Computex Taipei 2011 - We managed to meet up with the folks from Kingston at a lovely Taipei tea house and there we got introduced to their full range of current and upcoming products.
One that got our attention was the Wi-Drive. This is a phone looking device and at the right time you may even confuse it for an iPhone 3G without the screen. It will go on sale probably around the September timeframe and start off at 16GB of storage. It is estimated to have a retail price of around $120, but Kingston suggested you might see it around the $99 mark. We hope it does hit this price or lower, as it is rather costly for only 16GB of storage.
So, a little more about the Wi-Drive. We saw a prototype version earlier this year at CES, but the latest version we saw this week at Computex looks to be more mature and almost complete from what we could see. The Wi-Drive offers wireless additional storage for your iPhone. You will need to download the Wi-Drive app that connects the device to your iPhone over wireless. Within the app you will be able to access and view the data that you copied to the device from your desktop or laptop.
One thing that we aren't too happy about is that the Wi-Drive is read only from the iPhone itself. That means you cannot copy data from the iPhone to the Wi-Drive and that is a bit of a bummer...
Computex Taipei 2011 - Yesterday on our final day on the show floor we met up with Tony from Xigmatek who gave us a quick look around their booth.
While we did see some cool upcoming cases behind closed doors that we cannot talk about right now, one thing we can talk about is the new XAF series cooling fans from Xigmatek. They feature an aeronautical bearing system which is a special design to improve air pressure and air flow. This new and impressive fan design will also be implemented into Xigmatek's full line of CPU coolers.
The fans will come in at 140mm in size, but will also be able to support 120mm fan mounting. They come with or without LEDs depending on what you want.
Xigmatek had a demo setup with the XAF fan running at a super quiet 1200 RPM with the old fan series running at over 2400 RPM (louder and 63.5 CFM) and at half the spinning speed the new XAF is able to push 76 CFM. Obviously the clear advantage here is high performance without the noise.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - Do we need any text for this?
Enjoy it and look forward to more tech coverage from Computex over the next few days as we get our final coverage online.
If pictures are more your thing, you can check out our booth babe shots over on our Facebook page, right here.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - It wouldn't be Computex without booth babes.
Our Computex Taipei 2011 booth babe's HD video will be online a little later!
The latest happenings from around the web - June 3rd, 2011
- TR's Computex digest @ Tech Report
- COMPUTEX 2011 Coverage @ Megatechnews
- Computex Coverage - Day 3 @ Ninjalane
- CPer Podcast #157 - OCZ Agility 3 SSD, Lucid Virtu Universal, new ROG Motherboards and more from Computex 2011! @ PC Perspective
- Silverstone TJ12 spotted @ Computex @ Kitguru
- Sapphire Pure Black 990FX-N @ Computex @ Kitguru
- Zotac H67-ITX WiFi H67 Motherboard @ eTeknix
- A Quick Look at GIGABYTE's TouchBIOS @ Techgage
- Introducing Gigabyte Touch BIOS @ PCStats
Our Download of the Day today is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.51.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start.
Light speed quick scanning.
Ability to perform full scans for all drives.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Protection Module. (requires registration)
Database updates released daily.
Quarantine to hold threats and restore them at your convenience.
Ignore list for both the scanner and Protection Module.
Settings to enhance your Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware performance.
A small list of extra utilities to help remove malware manually.
Works together with other anti-malware utilities.
Command line support for quick scanning.
Context menu integration to scan files on demand.
Our Deal of the Day today is the eBay - [Buy.com] NEW Kinect Motion Sensor with Kinect Adventures - $109.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Great price for the Microsoft Kinect w/ Kinect Adventures game. This best-selling device usually retails for $149.99, but Buy.com (via eBay) has it for just $109.99 shipped free! If you don't know what it is, just look for it on youtube.
The debut trailer to Tomb Raider is out, with the new game being a complete reboot and re-telling of the character and story of Lara Croft. The trailer is totally CG but don't let that sway you, it looks hands down amazing and I for one will be keeping an eye out on this puppy from now on.
The story is about a frightened young woman (obviously Lara Croft) who has her story retold in a complete reboot of the series and we see her journey from that terrified girl to a hardened survivor.
I felt like a big man with my TS-859 Pro+ up until about 30 seconds ago when I saw the new TS-1079 Pro. This 10-Bay hot swap NAS looks the goods for anyone that's looking for some serious storage space, be it at work or at home.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: We haven't had a chance to get around to the ECS Computex booth yet, hopefully we'll get to run past it today but just in case the ECS Computex booth has come to us and they're showing an absolute wealth of products.
Tablets seem to be a big thing at Computex this year and ECS are representing in a big way with a load of tablets on display.
Motherboards are of course big as usual and while X79 is making a strong appearance the P67 chipset continues to be very prominent throughout the show floor. The P67H2-A from ECS supports Lucid 3-Way GPU support which of course means you can do a bit of mixing and matching when it comes to your VGA setup.