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Condom for your USB

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Condom for your USB

Cheesy worried about inserting your USB
well here you go  Wink http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2734865/Always-use-protection-6-USB-condom-stops-hack...
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Re: Condom for your USB

£6? For £5 one can charge up 4 devices from the mains.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-4-port-usb-travel-mains-adaptor-n99hr#
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Re: Condom for your USB

Alan i think you got the wrong end of the stick ,, its a USB security device not a charger  Huh
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Re: Condom for your USB

For those that haven't quite woke up yet, & reading with 70% -80% sleepy eyes
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These connect between a device and the unknown USB port, effectively severing any data connection but linking up the power cables
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Re: Condom for your USB

I'm amazed its taken them this long to figure out this sort of thing is required .....

I've been using portable battery device chargers for that reason for some years now rather than risk compromising my devices .......
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Condom for your USB

Quote from: alanf
£6? For £5 one can charge up 4 devices from the mains.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-4-port-usb-travel-mains-adaptor-n99hr#
That looked too good to be true and it was Sad
Discontinued item and nowhere locally has any left in stock Cry

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Re: Condom for your USB

Just use something like this - No idea what the chip is for in the one featured in the article...
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Quote from: Mav
Discontinued item and nowhere locally has any left in stock Cry

Sorry., I didn't spot that. There is a £5 clearance 1xUSB & phone charger but that comes with a UK 3-pin plug. Still available in some stores.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-5-in-1-multi-phone-and-usb-charger-n99gw
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Re: Condom for your USB

No worries Smiley
Presently I have a 7-way USB Hub plugged into the mains that I use to charge both the mobile and tablet but it's very slow at charging most of the time and even slower when both are connected.

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Re: Condom for your USB

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Cheesy worried about inserting your USB
well here you go  Wink http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2734865/Always-use-protection-6-USB-condom-stops-hack...

Sorry, but that does seem a longwinded way of disconnecting the data lines in a USB cable!
The eBay offering does the same for a fraction of the cost. Using a mains charger is more effective than a USB port!
In fact, a USB port cannot charge an iPad!  Cheesy
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