Flash Drive

Get the CloudBook experience on your Eee

Get the CloudBook experience on your Eee

If you have been (not so) patiently waiting for the Everex CloudBook notebook to come out, and just can’t wait any longer, you can create the same thing on an Eee PC. All you have to do is go find the latest build of the gOS and then get the Ubuntu drivers for your Eee, past that, installation should be a breeze.

The two notebooks hardware wise are nearly identical, so there won’t be much of a difference there, you’ll just have pretend it doesn’t say “ASUS” on the lid. I have no clue why you’d switch between two different Linux distros that are already pretty close to the same though, but if the gOS is what really makes you happy then go for it.

ASUS 8GB Eee in short supply

ASUS 8GB Eee in short supply

The low-end versions of ASUS' Eee laptop have received much of the attention - not least because of their bargain basement price tags - but up at the top they're having problems keeping up with demand for their 8GB model.  SLC (single-level cell) NAND flash memory, which the Eee uses for storage instead of a traditional hard-drive, is currently in short supply, and ASUS has had to cut off shipments of the 8GB Eee to Taiwan until availability increases.

 

HP has first thin-client in notebook form

HP has first thin-client in notebook form

That’s right; you can now get a thin-client in a mobile form. It doesn’t have a hard drive per se, but rather a 1GB flash drive that can hold the Windows XPe OS and maybe a few other apps, likely just the ones necessary to access the remote apps.

Domino like Flash Drives

Domino like Flash Drives

If I had to pick two qualities that I thought products needed to have in order to sell they would be: geek factor and necessity, in that order. These domino look-a-likes are actually USB flash drives and therefore possess both qualities.

New Kingston Flash Drives

New Kingston Flash Drives

Kingston was showing off 4 new flash drives, the one I was most impressed with is the HyperX one. I mean, their HyperX PC memory is impressive so I can only expect similar speeds from this flash drive, and it delivers with a write speed of 20MB/second and read speed that’s 10MB/second faster, this thing is built for ReadyBoost. You can get these drives for 74, 131, and 266 dollars in capacities of 2, 4, and 8 gigabytes respectively.

Corsair Survivor now available in a larger size

Corsair Survivor now available in a larger size

If the 2, 4, 8, and 16 gigabyte capacities weren’t large enough for you, you’ll be happy to know they’ve moved up on the binary scale to a new 32GB capacity. These flash drives are nearly impossible to destroy, they are element proof and have had all sorts of nasty things done to them in an effort to figure out just what the physical limits are.

CES 2008: Pinnacle Video Transfer removes the hassle of converting video formats

CES 2008: Pinnacle Video Transfer removes the hassle of converting video formats

I don’t know about you, but I hate having to convert my videos to whatever format/dimensions/size the device I am trying to load them onto requires, so you better believe I am happy to hear about what Pinnacle is bringing to the table. You plug in this device, and your choice of iPod Video, iPod Nano 3rd edition, iPod Classic, PSP, or USB flash drive or hard drive and you can instantly start recording to whatever device you just plugged in.

Lenovo making Olympic USB drives

Lenovo making Olympic USB drives

Not much is known about these USB flash drives other than they are made by Lenovo, and have a similar design on them as the Lenovo Olympic laptops. Oh, and they look dumb, and cheap, and might contain lead, just kidding about that last one, sort of.

The laptops looked good, the “Cloud of Promise” as they call the swirly design was ingenious, and like I said, on the red-lidded laptop, it looked great. But this flash drive looks like it was made from a Coke can, so they should have stopped with the laptops.

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