Verbatim announced a new flash drive today that is seriously small. Dubbed the TUFF 'N' TINY, this USB drive is really about the thickness of a penny and measures in at only 1" by 0.5". Read The Full Story
Cowon's next MP3 player has been previewed, and the keyring-style iAudio E2 is already causing no small amount of confusion. While it ostensibly resembles a screenless PMP in the manner of the iPod shuffle, the row of icons at the top of the Cowon teaser (which you can see full-sized after the cut) does seem to suggest a more complete range of features. Read The Full Story
At first glance this may look like a compact DVD case, but it's actually Pioneer's latest external DVD burner intended for mobility-concerned ultraportable and netbook users. The Pioneer DVR-XD09 tips the scales at 8oz and gets both power and data from a single USB 2.0 connection. Read The Full Story
Remember that Active Media charity penguin flash drive from back in June? Someone has obviously told Active Media that not every portable storage buyer likes penguins, as the company is back with a polar bear version offering up to 16GB of storage and a donation to the WWF with every purchase. Read The Full Story
IronKey announced to the world today their latest flash drive offering. It's called the S200 USB Drive and this gizmo is supposedly the most secure of its type currently available on the market. This new flash drive meets FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validation, which is required for devices in government agencies and is currently the only USB drive to meet this standard. It's super tough, tamper-resistant and features self-destruction circuitry for added protection. It also has AES-256 encryption and can store up to 16GB of data. You can restrict networks on this drive as well as set up a read-only mode. You can enable anti-malware and anti-virus scanning if you wish as well. The IronKey S200 works with Windows 2000-running PCs or later, Mac OS X or later and Linux. We don't know when the S200 will be released or how much it'll cost, but we'll keep you posted.
Hitachi have announced a new range of simple USB hard-drives, together with a basic NAS adapter which can connect two external drives to a network. The SimpleDRIVE Mini and SimpleTOUGH portable USB drives are available in 250, 320 and 500GB capacities, with the former adding ruggedness and the latter basic colors. Read The Full Story
LaCie have given their LaCinema Rugged multimedia hard-drive an HD upgrade, in the shape of the unsurprisingly-titled LaCinema Rugged HD. The 500GB external hard-drive keeps the shock-resistant chassis, HDMI port and remote control, but now supports 1080p high-definition media in H.264, MKV, WMV9 and MPEG-4 formats. Read The Full Story
A-DATA have unveiled what they're calling "the first flash drive compatible with Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)", though as far as we've heard there haven't been many reported problems with existing drives and the Windows 7 RC. Still, if you're looking for up to 64GB of portable storage then the A-DATA XPG Xupreme may be the drive of your dreams. Read The Full Story