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Transcend launches rugged USB flash drive

Transcend has added a new rugged USB flash drive to its range of memory products. The Transcend JetFlash V70 is claimed to have anti-shock features, survive dust and splashes. For this, its exterior casing is made of rubber, and has a tethered cap holder that will help prevent losing the cap.

Fujitsu goes green with the 0-watt-PC

Fujitsu announced the launch of the 0-Watt-PC to its proGreen series. This energy-saving PC, announced earlier at this year's CeBIT, is now available for shipping in two versions: the Esprimo E7935 0-Watt (small form factor) and Esprimo P7935 0-Watt (microtower).

Samsung introduces S1 Mini external HDD

Samsung has announced the launch of its S1 Mini ultra-portable external hard drive with a maximum disk capacity of 250GB. The Samsung S1 Mini features a USB 1.8-inch hard drive which is the size of a credit card, thereby making it extremely pocketable and easy to carry around. Until now it was only available in 120GB and 160GB capacities, but the new release includes 200GB and 250GB models in addition to the new existing models.

Transcend launches 2.5-inch SSD25D with DRAM Cache

Transcend has announced the availability of its "ultra-speed" Solid State Drive with model number SSD25D. It is a 2.5 inch drive (laptop hard disk form factor) that operates over the SATA II interface. It has 64MB of inbuilt DRAM cache. SSDs are generally more durable, reliable, and have lower power consumption than spinning magnetic hard drives.

Western Digital introduces dual drive NAS device

Western Digital introduced its newly redesigned My Book® World Edition II dual- drive network storage system in capacities of up to 4 TB. With the double protection of two Mirrored (RAID 1) drives and continuous backup software, the My Book World Edition II network storage system provides a safe back up. Available now at select retailers and the WD online store, the new dual-drive systems join the recently introduced My Book World Edition and are compatible with PC and Mac computers.

Sparkle graphics card has pillars traversed cooling fins

The Calibre X265/X265HM Graphics Cards feature the 2nd generation of Calibre Dual Fly Cooling System that was designed by Sparkle. Sparkle claims this is the world's first Graphics Card with pillars traversed cooling fins technology which provides better cooling. The cooling system consists of pure aluminum thermal base, 2 high-efficient heat pipes with 6mm diameter, 2 high-efficient heat pipes with 8mm diameter, the 9 aluminum pillars traversed heat sinks and dual low speed cooling fans.

Logitech launches video calling software

Named 'Vid', the software is a free tool to make video calls using Logitech webcams. The description of the software says it works with all Logitech webcams -- it is not clear if the software is compatible with other webcams as well.

NEC unveils new line of DLP projectors

NEC today unveiled two high brightness DLP based multifunction projectors for auditoriums and large conference rooms — the NP4100 and NP4100W. These projectors have advanced features and a dual lamp system that enables high reliability and superior installation flexibility.

ViewSonic launches super short-throw portable projector

Equipped with an extreme-short-throw projection technology the new ViewSonic PJD5351 is capable of producing a 60in image from a distance of only 0.9 metre with a throw ratio of 0.9:1. It has a native resolution of XGA (1024x768), a brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens and a 2400:1 contrast ratio.

Gigabyte's X58 motherboards to now support Nvidia SLI

Gigabyte today announced that their entire range of Intel X58 chipset motherboards now officially support Nvidia SLI technology. According to a press release, users can enable Nvidia SLI support on their current motherboards with a simple BIOS upgrade from the GIGABYTE website. The Gigabyte X58 series motherboards feature the new QPI interface, 3 channel DDR3 support, Ultra Durable 3 technology and a range of overclocking features.

Apacer launches new 'tough' hard drives

Apacer today launched its new Serial ATA Flash Drive (SAFD) 254 for industrial and embedded applications. According to a press release, the new product provides Apacer customers with the only industrial SSD solution in today's market that supports both high capacity requirement and wide operating temperature demand. With its NAND SLC memory, the SAFD 254 is capable of read/write speeds of up to 150/130 MB/sec. Apacer's SAFD 254 utilizes the global wear leveling technology, which manages the uneven "wear" on the sectors of a flash media memory by distributing the writes through whole sectors of the flash media to extend its life cycle.

BenQ Unveils G Series LCD Monitors

BenQ announced the launch of its G series LCD monitors, the BenQ G920HDA, BenQ G2020HD, BenQ G2220HD and BenQ 2410HD. These G series LCD monitors come equipped with the aspect ratio of 16:9 and a high dynamic contrast ratio of 40,000:1 with 5ms response time. Screen sizes range from 18.5 inch to 23.6 inch. The G series LCD monitors, BenQ G2020HD, BenQ G2220HD and BenQ 2410HD display Full HD content in its native 16:9 format without distortion, resizing or black bars.

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