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[May 04, 2014]
Pocket-size hard drive [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WHEN it comes to mobile storage space, there are basically two components that people carry around - a portable hard drive or a USB flash drive. The latter is by far and large the more popular option simply because of the extremely small form factor coupled with the fact that most files transferred from one computer to another tend to be basic work documents or flowcharts, or perhaps a handful of photographs, and these will be catered to beautifully by a USB flash drive.
However, a portable hard drive does offer a whole lot more possibilities. Why not take things to the next level and escape the clutches of obsolescence, at least for a while, with the Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD? It is a smart, easy and more reliable way to store, stream, and share files and media from mobile devices without the need to mess around with a single cable. The device comes in a sleek and durable form factor, in which it offers the convenience and capacity of portable wireless storage with the proven durability and performance of solid state hard drive technology. You can hook up to eight different devices simultaneously.
The Toshiba Canvio tips the scales at just 119g, delivering up to 128GB of storage space. There is an integrated battery with up to eight hours of battery life per charge, while a SD memory card slot lets you transfer photos from a memory card in a jiffy. The 128GB Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD retails at US$209.99 (RM685).
www.toshiba.com Ultimate gaming headset IF you have yet to decide on a gaming headset, consider HyperX Cloud from Kingston. This gaming headset boasts extremely comfortable ear cushions and larger audio drivers that deliver the kind of ultimate comfort and superior sound that gamers love during long game play sessions.
Each pair of the HyperX Cloud feature memory foam ear cushions and a soft, leather-padded headband with custom stitching for enhanced comfort and style, never mind how many hours of gaming you decide to indulge in. There is the over-the-ear, closed-cup design that helps block out ambient noise so that your gaming experience is a more immersive one. Meanwhile, the interchangeable velour ear cushions enable gamers to hear their surroundings at the same time, deliver dialogue and every explosion and gunfire in clear, high- fidelity audio, courtesy of the large 53mm drivers. Throw in a detachable microphone that is made of aluminium for durability and the HyperX Cloud gaming headset is a winner right from the get go. It is compatible with PC, Sony PS4, smartphones and tablets.
www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx Sleek desktop DESKTOP computers have taken on a very different slant these days. They are no longer the large, unwieldy devices that we used to deal with many decades ago. In fact, the aesthetics of desktop machines have improved to such an extent that they complement your interior decoration and can even spruce up your workspace if the environment happens to be drab.
Acer knows this, which is why its latest All in One (AiO) machine comes in the form of Acer Veriton Z2660G. It is a thing of beauty, delivering an ergonomic view with a frame that tilts from eight to 60 degrees and 10-point capacitive touch technology, where its 20- inch class HD+ display offers bright, clear visuals for the discerning computer user. Not only that, the screw-less chassis and modular components help simplify maintenance and upgrades. There is also a Full HD webcam in front that is capable of snapping selfies and is able to rotate up to 180 degrees that will further increase collaboration if such a situation arises.
The device runs on dual load Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 Professional operating systems and comes with a fourth generation Intel Core i3 processor 4130T (3M Cache, 2.9GHz), 16GB RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics 4400, a 500GB hard drive, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, in addition to VGA and DisplayPort connectivity for multi-monitor setups. The Acer Veriton Z2660G AiO retails at US$779 (RM2,546.10) upon availability.
www.acer.com Small but mighty car charger THE JUMPR from Juno Power is all about empowering road warriors, who carry a plethora of gadgets with them, as this sleek, lightweight external battery will let you tote an impressive 6,000 Milliamps of juice. That is more than enough to let you jump a dead car battery in a matter of minutes. This unique capability makes it the perfect tool to carry around if you travel a lot and are on the road most of the time.
The JUMPR multifunctional battery also boasts a 5V 2.1A output that enables it to deliver much needed electricity to devices, including smartphones, digital cameras and tablets.
Measuring a diminutive 5.5 inches x 3 inches x 0.6 inch and tipping the scales at 198g, the JUMPR will not take up additional space in the boot. Heck, Juno Power has also thrown in an integrated LED flashlight, just in case you have to work in the dark. The JUMPR is priced at US$89.99 (RM294).
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