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post #51 of 85
IDK about this. Maybe for USB AC adapters, but not for any standard USB port, it would just spell disaster.
     
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If you were so inclined, would you be able to create a USB4 pendrive with an old Apple-style battery in it or something, sell it on eBay cheap as a super-powered USB4 drive and when it gets used it consumes the 100W and becomes a small grenade?

If so I whole-heartedly anonymously support this wonderful lultastic technology.
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post #53 of 85
The only nice thing I can think would be useful is having extra Power for charging Phones and iPod type things.
also being able to have things like a racing wheel with force Feedback without an external PSU.
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If you were so inclined, would you be able to create a USB4 pendrive with an old Apple-style battery in it or something, sell it on eBay cheap as a super-powered USB4 drive and when it gets used it consumes the 100W and becomes a small grenade?

If so I whole-heartedly anonymously support this wonderful lultastic technology.
Old Apple-style battery? But then it would just blow up and weigh 1Kg!
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looking forward to people frying the PSUs from overloading the USB ports. Yay.

anyway, I think that it is pretty cool but some of that stuff is dumb, like a usb powered laptop? Why would you want a USB powered laptop? You have to have a computer to run another one, that is pretty dumb when you can just put it into the wall.
Edited cause the joke I made was done to death starting on page 4 or something.
Edited by kweechy - 8/11/11 at 12:48pm
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Just run a plug from the laptop's USB port to the charging port...infinite power!
wow you are so original.........way to be the 500th person to say that. fail troll is fail.
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looking forward to people frying the PSUs from overloading the USB ports. Yay.

anyway, I think that it is pretty cool but some of that stuff is dumb, like a usb powered laptop? Why would you want a USB powered laptop? You have to have a computer to run another one, that is pretty dumb when you can just put it into the wall.
The biggest benefit to a USB powered laptop that I can think of is the lack of super expensive proprietary power blocks. A replacement for my laptop is near $100.
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wow you are so original.........way to be the 500th person to say that. fail troll is fail.
Yeah I didn't even read the thread

My bad.
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The biggest benefit to a USB powered laptop that I can think of is the lack of super expensive proprietary power blocks. A replacement for my laptop is near $100.
You are still going to need some sort of converter, unless the laptop maker decides to make the laptop run off the exact voltage that the USB port puts out. which most companies don't use the same voltage. I can see it being useful for being able to charge things faster, and being able to have overall higher powered USB devices, like hard drives and such.
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While it doesn't seem like the most efficient way to deliver electricity to our future devices, think of how convenient it would be not to have to lug around any power bricks or power cords. We would only need one USB cord! It could become more universal than current plugs as USB ports are universal but wall outlets vary from region to region.
    
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