Iomega has been making a full line of external HDDs for a long time and the company has offerings aimed at on the go users and those looking for more storage space for the home or office. The company has announced its latest line of products including USB 3.0 portables and a new FireWire 800 HDD for Mac systems.
Remember the 22-megapixel multitouch wall display from a few months back? Having all those millions of pixels whipping around to follow your gestures is all well and good, but the 30 PCs used to drive the 28 projectors involved sucks down power, produces masses of heat and isn't exactly practical for home users. How about driving that same 22MP wall display, 28 projectors, from a single MacBook Pro?
Iomega has unveiled a new storage device aimed at the small business needing data protection with network attached storage, but without a full time IT staff. The new storage array is called the StorCenter ix12-300r.
Sharing files - whether a central document store, a single place for backup or a huge multimedia library - is becoming more popular, and we're seeing an increasing number of devices promise to take your regular USB storage and make it network-friendly. Latest to the SlashGear test bench is the Iomega iConnect, a compact box that can share both drives and printers to local and remote users. Cheaper and with more features out-of-the-box, can it unseat the Pogoplug? Check out our full review after the cut.
Sony Ericsson have announced a QWERTY version of their Vivaz touchscreen S60 smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro. Packing a 5.1-megapixel camera, 3.2-inch 360 x 640 touchscreen and a VGA output, the Vivaz pro also has a slide-out keyboard for speedier messaging. Connectivity includes UMTS/HSPA (with both 900/2100 and 850/1900/2100 models planned), WiFi, Bluetooth, VGA TV output and a USB port, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
We called Iomega's iConnect a Pogoplug derivative back when the company announced it last week, but having caught up with the company at CES 2010 it seems we may have been a bit too harsh. Ostensibly a straightforward way to get USB storage hooked up to your network, in fact sharing HDDs and flash drives is just one string to the iConnect's bow. Check out our demo video and more details after the cut.
Iomega has announced their latest digital media devices, the Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD, ScreenPlay Plus HD and the ScreenPlay TV Link Director, each of which promise to funnel your video, audio and image content onto your HDTV. The top-spec ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player has 1TB of onboard storage together with an ethernet connection for DLNA streaming playback across a network; there are also three USB 2.0 ports, for plugging in external storage, a USB WiFi adapter or cameras for direct playback.
It supports up to 1080p HD 24fps video playback in H.264, WMV and MKV formats (among others) in addition to streaming YouTube, Shoutcast radio, RSS feeds and podcasts. The Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD will arrive in the US later in January 2010, priced at $249.
We've a feeling Iomega have been keeping an eye on Pogoplug, since the new Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station offers the same sort of networked connectivity for USB drives. Basically a remotely-accessible NAS with no onboard storage, the iConnect has four USB 2.0 ports for hooking up external drives or memory keys, together with a gigabit ethernet port.
Iomega's new v.Clone app may not have the instant appeal of a shiny new piece of hardware, but it's a pretty neat piece of software that will be included on several of the company's external drives. Iomega v.Clone aims to bring straightforward virtualization of a primary PC to a home audience, packing a clone of the OS together with all applications, settings and documents onto a removable drive which can later be booted into onto a second machine.
We liked the original Iomega StorCenter ix2 back when we reviewed it roughly twelve months ago, but the rest of the home NAS market has advanced in the intervening period and the ix2 is looking a little stale. To address that fact, Iomega have launched the StorCenter ix2-200, their second-gen version of the dual-drive backup station, now boasting removable storage and more. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.