Tech By Staff on Aug 8, 2011
Gigabyte makes losing portable hard drives even easier by introducing their A2 Tiny. This little bad boy packs 160GB in its slightly larger than lighter size frame. Inside, Gigabyte has placed a 1.8″ SATA hard drive, which is a smaller version of their original A2, running on a 2.5″ hard drive. Its special exterior surface prevents fingerprints smudges and is also heat resistant, though to what degree is unknown. Get it? What “degree”? It’s a play on words. Holla!
Gigabyte has specially designed the A2 Tiny to protect against shock and vibration. But not against awe. Har har. Flip out the USB connector and you are good to go. Oh, it only comes in charcoal gray and pricing is unknown. Now, feel proud when you hear that “it’s so tiny”.
Tech By Staff on May 18, 2011
With the 2012 Apocalypse fast approaching, how will you keep your data safe? Look no further than ioSafe’s SoloPro, a fireproof, waterproof and dummy-proof external hard drive. As fires ravage the lands, feel secure with SoloPRO’s 30 minute protection against 1550° heat. You’re on your own in that 31st minute, but half an hour should be enough time to formulate a plan. And as those floods race across the fruited plains, rest easy knowing your valuable porn is protected 10 feet underwater. For 3 days! It also doubles as a flotation device, although this isn’t disclosed in the instruction manual.
ioSafe includes a twelve month data recovery service with each unit. So, you’re all set if the apocalypse lasts into 2013. ioSafe’s SoloPro retails for $499, a much better investment than a bomb shelter.
Tech By Staff on May 17, 2011
Watching video on your phone is not fun. It seems like we spend more time staring at the video load than on the video itself. Streaming data to your smartphone just got a little easier though. Seagate introduces the GoFlex Satellite Portable Hard Drive, a battery-powered external storage unit that streams data over its built-in WiFi. Coming in at 500gb, the GoFlex Satellite beams your videos, music and other data to your iOS-specific device via an iOS app or web browser. While an Android app still is in development, Android users can access the unit via their web browser.
Up to three users can connect to the unit with a maximum distance of 100 feet. The rechargeable battery supports 25 hours of battery life, or about 5 hours of streaming video. Priced at $200 retail, the Satellite GoFlex may not be an everyday item you carry around. Yet, its ability to stream video and music could fill up those car trips with the kids or downtime in between work or travel. Preorders available now.