For 5 years, Everything USB has been a great special interest website following all the latest developments of Universal Serial Bus technology. As to how I see it, their website is divided into 5 major categories. Namely News, FAQs, Hardware, Software and Forum.
Here’s the section where all the latest discoveries are posted. Sorted by descending date, each article is described along with a picture. The graphics gives readers a feel of the product.
Over here, one can find the answers to the 11 most frequently asked questions on the site. The question that sounded useful to me was Question No.2. Now I know how to identify PCs with USB 2.0 easily. Thanks to Everything USB!
The hardware section is again neatly divided into 6 different categories. Each category contains it’s own subcategory. The categories are
1. USB Essentials
2. USB Storage
3. USB Audio & Video
4. Portable Audio & Video
5. Input Devices
6. Other USB Adapters
Here, they talk about well known USB Applications. For the record, I have a post on Portable USB Apps over at this link . You can read about it and find handy applications that fit right into your little USB.
From what I can see, the 3 most popular topics are
1. Mass Storage Solutions
2. USB Cables, Hosts, Hubs, Switches
3. MP3 Players & Portable Video Players
Like any other forums, registration is required. Generally, most topics of the threads are about comparisons and problems that have or may occur.
Latest stuff from the Official USB Wonderland
If there’s a device that needs a driver, Drivers Planet’s got it. According to them, the right driver can be found in just 3 clicks! Amazing! The drivers are separated into 18 different categories. To name a few; Monitors, Printers, Motherboards, Sound Cards, Notebooks, Digital Cameras, Projectors, Graphic Adapters, etc.
I was kinda curious and wanted to find out whether if I can find the drivers for my devices.
Here’s a list of my hardwares that has been installed with the latest drivers from Drivers Planet:
Grpahics Card : GeCube Radeon 9550
Found the link here. I installed the latest drivers for it.
Sound Card : Creative Soundblaster Live! Value
My sounds card is already 5 years old and I can still find the drivers for it. Great!
Printer : Samsung ML-2010 Laser Printer
This baby is quite new but not many people use Samsung printers. Most use Canon but still, I found the drivers for it here.
Digital Camera : Canon Powershot A75
Digital Cameras too! I won’t have to worry about my camera software next time when I reformat the PC. I’ll know I can get it here.
If your motherboard software is out of date, go to Drivers Planet and update it! If your mouse has been using the default Microsoft Driver, get the proper driver for it and see the extra features that your mouse can do! Happy “Drivering” around the “Planet “!
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