Items tagged with card reader

Mobile payments are exploding, and Groupon is getting in on the game. The daily deal company just announced GrouponPayments, which lets customers accept credit cards at low transaction costs. The service is built into the company’s smartphone app and can be combined with hardware that turns your smartphone into a card reader. Rather than make serious money from GrouponPayments, Groupon sees the new service as a convenience for its customers and a way to strengthen the position it’s trying to build as the go-to platform for service and retail businesses. Groupon is touting a lack... Read more...
You know those hardware accessories that you never think about needing, but when you need them, you really need them? Addonics tends to make a lot of devices that fall into that category, and we're pretty certain their latest two devices fit that same bill. Today, the company has introduced new multi-Flash readers with a high-speed SATA interface, including a read-only model that is ideal for markets such as forensics.The Pocket eSATA/USB DigiDrive and the Internal SATA/USB DigiDrive are both available in a standard read/write and read-only model, with the first being a plug-and-play flash card... Read more...
HDTVs just keep growing larger and larger. So do prices on data plan rates. But we can think of a few things that just keep shrinking: CPUs, GPUs and USB card readers. Frankly, it's amazing just how small some USB flash drives and card readers are these days. Some of 'em just seem too small for your own good, and some of 'em seem more likely to get lost than used. Enter Kingston's MobileLiteG2, a second generation card reader that fits pretty well into the latter category we described above. Measuring just 2.45" x 1.16" x 0.646" in size, this incredibly tiny device is one of the smallest card readers... Read more...
In the never-ending race to produce a flash memory device that'll become lost the moment you unwrap it from its packaging, Buffalo has developed this: the 16GB microSD USB card reader.Put simply, this nub of a flash memory device--which looks about as large as Logitech's latest USB receivers--holds 16GB of information on its own. But, knowing that that'll never be enough for you, Buffalo also included a microSD/microSDHC slot, so you can toss another 16GB in through that. All told, you're looking at having at least 32GB of storage in a device barely bigger than your thumbnail, which is both useful... Read more...
  No question about it, Flash Memory devices have taken on the Consumer Tech industry by storm.  Flash memory is utilized in so many different applications these days, from Cell Phones and PDAs, to MP3 players and Digital Cameras, that it's hard to imagine a world before the Flash memory was invented.  However, thanks to some very smart minds at Toshiba all the way back in 1984 and then Intel in 1988, we all have the ability to store information on the fly in a number of hand-held applications and more. Like any other technology, Flash Memory, specifically NAND Flash which is the... Read more...
Good morning and happy Friday to all.  Today starts off Memorial Day weekend here in the states.  For starters that automatically means a three day weekend and a boatload of traffic on the highways.  It also is a sign that summer is rapidly approaching.  Traditionally this is a time of year where families get together, barbeque and enjoy some cold beverages.  But most of all, we take the time to remember the men and women who served this great country by giving their lives in battle.  Something we should never forget, especially today when we have troops doing... Read more...