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Angelbird Announces the SSD2go pocket

Angelbird Technologies, Austria's premium manufacturer of SSD storage media, today launched the SSD2go pocket, expanding on the success of its SSD2go series. 

The SSD2go pocket is small only in terms of physical size. In every other respect the newest member of the Angelbird family delivers everything you would expect from a premium brand like Angelbird, including: first-class components, superb craftsmanship, breathtaking read/write-speeds over USB 3.0 and an extremely robust, handcrafted aluminium body - this leaves nothing to be desired, mechanically or aesthetically. Weighing only 90 grams, the SSD2go pocket measures 89.0mm x 69.9mm x 10.4mm - making it the perfect companion, wherever you go.

ASUS Announces the X99-E WS Workstation Motherboard

ASUS today announced X99-E WS, a new Compact Electronics Bay (CEB) workstation motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset and with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCI Express 3.0 x16 speed for extreme graphics power. X99-E WS is engineered with premium components for premium efficiency, including an integrated Driver-MOSFET (Dr. MOS), exclusive Beat Thermal Chokes II, ultra-durable 12K capacitors and ProCool power connector. X99-E WS offers industry-leading storage opportunities with onboard M.2 x4 and support for the exclusive ASUS PIKE II (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) and ThunderboltEX II expansion cards. It also has many simple, efficient and ASUS-exclusive easy-maintenance tools, including Q-Code Logger and Dr. Power.

LaCie Debuts the All-New d2 Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Drive

Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced the latest evolution of its popular d2 desktop storage line. Trusted by creative professionals for a decade, the latest LaCie d2 features a new all-aluminum unibody enclosure, dual Thunderbolt 2, and USB 3.0. Plus, as an industry first, LaCie designed the d2 Thunderbolt 2 to be upgradable to the fastest SSD on the market, which boosts speeds up to 1150 MB/s. Bringing together exceptional speeds and smart industrial design, the new LaCie d2 builds on its reputation for high performance and reliability.

The new LaCie d2 combines the latest interfaces and a Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disk, resulting in speeds of up to 220 MB/s. This speed makes it possible to significantly reduce backup and transfer times as well as store and browse a massive RAW Adobe Lightroom library with zero lag. High performance plus industry-best capacity makes the LaCie d2 an ideal solution for storing large files and archiving projects. The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let the user daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on a computer. Plus, since Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 are backward compatible, the user always gets the best speeds that their computer allows.

USB 3.0 Promoter Group Announces Specifications for Type-C Connector

-The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced the release of the USB Power Delivery v2.0 and USB Billboard Device Class v1.0 specifications. These specifications are available for download here. The USB Type-C specification defines Functional Extensions that enable USB Type-C hosts and devices to support optional capabilities. The Functional Extensions include Alternate Modes, an option that permits a vendor or standards organization to utilize the USB Type-C cable and connector and provide additional features. Vendors or standards organizations that develop USB Type-C Alt Modes will be required to obtain a standard or vendor ID (SVID) assigned by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Both the USB Power Delivery v2.0 and the USB Billboard Device Class v1.0 specifications are essential for the development and implementation of Alternate Modes.

"To support the recent release of the USB Type-C specification, we are educating everyone in the industry from OEMs to consumers about all of the possibilities USB Type-C offers," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO. "These new specifications provide necessary resources for the development of USB Type-C Alt Modes. The USB-IF is also in the process of defining joint identification guidelines to ensure consumers can easily recognize what capabilities a USB Type-C capable host or device supports."

Silicon Power Unveils the Jewel J80 Metallic USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the latest collection of metallic USB 3.0 flash drive - Jewel J80. Inheriting from the Northern Europe design concept of Firma F80, Jewel J80 embraces the post - modernism style and sophisticated metal-casing craftsmanship.

While the incredible design of Firma F80 has won great recognitions from international design awards, such as reddot design award 2013, Jewel J80 makes it more perfect with the use of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface that realizes the wonderful combination of style and capability. Featuring a sleek unibody with ergonomic design, Jewel J80 presents the one-of-a-kind storage solution for fashion- and also function-conscious users.

BIOSTAR Announces J1800NH2 Motherboard

BIOSTAR has announced the J1800NH2, a mini ITX mainboard with CPU on board, (known as System on a Chip or SoC). These boards are small and efficient using a small form factor with a fan-less embedded CPU, and have low power consumption. It's a small, quiet solution for all manner of industrial applications. The BIOSTAR J1800NH2 is the latest in all-in-one board that takes advantage of the optimized performance of Intel's Bay Trail chipset by delivering a new generation of technology with value-added features and easy integration.

The J1800NH2 board, being in the mini-ITX form factor, is backwards compatible with ATX and micro-ATX form factors. The ITX form factor allows you to build small and energy efficient solutions. The J1800NH2 is a simple, affordable and internet centric computer design in a compact 17x17cm size. It is the ideal solution for an ultra small form factor system and easily used with various chassis makes.

Inter-Tech Outs SY-139 ATX Mid-Tower Cases

German peripherals maker Inter-Tech rolled out the SY-139 line of ATX mid-tower cases. Available in two color options, dark gray (SY-139-GR) and black (SY-139-BKL), the case features a unique monolithic front panel design, with a single 5.25-inch optical drive tray pop-out, and a bulged out side-panel with two fan mounts. The case measures 195 mm x 430 mm x 413 mm (WxDxH), and is made of SECC steel and ABS plastic.

Although its front panel has just one 5.25-inch bay, internally, it features four (we wonder why). Other bays include two 3.5-inch, and one 2.5-inch. The case features a top-oriented PSU bay. Cooling system includes an 80 mm rear spinner, a 120 mm front-intake, and two 140 mm side intakes. Front panel connectivity includes an SD/microSD card reader, two USB 3.0 ports (standard header), and HDA front-panel audio jacks.

HighPoint Unveils the RocketStor 6351A Thunderbolt IO Dock

HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, delivers the industry's most comprehensive range of high-performance, versatile and cost effective storage solutions for Mac and PC platforms. We have drawn upon our years of storage RAID and connectivity expertise to create a extensive selection of Thunderbolt 2 Solutions designed to streamline storage upgrade and expansion projects. We will be showcasing the Industry's 1st Thunderbolt 2 IO Dock, Industry's 1st Thunderbolt Drive Dock, and our Thunderbolt 2 Storage and Expansion Adapters Series at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam.

We will be proudly unveiling the RocketStor 6351A, the industry's first and fastest I/O dock at the HighPoint and Intel Showcase at IBC this year. Unlike I/O docks already on the market, the RocketStor 6351A moves far beyond simple; each of the dual 5Gb/s USB 3.0 ports and 6Gb/s eSATA port is powered by dedicated controller, and deliver uncompromised transfer performance for external drives and I/O devices. In addition, each 5Gb/s USB 3.0 port can be used as a charging station, and supports Rapid Charging Modes for Apple iOS devices such as iPads, iPhones, and SuperDrive's. The RocketStor 6351A is also the ideal solution for customers with multiple high-resolution display devices. Either Thunderbolt 2 port can be used as a dedicated video output for Thunderbolt 2 monitors from LG, and the Apple Thunderbolt Display. In addition, each of the dedicated 5Gb/s USB ports can easily host USB 3.0/HDMI adapters for additional display devices such as LCD TV's or monitors.

Lexar Also Introduces New Three-Slot microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I Reader

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, has enhanced its Professional Workflow line with the introduction of the new Lexar Professional Workflow UR1, a three-slot microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I USB 3.0 reader. The new reader quickly transfers 4K video and other large media files from three cards at once.

Designed for professional photographers, videographers, and adventure seekers, the reader is a great option for those who need to offload video from sports camcorders and cameras, which require multiple memory cards for extended shooting. When populating all four bays of the customizable Lexar Professional Workflow hub, users can quickly move files from up to 12 cards at once.

Lexar Debuts New 2-in-1 Micro-USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile USB 3.0 flash drive. Featuring two connectors - micro-USB and USB 3.0 - the new drive allows users to easily transfer playlists, photos, videos, and files with On-The-Go (OTG)-enabled Android tablets or smartphones without the use of cables or Wi-Fi.

The Lexar JumpDrive M20 Mobile offers read speeds of up to 120 MB/s and can transfer a 3 GB HD video clip in less than one minute - a faster and more convenient solution than using Wi-Fi or data connectivity. The drive sports a thumb slide design to retract both connectors and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

Shuttle Puts Intel Haswell Performance in a 3-litre Case

Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions, such as the world-renowned XPC Mini PC Barebones, today introduces two new 3-litre models for fourth-generation Intel Core processors. The XH81 and the XH81V are available on the European market with immediate effect. The Shuttle Barebones XH81 and XH81V are based on an Intel H81 Express Chipset and designed for current Intel processors for socket LGA1150 up to a maximum TDP of 65 W. Two SO-DIMM slots can be equipped with up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory. An efficient heatpipe cooling with two 60 mm fans channels waste heat directly to the outside. An external 90 W power supply is present to drive the system.

The flat case barely measuring 24 x 20 x 7.2 cm (DWH) can be equipped with up to three drives. Installation options for 3x 2.5" HDD/SSD drives or alternatively 2x 2.5" HDD/SSD drives plus an optical slimline drive are available. A 3.5" drive can also be installed using the PHD4 accessory which is sold separately. 3x SATA 6 Gbit/s and 1x SATA 3 Gbit/s are available. There are also two Mini-PCIe 2.0 slots inside which can be used for expansion cards, e.g. for a WLAN or an mSATA SSD drive. Neither the Shuttle Barebone XH81 nor the XH81V skimps when it comes to connections - with DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0 Gigabit LAN, RS 232 and 5.1 Audio, for example, high connectivity can be found on the front and the back panel.

Gigabyte Rolls Out H97-DS3H Motherboard

Gigabyte rolled out the entry-level H97-DS3H socket LGA1150 motherboard. Built in the ATX form-factor (305 mm x 190 mm), and based on Intel H97 Express chipset, the board features a mixture of legacy and modern connectivity that make it fit for office desktop builds. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. It features a super-simple 2+1 phase CPU VRM. The CPU socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, and one PCI-Express 3.0 x16. Other expansion slots include PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), and two each of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI.

Storage connectivity on the H97-DS3H include six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, D-Sub (VGA), and HDMI. Legacy connectivity includes PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, COM (serial) and LPT (parallel) headers. On to the more modern connectivity, and you get gigabit Ethernet, 6-channel HD audio, four USB 3.0 ports (two on the rear panel, two by headers), and a number of USB 2.0 ports. The board is driven by UEFI BIOS. Gigabyte dropped in its dual-UEFI BIOS redundancy. Expect a sub-$100 pricing.

Lenovo Announces New ERAZER X315 Gaming PC and Y70 Touch Notebook

Lenovo today announced at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin an expanded portfolio of tablets and PCs that gives consumers more options for tablets that fit their mobile lifestyle as well as choices of dedicated gaming PCs. The new lineup kicks off with the TAB S8, Lenovo's first Intel-powered Android tablet. Lenovo also announced two new high-performance gaming PCs: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo's first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest processor and graphics technology for HD gaming, and the ERAZER X315, Lenovo's latest affordable desktop gaming PCs.

Netgear Announces New Nighthawk X4 R7500 Smart WiFi Router

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is launching the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router (R7500), an addition to its award-winning Nighthawk family of 802.11ac routers. The Nighthawk X4 WiFi Gigabit Router with support for Quad-stream WiFi Architecture delivers the fastest dual-band 802.11ac speed and performance for high intensity gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity.

The Nighthawk X4 is capable of a blistering 2.33 Gbps combined network speed (up to 1733 Mbps* on the 5.0 GHz band + 600 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band). It has a powerful 1.4 GHz dual core processor, based on the Qualcomm Internet Processor, that provides unprecedented processing power to enable better multi-tasking performance. The X4 is also powered by the Quantenna 802.11ac Wave 2, 4x4, MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) WiFi solution to maximize wireless performance.

Sharkoon Announces VS4 Series Case

Sharkoon expands its range of low-cost cases and introduces a new ATX case series. The minimalist VS4 series is ideal for both home and office PCs and stands out due to its versatile features at an attractive price. The all-black ATX cases with a black interior finish are compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX as well as ATX, weigh 3.5 kg each, and are available in a Standard, Value or Window version. Dimensions are 445 x 200 x 430 mm (L x W x H).

In the front of both the Value and Window version there are two USB 3.0 and two audio ports. The Standard version provides two USB 2.0 and two audio ports. Thanks to the provided side panels the entire VS4 series offers space for the hassle-free installation of tower coolers with a height of up to 16 cm. Graphics cards with a maximum length of up to 31 cm, up to 38.5 cm after removing the SSD hard drive cage, can also be installed. A total of up to seven expansion cards can be installed. The maximum length for power supplies is 25 cm; a suitable dust filter is pre-installed on the bottom. All cases in the series offer installation openings for a CPU cooler, two openings for water cooling as well as a comfortable cable management system. The Window version is available with an acrylic side panel.

ASUS X99-Deluxe Leads Company's Mainline

ASUS will address the socket LGA2011-3 motherboard market with three of its brands, the gamer and overclocker-centric ROG (Republic of Gamers), the durable TUF (The Ultimate Force) brand, and its mainline brand, which features a balanced feature-set between the two. Its flagship motherboard will be the X99-Deluxe. Pictured below, this ATX motherboard is one of the most feature-rich ever built by ASUS. It draws power from 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors. The CPU is powered by an 8-phase VRM, and the memory by a 4-phase one. The socket is flanked by eight DDR4 DIMM slots. Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3.0 x16, one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), and an additional PCI-Express 2.0 x4.

Storage connectivity on the ASUS X99-Deluxe includes twelve SATA 6 Gb/s ports, one SATA-Express 10 Gb/s port, and a "standing" M.2 slot with PCI-Express 2.0 x4 physical layer. There are 14 USB 3.0 ports in all (ten on the rear panel, four by headers). Network connectivity includes two gigabit Ethernet interfaces (both driven by Intel-made controllers), 802.11 ac WLAN, and Bluetooth 4.0. The 8-channel onboard audio, dubbed Crystal Sound 2, features a high SNR DAC, audio-grade electrolytic capacitors, a headphones amp circuit, and ground-layer isolation.

Speed Up with the New HP x720w and x750w USB Drives from PNY

PNY Technologies ("PNY) considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and Flash products, has officially released two new USB flash drives-x720w and x750w. Both drives have super-fast USB 3.0 transmission speed, which means you can transfer your files 10x times faster than traditional USB 2.0 flash drives. These stylish, durable and portable flash drives make the perfect accessories that compliment your personal taste.

The HP x720w is the upgraded edition of hugely popular v220w USB drives. Smooth and durable metallic casing makes it resilient to dust, scratches and is completely shock proof. Weighing at a mere 4.5 g, and with dimensions measuring at H 4.5mm x W 12.2mm x L 34.6mm, it can easily slip into your pocket or wallet. The new HP x720w does away with the added worries of misplacing a cap with its convenient capless design. The moon-shaped opening at the end of the drive can be attached to lanyards, backpacks, and laptop bags. It is available in storage capacity ranging from 16GB to 64GB. Easy plug and play and USB 3.0 transmission speed ensures lighntning speed transfer of media files in minutes.

Super Talent Debuts the USB 3.0 DataGuardian Flash Drive

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, promotes its USB 3.0 DataGuardian to inform users on data security.

The USB 3.0 DataGuardian is a sleek Super Talent drive that comes with a built in proprietary password protection program. This drive also prevents any auto-run files from executing and potentially causing harm to a host machine.

MX Technology Announces MX-ES Ultra Series Flash Drives

MX Technology rolled out the MX-ES Ultra line of USB 3.0 flash drives, with a design focus on performance. Available in capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, the drives feature SLC NAND flash memory, backed by 5-year product warranties. The 16 GB variant offers up to 185 MB/s reads with up to 170 MB/s writes; the 32 GB variant offers up to 200 MB/s reads and 200 MB/s writes; while the 64 GB variant leads the pack, with its 210 MB/s read/write speeds. Measuring 69.0 mm x 17.0 mm x 8.0 mm (LxWxH), the drives weigh between 32 g and 39 g; and are built in the traditional two-piece capped design.

Silicon Power Unveils the Stream S06 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the new-designed 3.5-inch USB 3.0 external hard drive - Stream S06. Taking all aspects into consideration without compromising anything useful, Stream S06 is perfectly engineered to the most powerful specifications with USB 3.0 interface, incredibly high capacity up to 4 TB and elegant look.

The exclusive handle design is the wonderful combination of beauty and functionality, which presents the extraordinary taste of modern design and in the meantime promises easier-than-ever user experiences for daily using and carrying. Incorporating superior capability and splendid appearance, Stream S06 is not just an addition to your storage solution but definitely a must-have for your storage system.

Lian Li Announces PC-Q19 Brushed Aluminum Mini-ITX Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces a new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX chassis designed for HTPC and office use - PC-Q19. An update of the slim profile PC-Q12, the PC-Q19 adds VGA support thanks to the included riser card as well as additional storage support.

The 22L PC-Q19 has a slim profile of 160mm (6.2"), and supports the essential hardware for those looking for a sleek build for the home or office. This aluminum chassis can support up to three 2.5" drives and 1 3.5" drive. A VGA card up to 12.81 cm can sit in the middle of the chassis thanks to the included riser card and adds graphics power to the build. The PC-Q19 supports SFX power supplies, and extension cables may be needed for some PSU models.

Acer XB270HAbprz 27-inch G-Sync Monitor Detailed

Ahead of its launch, we scooped a few more details of the XB270HAbprz, a high-end variant of Acer's upcoming XB0 line of monitors that support NVIDIA G-Sync. There's good news, and bad news. Bad news first. The XB270HAbprz features just full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) native resolution, which at 27-inch size, is bound to look dotty for the keen-eyed. It is based on a TN-film panel. The good news, however, is that the display offers a staggering 144 Hz of refresh rate, which means it can drive 3D at 72 Hz per plane, and a blazing response time of 1 ms. Other vitals include 300 cd/m² maximum brightness, 1000:1 static contrast ratio with dynamic mega-contrast, and viewing angles of 160° V, 170° H. Inputs include a DisplayPort 1.2 connector, with dual-link DVI adapter. It lacks any internal speakers, but features a 4-port USB 3.0 hub.

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USB-IF to Demonstrate USB Single-Cable Solution at IDF San Francisco

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today announced that it will exhibit and present the latest USB developments at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, September 9-11. At IDF, the USB-IF will host a Technology Community, present technical sessions on the new USB Type-C connector, and host press briefings featuring new technology demonstrations.

ASUS Announces RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router

ASUS today announced RT-AC87U, the world's first AC2400-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) antenna configuration. This stunningly-designed, easy-to-use router is also the first in the world to employ multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology. Combined with ASUS AiRadar universal beamforming, adaptive Quality-of-Service (QoS), plus AiProtection with exclusive Trend Micro security, RT-AC87U is expertly-engineered for outstanding performance and coverage in today's multi-device households. Offering 5GHz speeds that are faster than wired Gigabit Ethernet, along with class-leading 2.4GHz speeds and reliable multi-floor coverage, RT-AC87U is the perfect choice for discerning users with busy multi-device home networks who need extreme coverage, lightning-fast performance, rock-solid stability and total peace of mind.

Super Talent Announces New Windows To Go Drives

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, presents its enterprise and education Windows To Go drives.

Super Talent's Windows To Go drives are widely used for bring your own device (BYOD) services. Currently the USB 3.0 Express RC4 is a very popular enterprise choice among companies who choose to implement the route of BYOD mass deployment. A USB 3.0 device, the size of car keys, is able to boot a sandboxed version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise on any computer that allows booting from a USB device. This allows for our government, education and all enterprise sector clients to significantly reduce operational TCO, while still keeping their human resources mobile.
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