USB 3.0

LaCie d2 external HD rebooted with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

LaCie d2 external HD rebooted with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

It's time for the LaCie d2 external hard drive to be re-released, this time with a boost that should, by all means, make it into a brand new device altogether. What we're looking at here is what's now called the LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series and it's ready for universal connectivity like no other. This machine works with the fabulous speeds of USB 3.0 for a large cross-section of brand new machines and hits speeds to the max with no less than Thunderbolt connectivity for speeds up to two times that of FireWire 800.

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WD My Passport offers slick storage for Macs and PCs

WD My Passport offers slick storage for Macs and PCs

Western Digital has launched a new range of compact external storage, the My Passport Edge, for PC and Mac users, promising high-speed connectivity and up to 500GB of capacity. The new, pocket-scale drives rely on USB 3.0 for their hook-up, handy given Apple has succumbed to the port for its 2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air line-ups, and come clad in aluminum for extra resilience.

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LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie has launched a new toughened memory stick, the LaCie RuggedKey, cladding a toughened flash chip in a resilient rubber bumper. The RuggedKey, which will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, connects via USB 3.0 and is capable of withstanding 100m drops, extremes of heat and cold, and IP-54 level dust and water. Perhaps best of all, it looks like a little neon grenade.

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Giada i53 aims at HTPCs with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Giada i53 aims at HTPCs with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

A manufacturer has finally decided to build a mini PC featuring silicon other than Intel’s Atom or AMD’s various APUs. In this case it's Giada, today announcing its new i53 “book sized” mini PC. The company has managed to cram in Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors into a 26mm thick chassis, saying that the whole package only consumes 35W. The other specs aren’t bad either.

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Point Grey unveils world’s smallest 4K USB 3.0 camera

Point Grey unveils world’s smallest 4K USB 3.0 camera

Point Grey, makers of industrial digital cameras, has released a new model in its Flea3 USB 3.0 camera lineup that supports 4K resolution and is being touted as the world's smallest 4K camera. It uses the bandwidth capabilities of USB 3.0 to deliver 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution color images at 21 frames per second. All this is stuffed into a tiny ice-cube sized package.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock upgraded before drop

The folks at Belkin really know hot to tease their prospective consumers - with the Thunderbolt Express Dock grabbing an update here well before its actual release. This device will compete directly with the Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Dock revealed this week and will cost $399 MSRP and will bring a host of connectivity options including three USB 3.0 ports, e-SATA port, ethernet, and FireWire 800. You'll be connecting to your Thunderbolt-laden device so hard you won't know what to do with yourself!

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Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

Alleged spec sheet for 13″ MacBook Pro 2012 leaks

The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been the main model tipped to include a Retina display, with not much being said of the 13.3- or 17-inch models. A leaked spec sheet indicates that that 13-inch may not see a Retina display update, instead settling for a mobile Ivy Bridge update as well as two USB 3.0 ports. The integrated graphics also see a bump to Intel’s HD 4000 GPU.

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