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PNY Technologies Inc. presented us with the v112b last month, and now the worldwide leading manufacturer of DRAM and Flash memory product has once again introduced a new product through their authorized HP partnership. The v240b and v240g are two new flash drives following the minuscule profile that was seen in the v112b.
The elegant design means to symbolize the tidiness and coherent professional feeling making it perfect for business people. Available in two colours – blue and green – it comes in no-nonsense plastic casing.
With a rugged body and a potective cap, the USB is protected from dust, water, and shock thanks to its strong polymer body. The keyhole on the cap allows to attach a lanyard to avoid losing your data by attaching it to you purse, keychain or other safe ‘attachment point.’
The COB packaging gives the drive its small dimension of 7 x16 x 31 mm as well as its weight of 4.2 grams, making it an ultra portable data storing device.
Capacities start from a common 2GB to whooping 32GB, including 4,8 and 16GB in between. Through a USB 2.0 interface, read and write speeds reach up to 18MB/s and 8MB/s respectively.
The v240b/v240g come with a two year warranty and is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista 7 as well as Mac OS 10.3 and above.
Plextor has released a new solid state drive – the M3S. The new drive comes in 2.5-inch form factor and sports three capacities – 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB.
Users can now enjoy sequential read/write speeds of up to 525/445 MB/s and random read/write speeds of up to 70,000/65,000 IOPS. The M3S comes with exclusive firmware with True Speed technology, including Plextor’s proprietary Bad Block Management, Global Wear Leveling, and Instant Restore technologies that optimize performance. True Speed technology is designed to prevent drastic drops in read/write speeds that normally occur with SSDs after prolonged use or when data becomes heavily fragmented. The implemented technology will maintain the M3S’ high performance and read/write speeds at like-new levels throughout the life of
The new drives come with SATA3 interface and also support a 1.8V power mode, providing the M3S with extremely low-power consumption making it a very eco-friendly product. In addition users can install the drives into a regular desktop machine due to a 3.5” mounting bracket and screws for desktop cases.
The M3S 128GB and 256GB will become commercially available in late November 2011 with a suggested retail price of minimum $199.99 and $349.99 respectively. The 512GB model will come in the first quarter of 2012 with a minimum suggested retail price of $699.99.
Garmin today rolls out another sport-friendly device that can monitor your activities indoors or out.
Codenamed FR70, Garmin’s new fitness watch comes in two variants for men and women, has integrated wireless ANT+ technology, making it compatible with wide range of devices such as heart rate monitors, speed and cadence sensors, foot pods and other fitness equipment, and is capable to track all your workout data, including time, heart rate, calories burned, distance, speed and more. The collected data can then be upload to Garmin Connect, where users can easily log their workouts, track their totals, set goals, and share workouts with friends.
The new FR70 Fitness Watch is expected to be available in November for $129.99.
The guys from CM Storm has introduced their latest weapon for FPS gamers that prefer a claw grip, the Xornet gaming mouse which features minimalistic design with sweat proof, anti-slip rubber side grips and textured stealth black finish.
This wired mouse has five buttons+2 fix function buttons, it is equipped with 2000 DPI sensor which can be adjusted on-the-fly between 500, 1000, and 2000 presets, an ultra-step wheel encoder for more accurate scrolling, and Japanese-made Omron micro-switches which guarantees a minimum amount of 5 million clicks, giving extended life-span.
CM Storm Xornet also features an anti-drift architecture, that promises stable and precise tracking when lifts and drops occur and according to the manufacturer is the first mouse with on-the-fly USB speed adjustments, that will let you switch from 125Hz to 250Hz, 500Hz or 1000Hz via a button.The mouse measures (L) 107 X (W) 75 X (H) 35 mm and weighs 142 g, and is expected to go on sale later this month for $29.99.
This is an interesting news, Razer is preparing a prototype of its first Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360, but the main point here is that they will be using community feedback to create “the ultimate arcade stick for the Xbox 360.”
Razer has also announced that along with the feedback form pro-gamer, they will need info and from “regular-gamers” to help design it, so each of you who will join their development program will receive a prototype Arcade stick to test it and to provide feedback for further improvement of the stick.