Monday evening I had a chance to catch up with Moshi. I’ve got to say they are probably my favorite Apple outfitter. They always impress me with their new products. At Pepcom’s Digital Experience on Monday prior to the start of CES 2013, Moshi had a few new items including the all new Ionbank, a portable charging solution for Apple and Android mobile devices. [click to continue…]
If you’ve ever tried to watch a movie on an iPad using the built in speaker with ambient noise in the room then you know that’s nearly impossible. At CES 2013, Belkin has finally come up with a solution to the volume coverage problem with the iPad in the way of the Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater iPad Case. [click to continue…]
If you’re a Mac user in the need of major storage, LaCie has now got you covered in a “big” way with the 5big Thuderbolt Series RAID drive announced today at CES 2013. [click to continue…]
B&H has some special deals on SanDisk memory cards (SD & CF) for Cyber Monday. These deals are for today only. Head over to B&H for the deal.
Belkin has released a couple of accessories for Apple’s newest Lightning connected devices. A car charger and Charge + Sync dock is Belkin’s latest creation to make life a little easier for you and your latest iPhone, iPad or iPod. [click to continue…]
LaCie has dropped out (no pun intended….well maybe a little) and new Rugged portable hard drive handling workloads via USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, dubbed the Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series. Fitting name. [click to continue…]
Several third parties are jumping out ahead of the curve to deliver adapters that will connect your iPhone 5‘s Lightning port to your old 30-pin accessories. The good news is that they are cheaper than Apple’s own adapter and will be available several days/weeks ahead of Apple’s first party plugs.
For example, here’s a Nanotch third party cable adapter for $16 at Amazon. This iTronz plug was only $10; however, it’s currently showing that it’s unavailable. A bit more, but this plug is only $15. All are a fair deal better than the Apple branded cable adapter and plug at $39 and $29, respectively.
LaCie is bring speedy USB 3.0 connectivity to its 2big Quadra and 4big Quadra drives with RAID 0 speeds up to 245MB/s for the 4 drive unit. The 4TB and 8TB units will run $499 and $1099, respectively, will be available in October. The 6TB and 12TB models will be available at a later date for an as-yet undisclosed price.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
WD My Passport Edge for Mac
WD just announced its new line of portable USB 3.0 hard drives – the My Passport Edge and the My Passport Edge for Mac. The new drives are formatted for PCs and Macs, respectively, and both sport an ultra slim design. The USB 3.0 interface makes the new Mac drives compatible with the new Macbook Pro and Macbook Air models that now offer USB 3.0 and, of course, is backward compatible with USB 2.o interfaces.
WD My Passport Edge (PC version)
The My Passport Edge for Mac features an aluminum case that lends itself to the current Mac styling, while the PC version is an all plastic case. The Mac version is compatible with Time Machine out of the box. The PC version is preloaded with WD’s SmartWare automatic backup software (which works quite well from my experience).
The My Passport Edge (for PC) retails for $109.99, while the My Passport Edge for Mac retails for $119.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
Western Digital is on the forefront of of the Thuderbolt revolution and the new My Book VelociRaptor Duo is prime to fill a gap in the personal storage arena where speed is essential, but comes at a pretty hefty price. Jump on in for the scoop.
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