USB 3.0

3M Demoes USB 3.0 Monitor

3M Demoes USB 3.0 Monitor

Technology is an ever-progressing front, and as we welcome the next batch of great inventions, we also have to take in the minor steps in the same direction as well. Then again, getting a monitor that not only receives its display signal from the next step in Bluetooth tech, but is also powered by it, may not be all that minor at all. Thanks to 3M, you can now safely debate the subject, as they've gone ahead and demoed their first monitor that does just that.

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ASUS Immensity concept motherboard peeks out

ASUS Immensity concept motherboard peeks out

ASUS has just sent us over some shots of their new ASUS Immensity concept motherboard, along with a few scant details to whet our appetite.  The new 'board is confirmed as having a Lucid Hydra chipset and ATI Radeon 5000 Series GPU, along with a fair few of the latest ports like USB 3.0.

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Iomega announces new family of eGo Portable and desktop HDDs

Iomega announces new family of eGo Portable and desktop HDDs

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.

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Pretec unveils P240 USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader, world’s first USB 3.0 card reader

Pretec unveils P240 USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader, world’s first USB 3.0 card reader

USB 3.0 ports on new computers are becoming more and more common today. As the ports are more common, new devices to take advantage of the ports are becoming more common too. Pretec has unveiled the world's first USB 3.0 memory card reader at Computex 2010.

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Silicon Power Armor A80 USB 3.0 portable hard drive unveiled

Silicon Power Armor A80 USB 3.0 portable hard drive unveiled

Silicon Power has unveiled a new external portable hard drive called the Armor A80. The new HDD uses a USB 3.0 interface and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well. The HDD is rugged, meets US military standards for drop survivability, and is water resistant to IPX7 standards.

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VIA Labs to show off VL800 4-port USB 3.0 host controller at Computex

VIA Labs to show off VL800 4-port USB 3.0 host controller at Computex

USB 3.0 gear is coming to the market in larger amounts every day. Today if your notebook or mainboard has USB 3.0 ports, you are lucky to get a pair of them. VIA Labs will be showing off a new host controller for USB 3.0 at Computex that can double the number of USB 3.0 ports available.

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Sharkoon offers up new USB 3.0 host controller card for PCI-E slots

Sharkoon offers up new USB 3.0 host controller card for PCI-E slots

If you are on a computer that is still working well for your needs, you probably aren't in the market for upgrading to a new machine or mainboard right now. The only downside for lots of folks with older machines that still work well is that the PCs lack USB 3.0 ports to support the new and much faster USB 3.0 storage devices starting to land on the market.

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Sharkoon unveils QuickStore Portable USB 3.0 enclosure

Sharkoon unveils QuickStore Portable USB 3.0 enclosure

I have talked about some of the interesting external enclosures and other gear that Sharkoon offers in the past like the SATA and IDE Combo dock. Today Sharkoon has revealed a new external drive enclosure that lets you use a leftover 2.5-inch SATA HDD as a USB 3.0 external drive.

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Seagate GoFlex adds swappable USB 3.0/eSATA/FireWire cables, media docks to HDDs

Seagate GoFlex adds swappable USB 3.0/eSATA/FireWire cables, media docks to HDDs

Seagate have announced their third-generation of portable hard-drives, the Seagate GoFlex Storage System, which debuts a system of interchangeable connection adapters that can be used to turn a regular USB 2.0 HDD into a USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire 800 drive.  Meanwhile there are a selection of special cables and docks, which can add automatic backup functionality (using Memeo technology), network connectivity, HD media playback or desktop dock convenience.

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Patriot offers range of USB 3.0 gear for PCs and notebooks

Patriot offers range of USB 3.0 gear for PCs and notebooks

Yesterday I mentioned that Patriot had unveiled a new RAM kit it claimed to be the world's fastest DDR3. Patriot has also announced a new line of USB 3.0 gear for computer users recently.

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ASUS Eee PC 1018P caught in wild: USB 3.0 and 18mm thick

ASUS Eee PC 1018P caught in wild: USB 3.0 and 18mm thick

Of the new netbook models ASUS unveiled at CeBIT last month, the most interesting has to be the Eee PC 1018P.  Toting not only Intel's latest Pine Trail Atom N455 and N475 processors, the netbook has Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity along with the promise of 10hrs runtime.  TechInStyle.tv have got their hands on the 1018P, and the brushed aluminum chassis certainly doesn't let down the high-spec guts.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula motherboard pairs AMD CPUs with dual-channel DDR3 2000MHz RAM

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula motherboard pairs AMD CPUs with dual-channel DDR3 2000MHz RAM

ASUS has been on a roll with its high-end motherboards lately, and the new Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Formula doesn't look to break that pattern.  Designed for AMD's processors - including the new Phenom II X6 hexacores - the 'board is the first in the world to pair them with support for dual-channel DDR3 2,000MHz memory; there are also two USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6GB/s and three SATA 3GB/s connectors.

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