Sandisk introduces world’s fastest memory card For smartphones and tablets27 June 2012 13:51:46
The SanDisk Extreme Pro® microSDHC™ UHS-I card is ideal for smartphone and tablet users who want to boost their device’s storage capacity while enjoying the fastest mobile experience.
Maximum Performance for Next-Generation Mobile Devices
The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card enables smartphone and tablet users to fully enjoy their mobile device’s advanced applications.
• Full HD Video Capture: Mobile phones will capture approximately one third of all video footage by 2014, according to IDC3. With a UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent), the new card allows consumers to record superior Full HD videos, even in 3D
• High-Quality Photo Capture: Mobile phones will capture 525 billion photos in 2012, roughly half of all photos captured this year, according to IDC4. The card is ideal for mobile imaging applications, offering up to 90MB/sec write speed for capturing multiple photos using burst mode with a UHS-I enabled mobile device
• Faster File Transfers: With up to 95 megabyte per second (MB/sec) read speed, the card moves files quickly between host devices
• Seamless Multitasking; Fast Downloads: The card allows consumers to smoothly run multiple applications at the same time and download files quickly using 4G LTE phones
“SanDisk offers the broadest mobile memory card lineup in the industry,” said Chris Loh, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “Our portfolio includes microSD cards with the fastest speeds, highest storage capacities and reliability that consumers demand.”
USB 3.0 performance, rugged protection – this drive has it all27 June 2012 11:02:32
Kingston’s DataTraveler® R3.0 is the perfect drive for those who value high performance portable storage and great design.
It offers truly substantial time savings when transferring large files, such as, HD video, music libraries, digital artwork, presentations, photos or documents. Not only will this appeal to consumers who need a sturdier designed USB Flash drive, but it’s rugged and rubber casing design makes it extremely durable and appealing a wide range of customers.
Super fast transfer speeds ?With speeds up to 70MB/s read and 30MB/s write, DataTraveler R3.0 saves an estimated 22 minutes when transferring a 1080p full HD video compared to the same transfer on a standard 2.0 drive - making it 5x faster. Its dual compatibility maximises current and future systems with USB 3.0 ports and ensures that the large base of computers with USB 2.0 ports won’t be left behind.
?Benefiting from a two-channel architecture, DataTraveler R3.0 is both efficient and cost effective, so it’s great for cost conscious customers.
?Available in capacities up to 64GB, it is backed by a five-year warranty and legendary Kingston® reliability
Lytro unveils post-capture focusing Light Field Camera 8 June 2012 09:26:39
Silicon Valley photography start-up Lytro has revealed its dramatic departure from classic cameras, with the Lytro Light Field Camera.
We previously wrote about Lytro when the firm promised a rewrite of photo technology that would "forever change how everyone takes and experiences pictures". The concept was called Light Field Capture, and it supposedly snaps "the colour, intensity and vector direction" of all the light in the scene.
This allows for unprecedented post-processing capability, letting amateur photographs focus and re-focus anywhere in the picture, long after the image has been snapped. "Capture the moment you meant to capture, not the one a shutter-delayed camera captured for you," the team writes on its website.
Now, a few months after debuting the concept online, the 44-man start-up has finally shown off what the camera itself will actually look like. The gadget is tiny, like an iPod nano that someone has stretched out. It has a 40-millimetre-square cross-section and the device is 112mm long.
One end of the telescope-like camera holds a lens and the other sports a touch-screen LCD display. The sides, which come in "red hot", "graphite", and "electric blue", have power and shutter buttons, a USB port and a touch-sensitive strip that zooms in to eight times magnification.
The camera can be ordered now for $399 (about £250) with a 8GB worth of flash memory, which can hold 350 shots, or $499 (£320) for 16GB capacity, which lets you store 750 pictures. Though CNET says they won't start shipping until 2012.