Tag "USB 3.0"

USB Type-C solutions from Belkin

February 7, 2017

I keep prattling on about USB Type-C is taking over, and that this is good news. But, as always, switching from one standard (or from

Lexar delivers an XQD reader as CompactFlash disappears

April 8, 2016

Memory card formats don’t tend to change often, but when they do, there’s usually a good reason. Unfortunately for the old CF cards, it might be time to move on.

SanDisk increases size, decreases availability

February 29, 2016

We’re now storing more data than ever these days, and carrying it around from device to device is now even easier, with USB devices storing even more.

Lexar in with flash drives for iPhone, USB Type C

October 15, 2015

You probably know that you can’t plug in a standard USB drive into your phone, but the next types of USB drives should support your phones without issues.

Thunderbolt is dead, long live Thunderbolt (as USB)

June 3, 2015

The future of the Thunderbolt port on Apple computers just got a little murky as Intel changed tactic for the next generation of the technology.

SSD goes portable as Samsung externalises hyper-fast drives

May 7, 2015

Backing up is vitally important, and while many of us don't do it enough, often a lack of speed is the issue. That might be a thing of the past as Samsung finds a way to makes it super-speedy internal drives a reality outside the computer.

Kingston rings in Chinese New Year with USB drive

January 29, 2015

Everyone has a different way of celebrating the new year. You might eat a lot of food, possibly a moon cake, but if you’re Kingston, you apparently release a USB drive.

Dell makes laptops thinner and lighter across XPS and Alienware range

January 7, 2015

Aside for a new year, 2015 also heralds the introduction of more companies using Intel’s new 5th generation Core processors, and managing to make their laptops even thinner than before. Dell is chiming in with its own, ready for action with lighter and slimmer machines for 2015.

Lexar connects phones and PCs with USB 3.0, offers 128GB microSD

September 8, 2014

While we love the microUSB/USB combo drives, the fact that they’re never made for USB 3.0 bothers us, but Lexar is changing that this year, and even providing a massive boost of storage for smartphones, too.

G-Technology’s mobile drive caters to the best of both worlds with USB and Thunderbolt

July 29, 2014

Mac and Windows people don’t often meet on common ground, at least in regards to hard drives, file systems, and transfer technology, but G-Tech’s mobile drive might just offer a common denominator, catering to both the USB 3.0 of the PC world, and the Thunderbolt found on Macs.

Kingston updates its microUSB stick to transfer faster to your PCs

July 8, 2014

While we’re big fans of on-the-go USB sticks — thumbdrives that can plug into both a smartphone and a computer for easy transfers — our pet peeve is easily that they’re always USB 2.0, but Kingston is fixing this.

Soniq cuts costs with a $799 55 inch Full HD telly

March 26, 2014

Every year, the average size for TV purchases changes, and while last year 47 inches was where it was at, this year it’s all about 55 inch tellies, with prices dropping below a grand.

Netgear outs a router with looks from the future

January 14, 2014

Networking gear can look industrial at the best of times, but the latest wireless router from Netgear reminds us of a stealth fighter, ready to slice up the airwaves with its angular design and souped-up tech.

Lenovo thinks thin for 2014

January 6, 2014

Computer maker Lenovo is thinking of making computers slimmer than ever with a new model that will be hitting this year, bringing carbon fibre to a light new lappy with some cool technologies thrown in for good measure.

USB Type 3 is coming for phones, will be reversible just like Apple’s Lightning plug

December 5, 2013

Another change to the USB format is coming, and the good news isn’t just that it will move data faster, but that it will also be next to impossible to plug in the wrong way.

WD shrinks terabytes to a pocket-friendly case

November 11, 2013

It doesn't seem like so long ago when hard drives were massive and heavy and required their own bulky power supply, and yet, here we are now, with terabytes of storage that can fit comfortably in your shirt pocket.

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