Raidsonic ICY BOX drives and PCI-E controller with USB 3.0 interface

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Raidsonic company introduced its first products to support USB 3.0. ICY BOX IB-250StU3-B - a compact aluminum enclosure for 2.5-inch hard drives SATA. ICY BOX IB-318StU3-B is designed for 3.5-inch SATA drives up to 1 TB. Both drives are equipped with USB 3.0 interface with data transfer rate up to 5 Gbps.

This is ten times faster than the maximum speed of USB 2.0, 480 Mbps. New Drives ICY BOX USB 3.0 interface will be useful to all who work with large volumes of data, for example, handles video files or want to speed up the backup process. To use the new interface, USB 3.0 cable is required and the controller is USB 3.0.

Computers with USB 3.0 so far are rare, and therefore also produces ICY BOX IB-AC604, controller, PCI Express x1, equipped with two connectors USB 3.0. In addition, USB 3.0 retains backward compatibility with previous generations of interfaces. New items go on sale in early 2010, recommended retail price of IB-318StU3-B is 45,50 euros, IB-250StU3-B - 32,90 euro, IB-AC604 - 39,90 Euro.

Concord promises 2-inch mini camcorder

Concord Keystone Company prepares to replenish its product line is one solution. Novelty called Easy Shot Clip and a miniature digital video camera, made in the form of clips and easily fits in any pocket. According to the manufacturer, Camcorder Easy Shot Clip is the most compact and affordable device of this kind.

Naturally, the miniature size camcorder Easy Shot Clip could not affect its functionality. Camcorder carries on board a 2 GB flash memory and is able to conduct videotaped for two hours with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames per second. Of course, these days it is a little, but even this quality is sufficient for placing commercials on various video services, for example, on YouTube.

In addition, the bundle to camcorders Easy Shot Clip supplied software that allows you to edit footage. And the application Arcsoft Media Impression allows users to quickly upload videos to online services. This software is compatible with operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as with Mac OS X 10.4.7 or more recent version.

It remains to add that a miniature video camera Easy Shot Clip will be available in black and white colors of the shell and fitted with special mounts that allow it to record on a shirt, a bicycle frame or on a helmet and strap for wearing around the neck. Camcorder will be available in February for $ 70.

Zotac preparing the extreme version of the GeForce GT 240 with "turbo"

Designers of computer components and accessories are trying to go to any lengths to capture the imagination of consumers. Suffice it to recall a great many of those present in the market "flash drives" every possible color and shape, sometimes the most insane. Apparently, the same way the company decided to go and Zotac, allowing their engineers to their hearts' content "practice" over the video card NVIDIA GeForce GT 240.

Indeed, when looking at the creation of developers from Zotac, which published photos of a resource Expreview, in memory of once having associations with race cars or space rocket. Blame the cooling system adapter, which is a dual-slot cooler is an active type, and its sleek indeed reminiscent of a racing car or a spaceship from the science fiction movie.

This similarity is further enhanced by two turbines, which are located inside a small red fans. Unfortunately, almost no details about the new version of the GeForce GT 240 from Zotac is not provided. We only know that this graphics card is based on 40 nm chip GT215 with 96 stream processors and has video outputs DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. In addition, Video accelerator will be released in a series Extreme Edition, which hints at some specifications that differ from the reference. Perhaps the release of the accelerator will take place in the new year, then the same will be known and the specifications of this interesting model.

Insdream SX601 - eBook with LCD display

The Chinese company Sanxo Technology introduced the e-book Insdream SX601. It is unusual in that uses the display is not based on technology E-Ink, a monochrome reflective LCD. Its diagonal is 6 inches, it can display up to 16 shades of gray. According to the manufacturer, so the display quickly update the image, but in terms of energy efficiency it is similar to E-Ink: you can read in two weeks on one battery charge. Under the display are placed QWERTY keyboard.

Electronic Book Insdream SX601 supports text formats TXT, HTML, PDF, EPUB, PDB, FB2, CHM, RTF, TCR, OEB and OpenReader. Also it has a MP3 player, and you can listen to music through headphones or speaker. In addition, the device can "read" text in English and Chinese languages, has an image viewer JPG, BMP and PNG, calendar and calculator. Wireless capabilities in Insdream SX601 no content can be transferred via USB connection or SD memory cards up to 4 GB. E-book also allows you to keep a diary, recording where you can password-protect. On the date of issue and the cost of new items until nothing is known.

RoverPC Pro G8 is already on sale

Company RoverComputers announced a new Communicator RoverPC Pro G8, fairly powerful and functional, but at the same time not too expensive. This model, built on the Marvell processor with a frequency of 800 MHz and OC Windows Mobile 6.5. Its functionality includes support for networks, 3G (UMTS / HSDPA), wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 2 camera - 0.3 megapixel front for video calls and 3 megapixel on the back side with autofocus and flash.

A screen with a diagonal of 3.2 inches and a resolution of 240?400 pixels can view pictures and video quality, and integrated GPS-module and software "Navitel" with maps of cities of Russia allow to use RoverPC Pro G8 as a vehicle navigator. In the device pre-installed software package from SPB Software, expanding the capabilities of devices, including adding the possibility to use the new three-dimensional user interface, Spb Mobile Shell 3.5, Spb TV Online TV and a set of games Spb Online Games. Order communicator RoverPC Pro G8 can be in the licensed online store RoverComputers costs 14,490 rubles.

The new drive is A-DATA N002 Dual Interface USB 3.0 and SATA II

Taiwanese company A-DATA Technology has released a combined flash drive N002, Equipped with a USB 3.0 and SATA II, designed to increase the speed of data transmission. Using 8-channel structure, N002 increases the speed of data transmission has increased tenfold, as compared with conventional flash-drive with interface USB 2.0. It delivers up to 200 MB / s in sequential read and up to 170 Mb / s in write mode.

The device will be released on the market by January 2010. Flash Drive N002 is also backward compatible with the ports of USB 2.0. The device is available in capacities 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. As the producer, N002 is perfect for those users who want to have at its disposal a device to store large amounts of memory with high speed data transmission on dual interface USB 3.0 and SATA II.

Users can also download free software A-DATA UFDtoGO and the latest version of security Norton Internet Security 2010 (60-day trial version) to enhance mobility and security, USB flash drives A-DATA.

Processors Intel Core i5 (Clarkdale) closer to 7 GHz

Just a few days left before the promised time when Intel will officially unveil its new processors Clarkdale, designed to work on desktop computers. These chips are manufactured on 32 nm process technology standards, combines two processing cores and an integrated GPU, and should become part of product lines Core i3 and Core i5.

We already know that, thanks to more "subtle" manufacturing process chips Clarkdale have excellent overclocking potential. We already reported about testing the engineering model CPU Intel Core i5-660 with a base frequency of 3.33 GHz, which is an enthusiast with the nickname nickshih managed to overclock to 6.5 GHz and this frequency was SuperPi 1M test with a record result with 6.515. The announcement of this was published on the forum XtremeSystems.

And now, reports have appeared that this Taiwanese overclockers have managed to get close closer to the cherished milestone in the 7 GHz, the chip overclocking Core i5 (Clarkdale) with a base frequency of 3.47 GHz to 6.921 GHz. At the same time to cool the CPU, as in the first case, used liquid nitrogen. In addition, the chip, clocked at 6.76 GHz, again set a world record in the discipline SuperPi 1M, having passed this test with a 6.344.

Microsoft Windows Mobile and Xbox Live coming together

Earlier in the network already available information about what Microsoft is going to port a game platform Xbox Live, integrated into the Xbox 360 to other devices, particularly at the communicators operating system Windows Mobile. And now it's further confirmation of this rumor.

Redmond Corporation issued a vacancy for the post of Principal Program Manager (Chief Project Manager). In this position at Microsoft want to see a specialist, who will assume responsibility for porting games to the Xbox Live software platform Windows Mobile. This particular concern to Microsoft is the integration of the avatar and interact in social networks, as well as the implementation of multiscreen functionality.

Of course, to obtain at least the first results in this exciting project is still very far away, but the mere fact that Microsoft plans to do this work seriously, gives some hope. It is possible that in future Windows Mobile operating system will become a real gaming platform, and communicators based on it will be able to run console video games.

Electronic Book Boox 60 appear in American stores for $ 349

Company Dulin's Books announced that it would start selling e-book Boox 60 on the U.S. market. It is expected that delivery of this interesting device, previously displayed at the Hanover trade fair CeBIT 2009, will begin within two weeks, and now this e-book available for pre-order.

E-book Boox 60 developed by Onyx International and is equipped with a 6-inch screen Vizplex, constructed on the basis of technology "electronic paper" (E-Ink). In the heart device is a processor with a frequency of 532 MHz, in addition, has 512 MB of internal memory and slot for memory card SD / SDHC, as well as Wi-Fi module. List of supported formats includes EPUB, PDF, MOBI, HTML, TXT, PDB, CHM, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF and MP3. In addition, there is a function of Text To Speech.

For nutrition e-book answers Boox 60 battery 1600 mAh, and its 6-inch display screen "function and using the supplied stylus could easily turn into something like a tablet Wacom. In addition, there is a built-in browser engine Webkit, optimized for E-Ink display Vizplex and to address a web-surfing and downloading from the web content via Wi-Fi connection. Cost of electronic books Boox 60 is $ 349.

MONEUAL 101- a new HTPC

Company Moneual presented in the Korean market a new HTPC computer. Novelty called Moneual 101 and can be fitted with either dual-core processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 or Intel Core 2 Duo E7500, quad-core chip, or Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400. In addition, the computer may include up to 4 GB of RAM, hard disk capacity from 320 to 500 GB and a DVD Super Multi drive or optical drive Blu-ray.

New computer Moneual 101 HTPC has an attractive aluminum body, and for working with graphics in it meets the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9300. Addition, there are video outputs HDMI, DVI and VGA, as well as preloaded software platform is operating system Windows 7 Home Premium. Of course, this is not the most powerful HTPC on the market, but its capacity is sufficient for cases in which such devices are commonly used.

Motorola set to launch Motorola Motus and Sholes at CES

According to analyst company Global Equities Tripa Chowdhry (Trip Chowdhry) at the nearest the Consumer Electronics Show 2010, to which only a little over a week, Motorola will demonstrate two new mobile devices. One of them is designed for the U.S. operator AT & T. It will be a smartphone based on Android operating system with support services Google, equipped with an OLED display and a hardware keyboard. Quite possibly, we are talking about Motorola Motus - "cot inside out" - which already have unofficial information, but precisely this claim has not.

Another model Motorola may be designed for the CDMA network operator Verizon, says the analyst. To her he also ascribes to the presence of OLED display, but the keyboard in this unit will be provided only to the screen. Quite possibly, this device is known as the Sholes Tablet - besklaviaturnogo version of Android smartphone Droid. It is assumed that the announcement of two new products will be held at a special presentation of Motorola on Jan. 6, before CES.

Philips Xenium K700: "long-playing" phone that supports music in CD-quality

The network has more details about the mobile phone Philips Xenium K700. This is a fairly simple device with a 2.8-inch touch screen and no keyboard. It does not work in third-generation cellular networks, does not support Wi-Fi and GPS. But he has one non-standard for normal phone capabilities: support for audio format FLAC. That is, the device can play music in high quality, comparable to CD. At Philips Xenium K700, moreover, supports a wide range of audio and video formats. Otherwise, the characteristics of the device medium. While nothing is known about when it goes on sale and how much it cost.

Philips Xenium K700 Specifications:

  • Cellular: GSM / EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Internal Memory: 48 MB
  • microSD-slot (cards up to 8 GB)
  • Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC +, WMA, FLAC and APE
  • Video formats: AVI, DivX, RMVB, RM, FLV, MPEG4, H.263 and 3GP
  • Display: 2.8-inch touchscreen, 240х400 pixels, 262K colors
  • Camera: 3,2 Mp
  • Interfaces: Bluetooth, USB
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Hours of talk time: up to 8,5 hours
  • Dimensions: 101x52x13, 2 mm
  • Weight: 97 grams

Pantech P9020: budget QWERTY-phone approved by FCC

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified mobile phone Pantech P9020. This is a fairly simple device with a 2.8-inch touch screen and sliding QWERTY-keyboard. At this time the FCC files include a full list of documents, including photos and user manual. It pointed out that Pantech P9020 will be sold by U.S. operator AT & T. Most likely, it will be relatively inexpensive.

User's Guide also has a full list of the characteristics of the phone. It stated that he supported the cellular networks of second-and third-generation, equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, supports wireless Bluetooth interface and memory card format microSD. Pantech P9020 player can play audio formats MP3, MIDI, iMelody, MMF, WAV, SMAF, and AAC +. The phone measures 93.4 h64h14, 1 mm, and weight - 130 grams. In all likelihood, he will soon go on sale at AT & T.

Samsung I6330C and I8180C emerged in China

According to Samsung Hub, the Chinese operator China Mobile has released two new models from the company Samsung Electronics. Samsung I6330C equipped with a 3.2-inch touchscreen AMOLED-display with WQVGA resolution and 3.2-megapixel camera. In addition, it allows you to watch mobile TV transmission channel CCTV-1 and CCTV-News. The device also supports A-GPS and the Chinese third-generation cellular networks. Rather, it is aimed at entertaining segment.

Model Samsung I8180C, in turn, can be considered a business decision. This is the communicator in the same form-factor besklaviaturnogo monoblock. It is based on the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 and the processor with a clock frequency of 800 MHz. The device operates in cellular networks TD-HSDPA and supports the wireless standard WAPI (Chinese version of Wi-Fi). On the cost of devices, the source did not mention.