One of the age-old dilemmas in the technology world is getting both sides of the new technology coin in play at once. When a new technology like SDXC is unveiled it looks great, but before the cards will be adopted by users and manufacturers there have to be readers and SDXC cards on the market at the same time.
Toshiba have announced the world's first 64GB SDXC memory card, capable of data transfer speeds of up to 35MB per second writes and up to 60MB per second reads. Scheduled to go into mass production in Spring 2010, the 64GB SDXC is aimed at high-resolution digital cameras and HD camcorders.
Judging by the frequent of Pretec breakthrough flash-based storage cards, breaking records must be part of Pretec quarterly exercise. The company is set to unveil not only the World’s First SDXC, but also an unprecedented 100GB CompactFlash at 666x. The latter up the ante, broke company’s own CF’s record at 433X.
Even with new standard still in lobbying effort, Pretec has the go-ahead with the SXDC small form factor flash-based memory standard that’s capable of reaching 2TB. Pretec will exhibit both the 32GB SXDC and 666x, that’s capable of 100MB/s transfer rate, at PMA and CeDIA tomorrow. We’ll visit each both tomorrow to dig deeper on the cost.
You’d be forgiven if, after taking a quick glance at Olympus' new Air A01 doohickey, you dismissed it as a lens of some sort. In fact it’s more, much more. Think of the Air A01 as a Micro Four Thirds or Micro 4/3 camera minus the lens and display: ultra portable, allowing you to place or mount it anywhere your creativity takes you, and paired up wirelessly with an iOS or Android device. While add-on cameras are something we’ve already seen from Sony, Kodak, and others, Olympus’ decision to go for interchangeable lenses sets the Air A01 apart; read on for my first impressions.
At MWC early last March, Sandisk wowed the crowd with what we thought is the highest capacity microSD card so far. Well, it can still cling to that title for now, as it is truly the highest capacity microSD card available in the market. Yes, Sandisk has finally made its 200 GB microSD card available and one can buy it on Amazon already. But while the little card is ready to store thousands of photos and hours of footage, do be aware that you will be paying twice as much for it.
Verbatim has expanded its SD card lineup with Verbatim Pro+ SD cards designed for use with action cameras and Pro range SD cards for 4k cameras. The cards are said to offer UHS-I Speed Class 3 and Class 10 standards, and to have a read speed up to 90MB/s. The write speed is nearly as fast at up to 80MB/s, making them a better choice for DSLRs, action cameras, and any other device that needs to record RAW images, rapid burst shots, or ultra high definition resolutions.
SanDisk may have just unveiled their crowning glory at Computex, the 200 GB microSDXC card, but already they have some tough competition, depending on how you look at it. On the same Computex floor, a company called Microdia is flaunting a microSD card that has more than double that capacity. Yes, welcome the 512 GB microSDXC card. This one is set to go out in July if everything goes well for Microdia, but it is going to carry a prohibitively expensive price tag that very few consumers will be able to afford.
This is a selfie generation, or at least that's what device makers are trying to both justify and actually promote. From digital cameras to smartphones, you are sure to find some semblance of a selfie-friendly feature, either covertly or overtly mentioned. ASUS isn't about to break the mold here, but while its ZenFone flagship is a, more or less, "serious" smartphone, it's now announcing a more selfie-oriented version. Dubbed, what else, the ZenFone Selfie, this mid-ranger is designed with features, both hardware and software, to cater to all your self photography needs.
ASUS is once again getting into the Android tablet scene, but this time it's bringing something different to the table. While many OEMs put out official accessories like covers and cases, ASUS is taking things a small step further. Touting these tablets as the first tablet with interchangeable and customizable covers, ASUS' accessories not only add style to the new ZenPad tablets, they actually also add functionality, like one that has a built-in battery pack and another that adds 5.1-channel surround sound to the tablet.