With increasing needs of the element of portability, different names have been taking on their share in the introduction of the portable storage devices in this market and Buffalo wasn’t the one to stay behind. It made an announcement this week about its newest addition to its already existing portfolio of storage devices which is purely targeted towards fulfilling the growing demands of portable storage devices. The Mini Station Turbo PC EX2 portable hard drive, as a recent addition by Buffalo, provides a huge storage space housed inside a simple yet elegant casing, the thickness of which will be determined by the storage size.
Since we are aware of the obvious fact that a lot of notebooks and laptops lack an optical drives to save space, Pioneer has come up with a portable drive of similar sort. Pioneer has unveiled the colorful new BRD-XSO5J portable Blu-Ray XL writer. It can read and write almost every type of relevant disk, from CD format to DVD ad of course Blu-ray. It comes with an option 4 body panels which include, bushed aluminum, piano black, soft pink and glossy white. It measure 135x135x20.3mm (WxDxH) while weighing 330g. The device includes a slot-type disc loading mechanism with USB 3.0. Just a single cable is used for both power and data connectivity.
Other World Computing has just announced the Envoy Pro EX ultra-portable solid state drive. This portable drive is small enough to fit in your pocket and is made of anodized aluminum so it goes great with both Macs and PCs. The drive uses a USB 3.0 connection for both power and data transfer. Inside you have OWC’s own SandForce Driven OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD and you can expect speeds of up to 436 MB/s.
The WD My Passport drives have been around for quite sometime now. They provide fast and easy backup and storage whether you are on the go or at your desk. Just about two years ago we took a look at the My Passport Essential SE 1TB drive. WD is back with a new My Passport drive that offers a new enclosure design, backup and encryption software, 5 color choices and capacities up to 2TB. The My Passport Essential SE has been a fixture in my mobile computing setup, but will it soon be replaced by the newer My Passport? Read on as we take a look…
I’m sure when you hear the name Antec you think of cases and power supplies, I know I do. Well Antec has a new division called Antec Mobile Products (A.M.P.) which creates unique products for your mobile devices. Today we are taking a look at their flagship product the SP1 which is a Bluetooth speaker that allows you to take phone calls as well. Antec is not new to audio products as their Soundscience Rockus speakers were a huge hit in 2011. Can their new AMP SP1 Bluetooth speaker compete against all of the other Bluetooth speakers out there? Read on as we take a look…
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Canvio Slim Portable Hard Drive. With a capacity of 500 GB and measuring only nine millimeters thick, the Canvio Slim is the smallest portable hard drive available on the market.
We travelers carry with us a growing number of devices that charge via USB: phones, tablets, cameras, and more. While devices are solid, easily stored objects, their power cords and wall adapters are nebulous masses of frustration at the bottom of a backpack! The Aviiq Portable Charging Station aims to address this problem by providing a neat carrying case with a removable, four port USB power hub. It provides spools for cables and lays them in such a way that removing them isn’t wholly necessary. ThinkComputers has the review.
When you are mainly a desktop user and are used to your home setup it is very uncomfortable and hard to get adjusted to a different system or a laptop. This happens to me all the time when I am traveling, especially because my home system is setup with dual displays. Laptops only have 1 screen, but what if I was to tell you that Lenovo has a light in thin portable travel monitor that you can plug into a laptop or PC that has a USB connection? The monitor I am talking about is the ThinkVision LT1421. Read on as we check it out!
If you are a desktop user and use multiple screens going back to a single screen can take some adjustment and also results in less productivity. I always have to adjust to a single screen when I am traveling or if I’m out for the day. You do not realize the importance of multiple displays until you are limited to using a single display. Lenovo knows how many people rely of multiple display setups and has a perfect little monitor that you can easily team with your laptop. It is their ThinkVision Portable USB Monitor. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.
When you start getting into recording videos after time you will realize that most microphones on your digital camera or camcorder are not that great, especially if you want high quality audio. There are quite a few external microphone and digital recorders out there, but one of the most popular ones is the Zoom H1. The H1′s onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern for stunning stereo imaging. Because both mics are arranged on the same axis, they are equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is great stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging. Read on the check out our unboxing and overview video.
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