This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset, all of the details on ASUS’s highest-clocked GTX 980 Ti, a few different stories about AMD, Western Digital buying SanDisk for $19 billion & More!
Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk Corporation today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk for a combination of cash and stock. The offer values SanDisk common stock at $86.50 per share or a total equity value of approximately $19 billion, using a five-day volume weighted average price ending on October 20, 2015 of $79.60 per share of Western Digital common stock.
SanDisk has just announced their Extreme 500 and Extreme 900 series portable solid state drives. The Extreme 900 series will be available 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB capacities. These will be priced at $399.99, $599.99, and $999.99. The Extreme 900 series is the larger drive shown in the photo below.
With Apple’s brand new Macbook, the newest Chromebook and even some motherboards featuring the new USB Type-C connector there will be many different peripherals coming out that work with the connector. The first type of devices that we will be seeing are storage devices.
At Mobile World Congress SanDisk has unveiled the world’s highest capacity microSDXC card. This comes a year after SanDisk announced the record-breaking 128 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card. SanDisk has now increased storage capacity by 56% up to 200 GB and still keeps the same fingernail-sized form factor.
The consumer solid state drive market could see a price war coming with leading manufacturers ramping up production according to industry sources. NAND flash supplier Micron has reportedly reduced sales of its flash chips to other companies in order to support its own Crucial branded solid state drives.
USB flash drives have been around for quite a long time and are great for easily storing and transferring files. The mobile devices that we have these days have limited storage and with some you have the ability to add a USB storage, but with most devices this is not possible. Well SanDisk has come up with a great product that not only gives you USB storage but also wireless storage for your mobile devices as well. It is the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, which looks like your ordinary flash drive, but also allows you to stream content wirelessly to up to 3 devices at once! Read on as we take a look…
Flash Drives are no longer devices that only hold presentations and other random documents. SanDisk just announced 64GB versions of Wireless Flash Drive, and Wireless Media Drive. These flash drives not only store data, but will also stream media content to your mobile devices right from the flash drive.
Most devices connect to PCs and tablets through USB’s or data cable in case of phones when we talk about external storage media. SanDisk which is known as global leader when it comes to flash memory storage solutions, has announced its SanDisk Connect, a series of wireless flash memory storage devices which include SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive. These devices certainly represent the next generation portable storage, providing an easy access to sharing content across multiple mobile devices.
The night before CES actually starts, media company Pepcom holds an annual event called “Digital Experience.” This event showcases some of the newest technology coming to market, some of it announced at the event or shortly before it. I toured Digital Experience — this year with an Area 51 alien invasion theme — and present herein some of the great finds.
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