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ASUS Announces the Xonar U5 USB Soundcard and Headphone Amplifier

ASUS today announced the availability of Xonar U5, a compact USB-powered sound card and headphone amplifier featuring true 5.1-channel surround sound, 192kHz/24-bit high-definition audio, Perfect Voice technology, and dedicated microphone and output volume controls for incredible gaming, music and movie experiences. Xonar U5 comes with Sonic Studio, powerful configuration software that allows complete, fine-tuned control of the audio experience via an elegant and intuitive user interface.

With its easy plug-and-play setup, Xonar U5 is an ideal solution for laptop gamers looking to experience true 5.1-channel surround sound, and for PC gamers who want an incredible audio performance without the hassle of having to open their PC's case to install a sound card.

Imation Announces the IronKey Workspace W700 Flash Drive

Imation Corp., a global data storage and information security company, today announced the availability of IronKey Workspace W700, the first Microsoft-certified Windows To Go devices to be FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified. Achievement of this certification required rigorous testing, which was then reviewed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification is a requirement for civilian and military U.S. federal agencies, as well as a benchmark for security and reliability for enterprises looking for the highest level of security. Government and enterprise organizations looking to adopt a mobile device strategy with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation now have a Windows To Go option.

PNY Launches Mini M1 USB Flash drive

PNY Technologies ("PNY) considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and memory products, PNY technologies, has given "small" a whole new meaning by introducing its extremely tiny and cap-less designed the new Mini M1 USB Flash Drive. Featuring a low profile design, this is one of the lightest drives available today.

PNY's new Mini M1 USB Flash Drive despite its size, it offers high performance so the user can store, transport and share documents, music, images, videos, games and many more. It comes in a high quality casing of metallic texture with mirror finish, providing a shiny, bright appearance. The design of this drive protects it against scratches, dust and is even water resistant, making it ideal for long term use.

TrendNet Ships High Gain Wireless AC USB Adapter

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the AC600 High Gain Wireless USB Adapter, model TEW-806UBH - which offers significantly extended coverage and increased connection speeds at range. TRENDnet's TEW-806UBH connects a Windows or Mac computer to a Wireless AC network at 433 Megabits per second (Mbps) speeds or to a Wireless N network at 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) speeds.

The adapter's high gain antenna significantly increases wireless coverage of a connected computer as compared to other Wireless AC adapters. The adjustable antenna rotates and tilts to further improve wireless connectivity. Additionally, the TEW-806UBH maintains much higher connection speeds when located far from the connected wireless router or access point.
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SPYRUS Delivers 256 GB Microsoft Certified Windows To Go 8.0 and 8.1 Drives

SPYRUS today announced the world's first 256 GB high-capacity versions of their Microsoft certified Portable Workplace, Secure Portable Workplace, WorkSafe, and WorkSafe Pro portable SSD live drives for Windows To Go. The industry's first 256 GB USB form factor SSD drive, manufactured by PNY, addresses a rapidly developing need for trusted mobility solutions that transform almost any laptop or desktop into a trustworthy workspace.

With the launch of this product, SPYRUS's high-capacity live drive provides contractors, remote workers, and telecommuters with a complete operating environment that includes extensive storage capacity for development tools and large datasets that create "personal cloud-like" data analytics.

Turtle Beach Brings New Line of Feature-Rich Gaming Headsets to E3

Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced new gaming headsets designed for the popular PlayStation4 console. The new headsets, which will be available in stores in the Fall of 2014, will be on display at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles at Booth #1447 in the South Hall from June 10 to 12. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio brand of Turtle Beach Corporation. "Turtle Beach is taking audio for the PlayStation4 to a new level," said Juergen Stark, Chief Executive Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. "With features like DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation, and our new Tournament Audio Controller, it is a whole new game for PlayStation console owners."

The all new Ear Force Elite 800 sets a new standard for premium wireless gaming headsets. Compatible with the PlayStation4 and PlayStation3, the Elite 800 utilizes DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience. Both are firsts for console gaming headsets. A completely reimagined preset system allows surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music. For example, the game surround sound mode offers presets that have been acoustically tuned for first person shooter, racing, and sports games. Presets can be customized and managed using a new mobile app. Use Bluetooth to connect a mobile device for phone calls, music and more.

PLX Technology Enables Industry's First USB-to-PCIe Consumer SSD Solution

PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express (PCIe) silicon and software connectivity solutions, today announced the industry's first USB-to-PCI Express solution to bridge the external connectivity gap laptop computers face when using PCIe-based solid-state drives (SSDs). The recently completed reference design platform, based on PLX PCIe 2.0-to-USB 3.0 SuperSpeed controller technology and housed in an external dongle enclosure, empowers laptop and storage vendors to leverage both USB 3.0's 5 gigabits/second (Gbps) speeds and PCIe 2.0's 5 Gbps performance. By combining two of the industry's most powerful and widely used interconnect technologies into a unified solution, end users don't face the connectivity limitations they've had to with their internal SSDs.

With this new platform, OEMs are able to create solutions that leverage laptops' USB 3.0 ports and connect effortlessly to PCIe-based, small-form-factor SSDs in external enclosures. Additionally, embedded system makers can design the PLX controller technology directly into systems in which PCIe isn't already native, creating direct PCIe-to-USB 3.0 connectivity to achieve a similarly powerful external-SSD connection.

Renesas Electronics Announces New USB Power Delivery Controller

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its new Universal Serial Bus (USB) Power Delivery (PD) controller (part number µPD720250) that is based on the USB PD Specification to deliver up to 100W (5 A at 20 V) power over a USB PD cable. Renesas will exhibit its new USB PD controller at Computex Taipei from June 3 to June 7, 2014 at booth # N0608, 4th floor of the Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

By combining the new USB PD controller with an optimal power supply circuit, designers will be able to rapidly implement USB-based solutions that provide higher power to notebook PCs and also can reduce the battery charging time for smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, by standardizing the AC adapters provided with notebook PCs and other equipment, both development costs and design challenges can be reduced.

Renesas Electronics Collaborates with Diodes Incorporated on USB Power

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its collaboration with Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, to deliver optimized charging solutions for USB Power Delivery (PD). Based on a Renesas USB Power Delivery Controller (PDC) and Diodes multi-mode active rectifier (AR), the companies' reference design provides turnkey solutions for AC adapters and PD-capable chargers compliant with the USB PD open standard. The AC adapter solution will be exhibited at the Computex Taipei from June 3 to June 7, 2014 at booth # N0608, 4th floor of the Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei.

Charging mobile phones through USB connections has become the norm and demand for higher power charging has increased exponentially due to the mass adoption of tablets and ultrabook computers. In July 2012, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) released the USB Power Delivery Specification to enhance power supply capability through USB cables up to 100W, providing a common standard for faster and safer charging of mobile devices. Renesas has been a strong promoter of USB-IF since 1996. The company not only provides many USB silicon devices, but also dedicates its USB expertise to successfully launching "building block" solutions for numerous USB standards. Today, there are billions of USB devices in the world and the USB PD technology is anticipated to be an open industry standard that addresses the future charging needs and additional interface features required for next-generation mobile computing.

Apacer to Launch New SSDs and Flash Drives at Computex

Asia and Taiwan's biggest technology industry event, Computex Taipei 2014, will take place from June 3rd to June 7th. More than 130 thousand people are expected to visit. The world's leading memory brand Apacer (TAIEX 8271) will continue to extend its brand's commitment "Access the best" and offer optimized user experiences through its "Access the best experience" philosophy. It will offer corporate customers and consumers three important experiences from a user standpoint: Best Solution & Service, Best Gaming Performance, and Best Smart Life. Apacer will show its unique products and applications at Computex Taipei 2014. The applications cover a wide range of fields, including embedded, overclocking, cloud, mobile, and end devices. Additionally, Apacer will display their fruitful results in the cloud and mobile applications.

The popularity of cloud applications and mobile devices has accelerated the development of networking and smart lifestyles. Apacer, keeping pace with global industry trends, is continued focus on its existing business, additionally developing potential cloud and mobile markets, and providing users with complete and diverse experiences, opening up new pages in their business. At the Computex Taipei 2014, Apacer will introduce innovative products and applications from their new product series through three major experiences: "Best Solution & Service," "Best Gaming Performance," and "Best Smart Life."

Apacer Launches the AH175 Dual-Interface Flash Drive

Running out of Phone capacity again? Slow wireless file transfer? Minor issues make the mobile device not so handy! Apacer has launched the newest Apacer AH175 OTG (On-The-Go) Dual-Interface flash drive for mobile people.

The OTG flash drive features USB 2.0/Micro USB dual interface and ultra-large capacity. You can carry video, audio and large presentation files more easily! Stylish metallic casing of AH 175 exudes the sharp professional image, while the unique top hat design unveils a sense of British humor. With built-in USB/MicroUSB interfaces, files can be transferred between mobile devices, optimized for your colorful mobile life.

Team Group Announces T141 Classic Flash Drives in FIFA World Cup Trim

The thrilling sporting event - 2014 FIFA World Cup that held every four years shall kick off in hot passionate Brazil this year! Undoubtedly, football fans around the world are waiting anxiously to meet such World Cup fever. To allow football fans to enjoy the exciting event and simultaneously experience the wonderful moment, Team Group has launched the brand new T141 Football Flash Drives that depict the authoritative red and yellow cards held by referee during the match as the overall design. They will sure enable you to enjoy the refereeing crave.

Target at sports enthusiasts, T141 is highlighted in creative name card shape and in dazzling red and yellow to depict the classic football penalty signs of dismissal and warning, respectively. The cards are also enhanced with the imprints of football in the goals, allowing you to imagine the pleasure of goal scoring at any time! The packaging box of T141 is painted with a widescreen picture of soccer field to enable you to be instantly incarnated into a football star, standing with your blood burning at the broad midfield and accepting cheers from tens of thousands of fans.

Sony Adds Two Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speakers to Its Line-Up

Sony Canada announced the SRS-X3 and SRS-X2 portable Bluetooth wireless speakers, giving music lovers more options to listen to the tunes they love anytime and anywhere. Both models offer powerful sound and easy connectivity in a sleek design. The compact SRS-X3 provides rich bass with an output power of 20 watts in a sleek "Definitive Outline" design. The geometric "Definitive Outline" design is characterized by sleek lines and smooth surfaces, allowing the wireless speakers to beautifully blend into any indoor or outdoor space while delivering high quality sound.

The SRS-X3 consists of two full range speakers and two passive radiators, allowing for rich bass in a compact size. The two passive radiators are located at the front and backside. ClearAudio+, a unique Sony digital signal processing technology, provides higher quality sound while Sound Mode delivers a wider sound stage. Users can wirelessly stream audio with Bluetooth, and connect to mobile devices seamlessly with easy One-Touch listening via Near Field Communications (NFC). With a built-in mic, the speaker can be used as a speakerphone for hands-free calling when paired with a mobile device. The built-in rechargeable battery offers up to seven hours of playback. The SRS-X3 portable wireless speaker comes in black, white and red.

Creative Launches the Sound Blaster E Series USB Audio Solutions

Creative Technology Ltd today launched an all-new series of small but powerful USB audio solutions for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets -- The Sound Blaster E Series. Consisting of the Sound Blaster E3 and the Sound Blaster E1, the Sound Blaster E Series builds upon the popularity of the Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!Pro. They utilize USB plug-and-play connectivity to provide PC, and now even Mac users, with access to a powerful USB audio experience through real-time advanced audio processing.

Top audio quality is ensured even on smartphones and tablets through the Sound Blaster E Series' high SNR levels and 600Ω headphone amplifiers that supply more power than a standard headphone jack. The Sound Blaster E3 can also function as a high performance USB DAC for selected smartphones and tablets, and users can alternatively enjoy high quality wireless audio by pairing with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.

Shuttle Announces Fanless Single-bay NAS with Built-in WiFi Hotspot

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, is now launching the KS10, a storage solution for NAS entry-level users. This network-based one-bay storage solution is suitable for storing files (e.g. documents, music and photos) on the local network, for location-independent data backup or for setting up your own private cloud. With a consumption of less than 6 W in standby mode and 12 W during normal operation it is a particularly frugal machine.

The fanless KS10 is suitable for 3.5" hard disks up to at least 4 Terabytes and has further USB ports for external storage devices and printer. Devices connected by USB cable as well as memory cards in the built-in SD card reader can be shared over the network. The Gigabit Ethernet network connection enables data transfer speeds of up to 80 MB/s when reading and up to 60 MB/s when writing. In addition, a built-in, access-protected WiFi hotspot can be enabled for communication with wireless devices.

Patriot Introduces the Stellar Boost XT and Stellar Lite Flash Drives

Patriot, a worldwide leader in flash memory solutions, DRAM memory modules, and premium mobile accessories today announces two new additions to its Stellar USB On-The-Go (OTG) memory storage ecosystem, the Stellar Boost XT and Stellar Lite. With the focus on ultra-portability, the Stellar Boost XT and Stellar Lite bring to market more options for those looking for USB OTG storage solutions for compatible Android and Windows mobile devices.

The ever growing need for more and more storage on Android or Windows mobile devices has cause manufacturers to charge a premium for high capacity onboard storage in devices. The Patriot Stellar USB OTG product family is here to change that by making high capacity add on device storage both affordable and easy to use. As with the original Stellar drive from Patriot, The Stellar Boost XT and Stellar Lite feature a dual connector design that offers both MicroUSB and full sized USB connection options for use with mobile devices or your favorite PC or Mac platforms.

StarTech Announces New HDMI Wireless Video Extender Kit

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of a new HDMI Wireless Video Extender Kit (SKU: ST121WHDST), which features a distinctly compact design that is ideal for extending video wirelessly from a laptop or Ultrabook. The extender kit, which supports wireless HDMI video extension at distances of up to 15-metres, is more portable than most comparable wireless video extenders, making it easier to use and carry with a mobile computer.

"Our new HDMI Wireless Video Extender Kit is our most compact HDMI wireless video extender to date, which makes it ideal as a laptop or Ultrabook accessory" said John Mardinly, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com's line of Audio-Video products. "Unlike most wireless video devices, the transmitter unit included with the HDMI Wireless Video Extender Kit is small and light enough that laptop users can move freely with their computer in-hand, anywhere within the 15-metre transmission range. The Transmitter does not even need to be plugged into a wall, as it is powered from a USB port on the laptop, adding greater flexibility for moving around in a room or boardroom."

Silicon Power Unveils the Mobile X20 OTG Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the latest USB 2.0 OTG (On-the-go) dual-interface USB flash drive - Mobile X20, the valuable new acquisition for SP USB OTG Series. Combined with the dual-access of a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector in a compact form factor, Mobiles X20 not only frees users from capacity shortage but also offers an easier way to transfer and backup files between PCs, Android smartphones and tablets without the needs for cables or Wi-Fi hotspot. Featuring dual-interfaces, tiny drive body and specialized anti-lost cap design, Mobile X20 realizes your desires for instant sharing, quick transferring and easy carrying.

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While the use of smartphones and tablets is getting more and more popular and widespread, how to easily expand the capacities of mobile devices and quickly transfer data between devices is now on the top of mind. SP Mobile X20 is now able to meet the requirements and can act as your central data management center by which you can instantly move and store large files such as documents, photos, music and videos between PCs and OTG compatible handheld devices.

Apacer Introduces the AH170 'StripedCandy' OTG Mobile Flash Drive

Apacer rolls out the "StripedCandy" mobile flash drive dedicated to Android smartphones and tablet PCs. Taking the shape of a colorful candy with lively stripes, the AH170 "StripedCandy" is like a perfect token for friends! Whenever you want to share the video clips and photos in your mobile device, simply connect AH170 and in no time the files can be transferred successfully instead of a laptop to transport files. It is so quick and easy that AH170 "StripedCandy" is your best buying option to share files as well as fun.

The AH170 "StripedCandy" comes in huge capacities: 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB, which add ultra-big storage to your smartphones/tablet PCs.

New Portable USB Crash Cart Adapter Turns a Laptop into a Portable Console

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of a new Portable USB Crash Cart Adapter (NOTECONS02). The adapter makes it easier for server technicians and field engineers to perform maintenance on servers, PCs, ATMs, kiosks and other headless devices by turning their laptop into a portable console, instead of using a conventional - and more cumbersome - server room crash cart. The NOTECONS02 is the second crash cart adapter from StarTech.com, and builds on the popularity of the previous model with the addition of local file transfer capability and improved USB transfer speed.

Cooler Master Announces CM Storm Sirus-C Gaming Headset

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today announces the release of the new Sirus C Gaming Headset. Built from the ground up with heart-pounding 2.2 channel sound, Sirus C delivers powerful sound as it carries on the legacy of the Sirus 5.1.

The Sirus C delivers earth-shaking 2.2 channel sound with a 44 mm main driver and a dedicated 40mm subwoofer/bass driver in each ear for explosive bass and crisp sound. A built-in USB Sound Card and Amplifier dramatically boosts signal power to make games, music and movies more immersive. In addition, the Sirus C is coupled with an in-line remote that grants access to volume adjustment, microphone mute, chat volume (console mode only), and PC / Console mode switching.

JBL Portable Audio Products Debut in Verizon Wireless Stores Nationwide

ARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, the award-winning maker of outstanding audio and entertainment solutions, announced today that products from its award-winning JBL portable audio product lineup will now be available for sale through all Verizon Wireless stores nationwide.

With long-lasting battery life, JBL portable wireless speakers are the best way to enjoy your music away from home. And since each JBL portable wireless speaker features Bluetooth connectivity, they make the perfect audio companion to a variety of Verizon's selection of wireless devices. As an increasing number of people using their mobile phones to listen to streaming music services through their device, portable speakers from JBL make it easier than ever to share your music wherever you go.

ASUStor Announces Compatibility for ASUS Xonar Series USB DAC Devices

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has added support for USB digital-to-analog audio converters (DAC) giving ASUSTOR users the ability to use a USB DAC to increase the quality of audio output from their NAS devices. A USB DAC can be conveniently used in concert with ASUSTOR's SoundsGood music player App to provide users with a heightened listening experience featuring fuller and deeper sound. Featured in this integration of USB DAC devices are four models from ASUS. These models include the Xonar Essence III, Xonar Essence One, Xonar Essence STU and Xonar U3.

"Today's NAS applications have evolved from the traditional storage and backup functions as demand for multimedia functionality has taken off," said Steve Huang, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. "ASUSTOR has made great efforts to support the increasing multimedia demands of NAS users by providing compatibility for a wide range of peripherals. With this integration of USB DAC devices, ASUSTOR users will be able to savor a fully enhanced hi-fi listening experience when playing music from their NAS."

Spire Releases the Archer II Ergonomic Mouse

Did you know that one in six workers are suffering from some form of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, mostly related to intensive use of a traditional computer mouse? As part of our new ergonomic computing product line, Spire is rolling out products which will make your long hours of computing more comfortable and better for your well being.

The Archer II is shaped in a way that the position of your arm, elbow and wrist are slightly turned and under less stress then with traditional mice on the market. The Archer II supports your hand and allows for your hand palm to rest on the mouse. Finger button placement and location are designed to the fullest care for detail and prevent your fingers from hovering over the buttons like on a traditional mouse. The latter is one of the biggest pain triggers when using a traditional mouse.

Apacer Announces the AH174 Football Mobile Flash Drive

With the fiery opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a worldwide football fever can be expected! Apacer launches the new AH174 Football Mobile Flash Drive that is specially designed for football fans. The re-constructed geometric lines of a football perfectly showcase both strength and aesthetics. In addition, the bold contrast colors evokes a new visual experience.

All Android mobile devices supporting USB OTG (On-The-Go) can be connected to the AH174 Football Mobile Flash Drive. It allows you to share files and fun. The AH174 comes in huge capacities: 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB, which add ultra-big storage capacity to your smartphones and tablets in the blink of an eye!
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