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rtilryarms
08-21-2004, 04:01 AM
Just got a new JumpDrive. If you ain't got one yet, this is a must have!

I got it because I lost still another floppy disk amongst the pile of unlabeled 3.5's in the media graveyard.

This thing is fast!!! Fast! Fast!!!

ChunkyC
08-21-2004, 04:59 AM
Yarmy's got a new toy!

These little USB drives are fargin' cool, man. Our desktop publisher uses one to transfer files from customer machines to hers for printing. Saves us having to let a customer machine connect to our network -- NO WAY BUB! -- or them having to burn a CD just for a 2MB file -- if they even have a burner.

Every now and then something comes along that's a sure-fire hit, and this is one of those gadgets.

rtilryarms
08-21-2004, 05:36 AM
They are totally under advertised!

Get your toys cheaper than your neighbors at newegg.com. I am having extraordinary luck with them.

maestrowork
08-21-2004, 05:53 AM
I have one of those pocket drives -- 20GB and plays mp3s and DivX video... really cool. I love it.

rtilryarms
08-21-2004, 06:49 AM
hmmmm 20 gb

Back to the eggmeister.......

rtilryarms
08-21-2004, 07:03 AM
Maestro,

who makes that pocket drive. My searches come back flash drives and they are too slow

ChunkyC
08-21-2004, 10:27 PM
Hmmm -- Maestro, where'd you get yours? Brand name please? :grin

The one we use is a 256MB flash drive made by VERBATIM (http://www.verbatim.com/products/products.cfm?pc_parent=B0733EA6-8EC0-45D8-A2D2583CDBCAF4D4&pc_id=F9877F96-6E3E-4322-8A92AF8699CDF1C9), probably functionally identical to yours, Yarmy. We snap it into a USB port and within seconds WinXP recogizes it as just another drive you can put files on or copy from etc., just like a floppy or hard disk. Brilliantly simple.

rtilryarms
08-22-2004, 12:00 AM
OOPS, sorry chunck. I meant Maestro.

Yes, I love the little dang thing the size of a keyholder.

maestrowork
08-22-2004, 05:25 AM
The keychain drives are okay but they're small in capacity. I also use SD cards (256MB) to back up and they're only the size of a postage stamp (I have readers on all my machines).

The pocket drive is from Archos. It's actually a media player (plays music files and video files -- DivX/mp4 formats). Holds 20GB and up (depending on models). USB 2.0 -- you plug it in and XP recognizes it as an extra drive. It's really convenenient and cool. I use it as my main mp3 play for working out etc. I only used up like 2GB for media files, so I have 18Gb left for all my files.

It cost me about $320. It's WELL worth the price.

rtilryarms
08-22-2004, 07:33 AM
Now I know what you are talking about.
I just need to back up work so the Jump Drive is perfect for me.

ChunkyC
08-25-2004, 04:35 AM
Speaking of widgets, here's one that'll keep you goofing off for a while when you should be writing....

Personal Video Recorder -- with a twist (http://www.intel.com/personal/do_more/digital_home/pvr.htm?sssdmh=dm23.73732&id=us_dhg_btn)

rtilryarms
08-25-2004, 07:25 AM
And the Lord gave thy children the skills they would need to keep thine house in unblinking stereo, microwave, TV and alarm clocks!

Lord WHERE DID I GO WRONG!!!!!


Give me a sign.

So many toys, so few asylums....

ChunkyC
08-25-2004, 10:14 PM
:lol at least we found this asylum, Yarmy.

Mridu
08-26-2004, 05:04 AM
I'm going to get myself one of those really soon. I love the Verbatim Store 'n Go. It's very slick and extremely stylish. And I'm guessing it doesn't cost much too-- max $45.

Any other recommendations?

ChunkyC
08-26-2004, 05:34 AM
Well Mridu, there's the Flipstart PC (http://www.flipstartpc.com/), and this floppy drive replacement (http://www.coolerguys.com/840556059011.html) if you use a lot of flash or SD cards and the like.

But before you buy, be sure to read the manual to make sure you don't end up doing any of these Stupid Computer Tricks (http://sct.staghosting.com/index.html). Note: some of these are totally geek oriented, so don't worry if you don't see why it's funny. :grin

rtilryarms
08-26-2004, 07:34 AM
I got the LEXAR 2.0 pro 256 MB Jump Drive at Newegg.com for $32.00. Everywhere else was $45 - 52.

It is awesome! Newegg is really pricing good lately. I bout about $500 of stuff while saving $300 ths month alone.

try it.

rt

(no, i don't own stock)

Mridu
08-29-2004, 01:07 AM
<img border=0 src="http://www.absolutewrite.com/images/Emoterofl5.gif" />
These pictures are hilarious, ChunkyC! Awesome! <img border=0 src="http://www.absolutewrite.com/images/emoteClap.gif" />

And thanks for the recommendations, ChunkyC and rt. I'm going to check them out right now.

rtilryarms
08-29-2004, 05:48 AM
Thanks Mridu for prompting me to click on the computer tricks.

You're right they ARE funny.

Thanks, Chunkster.

ElonnaT
08-30-2004, 12:14 PM
just FYI...they make a 20GB key size jump drive too...if you happen to have $1000 lying around ;)

Mridu
09-02-2004, 03:54 PM
Oh yeah. And I actually know someone who's saving up for it. :ack

maestrowork
09-02-2004, 07:53 PM
They make a 12GB Compact flash card too, if you have $10,000 lying around.

That's right, $10,000. Not a typo.

ChunkyC
09-03-2004, 03:56 AM
They make a 12GB Compact flash card too, if you have $10,000 lying around.
Holy cow!!! Like I want to have to keep tabs on something the size of a stamp that's worth ten grand.

ChunkyC
09-03-2004, 04:04 AM
Now HERE'S (http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/Niles.html) a gadget everyone should have.

ChunkyC
09-03-2004, 04:27 AM
When it rains, it pours. I just remembered these...

Body Mouse (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4662)

Jet powered beer cooler (http://asciimation.co.nz/beer/)

Flight simulator (http://www.737sim.com/737HomePage.htm)

And we think we spend too much time at the AW Water Cooler.

Yeshanu
09-03-2004, 06:52 AM
You know what's even scarier than thinking about the time Chunky spends surfing the net when he should be writing, looking for these sights?

Some guy taking all that time to create a Jet Powered Beer Cooler! :smack

Duh!

And would you want to live in the house next door?

(I saw the monorail before, on TV. Really cool!)