Items tagged with USB

And LaCie does it again. The company has been well known for producing the most stylish storage options the industry has to offer, and yet again LaCie has meshed style and speed together into one compact package. The new LaCie FastKey is a new breed of flash drive. Rather than using the traditional flash memory, LaCie has relied on internal SSD storage to provide a lightning quick offering. It's basically solid state memory on a USB key, and the unit itself is made of metal in order to maintain rigidity. It will be available in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB options, all of which will include 4GB of online Wuala storage. Pricing is steep, but it's definitely quick thanks to the USB 3.0 interface. MSRPs... Read more...
When you think of NAS drives, you probably think of big, rectangular boxes that aren't much to look at. There's probably 2 or 4 bays in there for hard drives, a power port and an Ethernet jack. They're all pretty simple, and they're all pretty much the same. But this NAS drive is different. Majorly different. Verbatim's newest NAS drive isn't a traditional NAS drive at all. It doesn't even have room for internal storage, and it definitely doesn't ship with any. So what are you to do with a 0GB NAS drive? Add your own Flash memory! The MediaShare Mini was meant to be a consumer-level NAS drive that's mostly used for sharing multi-media around the house. The unit has 4 USB ports, where USB keys... Read more...
If there's one thing we can't live without as gadget junkies, it's power. Regardless of whether it's solar or not, power is essential to keeping us connected, and these days, more and more devices are able to be charged via USB. We have seen lots of novel chargers come out in the past few years, but Innergie's latest two are definitely some of the most stylish. Yes, stylish chargers -- they do exist! The new mCube Slim universal adapter and the mMini DC10 auto adapter capable of charging any two USB devices simultaneously. Both units are designed for easy travel and easy packing, and they can juice up your phone or iPod in a pinch when there are no AC adapters to be found at an airport.  ... Read more...
Take a look at this USB dongle. Seen it before? You probably have, but from another company and for another purpose. Logitech's Unifying USB receiver looks a lot like this little guy, and it's possible that they actually use the same enclosure. But Logitech's unit is there to connect wireless peripherals to a PC. This one connects whatever PC that it's in to a Wi-Fi network. It's TRENDnet's latest peripheral, and they're calling it the world's smallest Wireless N USB adapter. And while we have seen quite a few Wi-Fi adapters over the years, we can't recall a single one any smaller than this. The ultra compact form factor measures just 0.59 x 0.74 x 0.28 inches (1.5 x 1.9 x 0.7 cm), and when it's... Read more...
Wireless charging still has some ways to go before it's truly useful across a broad spectrum of devices. Right now, wireless charging is usually limited to a small pad for charging up phones, and even then you need an accessory case to make the phone compatible. Until wireless charging modules are actually built into phones (the Palm Touchstone was definitely a good effort), it's hard to see this technology truly going mainstream. But here's something that every gizmo owner has: a device that charges via USB. Whether it's a smartphone, a GPS system or a media player, USB is the de facto charging protocol used on personal gadgets this day and age. Now, Duracell is blending the convenience of wireless... Read more...
Verbatim introduced the new Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it USB drive. This ultra-lightweight flash drive features a clip-on design and a very small size. The drive offers 4GB of storage and can be snapped onto a document similarly to a paperclip. The Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it USB drive comes in pink, green, blue, orange and black. It is expected to sell for $19.99 when it becomes available in December. Award-Winning Paperclip-Inspired Device Makes Storing and Sharing a Snap! November 9, 2010, Charlotte, NC – Verbatim® Americas LLC, the information storage pioneer, has married portable storage and award-winning design with its all-new Store ‘n’ Go Clip-it USB drive,... Read more...
USB 3.0 has been out for awhile now. Loads of notebooks and desktops are shipping each day with USB 3.0 support, and while we still wish that each and every PC would make the jump to 3.0, at least progress is being made. But there's one qualifier there: the only USB 3.0 machines shipping are Windows-based PCs. In other words, no Mac is supporting USB 3.0 today, even the newest MacBook Air machines. Apple has shown no interest in jumping on the USB 3.0 bandwagon, but that doesn't mean that Mac users are in agreement. Creative professionals who transfer lots of data to external drives definitely have a need for USB 3.0, and today, LaCie is making it a reality. The company has just announced the... Read more...
Super Talent is no stranger to USB 3.0. The company has been producing USB 3.0 gear for some time now. But now they're breaking a price barrier. The company has just announced that their USB 3.0 Express Duo has broken the $15 price barrier. A USB 3.0 drive for under $20? That's a trend we can get behind. Super Talent's new USB 3.0 Express Duo can top over 67MB/s when plugged into a USB 3.0 port, yet remains fully-backward compatible to USB 2.0 and for about the same price. Starting today, Super Talent will begin offering the 8GB USB 3.0 Express DUO for $14 and the 8GB version for only $29. The product is now sampling and will begin shipping on November 11th. SuperTalent Introduces USB 3.0 Flash... Read more...
It's like skiing on the mountain and playing a video game at the same time. Zeal Optics, maker of sports lenswear has partnered with display maker Recon Instruments to come up with the Transcend GPS ski goggles and the units became available for sale this week. Zeal goes so far as to call them the world's first GPS-equipped goggles. The goggles do more than simply tell you stuff like what runs you've skied, or where the heck you are after telemarking in the back country all day while pounding schnapps. They include a dashboard that logs speed, altitude and temperature, vertical odometer, distance and the time, plus stopwatch and chronos modes, because for GPS lovers, there's no such thing as... Read more...
Flash drives are a dime a dozen, and many of of them look exactly alike. But every so often, you'll find that a company goes out of their way to really differentiate their product. Super Talent is a known name in the USB / flash storage space, and they're the ones going out of their way this time. The new CKB flash drive not only fits on a keychain, but it actually looks like a key, too.   Basically, this new drive gives new meaning to "USB Key," and it's shaped just like a key. It's made from metal and comes in two colors, nickle and black. Each color is available in a variety of sizes: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. It supports USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 (no USB 3.0 support), and it's also water... Read more...
USB drives have progressively become smaller and smaller over the years, and while that's good in one sense, it's bad in another. We're talking about how easy it has become to lose a USB thumb drive, and when those drives have highly important information on them, that's a potential deal-killer. Verbatim has an idea for making sure you never lose another thumb drive. It's another thumb drive. The Store 'n' Go Clip-It USB Drive has received a Red Dot design award, mostly because it's designed to be clipped onto your shirt or belt. In other words, this USB drive goes where you go, so unless you lose your shirt or belt, you won't lose your thumb drive. It's available in a few different colors, and... Read more...
Just a few days ago, the USB-IF proclaimed that 100 devices had been certified for use with USB 3.0. Now it looks like they won't have long before reaching their next milestone. LaCie, a leader in the storage industry with a knack for designing stylish drives that look quite a bit better than anything else in the sector, has just introduced two new products that incorporate the fastest version of USB. The first is the 2big USB 3.0, which a twin drive device that holds two 7200RPM hard drives and offers users the security of RAID with up to 4TB of space. It uses the company's familiar matte silver finish and promises to transfer information at up to 205MB/sec. The next device is the single drive... Read more...
Recently, we have noticed more and more USB 3.0 products hitting the market, or at least hitting a product roadmap. It definitely took some time for the protocol to gain a lot of industry support, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that USB 2.0 is still largely "good enough" for many tasks. For example, mice and keyboards won't need USB 3.0 right away; the only major product lines that can really take advantage of USB 3.0 are storage and streaming applications, where bandwidth is crucial. But now, the USB-IF is making a pretty big deal about a pretty big milestone. Announced at the Intel Developer Forum, the USB Implementers Forum stated that nearly 120 products have passed SuperSpeed... Read more...
Just recently the USB-IF made an announcement that over 100 USB 3.0 devices had become certified, and while we aren't certain if this Kingston drive made the cut, it's definitely on the list. Even if unofficially. Kingston, a major player in the memory and storage business, has just revealed their latest USB thumb drive, and it's a big one. Not physically, but internally. The new DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 is a USB 3.0 hard drive with plenty of space. It's one of the few 64GB thumb drives out that can also offer USB 3.0 transfer rates. It also marks the very first USB 3.0 flash drive for Kingston, which is definitely an important milestone. We're hoping that many more will follow in the months... Read more...
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