Pretec i-Disk Tango 266X – World's Fastest USB Flash Drive

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Taiwanese company Pretec announced a new flash drive i-Disk Tango 266X. According to the manufacturer, this model is the fastest flash drives in the world. Indeed, the characteristics of the device are impressive - the speed of reading and writing information from him at 40 and 30 Mb / s, respectively, which is 30-100 percent higher than the average existing analogs. We note in passing that the theoretical maximum data transfer rate of USB 2.0 interface is 60 Mbps, but it is unlikely that the threshold will ever be achieved.

Pretec i-Disk Tango 266X presented in different versions with capacities from 8 to 128 GB and is one of the most capacious flash drives from those present on the market. It uses NAND memory with multilevel cell (MLC), which makes the drive more affordable compared to devices based on SLC NAND memory. In addition, the drive is built ON Magic Chamber, which allows to protect stored data from unauthorized copying. On the date of receipt of sale and the cost of flash drives Pretec i-Disk Tango 266X is not reported.

Vodafone and RIM make BlackBerry Storm 2 official

Company Resech In Motion is making a second attempt to enter the market of devices with full touchscreen control. In contrast to the highly successful communicators with QWERTY-keyboard, touchscreen Blackberry Storm special popularity is not gained. Now the company has released the second generation of such devices, dubbed the BlackBerry 9520 Storm2. Enjoyment of this apparatus on the European market will operator Vodafone.

The main differences from the previous model the company calls the use of technology SurePress (more accurate response and return), the horizontal and portrait orientation of the virtual keyboard and the availability of Wi-Fi module. Also indicates that Storm2 has capacious battery, high-speed data, a screen with high resolution (480h360 points), 3.2-megapixel camera and traditional BlackBerry models 4 buttons at the bottom of the screen.

The first Europeans to buy BlackBerry 9520 will Storm2 residents of Great Britain and Ireland. Communicator will be offered subject to the 2-year contract with a monthly fee of not less than £ 35. Then it goes on sale on an exclusive basis in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. A little later, but before the Christmas holidays, he will see the inhabitants of France, Italy and South Africa.

Full list of specifications of BlackBerry 9520 Storm2:

  • Housing: plastic with chrome inserts and the rear panel of stainless steel
  • Screen: touch screen, capacitive 3.5-inch with a resolution 360h480 points, capable of displaying up to 65 000 colors
  • Standards Network: UMTS / HSPA 2100 MHz, EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel. with autofocus, digital zoom, flash and video recording
  • Memory: 256 MB fleshevoy, 2 GB internal, microSD slot (up to 16 GB in the run up to 32 GB)
  • Sensor of in space
  • Multimedia player, BlackBerry Desktop Manager and BlackBerry Media Sync
  • Client Vodafone music
  • 3.5-mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with support for A 2 DP
  • Built-in GPS-navigator with the function geoteggirovaniya
  • Battery: 1400 mAh
  • Hours of talk time on networks of 3 G: up to 6 hours
  • Hours of standby time: up to 280 hours
  • Operating System: BlackBerry OS 5

Inspiron 11z notebook thin: Dell's thinnest and lightest Inspiron laptop ever

Dell today announced the launch of the very thin and light notebook computer in a family Inspiron - Inspiron 11z (Inspiron 1110). Weighing 1.4 kg and the thickness of 25,8 mm Inspiron 11z combines portability with functionality netbook notebook.

Miniature Laptop equipped with a new CULV-processor, Intel, memory capacity up to 4 GB, and also has a long operating time without recharging. Incoming standard configuration display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 for viewing Internet TV. Inspiron 11z allows its holder to stay in touch through the built-in adapter, Wi-Fi, 1,3-megapixel webcam, hard drive capacities up to 500 GB and the optional shestielementnomu battery, which provides more than six hours of continuous operation.

Notebook Inspiron 11z available in case any of the seven bright colors, including black (Obsidian Black), White (Alpine White), Pink (Flamingo Pink), Red (New Cherry Red), blue (Ice Blue), Green (Jade Green) and Magenta (Passion Purple). Inspiron 11z go on sale in the second half of October for a retail price of 19990 rubles.

Among the features of Dell Inspiron 11z:
  • Display: 11.6-inch LED-backlit
  • Processor: Intel CULV
  • Memory: up to 4 GB
  • Hard drive: 500 GB
  • Keyboard: 92% of the full-size
  • Touchpad Dell: the functions of management Multi-Touch
  • HDMI connector to connect to a TV
  • Battery: shestielementnaya (optional), more than 6 hours of battery
  • Weight: 1,4 kg
  • Thickness: 23,5-25,8 mm

BlackBerry Bold 9700 on the site of the T-Mobile Germany

Announcement Of BlackBerry Bold 9700 not far off. Today, information about it appeared on the website of the German operator T-Mobile. At the moment this page is not available, but the resource Engadget managed to publish the screenshot and information about the apparatus. On the information provided BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be the same size with the model and the Curve will be the second BlackBerry to support HSDPA. Housing communicator is framed by chrome, and the back panel is decorated with leather. He works running BlackBerry OS 5.0.

The model will be available in two colors: black and silver, and its size was 109 x 60 x 14 mm and a weight of 120 g. The screen BlackBerry 9700 Bold - 2,6-inch resolution 480h360 pixels and is capable of displaying nearly 65 000 colors. Also, the device will get 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, a slot for memory cards microSD format, modules GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, microUSB connector. Battery M-S1 capacity of 1500 mAh provides up to 300 minutes of talk time or 500 hours of standby time.

In the sale at T-Mobile Germany BlackBerry Bold 9700 will do in November, the price data are not reported

Verbatim InSight Portable HDD 500 GB with permanent status display

The company introduced the Verbatim portable hard drive InSight capacity of 500 GB. This fitted into the palm external hard drive form factor is equipped with a 2.5-inch display, which shows the name assigned to the drive and the amount of free space, even when the device is disconnected from the computer.

New proposed in the case of black-coated "piano lacquer" and for users as Windows, and Mac OS X systems. The kit includes a special cover that protects the device from scratches. InSight expected in Russia in November 2009. Suggested retail price of products to a hard drive - 5500 rubles.

A display with 21x128 dots made on the basis of new technology ChLCD, in which information is displayed on the screen even in the absence of food. Due to this, users can always monitor the amount of free disk space, just by looking at the display. Drives to assign their own name - this will help to quickly find the one that contains the needed information.

HDD InSight weighs 164 grams with dimensions of 153x87x16 mm, making it suitable for mobile applications. Data is transmitted at speeds up to 480 Mbit / s Interface USB 2.0, it also comes from food. The speed of rotation of the disk platters - 5400 rpm, and the amount of built-in cache memory - 8 MB. The set includes a program Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials for the full implementation of automated backup and restore system and data. And support for data encryption with password protection prevent unauthorized access to valuable information even in case of loss or theft of the disc.

Video: Clock Radio Sony ICF-C8WM

We offer you the video review clock radio Sony ICF-C8WM, which are very good friends with mobile phones Sony Ericsson. So, look:

Apple adding FM Radio to the iPhone and iPod touch

Apple is currently engaged in the development of special application that will help realize the function of the radio in the iPhone device and media player, iPod touch. According to the resource 9to5Mac, corresponding to the hardware equipment in these mobile devices is already present, it remains to complement its software. However, the source did not mention the exact timing of the issuance of this radioprilozheniya, also did not say whether it would be free.

It is alleged that radioprilozhenie will have the same functions as an FM radio, built-in iPod nano is the fifth generation, the announcement of which was held in September. In addition, Apple intends to integrate into your application support on-line store iTunes Store, allowing users to purchase songs you liked, heard them on radio. To do this you must be in the United States, and listened by the radio station must support the function of checkboxes tag.

ASUS announced Ultrathin Designo LCD Monitors

ASUStek company announced a new series of ultra-thin LCD Designo MS, which includes model MS246 (23,6 inches), MS236 (23 inch), MS227 (22 inch), MS226 (21,5 inches) and MS202 (20 in. ). As the producer, series Designo MS embodies the game of contrasts - between the straight lines and circles, black and white. As a result, designers have turned the monitor ultra thick 16,5 mm with the original circular stand, whereby the angle of the screen you can change the movement of one finger. In accordance with the requirements of ergonomics top of the screen displays a series Designo MS is at the user's eye, allowing their use as a complement to your notebook.

Among the technical characteristics: format support Full-HD 1080p, contrast ratio 50000:1, response time of 2 ms, the technology of instant change modes ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence and reduced energy consumption by 40%. In models MS246H, MS236H and MS226H has a HDMI-port, providing connection Blu-ray players and game consoles. Series displays Designo MS can connect to your notebook via cable DVI or VGA, to get a combination of the two monitors, useful for some professional applications.

Acer Aspire Z5610-U9072

Acer Company has expanded its line of computers "all-in-one" model Aspire Z5610-U9072. Distinctive feature of the new items is a 23-inch touchscreen display with FullHD resolution (1920 x 1080) and technology to support multi-touch. To implement this technology, there is a package Microsoft Touch Pack, complete with proprietary software shell Acer TouchSuite, which provides support for the motion with two fingers in such functions as zoom and rotate images.

Computer-piece Acer Aspire Z5610-U9072 runs on Pentium E5300 dual-core processor with a frequency of 2.6 GHz and equipped with 4 GB of RAM, hard disk capacity of 320 GB and a graphic card ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 with 512 MB of video memory. In addition, there is a DVD burner drive, slot Gigabit Ethernet, built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, six USB 2.0 ports and one port eSATA, as well as support for 5.1-channel sound. In addition to the wireless keyboard and mouse to the bottom of the hull has LED backlight.

As a software platform in the Acer Aspire Z5610-U9072 uses the Windows 7. In the sale of this computer "all-in-one will be closer to the end of the year and costs $ 900.

Three new products from Motorola - Sholes Tablet, Motus and Zeppelin will come in 2010

Resource Dial-a-Phone has published roadmap of Motorola, which discusses new items of the fourth quarter of this and the first quarter of next year. And if at the end of this year planned already known to Motorola Morrison (Android-smartphone CLIQ) and Sholes (another name - Tao, to be presented shortly), then for the first quarter of 2010 scheduled for release brand new models. The first of them - this is Motorola Sholes Tablet, judging from the name, is an internet-tablet-based smartphone Sholes. It is also equipped with 3.7-inch touch screen, but has a higher resolution camera - 8 megapixels, with autofocus and Xenon flash. In addition, the device can display 720p high-definition video on external monitors via HDMI. Another new feature - support networks HSUPA.

Two new items - Motorola Motus and Zeppelin, it seems, smartphones or communicators (operating system is not specified). Their characteristics are absolutely identical, the device is only slightly different in design, although the small images it is difficult to judge the form factor. Motorola Motus and Zeppelin are equipped with 3.1-inch touch screen display with a resolution 480h320 pixels, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, and wireless adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Perhaps more detailed information about these devices will soon appear on the expanses of the global network.

ASUS Eee PC T101H gets Intel's next-gen Atom N450

It is known that the debut netbook ASUS Eee PC T101H be held only at CES 2010 in early next year. Recall that 10-inch convertible netbook with a touchscreen. Previously it was assumed that he will be released in August and September, but this did not happen. And now, according to NetbookNews, its release postponed until 2010. But netbook gets new Intel Atom N450 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz.

In addition, ASUS Eee PC T101H is based on the new operating system Windows 7, is equipped with 10.2-inch resistive touch screen, 1 GB of RAM and a solid state drive capacity of 16 GB. There are also wireless adapters are Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1, plus GPS, 3G/UMTS and DVB-T tuner as an option. Netbook can operate without charging the entire 8 hours. It is expected that the cost ASUS Eee PC T101H be 650-700 euro.

Logitech Introduces Notebook Kit MK605

Swiss company Logitech announced a new kit for notebook Logitech Notebook Kit MK605. It consists of a wireless laser mouse, wireless keyboard and stand with adjustable angle. As manufacturer promises, users will appreciate the smooth movement of the laser pointer mouse, and adjustable stand allows you to select one of the three angles of inclination, the most suitable height.

The user can also put a compact wireless keyboard in the most convenient place and connect both a keyboard and mouse, using a mini-receiver Logitech Unifying, which is so small that you can leave your laptop. The receiver can then be connected to four other compatible mice and keyboards Logitech.

It is expected that a set of Logitech Notebook Kit MK605 go on sale in America and Europe in November for a suggested retail price of 79,99 euros.

Razer Orochi mobile Gaming mouse - available but in limited quantities

Mobile gamer mouse Razer Orochi, about the announcement which we reported back in late July, is finally delivered to the market. For information about this company has distributed Razer, specifying, however, that while we are talking about shipments of limited parties. Recall that the mouse Razer Orochi is designed to work with laptops equipped with wireless interface and Bluetooth 2.0, which increases the mobility device. In addition, access and the usual USB mode.

Wireless Mouse Razer Orochi is powered by two batteries of the standard AA, which lacks a term of one to three months, and its body an indicator of charge. In addition, there is a highly sensitive laser sensor with a resolution of 4000 dots per inch, which allows you to play the most dynamic game.

Gamer mouse Razer Orochi is equipped with seven programmable buttons with a record of designated functions, and its dimensions are 99 x 67,8 x 35 mm. Engadget experts have conducted independent testing of computer "rodent" and were satisfied with the results. Buy Razer Orochi Bluetooth Laser Gaming Mouse for $ 79.99.

Next PS3 Firmware update may contain Cross-Game Chat

It is known that in the next firmware update for the game console Sony PlayStation 3, you may receive the voice chat function Cross-Game Chat. Information about this appeared on the official forum of the PlayStation 3, however, now that information is already removed.

Function Cross-Game Chat allows gamers from different games to communicate with each other. This option has long been implemented in the Xbox 360, but the owners of the Sony PS3 game console is still forced to do without this useful function.

While the Sony, as usual, did not comment on rumors about its future updates, there is the likelihood that the voice chat function Cross-Game Chat appears on the PlayStation 3 before the end of the year. For a similar text chat has been implemented yet in the firmware upgrade for the number 2.70.

However, the emergence of opportunities to communicate in the Sony PS3 by voice can lead to some problems. For example, players from one team will be able to prompt each other the location of the enemy and thus gain an advantage in the game.

Rubik's TouchCube is the next generation cube

Everyone remembers the legendary puzzle cube-Rubik. Cubic was born in the distant 1974 and has so far successfully sold and is continuing "to break the head" to fans new and old toys.

But now the digital age and manufacturer of toys TechnoSource decided that it was now time for the birth of the electronic version of mechano-cubic - TouchCube. Instead rotation color planes in Touch-cubes for changing the panels need to slide on the planes. Cube may also suggest the next move, move back or lay Cube for you.

Cubic, together with the station for recharging costs 150 dollars and will be available from 18 October.

Wikireader the most powerful online encyclopedia Wikipedia can be with you always and everywhere

Many "advanced" users are already accustomed to such "intelligent" web services like Wikipedia and have been "enlightened" and aimed at "true path" of the online encyclopaedia. But what to do if the Internet is not at hand? Company Openmoko this taken care of and has released an electronic device WikiReader. This electronic encyclopaedia, the size of an ordinary PDA, contains three million articles in English Wikipedia.

WikiReader very easy to use and control: touch screen, keypad, three control buttons - button to enter your search query «seach», button «history» for movement on the history of search queries and the button «random» read the articles in random order.

On assurances of the company, two standard "finger» AAA batteries will be enough to work with the device for one year. In principle, seems to be true, as displayed on the screen just black and white text.

Buy Wikireader possible on WikiReader Pocket Wikipedia price of $ 99. The memory card with the "three million articles" comes. Update database of articles in two ways: free download from the Internet or buy a microSD memory card with the updated database for $ 29. Yes, you will arrive with Power ... Knowledge.