We talk about Mushkin quite a bit around these parts and generally it's about a new SSD or computer RAM when we do. Mushkin has now announced that it is offering a full mine of SD and microSD memory cards in several speed classes. This is the first time that Mushkin has offered storage media like this for cameras and other devices.
Hackers delight. Using a Seagate Dockstar, some USB 2.0 ports, 128MB of RAM, and a small Linux server running a 1.2GHz ARM processor, YouTube user Spritetm has brought a Mac SE/30 back to wonderful, wonderful life. It runs a Mac emulator and works as a server. The floppy drive also works, reading SD cards mounted on floppy-shaped protoboard enclosures instead of the original 3.5" discs.
Samsung have outed four new camcorder ranges at CES 2010, and they run the gamut from entry-level point-and-shoot to Full HD. The top-spec models drop into Samsung's S-series, in this case the 10-megapixel CMOS S10, S15 and S16, each with 1080/60i capabilities and 15x optical zooms. Storage ranges from SD/SDHC on the S10 through 32GB SSD on the S15 to 64GB SSD on the S16.
MaxLinear and Hauppauge Digital have announced they're teaming up today to create the very first TV tuner card meant entirely for the UMPC and netbook market. This may very well be a match made in tuner card heaven.
Eye-Fi have announced their latest wireless memory card, the 4GB Eye-Fi Pro. Using the SDHC format, the new Eye-Fi Pro offers the usual automatic wireless transfer of images from digital cameras to a computer or website; however it also adds new file-type support, increased control over which images are synchronized, more flexible WiFi connectivity and video functionality.
The Eye-Fi Pro 4GB now includes "Selective Transfer", which allows users to choose which photos and/or videos are uploaded. This bypasses the issue with the older cards where every shot was transferred; according to Eye-Fi all users will now be able to use Selective Transfer, not just those with the Pro 4GB. Images are selected by locking them through the camera's own menus.
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro range, announcing a new 15-inch MBP with a built-in battery that is apparently good for up to 7hrs of runtime. It also drops the ExpressCard slot of the previous model and replaces it with a far more user-friendly SD card slot. Meanwhile the 17-inch MacBook Pro gets a price cut to $2,499, while the 13-inch MacBook now graduates to the Pro line with integrated 7hr battery among other things. Full details after the cut, plus a big price-cut for the MacBook Air.
Eye-Fi's latest Explore Video 4GB card has come in for examination over at GeekTonic, and if you've ever wished you could get on with sharing video clips rather than going through the hassle of retrieving them from your digital camera, this could be the SDHC card for you. Reviewer Brent was impressed by how straightforward the system is, though battery life on your device will take a hit from powering the WiFi radio.
Touch of Color was always too slick to be restricted to Samsung's TV ranges, and the company obviously agrees: the new Samsung SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 camcorders get the glossy red accents across their slickly-curved casings. Announced today, the pair each have Hyper Image Stabilization, 2.7-inch flip-out 230,000 pixel displays, and Samsung's Active Angle Lens which allows for a "more relaxed" shooting angle.
XM-I have introduced a new PMP version of their expanding capsule speaker, the X-mini Happy. Keeping roughly the same design and tweeter of the X-mini II (shown on the right), the Happy adds an SD/SDHC slot for up to 8GB cards and onboard mediaplayer, meaning it can be used as a palm-sized music system.
We caught up with SanDisk while at CTIA this week, to check out their Service Delivery Cards. SDCs are pre-loaded custom memory cards, each full of digital content ranging from videos clips, TV shows and music, to games and wallpapers. SanDisk also whipped out their CompactFlash Extreme IV series storage to try to tempt resident SlashGear photographer Daniel Lim.