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Deal of the Day: Iomega 1TB USB 2.0 Prestige External Hard Drive for $79.99 after Coupon

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Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Iomega 1TB USB 2.0 Prestige External Hard Drive for $79.99 after Coupon!.

 

Offer: 1TB of extra storage with even 1 year of Trend Micro Internet Security subscription included! This is one of the nicer looking drives as well. To get it down to the $79 price, please use coupon code: FWG$DPJW56FZ4T (expires 2/19/10 or after only 1000 redemptions)

 

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Deal of the Day: Western Digital My Book 1TB External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac for $79.99 plus Shipping

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Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Western Digital My Book 1TB External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for Mac for $79.99 plus Shipping.

 

Offer: This 1TB external USB 2.0 drive is just $79.99 plus $5.50 shipping.

 

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Sharkoon enhance QuickPort Duo HDD docking station w/ USB 3.0 support

By: Array

Sharkoon's QuickPort Duo dual docking station is quite the handy little device, allowing users to very easily drop in one or even two 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA hard disks for instant accessibility.

 

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And now Sharkoon has made it even better, giving both of the residing 2.5"/3.5" docks USB 3.0 support for far superior data transfer rates.

 

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Sharkoon's SATA QuickPort Duo USB3.0 is now available at an MSRP of 59.90 euros (around $82 U.S.).

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

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Verizon to offer Skype Calls over 3G

By: Array

If you are a one of those people getting tired of the ever increasing and changing rates of your mobile phone plan then today might have some news for you to be happy about. It seems that Verizon, in its ever increasing attempts to stick it to its competition is going to allow unlimited Skype calls over their 3G network. This is something that you cannot do on any other network provider in the US at the time of this writing.

 

The new "service" will become available in March for a wide range of smartphones with accompanying data plans. You will need to download and install the Skype Mobile application and of course you will need to have a Skype plan if you want to talk to people that are not already on Skype but still this is a huge step forward.

 

I am sure that this new feature will come up in future Verizon commercials, especially given AT&T's stance on the VoIP service and other applications that use up the limited bandwidth that AT&T's network has.

 

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Wi-Reach mobile hotspot for 3G/4G unveiled

By: Array

When it comes to connecting multiple computers to a 3G connection on the road, you need a mobile router or a personal hotspot. There are several on the market, but most of them are self-contained and won't let you use an existing USB modem for connectivity.

 

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A new mobile hotspot called the Wi-Reach has been unveiled at MWC 2010 by a company called Connect One. The device is battery powered and charges via USB. It has 5 hours of run time per charge and a built-in USB port for plugging in your modem.

 

The device supports 3G and 4G USB modems and can connect up to ten computers to the internet via WiFi. The router is available direct from Connect One for $99 and will be offered through private label programs as well.

 

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Active Media Products releases USB 3.0-ready external 2.5-inch enclosures

By: Array

Combining the benefits of SSDs together with USB 3.0 connectivity for external use, Active Media Products has just launched a new series of external 2.5-inch SSDs it calls the Aviator-2.

 

Supporting up to 4.8Gbit/sec thanks to the use of USB 3.0, these external 2.5-inch SSDs don't suffer the huge bottleneck that comes with using USB 2.0 based external solutions. The Aviator-2 is also quite slim and tidy looking, measuring just over 3 x 5 inches.

 

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You can purchase the Aviator-2 on its own (case only), ready for any standard 2.5-inch SATA HDD ($34.95), or you can get a bundled unit which comes with a 64GB ($259.95) or 128GB ($449.95) Predator X7 SSD thats capable of reading at speeds of up to 200MB/sec.

 

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Active Media Products' press release mentions that secondary power is not required when using the Predator X7 SSD, with the included USB 3.0 cable being sufficient for both power and data transfer. However, to cater to some HDDS which might be a bit more power hungry, a USB 2.0 power cable is also included.

 

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Deal of the Day: External Hard Drive Deals with USB 2.0 & eSATA. 1TB for $89.99, 2TB for $149.99, after Rebate

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Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - External Hard Drive Deals with USB 2.0 & eSATA. 1TB for $89.99, 2TB for $149.99, after Rebate.

 

Offer: Two great external storage deals from Buy.com, each with both USB 2.0 and eSATA connections:

 

2TB 7200RPM 32MB buffer Cavalry Passio CAXH drive for $149.99 after $20 rebate (expiring 2/16/10). CAVALRY PASSIO CAXH3702T3 2TB USB 2.0 ESATA EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE REBATE DEAL
1TB 5900RPM Fantom Greendrive with 2 year warranty and backup software for $89.99 after $20 rebate (expiring 2/15/10). FANTOM GDII1000EU GREENDRIVE II 1TB USB 2.0 ESATA EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE REBATE DEAL

 

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Deal of the Day: External Hard Drive Deals with USB 2.0 & eSATA. 1TB for $89.99, 2TB for $149.99

By: Array

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - External Hard Drive Deals with USB 2.0 & eSATA. 1TB for $89.99, 2TB for $149.99, after Rebate.

 

Offer: Two great external storage deals from Buy.com, each with both USB 2.0 and eSATA connections:

 

2TB 7200RPM 32MB buffer Cavalry Passio CAXH drive for $149.99 after $20 rebate (expiring 2/16/10). CAVALRY PASSIO CAXH3702T3 2TB USB 2.0 ESATA EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE REBATE DEAL

 

1TB 5900RPM Fantom Greendrive with 2 year warranty and backup software for $89.99 after $20 rebate (expiring 2/15/10). FANTOM GDII1000EU GREENDRIVE II 1TB USB 2.0 ESATA EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE REBATE DEAL

 

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Wisair Wireless USB DisplayDock for Macs coming soon

By: Array

Notebook users often buy a notebook for the portability it offers. However, in the home or office many of the same users want a larger keyboard and display to make for more comfortable working conditions. Wisair has announced a new wireless dock for Mac users that will be coming soon and will allow the best of both worlds for Apple fans.

 

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The device is called the Wireless USB DisplayDock for Mac. Wisair reports that the dock will be coming from four different OEMs by the end of March. The system allows the user to connect an external LCD, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to the receiver and send video and audio from the transmitter on the notebook.

 

The device only needs a single USB port on the Mac system. That means you don't have to spend money on the expensive Apple adapters for your notebook to get external video. The device will work with all Mac OS versions and there is no word on pricing.

 

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