Allspark USB Hub Announced!

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  1. Icespark

    Icespark A Spark in the Darkness

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    Hello everyone,

    Seibertron.com is reporting that an Allspark USB Hub has been announced at Forbiddenplanet.co.uk and will be released on August 29.

    The product can be located here:
    http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=44381

    Here is the product description:

     

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  2. Omnus

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    Nice. Reasonably priced (minus the shipping if you're outside the UK) for something that isn't just a paperweight.

    Only thing to wonder about is how to hack it so it isn't constantly spouting cheesy movie lines. That and what the infusion of Allspark power will turn my computer into. :)  Considering how old and underpowered my computer is, it'll probably turn into Kup :p 
     
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  3. Grimlock_13

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    Hey thats a pretty cool idea.
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    that's pretty neat!
     
  5. autobotguy

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    If the plastic is thin and the flat black paint within the crevases are thin as well, it would look nice with a few throbbing orange LEDs inside when you plug it into your USB port.
     
  6. REDLINE

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    It doesn't constantly spout lines, it only says then when you plug something into it. (windows makes a chime when you do it straight into the computer, just once, when its first plugged in, this is the same basic thing.)
     
  7. Omnus

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    The description is a tad vague on that exact score with "speaks...as they engage". As a programmer, that sounds like it could be spouting off whenever a significant I/O cycle starts (which most USB devices signal these days with a flashing LED).

    I hope your interpretation of their poor wording is correct, however.
     
  8. shroobmaster

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    Needs more Sari's Key pen drive.
     
  9. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    not a bad price...may have to pick this one up if it reaches over here
     
  10. DieMaus

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    Wow...that idea is actually genius. :eek:  If they could rig it so that it could automatically fix Windows System Errors when you plugged it in, I'd be sold...
     
  11. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    wow thats a photoshopped picture, not the actual product. Its the same shot of the cube that was first used as a photo for the PopBox collectibles mini cube, they just added the plugs and wires. Hope they get a real photo soon.
     
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    If I cared about anything related to the movie, I might think that was somewhat cool. I'm not much of an Allspark fan though, so that kind of kills the neat-ness for me.

    That link is dead, by the way. Is there an alternate link? I'd still like to check out the listing.
     
  13. Smeg

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    Non-powered USB hub = bad idea.
     
  14. REDLINE

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    The link is not dead.
     
  15. Somebody

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    You don't need the "&zenid=*" part, and it breaks the page in Firefox. Could a mod edit it out?
     
  16. Icespark

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    I've edited the link! :)  Does it work properly now?
     
  17. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I'm using firefox, and the link has ALWAYS worked for me.
     
  18. Somebody

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    The link worked. It just stretched the page before (the way someone spouting NOOO...OOO with lots of Os in place of the ellipsis would). Ta
     
  19. Backscatter

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    Gave it a preorder. My laptop could use this. :D 
     

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