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TSR
11-02-2006, 09:20 AM
So, yes, i have a nice flashy little strobe light attached into one of my USB ports. It doesnt really do anything, but it looks cool in the dark. So iw as wondering, what USB devices do you have plugged in that arent any required part of your computer?

Astrotoy7
11-02-2006, 09:29 AM
I need every watt for my SLI....not going to waste it on such trivial things...plus I dont think I have any spare ports atm:

*MS IR receiver(for media center remote)
*controller(ps2 style)
*PDA
*printer
*iriver portable media centre
*external HDD
*bluetooth dongle for wireless keyb/mouse

that leaves me with one spare actually, which i sometimes stick a flashdrive in :p

mtfbwya

Darth333
11-02-2006, 10:40 AM
that leaves me with one spare actually, which i sometimes stick a flashdrive in :p

mtfbwya
From what you posted in Ahto, I'm not too sure if it's really a flashdrive :xp:

As for me the only usb device I use is a "real" flashdrive to transfer data between my office computer and my home PC.

ChAiNz.2da
11-02-2006, 10:48 AM
Damn, D3 beat me to it :fist: hehehe...

I have TONS of stuff (read: crap) plugged into my system(s), but it's all in use per se. Considering my system has 7 back ports, 2 front ports and each of my monitors has 4 ports... I'm a USB'ing maniac :nut:

However, as for topic the most useless thing is the mini plug for my cell phone which connects it to iTunes and/or fileshare drive. Comes in handy when it comes time to recharge, but for the most part.. it just lies dormant (and most often in the floor :xp: )...

Let's not even mention the Firewire toys ;)

Astrotoy7
11-02-2006, 12:07 PM
From what you posted in Ahto, I'm not too sure if it's really a flashdrive :xp:

As for me the only usb device I use is a "real" flashdrive to transfer data between my office computer and my home PC.


hey! no way!! I just googled that for that thread :p

mtfbwya

TSR
11-02-2006, 12:23 PM
.plus I dont think I have any spare ports atm

This is why we have these things...
http://www.preisvergleich.org/pimages/Typhoon-USB20-Mini-Hub_251__796050708081849016_40.jpg

RC-1162
11-02-2006, 01:46 PM
i have one of those, and my iPod is presently jacked into one of those ports for update.

Det. Bart Lasiter
11-02-2006, 08:40 PM
I have a Bluetooth 2.0 reciever for my keyboard, mouse, a printer cable, and an external drive. Which leaves room for a USB disco ball.

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/xoxide/multi-color-disco-ball-2.jpg

Samnmax221
11-02-2006, 11:12 PM
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/xoxide/multi-color-disco-ball-2.jpg
The Seventies are over jerk.

Astrotoy7
11-03-2006, 03:24 AM
This is why we have these things...
http://www.preisvergleich.org/pimages/Typhoon-USB20-Mini-Hub_251__796050708081849016_40.jpg

Ive got one of those for the kids compy...I dont have need of one. jmac has very effectively demonstrated a wonderful way to squander a usb port, but do it in a funky way :D

mtfbwya

TSR
11-03-2006, 03:56 AM
Useless, but amusing. it's what USB was designed for :P

Jae Onasi
11-20-2006, 10:15 AM
that leaves me with one spare actually, which i sometimes stick a flashdrive in :p

From what you posted in Ahto, I'm not too sure if it's really a flashdrive :xp:

hey! no way!! I just googled that for that thread
:lol:
Uh-huh. That's what they all say. That and "No, really, that belongs to my mother!" ;P

We have lots of USB ports and not enough things to fill them (no Astro-toy for us! ;) ). We like our wireless mice and keyboard, and we have a USB wireless router--saved us having to put in a wireless card in the desktop. I have a flash drive to take stuff back and forth between desktop and laptop.

Astrotoy7
11-24-2006, 10:36 AM
:lol:
Uh-huh. That's what they all say. That and "No, really, that belongs to my mother!" ;P

We have lots of USB ports and not enough things to fill them (no Astro-toy for us! ;) ). We like our wireless mice and keyboard, and we have a USB wireless router--saved us having to put in a wireless card in the desktop. I have a flash drive to take stuff back and forth between desktop and laptop.

yeah yeah....have your fun Jae and D3, at poor Astro's expense !! :p

I post a pic of a pleasure device and you ladies cant stop talking about it !!

and no, my mum is a very old fashioned Islamic lady - she would never have such a thing ! [/horrified]

mtfbwya

Jae Onasi
11-24-2006, 02:15 PM
yeah yeah....have your fun Jae and D3, at poor Astro's expense !! :p

I post a pic of a pleasure device and you ladies cant stop talking about it !!

and no, my mum is a very old fashioned Islamic lady - she would never have such a thing ! [/horrified]

mtfbwya

:lol:
Hey, when you set the ball, it just had to be spiked! :D It's the little things in life that can be the most amusing.

No disrespect meant to your mum, of course.

CalcProgrammer1
11-27-2006, 08:19 PM
Hmm...
Stuff for USB...

-USB microscope
-USB web cam
-USB mouse
-PDA (Dell Axim x50v)
-SD card reader
-CF card reader
-Digital Camera
-MP3 player
-Logitech RumblePad 2 controller
-Gravis Eliminator Aftershock controller
-USB Flash drive
-TI 84+ Silver Edition calc
-Logitech Wing Man joystick
-and probably some other junk I can't remember right now