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ASUS Launches Essence III Preamplifier, USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

ASUS today announced Essence III, a USB digital-to-analog (DAC) converter with a fully balanced design and the latest Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback designed for those who demand the purest audio quality and listening flexibility.

High-precision clocks and asynchronous USB virtually eliminate jitter, while separate printed-circuit boards for digital, analog and power ensure that the Essence III's audio delivery is crystal-clear and free of crosstalk. Remote-controlled volume driven by stepped attenuators allow output levels to be set with great precision - even from the far side of the listening room.

Satechi Launches New Smart Travel Router & Adapter

Featuring a compact, cube design, the Smart Travel Router & Adapter features four of the most common plug configurations able to fit electrical outlets in over 150 countries including US, Canada, China, and most countries in Europe. The convenient accessory doubles as a router able to convert a direct internet connection from a hotel or conference room into a private connection for added security and mobility. It is also able to improve and extend the range of any existing Wi-Fi connection up to 100 feet.

The versatile Smart Travel Router & Adapter features an AC power port and a 2.1A USB port able to charge smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, handheld game consoles, and more. The small but mighty device fits easily into any suitcase, purse, backpack, or carry-on, ideal for keeping all electronics juiced anytime, anywhere.

DashDrive Durable UD320 Flash Drive, USB On-The-Go From ADATA

ADATA Technology has announced the release of the DashDrive Durable UD320 USB Flash drive, the company's first implementation of the USB On-The-Go (OTG) specification. USB OTG allows devices such as smartphones and tablets to act as a host, allowing USB flash drives to be connected directly for data transfer.

The UD320 is equipped with a micro-USB interface that fits directly into the port of mobile devices running Android 4.1 or higher, without the need for a cable or an adaptor. It also has a standard USB port that can connect to USB slot of any desktop computer. With capacities of 16 and 32 gigabytes, the UD320 greatly simplifies managing files on mobile devices, giving smartphones and tablets immediate access to files stored, and also allowing for easy backups of media created on the mobile device.

Apacer Launches OTG AM700 All-In-One Card Reader

According to the results of the latest Taiwanese Survey on the Trend of Digital Lifestyle and Consumption released by the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute, the use of mobile applications and services has become a part of everyday life of consumers. Apacer, which has always been committed to innovative and high-quality product demand, rolls out the first multi-function card reader, the AM700, equipped with OTG (On-The-Go) technology. It can be directly connected to smartphones and tablet PCs for data sharing. Moreover, the scope of mobile applications is more extensive and has no limitation.

LaCie and Porsche Design Introduce Ultra-Sleek USB 3.0 Key

LaCie and Porsche Design announced the new Porsche Design USB Key. It is the latest inclusion to Porsche Design's exclusive electronics line. The LaCie Porsche Design USB Key is one of the few ultra-portable devices on the market to feature up to 32GB of capacity and USB 3.0 speed. It melds design, performance and technology to give users a stylish accessory for any keychain, purse or briefcase.

The LaCie Porsche Design USB Key is one of the smallest USB 3.0 keys available. Despite its small footprint, the key exudes Porsche Design's esthetic and drives incredible performance up to 95MB/s*. It is also durable enough to withstand daily use thanks to the slim steel construction and scratch-resistant connector. While on a business trip, users can conveniently access, securely store and easily share large documents or media files in seconds.

Func Starts Shipping the KB-460 Gaming Keyboard

Func has just sent word that the Computex-unveiled KB-460 has finally begun shipping to various territories. Seen below, this new gaming keyboard features a customizable individual key illumination system, Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, 128 KB of on-board memory for storing up to five key profiles, a 1.8 meter-long braided cable, a gold-placed USB connector, a two-port USB hub, and a Func Mode for gaming (activates re-assigned keys and disables the Windows key).

The Func KB-460 is currently listed (on pre-order) with a price tag of €79.90.

Sony WG-C20, 9mm Thick Portable Wireless Server To Hit Retail In November

Measuring just 14.4x7cm and 9mm thin, the pocket-sized server is evolved from the WG-C10, now adding even more possibilities to manage all your content while you're on the move or at home. Styled to match the latest Xperia smartphone, it's also a great companion for other phone and tablet users. Slip in an SD memory card and use the WG-C20 to view and share all those photos, videos and MP3 music? even office documents and other PC files. For even more storage capacity, hook up USB devices like a flash memory, digital camera or portable hard drive1.

It's the first Portable Wireless Server from Sony that supports NFC for fuss-free wireless connection. Just touch your Xperia or other NFC-equipped mobile device briefly against the WG-C20: the app wakes up and automatically makes a direct Wi-Fi connection with no fiddly set-up codes. Then enjoy wireless streaming of photos and movie clips from the server onto your smartphone. With support for DLNA, the WG-C20 is just like a mini home media server. Stream stored video, photos and music to your TV, hi-fi, PCs, tablets and other networked DLNA client devices around the house - with no cables needed. You can also hook up an external hard drive via USB cable and share the contents.

ADATA Sends a Strong Signal with Launch of DashDrive Air AE800

ADATA Technology has launched the company's second foray into wireless storage, announcing the release of the DashDrive Air AE800. Incorporating a wireless HDD that can serve data to multiple mobile devices, the AE800 delivers the added functions of power bank and wireless hotspot, simultaneously meeting the most common needs of smartphone and tablet computer users.

Mobile devices continue to surge in popularity, bringing forth a new set of data storage and transmission requirements. The AE800 packs a robust 500 gigabytes of storage, and can stream data to iOS & Android mobile devices through the freely downloaded DashDrive Air Elite App (Apple App Store and Google Play). Wireless enabled desktop computers as well as notebooks can also read and write data easily, providing fast and secure storage either with or without the use of a transmission cable. In wireless mode, up to 3 users can simultaneously stream 1080P video, and up to 5 users can simultaneously stream 720p video.

Silicon Power Launches Touch T03 Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions launches the brand new designed stainless steel USB flash drive - Touch T03. Along with the trendy Northern Europe style and exquisite metal casing, Touch T03 is designed to be the perfect combination of technology, fashion and extraordinary living style. Featuring the eye-catching look and delicate faceted-body, Touch T03 is more than an ordinary storage device but a great fashion accessory for users to show their charm and taste.

SP Touch T03 stands out with its stunning appearance which delivers great sense of luxury and elegance. Furthermore, Touch T03 is extremely tiny and featherweight that allows an easy and convenient way for carrying and storage. With the application of COB (Chip on Board) technology, Touch T03 ensures great durability and offers high protection for the drive body, promising complete resistance to water, dust and vibration. Moreover, Touch T03 shines with the sleek stainless steel casing with stylish groove design at the end of the body, which can be easily attached to the key rings, purses or bags.

Genius Launches Energy Mouse Wireless

Genius introduces its new innovative Energy Mouse, that combines a power bank function with a mouse. It's perfect for charging the Smartphone anytime and anywhere. The energy mouse combines a 1200 dpi mouse with a 2700 mAh power bank feature, bringing the best of both worlds. Embedded in the mouse is a Li-polymer battery for excellent charge control and four LED Lights to indicate battery capacity as well as charging status. A special battery reserve feature is dedicated just for mouse operation so there is no need to worry about the power bank using up the battery. The bidirectional 2.4GHz anti-interference technology ensures a reliable working distance of up to 10 meters. One can enjoy responsive cursor control and effortless scrolling.

Apacer Launches AM700 OTG Card Reader

According to the results of the latest Taiwanese Survey on the Trend of Digital Lifestyle and Consumption released by the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute, the use of mobile applications and services has become a part of everyday life of consumers. Apacer, which has always been committed to innovative and high-quality product demand, rolls out the first multi-function card reader, the AM700, equipped with OTG (On-The-Go) technology. It can be directly connected to smartphones and tablet PCs for data sharing. Moreover, the scope of mobile applications is more extensive and has no limitation.

Apacer has indicated that performance and user-friendliness are top priorities for mobile technology products. You can access, transmit and store the data in real time directly through the AM700 card reader with a portable mobile device supporting the OTG technology and no computer is needed. The built-in USB slot of the AM700 further extends the application scope of mobile devices. In addition to connecting to flash drives and all-in-one card readers, it can even expand the storage space of smartphones and tablet PCs for data backup when inserting SD, MicroSD and MMC cards. Multiparty data sharing is available by activating the USB Hub when connected to a power supply, such as the charger and the mobile power supply through the micro USB slot. The AM700 can also be connected to the hard disk, which is undoubtedly an excellent tool to improve the work efficiency for business personnel who focuses on mobility and timeliness.

Sharkoon Announces Availability of FireGlider Optical Gaming Mouse

Sharkoon has expanded their range of gaming peripherals and presents a revised version of the popular FireGlider gaming mouse for lovers of optical mice. The new "FireGlider Optical" is now equipped with an optical sensor, which offers up to 3,000 DPI and 3,600 FPS. Through the DPI selector, the sampling rate of the sensors can be adjusted up to five levels from 400 to a maximum 3,000 DPI. The DPI levels are represented with different colors or color combinations.

The proven layout of the FireGlider was maintained and provides a matte finish with flame design. As before, the thumb rest ensures a secure hold. In the bottom of the FireGlider Optical is the famous Weight Tuning System, which consists of seven interchangeable metal weights. Thus, the weight of the mouse can be adjusted from 118 grams up to a maximum of 135 grams. Players can adjust the weight to suit personal preferences.

Tesoro Unveils Colada Saint G3NL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Tesoro's newest creation named after historical weaponry is the Colada Saint G3NL, an aluminium-clad mechanical gaming keyboard. Armed with 103 physical keys, with macro-tied multimedia/shortcut keys, Colada Saint G3NL features a silvery-gray brushed aluminium front panel. Its keys are made of matte plastic. Under the hood, the keyboard features Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, with 45 g actuation force, 2 mm key stroke, and 4 mm key travel. The keys are white LED lit, with 6 levels of backlight brightness, and theater dimming. The electronics manage full N-key rollover, even with a USB connection.

The keyboard includes a 2-port USB 2.0/1.1 hub, and relays your 3.5 mm headset jacks over from your PC. Apart from the USB connection, an optional DC-in jack is provided, if you decide to plug in power-hungry devices to the USB hub (such as external hard drives). Measuring 44.4x20.6x4.4 cm, the Colada Saint G3NL weighs about 1.56 kg (~3.12 lbs). Apart from Cherry MX Red, the keyboard is available other Cherry MX variants, depending on which, it can be priced anywhere between 169€ and 172€.

Super Talent Technology Unveils Sleek, Portable Wi-Cap

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the Super Talent Wi-Cap. With a modern, sleek design the Wi-Cap, short for wireless capsule, gives you the ability to share files, photos, music, and videos with nearby devices. This ultra-portable drive creates its own wireless network to transfer your files over and requires no internet connection.

The Super Talent Wi-Cap is compatible with use on laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and with a variety of browsers. The Wi-Cap supports Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Navigating the contents of the Wi-Cap is easy with the use of menus which appear in your browser of choice after a connection has been established. Password protection is included to ensure only the users you approve can access the contents of the drive.

RAID Storage Goes Portable with OWC's Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini

Other World Computing (OWC) www.macsales.com, the world's leading destination for cutting-edge and easy-to-install Mac and PC upgrades and accessories, has expanded its Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini portable hardware-RAID storage product line with two new 3.0 TB models, available as 3.0 TB RAID-1 (for robust data protection) or 3.0 TB RAID-0 (for maximum performance).

What it does: This bus-powered (no AC adapter is required) unit stores a tremendous amount of data safely using RAID technology, or even more data with super-fast access. Featuring hardware RAID-1 (mirrored) redundancy for data protection or RAID-0 (striped) for maximum throughput, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini contains two 2.5" hard drives or OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSDs for up to 3.0 TB of capacity. A "quad interface" of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connections delivers data transfer speeds of up to 300 MB/s with Mac and PC computers.

Axiomtek Launches PICO822 Optimized Pico-ITX SBC

Axiomtek announced PICO822, which is extreme-compact Pico-ITX motherboard designed to support the newest ultra low power Intel Atom processor E620T 600 MHz and E680T 1.6 GHz with the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T. The PICO822's compact size and ultra low power consumption make it a perfect fit for space-limited and power saving environments. Moreover, its onboard 1 GB DDR2-800 provides more reliability of vibration. The SATA connector with 3Gb/s and optional SATA SSD meet storage requirements with ease. Considering to the various demands and networking requests, the tiny embedded board comes with expansion interface. It allows connecting with SDVO, PCIe, UART, SMBus, and USB. Intel GMA 600 graphics core provides VGA and 18/24-bit single channel LVDS in dual view support. Furthermore, the pico-ITX mainboard has one Gigabit Ethernet, HD audio, four USB 2.0, one client USB 2.0, and two of RS-232 COM ports which provide excellent connectivity.

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Headset Gone Hands-on

At IFA 2013, we caught up with SteelSeries' recently launched Sibera Elite headset, and it blew our minds. Sibera Elite is successor to what is probably the most popular gaming headset, and made the most variants out of. To begin with, it gives you three ways to connect it, to three kinds of devices. The headset features a single 3.5 mm jack for both the headphones and mic, letting you plug it into your smartphone, and use both components. An analog Y-splitter splits that jack into separate 3.5 mm headphones and mic jacks, to connect to PCs analog. If you find your PC's integrated audio to sound only marginally better than a greeting card, you can use the included USB sound card, which is perfectly tuned for the headset. The headset ships with flat cables that don't entangle as easily as round ones. The faux-leather cushioned headset cups wrap around the ears comfortably, and offer a reasonable amount of passive ambient noise reduction. The headband is more flexible than typical Sibera, and shouldn't press too hard against your head. Audio quality when plugged into an iPhone was decent.

DisplayLink Enables 4K Displays over USB and WiGig Connections

DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, today demonstrated support for 4K Ultra HD displays over both USB and WiGig connections at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 13) at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. DisplayLink's 4K demo comes as 4K monitors and televisions are rapidly becoming available from industry leaders such as Samsung, LG, and ASUS. Using DisplayLink based USB adaptors, users can easily add 4K monitors to PC or Macs that don't have native 4K outputs. Further, multiple 4K monitors can be supported. This vastly increases the available attachable market for 4K monitors.

"Many thought 4K over USB wouldn't be achievable" said John Cummins, VP Sales and Marketing at DisplayLink, "So we pushed the bar further, enabling Ultra HD 4K for both wired and wireless connections. DisplayLink's latest chipset enables users to easily add 4K displays with a single USB adapter or via new wireless technologies such as WiGig (80.211ad). The resolution increase is staggering when used in a business setting for data graphing, spreadsheets, and finance. Upcoming 4K chips will be completely backward compatible with the DisplayLink installed base, enabling business users to easily expand their notebook, tablet, or existing DisplayLink enabled solution to 4K Ultra HD."

Apacer Debuts the AH353 USB 3.0 and AH330 USB 2.0 Flash Drives

Apacer, the pioneer in the global memory module industry, introduces the business class AH353 "Golden Wing" USB 3.0 flash drive featuring cost-effectiveness. The AH353 features a sleek and clean design with steady style and satisfies the needs of high-capacity with low profile. It is the best solution for business professionals and mobile users. The AH330 USB 2.0 flash drive will be launched simultaneously, available in three meticulously designed colors: sun struck orange, ocean blue and grape purple that offer a vogue and fascinating digital life.

The Apacer AH353 "Golden Wing" USB 3.0 flash drive is the most compact masterpiece among the same level products and boasts two advantages, compactness and super speed, making the AH353 the prime choice for portable storage products. The read speed is up to 80 MB/s, over 10 times faster than that of the USB 2.0 predecessors, which will shorten the file transmission time, and provides the high mobility user experience of USB 3.0.

Thermaltake Announces Massive SP Laptop Cooling Pad

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units introduces new laptop cooling pad from the same Massive series after Massive 14² launched, Massive SP. The Massive SP combines rich-sounding built-in speakers, ergonomic humanity design and built with 14cm LED fan at the bottom enables laptop cooling capacity pushed to extreme, Massive SP is ideally designed to enrich your laptop media experience.

USB-IF to Develop Media Agnostic USB Specification

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today announced the development of the Media Agnostic (MA) USB specification. The specification is designed to allow wireless devices and docking stations to communicate over the USB protocol, without the need for a physical USB connection. An important design goal of the specification is to achieve wireless gigabit transfer rates while leveraging existing USB infrastructure, present in the form of:
  • Open application programming interfaces in every major operating system
  • USB class specifications by USB-IF device working groups
  • A wealth of open-source/OS specific drivers for USB classes
  • Vendor-specific device drivers for a multitude of USB vendor-specific devices

Cooler Master Unveils Four New NotePal Notebook Coolers

Cooler Master launches four new members to the NotePal family. NotePals are notebook solutions that are designed for cooling and/or ergonomics. People often use cushions to avoid the heat of their notebook on their legs. However, cushions clutter the fans of notebooks causing them to overheat and shorten the life expectancy of the notebook. This is where the Comforter Air comes in. It is a cushion that's comfortable for your legs with a fan unit in the middle. The 100mm fan is connected to the notebook with the embedded USB-cable with cable management. The Comforter Air is compatible with notebooks up to 15.6".

The Comforter mini is a passive cooling pad for notebooks and tablets. Specifically for people who like to use their notebook or tablet on a non-stable surface, like a bed, couch, cushion, etc. The solid surface allows notebooks to get decent fresh air to the intake, which is important to cool the notebook. On the top of the Comforter mini a groove allows for cable management.

Lexar Also Announces New JumpDrive V20 USB Multipacks

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar JumpDrive V20 USB multipack, a storage solution designed for users who need to stay organized. Many times, it's hard to remember what is actually stored on a flash drive.

The JumpDrive V20 takes the guessing out of the equation, letting users easily organize and archive important files. Available in packs of two, three, or four, each drive comes with write-on labels (and a pen), and features a protective, clear cover so users can slide in and swap out labels as needed to keep stored files organized. Each drive also sports an LED activity light that blinks during data transfer, so you know when the job is complete.

Arctic Releases the WiFi N150 Mini Wireless USB Adapter

Get connected today with ARCTIC's new WiFi N150! Now available from Amazon UK , Amazon IT, Amazon FR and Amazon ES for EUR ?6.99.

The WiFi N150 is compact in design, yet packed with technology. Whether you are looking to boost your laptop's WiFi signal or you want to connect your PC to your LAN, just plug this tiny dongle into any USB port and enjoy the freedom of the strong connection.

HARMAN Introduces the JBL Pebbles Desktop Stereo Speakers

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces JBL Pebbles, a compact USB powered stereo speaker system for the desktop, with digital signal processing and SlipStream Technology for outstanding audio, as well as an award-winning design that looks as good as it sounds.

"JBL Pebbles delivers great audio is a given, or we wouldn't put the JBL name on it," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. "But these speakers are also made to be displayed on your desktop, like the work of art that they are."
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