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StarTech Hard Drive Eraser

By: on August 11, 2017
$499.99
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StarTech's latest contribution to the world of data deletion is a hard drive eraser capable of wiping up to 4 SATA drives simultaneously. Like a previous generation StarTech "cleaner" we saw here, this eraser is a standalone unit that requires no host computer to get the job done. In a way that would make The Wolf proud, I hope.

The StarTech hard drive sanitizer has 9 modes of erasure, such as Quick and Secure Erase, Single Pass Overwrite, and Multi-pass Overwrite (meets DoD 5220.22-M standards). Its LCD screen keeps you apprised of progress, as well as gives prompts to print logs so you know wipes were successful.

Unfortunately, it's no cheaper than any of StarTech's other hard drive erasers, and I bet it's way less fun to use than The Sledgehammer manual hard drive crusher. Which isn't even a real sledgehammer, but makes me think would be another more fun manual hard drive crusher to use. And, hmmmm, I just so happen to have a suitcase filled with 20 years of old laptops in my condo that I've so far been too lazy to do anything about.

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Helmfon Noise-Cancelling Helmet

Looks like Helmfon Jr. is playing with Daddy's noise-cancelling helmet again. Don't worry, kiddo, you'll grow into Darth Helmfon's sound absorber and privacy sphere soon enough. And then all the power of the Audibly Dark...

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NFC Programmable Smart Ring

$59.99 from Amazon »

At this point you could put a different type of smart ring on every one of your fingers if you wanted. The NFC Ring is a programmable piece of smart jewelry you can wave around powerful wizard- or dismissive CEO-style...

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iNyx - Self-Contained-Bedroom Bed

$9,999 from iNyx »

January 2017 Update: iNyx has now developed its own website. At printing, the online ordering system linked to an iNyx IndieGoGo crowdfunding page here....

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PC Prankster

$9.47 from Amazon »

I live for shenanigans of the PC Prankster variety. No, not because I'm devious and mean-spirited, because I have great empathy for others. I know as well as anyone how it feels to reach a level of frustration with a...

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Motiv Ring - Fitness Tracker & Sleep Tracker

$199 from Motiv »

Say "I do" to Motiv and the ring will be your loyal fitness tracker, sleep tracker, and heart rate monitor 'til death do you part. Day and night, at home or in the gym, even in the shower and pool. Even if you gain a...

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Hushme Voice Mask & Muffler for Mobile Phones

$149 - $189 from Hushme »

The Hushme is like the Baby Muzzle for adults! Of course, they spin it that the (Bane-approved!) voice mask and muffler serves wearers and their privacy while taking phone calls in public, not that it protects all the...

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The USB Kill 2.0 Computer Killer

$49.95 from USB Kill »

If you're using a USB Kill stick you're either pen-testing, trashing your old PC for recycling, or being very, very...very evil. Come on now, I know he cooks eggs in the staff room microwave, and eats beef & bean burritos...

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Android MK802 Mini PC

Sold Out from Amazon »

AKA The Other $35 Do-It-All Computer. Running Android 4.0, the MK802 Allwinner A10 Mini PC is about the size of a flash drive and, also like your favorite USB storage device, enjoys being plugged into things. HDMI inputs...

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The $35 Do-It-All Computer

$59.99 from Amazon »

The Raspberry Pi sets the bar, and then raises it. Twice. Bar: The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and keyboard to produce full PC functionality in the form of spreadsheets, word processing...

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i.Con Smart Condom Penis Tracker

British Condoms' i.Con isn't the first sexual fitness tracker to make the rounds in the UK--back in 2014 Bondara teased, but then never released the SexFit. At printing, i.Con was doing the same. Teasing your eager overachiever...

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Kano - Simple DIY Computer

$95.99 from Amazon »

Simple as LEGO, powered by Pi. The Raspberry techie kind, not the 3.14Infinity kind. Or the fruit kind for that matter, but a DIY mini computer powered by flaky-crusted dessert might be the one element to rocket launch...

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CuBox - The Little Computer That Can

$109.99 - $124.99 from Cubox-i »

It's a straight up cage fight for the title of World's Mini-est Computer. First, we showed you the Raspberry Pi. Then came the Android MK802 Mini PC. Now, measuring in at 2" x 2" x 2"--about the size of an Everlasting...