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OCZ have just kicked off their new 8GB "Mega-Kart" flash card, an ultra-slim USB 2.0 storage solution thin enough to keep in your wallet.
Sunnyvale, CA-October 22, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the Mega-Kart, a ultra-high capacity USB flash drive. With 8GBs of memory, the OCZ Mega-Kart series is the ultimate data storage solution for today's computer enthusiasts and business professionals on the go. The beauty of the new Mega-Kart series is the unparalleled, ultra-slim architecture that is thin enough to carry in a wallet.
The OCZ Mega-Kart is a dream-come-true for individuals who need to carry large quantities of data, including presentations, programs, films, and entire portfolios, yet don't want to lug around a laptop or bulky pocket drive. The Mega-Kart conveniently fits in the smallest places so it can always be handy to access your files and is large enough to never worry about being forced to delete files to add new ones.
Yet another series of USB flash drives have popped up from Transcend just recently, these being the V60 series with capacities ranging from 512MB to 4GB, each identifiable by their distinct bright colour scheme.
Grab the press release here folks.
Every JetFlash uses superior NAND Flash chips and components to ensure your flash drive keeps your data secure longer. With the JetFlash V60 you can protect your information using a secure password, and even lock your computer while you are away from it. The bundled Password, PC-lock, and Boot-up software protects your PC as well as your flash drive.
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The Inquirer are giving everyone the heads up on a snazzy new 24" LCD from Benq dubbed the FP241W. This LCD boasts a native res of 1920x1200 and also support for HDMI.
According to BenQ, its marchitecture supports Full 1808p HD resolution and we cannot say we've heard about this one. The display also supports AMA Z marchitecture that should help you get rid of the ghost effects and the Senseye that will allow you a clear picture.
The product page for the FP241W is also up on Benq's website.
This is one of the few displays where you can place two A4-size papers on a display simultaneously. The display also supports TV feature called PIP - Picture in Picture - where you can playback content from two independent sources.
You can also adjust the screen angle and rotate the display. The display also has integrated USB ports and should be available shortly.
Word over at the Inquirer has it that wireless USB technology has just been provided with a certification and compliance programme so it shouldnt be too long before we start seeing companies adopt the tech for many of their upcoming products.
Wireless USB is meant to be Bluetooth on steroids. It will offer throughput speeds as high as 480 Mbit/s at two to three metres and 110 Mbit/s at ten metres.
Get the full scoop here folks.
WIRELESS USB will mimic the pattern set by the introduction of Bluetooth wireless technology by introducing a certification and compliance programme. The announcement on compliance testing should be made this morning [Tuesday 26th September].
The objective is to provide both device vendors and the general public with some hope that products from different manufacturers will genuinely inter-work.
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Find yourself still relying on the good ole' AA battery for some of your gadgets? Well company "Moixa Energy" certainly know there's people out there that do, and as such have just introduced their new USBCELL, a flip-top AA battery which is able to be recharged directly from a USB port!
On the downside, it seems its currently only available for purchase in the UK at the moment, and the associated price tag of £12.99 (almost $25) is a bit of a turnoff as well.
If you're still after more info on them head over to DVHardware.
I just received this news in my inbox and I have to admit that this is a very cool invention. The new USB NiHM batteries from USBCELL will certainly be able to make our life a bit easier. These batteries can be used like a normal battery but they make recharging devices redundant because they can be recharged simply by putting into a USB port.
USBCELL released revolutionary rechargeable batteries that can charge from any USB port without the need for any recharging devices, cradles or cables. Simply pop the lid to reveal a built in connector and charger, plug into any powered USB port on your desktop, laptop, keyboard or games console, to charge the battery.
OCZ have further extended their flash memory product lineup with the new "OCZ Roadster USB 2.0 Flash Drive" series.
The ultra-portable "Top-Down" design of the OCZ Roadster makes data storage and transferring easier and more portable than ever. Best of all, there is no cap to lose with the OCZ Roadster's modern design. Unlike other convertible drives the Roadster remains ultra portable thanks to a very compact profile that manages to put all the memory components into the connector alone.
The OCZ Roadster is the ideal solution for anyone seeking ultimate portability with their personal USB flash drive; The compact and convertible design makes this unit small enough to carry on a keychain or in your pocket at all times, ensuring that it is always handy to access or transfer documents, music, pictures and videos from your home or work computer. In addition, the Roadster's small footprint means you'll never have to unplug surrounding USB ports to make room, a common problem with many oversized competitor drives.
"A major concern regarding traditional flash USB drives is how easy it is to misplace the cap, and unfortunately many capless solutions are either too bulky or require consumers to sacrifice performance" commented Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, OCZ Technology Inc. "The newest flash drive in OCZ's lineup, the OCZ Roadster, addresses these concerns with an innovative convertible capless design and a tiny profile, making this the perfect USB 2.0 USB drive for consumers on the go."
I first noticed this over at TechPowerUp! a short while ago, japan-based mob "Y-E Data Inc." have become the first to announce a USB hub which makes use of ultrawideband wireless technology for its means of communication to your PC.
More details over at NewLaunches.com
Japan-based Y-E Data Inc. is the first company to announce a commercial application for ultrawideband technology. The hub itself features four USB ports, and is connected wirelessly to your computer using ultrawideband technology. Assuming that there are no obstacles between your computer and the hub, the device has a bandwidth of 100Mb/s at 10 meters. The wireless output level is lower than -41.3 dBm, and the device uses a frequency channel from 4.224 to 4.752 GHz. The device is scheduled to be released in Japan on October Twenty-first for 25,000 to 40,000 Yen ($210-340).
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