, Patrick Soriano made a replica of Thor’s hammer Mjölnir for a costume party, but he ended up using it as a headphone stand. He recently made a newer version that has an integrated USB hub, a headphone jack, a bottle opener and small shelves.
At first glance, this gadget looks like just another USB charger for your car’s cigarette lighter outlet. But this smartly-designed device also packs a spring-loaded glass breaker and a seat belt cutter, which can save your life if you’re ever in a car crash.
Rulof Maker often stays in hotel rooms where there’s no outlet near the bed. He hacked a USB charger to a light bulb’s base so he can charge through the bedside lamp instead. “It looks like it comes from shop.” No it doesn’t Rulof, you big, sexy liar. Also, you could just buy these.
Need to light up? Do away with butane, flints, and wind with this neat lighter which uses electrical current to start fire. A single charge via USB will get you 50 uses, and it’s TSA approved, so you can carry it with you on a flight. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.
Retro gaming company Hyperkin applies its design sensibilities to a computer keyboard. This mechanical USB keyboard features super clicky backlit Gaote Blue switches, and has a grey and blue color scheme reminiscent of the classic Super Nintendo console and controller.
It looks like the creators of this throwback boombox just dusted off plans from an old ’80s model. But this one has one big difference. In addition to its AM/FM/shortwave radio and cassette player, it can convert your old mixtapes to MP3s via SD card or flash drive.
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