Lexar Media announced the launch of its flash-based, backup drives, Lexar Echo SE and Lexar Echo ZE. Designed to protect valuable data on netbook and notebook computers, Echo SE and ZE backup drives from lexar Media provide users with portable, easy-to-use file backup solutions for their mobile lifestyles. High-performance Echo SE is an ultra-portable drive that easily plugs into a computer’s USB port to perform automatic backup and transfer of files, at read speeds up to 28MB/s and write speeds up to 10MB/s.
SanDisk introduces an innovative new family of SanDisk USB flash drives, including the world’s first backup USB flash drive with simple backup software activation at the touch of a button. The SanDisk Ultra Backup USB portable flash drive is the first offering of the company’s new SanDisk Ultra USB product line. With capacities up to 64 gigabytes (GB), the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB flash drive is designed to protect computer users’ photos, music, videos, personal and business documents, and other types of digital files, with the simple touch of a button. No software installation is needed. The drive protects onboard digital content with a dual layer of security, including password-protected access control and ultra-secure AES hardware-based encryption.
Following the success of the Active Crystals range, Philips and Swarovski announce new luxurious color enhanced USB memory keys and headphones for 2008. The new additions to the Active Crystals range offer a sparkling array of color to the elegant crystal accessories. The new Philips and Swarovski Active Crystals Color range includes the dazzling USB Heart Ware Crystal Vitrail Light memory keys, the vibrant Space Violet in-ear headphones, the USB Lock Out Jet Hematite memory keys and the Space Jet Hematite in-ear headphones. The beautiful soft tones of the eye-catching crystals add a new dimension to these sensational and practical accessories. Philips Active Crystals will be available in February 2008.
Kingston Technology announced it is expanding its line of USB Flash drives with the introduction of the Kingston DataTraveler 110 model. Designed for ultra-fast read/write speeds and lower price points, respectively, the Kingston DT110 drive is available in capacities up to 8GB. “The Kingston DataTraveler DT110 drive provides an economic way to transfer and transport data whenever and wherever you travel," said Joe Teng, Flash memory product manager, Kingston. Sleek, practical and attractively priced, the Kingston DataTraveler DT110 serves the needs of budget-conscious users as well as consumers looking for significant storage capacity in a lightweight, compact design.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced its Spinpoint N2 160 gigabyte (GB) is shipping. Featuring a fast speed of 4200rpm in a 1.8" form factor, which is the size of a business card, Samsung's N2 160GB drive ushers in a new era of high performance storage for PDAs, MP3 players, camcorders, digital cameras and game consoles. According to market research firm IDC, 1.8" hard disk drives are expected to grow from 3.8 million units in 2007 to 22.1 million units in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate of 55 percent.
Imation Corp. a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, introduced the Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive and re-designed Imation Pivot Flash Drive, each engineered to deliver advanced security options. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive features a rugged design and maximum security to meet rigorous government security standards, providing an ideal way for business professionals and government personnel to safely store and transport sensitive or valuable data. The updated Pivot Flash Drive offers an enhanced design and security features, making it the perfect solution for today's mobile business professional.
Xias announces a new series of USB Pen Drives. The seductive black and silver drive allows users to take photos, MP3 files, game saves and other personal data with them wherever they go. The Xias drives come in 2GB to 8GB capacity, feature a two-year warranty and will be offered in multiple color options. The Xias drives will be available soon at many well-known retail outlets. “The demand for mobile digital storage has continued to increase,” commented Rick Stans, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Norcent Technology, Inc., an authorized licensee of Xias products. “The Xias pen drive offers a simple, safe solution to the growing US consumer segment that wants to access their personal data anywhere, anytime.”
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced that it is expanding its Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB family lines with new 32GB capacity offerings. The new Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives will be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 (CES) next week in Las Vegas in the Corsair Suite at the Wynn Hotel and at Showstoppers CES 2008.