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Jobo announces GIGA Vu SONIC and GIGA one SONIC image storage devices, rebranded Hyperdrives

Jobo announces GIGA Vu SONIC and GIGA one SONIC image storage devices, rebranded Hyperdrives

Jobo has recently announced two new photo storage devices – GIGA Vu SONIC and one GIGA One SONIC -- with features and appearances closely resembled to Sanho Hyperdrive Colorspace UDMA and Space.

The GiGA One SONIC has monochrome 1.8 inch display, functions more of a quick-n-dirty backup device with maximum transfer speed of 20MB/s. At that rate, it allows 1GB of images to be copied into the storage in less than one minute. Assuming it’s a rebranded Hyperdrive’s Space with similar battery life, a single charge would last up to 120GB of data transfer.

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Dell 24-inch G2410 Green monitor gets White LED backlit, cuts 60% power

Dell 24-inch G2410 Green monitor gets White LED backlit, cuts 60% power

Dell has today unveiled its greenest monitor display with the launch of the G2410, a 24-inch white LED Full HD LCD with EPEAT Gold rating and many power saving promises to deliver great images at 60% less power consumption.

The display features 250 nits of brightness, 5ms panel response time and provides 1000:1 of contrast with ability to extend up to a whooping 1 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Panel is TN type with 16.7 million colors and 160/170 viewing angles rating. It’s unfortunately not a better e-IPS panel type we would like to see.

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OWC unveiled Voyager Q hdd docking stations, Quad-interface included

OWC unveiled Voyager Q hdd docking stations, Quad-interface included

When I first heard of hdd docking station, I was thrilled and excited about the simplicity of accessing an internal 3.5-inch form factor hard drive with plug-n-play ability. Forget the external enclosure unit, a bare drive docking unit is the best hdd accessory ever invented and you better believe it. The increasingly popular hard drive docking station is everywhere now, and even OWC has joined the bandwagon.

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Feature-rich Addonics 4×1 eSATA/USB Port Multiplier has integrated Raid Controller

Feature-rich Addonics 4×1 eSATA/USB Port Multiplier has integrated Raid Controller

Addonics has come out with an innovative and compact size 4x1 Port Multiplier with integrated hardware Raid controller that’s OS independent. It comes in the form of System version (PCI-form factor) – to enable multiple hard drives inside a system to be connected together to form a RAID volume -- or Enclosure version – arts as external RAID array that fits inside Addonics family of Storage Tower, Storage Rack or other standard multi-bay enclosures.

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Blu-ray founders proposed cheaper Blu-ray royalties and simplified licensing process

Blu-ray founders proposed cheaper Blu-ray royalties and simplified licensing process

Back in October Macbook event, Steve Job expressed his view on Blu-ray’s gimmick as a “bag of hunt”, its licensing were too complex and the company hinted to wait on prices to fall further before entering the market. Job was right about the complication; and today, the founders of Blu-ray have revealed plan to unify the Blu-ray standard licensing, which would result in much simplified registering process and lower Blu-ray products cost, by as much as 40 percent less.

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PS3 $100 price cut imminent?

PS3 $100 price cut imminent?

Despite how much we like the Sony’s PS3 gaming console with the additional Blu-ray player and world’s class built quality; it remains fact that the hardware’s sale is falling behind compares to much-cheaper gaming counterparts from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii. With the economy's downturn, experts are predicting price cut is the only option that would probably turn the tide around, but how much is enough for a jumpstart?

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Philips 21:9 52-inch LCD gets priced and dated in UK

Philips 21:9 52-inch LCD gets priced and dated in UK

Philips is on the roll with technology headline today, says my News Reader – their Glasses-Free 3D technology gains support in US, and its first NET TV are debuting in UK. This one wouldn’t top the last two, but a follow-up to another Philips product that’ve been captivating Home Cinema fans worldwide since it broke cover.

Philips has priced out the unprecedented 21:9 Cinema LCD and announced a June release in UK. The 52-inch ultra wide Cinema display will cost you €4000 (£3535/$5044), It’s slightly expensive for nowadays cost per viewing inch displays but none of them offer you a true anamorphic widescreen aspect like the Philips.

Traditionally, AV equipments are retailed more in Europe than here, don’t be surprise to see a $4000 or less suggested retail when the 52-inch 21:9 makes its way to US.