Sony’s Micro USB pen drive now available in India

We earlier told you about the micro USB pen drive launched by Sony that helped people boost storage on their android smartphones/tablets. Now Sony has launched it in India too.

The 8, 16 and 32GB variants of the Sony micro USB pen drive are priced at Rs 746, Rs 1,399 and Rs 2,633 respectively.

It is compatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean. Sony is working hard to get it on Kitkat.

 

Get more storage for your Android phones and tablets with Sony’s micro usb drive

We are always looking for more and more storage especially on portable devices. Unfortunately portable devices has very limited storage options.

USB drives changed the way people stored their important data and transferred data from one device to another without the use of cloud or the internet.

Sony has applied the very same logic and created a micro USB flash drive that goes into the micro usb port of your android smartphones and tablets allowing you to boost your storage on these devices.

Priced at $20 for the 8GB, $30 for the 16GB, $63 for the 32GB model its quite a steal for all those who have huge storage requirements.

What is your opinion on this?

Spotted: iPad knock-off running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (video)

Look what we’ve found here: a 9.7 inch tablet that looks pretty similar to Apple’s iPad BUT runs Google’s Android operating system (2.3.3 Gingerbread). The knock-off is called Aocos N19 and, of course, like all other knock-offs, this device too originates from China.

The device comes loaded with an impressive 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor (which basically means it is quite fast), runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be expanded with a microSD card. The best part: it dons a high-resolution (1024×768) 9.7” capacitive display that offers wide viewing angles and bright, bright colors thanks to IPS Technology which is used in the original iPad as well.

You probably have an iPad. But some Chinese could not afford it. So what they do? Get an iPad knockoff. The Aocos N19 is the latest iPad clone to hit the scene. Unlike Apple’s original iPad, the Aocos is all about Android.

The Aocos N19 is a pretty decent iPad knockoff. It was widely discussed at the local tablet computer forums for its amazing IPS display. At first sight, it is clearly an iPad clone. It packs the usual Android build into a casing that looks a lot like the real thing.

Other features include 720p HDMI output, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, a microSD card slot, miniUSB slot. It is 13mm thick (same as original iPad) and weighs 660g (60g more than the original iPad).

M.I.C. Gadget went hands-on with the device and found it to be running smoothly. Performance on heavy games was just satisfactory.

Best Buy: 1,499 Yuan (around $235)

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OS X Lion available on the Mac App Store for download; USB flash drive for those with slow net connection

As promised, Apple has today launched Mac OS X Lion, the first major upgrade to its operating system software in two years, through the Mac App Store. Costing $29.99, the download weighs in at 3.74GB (though the Mac App Store calculates it as a 3.5GB download). To those that are blessed with high net speeds can download the Lion from the Mac App Store. For those on the slow side, read on…

Mac owners with a snail’s pace internet connection can download the upgrade at any Apple retail store, or for that matter, at any public Wi-Fi hotspot for free (legally). If this is not your cup of coffee then you can cough up an additional $40 and buy the official USB dongle, pre-loaded with the Lion installer, to be available on Apple’s online store some time in August.

To upgrade your Mac to Lion, you will require Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later, Apple said in a statement and on the Mac App Store.

El Jobso: No USB 3.0 as yet

Apple chief, Steve Jobs said Intel aren’t ready yet to provide USB 3.0 support for Mac, but did keep hopes of a future arrival intact.

Jobs, on receiving a question regarding USB 3.0 on Macs, replied this: We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.

This surely proves that we might see USB 3.0 in future versions of Macs, when Apple and Intel manage to mutually agree on the deal.

New 7 Inches Apple iPad will let you connect USB drives to it

It is a rumor from a long time that Apple is soon going to come out with a new iPad which is going to create a next level in the Tablet Industry. With Blackberry’s Launch of a new 7 inches Tablet the competition will be cut-throat.It would take an prodigious effort by Apple to keep up with its reputation in terms of Tablets.

The latest rumor that we get from our source is that the new Apple iPad 7 inches will have a USB port , which means that you can connect your USB drives to it. Isn’t that truly amazing. This will also solve the problem of media storage on the iPad.

The most interesting part will be that does the iPad come in different Capacities because once if you can attach an external drive the original capacity does not make much sense whether less or more. Either Apple will put some limitations on the USB devices or Apple will come up with just one version. Let’s wait and watch.

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Gold-plated Football Whistle cum USB Flash Drive

There are things in the world, which you encounter at every hurdle in life, that deceit you. Before we get into this “elegant” gadget, just look at it and tell me what do you make of it?

So, what clues does it give you? It is a Jewel Football Whistle, that doubles up as a sexy ‘bling’ chain for your deserving neck, and a 4GB USB Flash Drive to help you keep your important stuff ever so close to you. The secret? The USB Drive is hidden and can deceit anyone, with only the owner knowing that it is a USB drive too, apart from being a Jewel Whistle Chain. To use your USB, just plug out the whistle (the part which you blow the whistle). The jeweled football, along with the chain, can remain on your neck.

Best buy: $25

Availability: Buy now at Gadget4all

USB’s in Star Wars Mimobots, Series 5 style

Got bored of the old transcend or scandisk USB drive.

Check out the new star wars mimobots series 5 which has a unique design and help to remove the boredom from the custom USB drives.

These news USB drives are designed in accordance with star wars mimobots series 5 and come in 2GB to 16GB capacities. Prices start at $29.95.

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Earlier transformers also had made their edition of USBs.

The all new MacBook Pro Core i7

MacBook Pro Core i7

Apple has finally released it new Macbook Pro. Below are its specs

Size and weight

Height:
0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
Width:
14.35 inches (36.4 cm)
Depth:
9.82 inches (24.9 cm)
Weight:
5.6 pounds (2.54 kg)1

15-inch MacBook Pro with dimensions.

Connections and expansion

Connections and Expansion on the 15-inch MacBook ProView larger

  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • SD card slot
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out
  • Kensington lock slot

Communications

802.11n

  • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Audio

  • Stereo speakers with subwoofers
  • Omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)
  • Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
  • Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
  • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Environmental Status Report

MacBook Pro is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free3
  • Reduced packaging volume
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold4

Display

15-inch MacBook Pro showing display.

  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
  • Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
  • Optional 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display with 1680 by 1050 pixels (glossy or antiglare)

Graphics and video support

NVIDIA GeForce 330M GT

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz configurations; or 512MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.66GHz configuration
  • Intel HD Graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5
  • Automatic graphics switching
  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
  • iSightiSight camera
  • Mini DisplayPort

Pure digital video output

DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)

VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (optional)

Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)

HDMI output using Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (optional)

Input

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  • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Processor and memory

intel Core i7

  • 2.4GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache; or 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache
  • 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB

15-inch MacBook Pro configurations

Storage

Storage

  • 320GB or 500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive; optional 500GB 7200-rpm hard drive, or 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive6
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW
  • Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD

slot-loading SuperDrive

Battery and power7

Up to 9 hours of wireless productivity.

  • Built-in 77.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
  • MagSafe power port

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
    (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F
    (-24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Credits: Apple

The biggest iPad competitors

There are a few good tablet touch devices which may give thick compitition to the apple iPad in the future.

The JooJoo

JooJoo  is a 12 inch linux based touch tablet which features full HD video. The JooJoo also features a 4gb hard drive and has a 5 hr battery

The JooJoo

HP Slate

HP Slate is one of the biggest competitors that the apple iPad can have. HP Slate will come with windows 7 operating system and shall also have utilities like webcam and usb ports. The expected price of the product is 550$

HP Slate

ExpoPC Slate

The ExpoPC Slate is a windows based device which is meant not only for web-browsing but also for watching movies,television shows and the ExpoPC Slate also serves as a E-book reader. The ExpoPC Slate’s  screen measures 8.9 inches and it has a solid hard drive of 32GB. The webcam is also present in the ExpoPC Slate.

The ExpoPC Slate cost around 599$.

ExpoPC Slate

Dell Streak

The Dell Strak is expected to have a 5″ touchscreen and is expected to utilize the Android 2.0 operating system.

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Keep iPod cable in reach with FlipSync

Constantly being called on to loan out iPod/iPhone cables to your friends and colleagues? Don’t like carrying an extra iPod cable with you, poised and ready to bail out a friend’s dying iPhone? Don’t worry. We have come up with a sensational rescue for you – the $20 FlipSync cable by Scosche.

They boiled Apple’s cable down to a little keychain, placing an iPod connector on one end, and on the other end, a USB plug whittled down to just the pins. For someone who’s constantly keeping track of iPod cables, this thing looks like a lifesaver.

The FlipSync is due for release in the first quarter, along with a smartphone version that doles out both mini and micro USB.

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Hi-Tech travel kit: Everything you need

If you are a frequent traveler and a total gadget freak, then what we have for you is a perfect combo for your peace and happiness. We present to you a hi-tech travel kit which includes gadgets that can make your trip the best ever.

Want to know what all this hype is about? Read on…

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