Posts Tagged ‘Packs’
Performance-minded PC users frequently want both a fast solid-state drive for crucial apps and a regular hard disk for everything else, but that’s not always feasible in the tight space of a laptop. Western Digital is making that two-drive option a practical reality through its new Black2. The design puts both a 120GB SSD and a 1TB spinning disk into a single 2.5-inch SATA enclosure, offering more speed and capacity than you’d find in a typical hybrid drive. It’s potentially an ideal blend for gamers and small form factor PC builders, although they’ll pay for the privilege — WD is shipping the Black2 today for $ 300, or roughly as much as the two drives by themselves.
Source: Western Digital
For Fujitsu, fingerprint readers on smartphones are old hat; on Android tablets, however, they’re still rare. The company should make those sensors easier to find with its latest Arrows Tab, the FJT21. The 10.1-inch slate uses its fingerprint reader to streamline Android 4.2′s multi-user support, signing anyone in with a swipe. Families can also implement both a simple mode for newcomers and a content-restricted kids’ mode. Fujitsu isn’t leaning solely on sign-in technology to sell its tablet, though. The FJT21 centers on a 2,560 x 1,600 LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 protection; under the hood, there’s a fast 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front camera and 64GB of expandable storage. Japan’s KDDI will ship an LTE-equipped version of the new Arrows Tab in late November. Sadly, it’s doubtful that we’ll see an equivalent model reach the US.
Filed under: Tablets
Source: KDDI (translated)
Hate swapping out the drained batteries in your mouse during intense Battlefield sessions? Then Logitech’s vying for your dough with its new G602 wireless gaming mouse. The latest G-series entrant’s battery is rated for 250 hours in gaming mode, and up to a whopping 1,100 on its endurance setting. Around the mouse you’ll find 11 buttons, all of which are assignable via Logitech’s Gaming Software. As you’d expect, this kit also features the company’s ultra-fast 4,000 DPI Delta Zero optical sensor and a minuscule wireless USB dongle for computer hookup. The G602 is set to launch in September for $ 80, alongside the $ 30 G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad for “high-DPI gaming” and the $ 20 G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad for “low-DPI gaming.” You’ll find the press info after the break. %Gallery-slideshow73529%
The 600mm zooming capabilities of Panasonic’s DMC-FZ200 superzoom not quite up to your telephoto needs? The company’s added a new sibling to its Lumix lineup as a followup to the FZ60, dubbed the FZ70. It’s packed with a 16.1MP sensor and a 20mm lens that’s capable of 60x zoom (1200mm), besting both the FZ200 and FZ60 (24x zoom). That said, you’re looking at a variable aperture of F2.8-5.9 and HD video recording that tops out at 60FPS for 1080i and 720p resolutions. A powered optical image stabilizer is onboard to help you keep things steady for stills and movies, while built-in Dolby-certified microphones capture stereo sound. The FZ70′s Venus image engine lets burst-mode lovers shoot at 9FPS, although you’ll be capped at three photos per use. As you’d expect, creative filters and an intelligent auto mode are included and some of the existing Lumix tele-converters, flashes and filters can hookup with this camera. There’s no word on price or retail availability just yet, but zoom past the break for more details in the meantime.
Filed under: Cameras
Well, what do we have here? According to China’s official certification website (TENAA), this above is the unannounced Nokia Lumia 625. The handset apparently features a 4.7-inch WVGA screen with super sensitive touch, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM and 2,000mAh battery — basically a lower-end model. While the listing only mentions GSM / GPRS and WCDMA / HSPA support, the phone supposedly includes LTE, and wraps everything into a unibody shell that follows the attractive design of its smaller cousin, the Lumia 620. In fact, the shape appears to match the RM-941 that passed through the FCC back in June. The device is expected to land in China at the end of July for 1,999 Yuan ($ 325). Hit the source link below for more info.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro started shipping in the US back in February, but its rollout elsewhere has been sporadic, and a 256GB model non-existent — until now. Japanese customers lusting after the Intel Core i5-powered hybrid will be able to claim one on June 8th, priced at 99,800 yen ($ 975) 128GB of storage. The new 256GB iteration will premiere on shelves there for 119,800 yen ($ 1,175), and customers there will be able to adorn it with the Touch Cover for 9,980 yen ($ 100) and tactile key Type Cover for 10,980 yen ($ 110). Better still, Microsoft will toss in its pressure-sensitive pen (and Office 2013) for all the versions as well — just in time for you to finally do something useful with it.
These days, the presence of a microSD slot on new handsets is arguably more important than the amount of storage on the inside. One such slot found its way onto the Chinese variants of HTC’s One, and now Japanese network KDDI has unveiled its model — the HTC J One (aka HTL22) — also with expandable memory on the spec sheet (up to 64GB cards supported). An accompanying promo video has informed us of some new camera modes as well, including a best shot feature like Nokia’s Smart Group Shot or BlackBerry’s Time Shift, the ability to edit out background photobombers, and creating slow-mo highlights within video clips. We’d hope to see a camera software update bringing these features to US Ones in the future, but for now, check out what you’re missing in the video below.
The developers at Panic didn’t start their days with the intention of ripping open a Lightning Digital AV Adapter, but that’s exactly what happened once they suspected it held some secrets. At first, the group hooked the cable up to various iOS devices expecting 1080p mirroring, but were greeted with 1,600 x 900 as the highest possible resolution. A bit bewildered, they noticed MPEG artifacts, which led them to believe the dongle was acting as a small AirPlay-like receiver that supports streaming and decoding. Now entirely suspicious, the team tore the cable asunder and exposed an ARM SoC apparently packing 256MB of RAM. According to the devs, it’s possible that the Lightning connector’s small number of pins prevented Cupertino from delivering raw HDMI output, so they were forced to improvise with the added silicon. We’ve reached out to Apple to nail down just how the cable works.
Source: Panic Blog
A mobile-focused tv program like MWC 2013 seems like an odd internet site to display a TV-connected box, however that’s exactly how Samsung has actually selected to introduce its brand-new HomeSync gadget. Powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU and running Android Jelly Bean, it’s a media hub that the press release claims will let you view all your videos, pictures and apps at full 1080p resolution, with streaming from regional Galaxy devices. Added specifications consist of 1GB of RAM, 8GB Flash memory, a 1TB HDD, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 n 2.4 & 5GHz, Gigabit Ethernet, plus optical audio and HDMI 1.4 outputs. It even supports up to eight specific password-protected and encrypted user accounts, with each able to individually sync content from various other devices and share it with the other accounts. There’s no mention of Google TV, however it has access to the Play store to obtain apps by itself, while additionally enabling remote control from a phone. Likewise unspecified is pricing or any support for specific streaming protocols like Miracast or WiDi, although it’s expected to introduce in “pick countries” embarking on in April.
Mophie’s Juice Packs are all the rage when it comes to giving a meaningful power boost to popular slabs like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, but let’s not forget others outside that group may need some help, too. Here’s where the California-based firm Jackery hopes to come in. The company’s just introduced its Bar and Mini external batteries, touting rather portable and peculiar designs as some of the main features present. More importantly, both of the USB-equipped power packs are loaded with 5,600 and 2,600mAh, respectively — and, according to Jackery, this is enhanced by the peripherals’ ability to hold a charge for up to six months, thanks to the company’s own “unique power lock technology.” Jackery’s 5.4-ounce Bar is available starting today for $ 40, while the more petite Mini (which weighs in at less than three ounces) can be yours for 10 bucks less than its heavier sibling.