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solid state

Member since: Aug 25th, 2009

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If Opera 10 doesn't get noticed, we're all in big trouble (Download Squad)

Aug 25th 2009 2:45PM Opera is ok, but the last time I tried it, it didn't work well with Google Docs. Firefox is still king. Chrome is good. If Opera 10 works with Google Docs & Spreadsheets, I'll give it a chance.

USB retro wooden speaker escapes the crap pile by the slimmest margin (Engadget)

Aug 25th 2009 2:36PM Ok, it works. I can't wait for a response from USBGeek as it's midnight in Hong Kong right now. I have it plugged in to a computer USB port right. I took an old USB key that has various documents and music on it, and a few seconds after I plugged it into the front it found music and began to play. Sound is *ok*. About what you'd expect. Will be good for audiobooks. No distortion from music, anyway. A blue LED flashes during playback, which is rather annoying. It stays lit while paused.

Aside from my power supply concerns mentioned above, I DON'T KNOW WHEN TO UNPLUG THE USB STICK! I'm so used to "Safe Removal" in Windows and Eject on the Mac. I'm not sure if I should pause, turn the unit off or what prior to unplugging.

USB retro wooden speaker escapes the crap pile by the slimmest margin (Engadget)

Aug 25th 2009 1:47PM I just got mine in the mail. (I like crapgadgets). Ships from Hong Kong.
There are a variety of power inputs on the back. The box, which is the only manual, says DC5W. The back of the unit says DC6W. I'm waiting for a reply from USBGeek about that. But, as the picture shows, it comes with a USB adapter cable. Also, it doesn't say whether or not the thing needs to be charged before it is played. In the meantime, it makes a nice conversation piece.