Intel and Apple just announced the new 10Gbps Thunderbolt interface this week and one of the leading makers of storage devices, LaCie immediately followed the announcement by announcing its new LaCie Little Big Disk, which the company claims as its first portable drive equipped with the breakthrough Intel-developed Thunderbolt technology. The announced device will come with two 250GB Intel 510 series SSDs in order to complement the high-speed data transfer rate Thunderbolt offers, the SSDs will be preconfigured as a Striped RAID Set for enhanced performance.
The LaCie Little Big Disk will be available by summer 2011 from the LaCie Online Store (www.lacie.com), the Apple Store (www.apple.com) and authorized resellers.
Source: Press release for LaCie Little Big Disk
If you need more USB ports for your desktop PC/ laptop to recharge your USB gadgets, then check out the brand new 24-port USB Monster Hub from ThinkGeek. The hub can be connected to a computer – if you’ve got a crap-load of peripherals to connect – or it can be used in standalone mode to charge your gadgets, thanks to an included AC adapter. This top grade hub features automatic over-current protection for each port, hot swapping plug-and-play connection, and the ability to daisy chain up to 127 USB devices. The 24-port USB Monster Hub is priced at $49.99
While face detection has become a common feature in modern digital cameras, Sony took one step ahead and developed the first camera with smile detection, the DSC-T300, and proudly announced it today.
The main attraction of this camera is certainly Sony’s new smile detection technology. So how does this new feature work? When the camera is set to smile detection mode, a user can select one out of the three preset smile detection levels (i.e. smile, grin, and great grin). After the shutter button is pressed, the camera will detect the target’s face and shoot the photo automatically once the chosen smile level is reached. Sounds cool to me, with this great feature I’ll never miss the smiles while shooting photos :)
O2 released its first 3.5G Pocket PC in HK on the last day of February. The new Xda Atom Life basically looks pretty much the same as its predecessor, the Xda Atom: a black body with simple and clean outline, a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a media player navigation panel along with the basic Pocket PC buttons, and a pair of shortcut bottons on the lower right side of the phone’s body. In addition, it has a 0.3-megapixel supplementary camera for video conferencing purpose. The Xda Atom Life weighs 145 g, which is only 5 g heavier than the Xda Atom.
Jabra recently introduced a new Bluetooth 2.0 headset, the Jabra BT8010, which comes with pretty much everything you would want for a Bluetooth headset. The BT8010 features supports for A2DP and AVRCP, the new Jog Wheel rotating control, and a supplementary earphone which allows you to enjoy dual channel stereo sound while listening to music on your mobile device.
Sony Ericsson today announced two new Cyber-shot phones, the K810 and the K550. The K810 basically share the same features as the K800, it comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto focus, Cyber-shot Xenon flash with red eye reduction, 17mm thin
2.0â€ QVGA 262k TFT display, M2 slot with 128MB M2 in-box, 64MB user free memory, and other similar functions.
Product Visionaires GmbH, a BenQ Mobile subsidiary based in Berlin, is a creative think tank developing future concepts primarily for BenQ-Siemens. They have released their designs of few concept mobile phones recently. These phone designs are indeed cool and creative.