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Deal: Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Tool

Deal: Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Tool
$20  Buy Link Comment

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.

Nomadclip Charging Carabiner

Nomadclip Charging Carabiner
$30  Buy Comment

While it’s not strong enough for climbing, we still think Nomad’s clip is a pretty nifty way to carry a charging cable everywhere. It’s perfect on a belt loop or backpack, and comes in both Lightning and MicroUSB versions.

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DIY Bulb USB Charger

DIY Bulb USB Charger

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.

Kingston 2TB USB Flash Drive

Kingston 2TB USB Flash Drive

Kingston pushes the limits of “flash drives” with the DataTraveler Ultimate GT, a shock-resistant USB 3.0 drive with either 1TB or 2TB of storage capacity. It’ll be available 2/2016 for what will surely be an unholy price.

Deal: Flameless USB Travel Lighter

Deal: Flameless USB Travel Lighter
$12  Buy Comment

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.

Hyper Clack Mechanical Keyboard

Hyper Clack Mechanical Keyboard
$100  Buy Comment

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.

Radio + Cassette + MP3 Boombox

Radio + Cassette + MP3 Boombox
$60  Buy Comment

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.

Knight Rider USB Charger

Knight Rider USB Charger
$30  Buy Link Comment

Convert any car into KITT from Knight Rider with this officially-licensed gadget from ThinkGeek. It not only lights up and plays sounds and phrases from the classic ’80s show, but doubles as a dual-port USB charger, with one 2.1A and one 1.0A port.

Braided Nylon USB Cable

Braided Nylon USB Cable
$15  Buy Comment

Massdrop has a group buy for mini USB/micro USB-to-USB cables that are wrapped in braided nylon. Each cable measures 4ft long and has gold-plated connectors with heat-shrink protective sleeves. Available in eight colorways.

BreakSafe USB-C Magnetic Cable

BreakSafe USB-C Magnetic Cable
$40  Buy Link Comment

Apple is inexplicably phasing out its MagSafe cable, so we’re glad that companies like Griffin are picking up the slack. The BreakSafe is a breakaway power cable for USB Type-C devices such as the MacBook and the Nexus 6P.

Seagate Innov8 USB Hard Drive

Seagate Innov8 USB Hard Drive

Despite its tacky name, the Seagate Innov8 does represent a leap forward in external hard drive technology. The 8TB drive uses just a single USB-C cable for both data transfer and power. It measures 8″x 5″x 1″ and weighs 0.33lb. Drops 4/2016 for $350.

Deal: Xtra Drive Lightning Flash Drive

Deal: Xtra Drive Lightning Flash Drive
$72  Buy Comment

Add up to 128GB to your iOS devices with this sturdy aluminum expandable and portable drive that plugs right into your Apple Lightning port. Comes with a 16GB microSD card to get you started. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: Beyond Ink Pen

Deal: Beyond Ink Pen
$49  Buy Comment

A pen that combines several useful functions in one pocket-sized device. In addition to working as a ballpoint pen, it’s got a 16GB flash drive, a phone charging cable (Lightning or MicroUSB), a 1000mAh battery, and a capacitive stylus built in. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Deal: Plazmatic X Lighter

Deal: Plazmatic X Lighter
$50  Buy Comment

This lighter uses tiny bolts of electricity to light smokes, candles, and more. Its “X” shaped beams ensure fast lighting, and it’s both wind and water resistant. Recharge via USB. Choose black ops, chromium, or titanium finishes, and save 28% off in The Awesomer Shop.

AirBar Touch Sensor

AirBar Touch Sensor

A plug-and-play USB accessory that emulates touchscreen input on Windows 8 and Windows 10 laptops with 15.6″ screens. AirBar projects an invisible light field to detect input, which means you can use a variety of objects to interact with your screen.

BranchBox USB-C Hub

BranchBox USB-C Hub
$99+  Pledge Comment

A USB hub for the new MacBook and other computers with a USB-C port. It has a USB-C charging port, four USB 2.0 ports and a Mini DisplayPort that can output 4K at 30Hz and 1080p at 60Hz. It also has a wraparound LED charging indicator.

Satechi USB Type-C Hub

Satechi USB Type-C Hub
$35  Buy Link Comment

Satechi’s compact USB Type-C Hub has three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an SD card slot and a microSD card slot. Its size has some trade offs though. You can’t charge the new MacBook while this is plugged in, and it doesn’t supply enough power for tablets or external drives.

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
$200+  Pledge Comment

An ergonomic, programmable and mechanical USB keyboard. The UHK can be split into two for a comfortable typing experience. It has four key layers, uses Cherry MX switches and stores key layouts in its internal memory so they will work with any computer.

MicFlip Reversible MicroUSB Cable

MicFlip Reversible MicroUSB Cable

Winnergear claims its MicFlip is the world’s first microUSB cable to be reversible on both ends, i.e. you can insert its USB connector and microUSB connector to their respective ports with either side facing up.

Base Plop SSD Dock

Base Plop SSD Dock
$160++  Pledge Link Comment

The Base Plop lets you connect up to four SSDs to a PC via USB 3.0. It also has four USB ports. It works only with the Mobile Plop USB SSD enclosure though. You can buy the Mobile Plops separately or pledge for a bundle as a reward.

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OWC USB-C Dock

OWC USB-C Dock
$129  Buy Comment

This chunky USB-C Dock trades a single USB-C port for five USB 3.1 ports (four USB-A and one USB-C), an HDMI port, an SD slot, an Ethernet port, audio in and audio out. It also has an 80W power adapter to power connected USB devices.

Baymax LED Lamp

Baymax LED Lamp
$49  Buy Comment

Big Hero 6 fans will want to get their credit cards out now for this officially-licensed – and officially adorable LED lamp based on our bulbous hero Baymax. It’s USB powered, and has several light modes, including one to help you drift off to sleep.

Brease Modular Cloud Storage

Brease Modular Cloud Storage
$79++  Pledge Comment

Brease lets you use USB storage devices – external hard drives, flash drives and even NAS – to backup files and access them over the Internet. You can unplug those drives anytime and use them separately. DLNA support is in the works.

Deal: 6-Port High Speed Charger

Deal: 6-Port High Speed Charger
$35  Buy Comment

Save 29% on this useful desktop gadget which charges up to six of your mobile devices at once. Its integrated control circuit can monitor power flow and optimize charging – resulting in speeds up to 85% faster than conventional chargers.

Hub+ USB-C Hub

Hub+ USB-C Hub
$79++  Pledge Comment

A portable USB hub for the new MacBook and other PCs with USB-C connections. The Hub+ has two USB-C ports, three USB 2.0 ports, a miniDisplayPort 1.2 port, an SD card reader and a 400mAh battery for emergency charging.

SnapPower USB Charger Outlet

SnapPower USB Charger Outlet
$14++  Pledge Comment

From the makers of the SnapRays outlet light. Unlike existing USB outlets, the SnapPower replaces just your wall outlet’s faceplate, making it much easier to install. Available in two designs and three colors.

Deal: Bobine Flexible iPhone Dock

Deal: Bobine Flexible iPhone Dock
$25  Buy Comment

The perfect way to charge your iPhone, letting you interact with the screen on your smartphone while it’s docked. The 24″ gooseneck is stiff, yet bendy, and has a lightning connector on one end, and USB on the other. Save 28% off MSRP.

InfiniteUSB Cable

InfiniteUSB Cable
$10++  Pledge Comment

Gonglue Jiang has partnered with cable maker Vojotech to turn his award-winning concept for a USB cable with a built-in USB port into an actual product. InfiniteUSB will be available with a microUSB, Lightning or a female USB connector.

Ryo Reversible USB Adapter

Ryo Reversible USB Adapter
$15++/3pcs.  Pledge Comment

A small adapter that turns your gadget’s USB head into a reversible one, so it will go into a USB port no matter which side is on top. It comes in packs of three – two black and one white. Ryo also has a reversible flash drive.

VisionTek USB 3.0 SSD Stick

VisionTek USB 3.0 SSD Stick
$100-$175  Buy Link Comment

The VisionTek 900718 houses a desktop-caliber SSD in a durable aluminum housing. It’s USB 2.0-compatible and can get up to 455MB/s read and 440MB/s write speed when used with a USB 3.0 port. Available in 120GB and 240GB.

Leef iBridge for iOS

Leef iBridge for iOS
$60-$400  Buy Link Comment

A 16GB to 256GB flash drive with USB 2.0 and Lightning connectors. Its curved shape makes it easy to hold your device while it’s connected. Its app has a file manager and a media player. Leef has the Bridge 3.0 for Android users.

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