The most common problem associated with the iPad and the iPhone is that those devices lack a USB drive. Well iPad and iPhone users worry no more. There is finally a way to wirelessly save and share documents upon many other capabilities with the new AirStash, the first USB drive for iPad and iPhone. Wearable Inc. developed this USB drive and has filled the void of not being able to store and transfer data. This device has storage capacity of 32GB, which allows users to easily store and stream movies, photos, music, eBooks, and documents. AirStash also offers the ability of convenience with its easy to use capabilities and its easy to transport pocket size. This new device generates its own WPA2-secured 802.11g network, meaning it doesn’t need to piggyback on an existing Wi-Fi setup. The AirStash is expected to ship soon after its demonstration and orders are being taken online. The cost for this USB drive is $100 and a free firmware update is due in the first quarter of this year.
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As technology progresses beyond the need for battery technology, solar powered devices are becoming a popular choice. Sun Drive, the newest solar charger, offers solar power through a solar panel that is wrapped around a battery inside the charger. Sun Drive can charge cellphones, MP3 players and digital cameras. It can give your cell phone 100 minutes of continuous talk time and up to 25 hours of standby time with only one charge. Furthermore, Sun Drive is small enough to carry with you at only 64mm by 25.8mm.
But what makes this solar charger stand out from the rest? It is also a USB drive, that can hold up to 32GB of memory.
As far as renewable energy goes, Sun Drive is an excellent option for environment friendly consumers. So try it out, and while you are at it, check out Sunrise’s green efforts.
I saw this series of Star Wars MIMOBOT designer flash drives by Mimoco and just had to show you.
They make a variety of different character-based designer USB flash drives, such as series of Star Wars, Halo, Domo, and Happy Tree Friends. The Star Wars series is a popular one and features various characters from the movie.
This set is perfect for every Star Wars fan. And these aren’t just empty USB flash drives that have cute designs. They are also programmed with exclusive digital content, such as wallpapers, screensavers, icons, and avatars. Not only that, but they also play sounds from the Star Wars movie when the drive is inserted or ejected from the computer. They offer these USB flash drives in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities.
If you collect these or any other series, be sure to store them in a durable case that can hold multiple drives. Then they can be protected, kept together, and have their value displayed for all to see. You could even make your own cover artwork for a case with a clear overlay. Most importantly, if you are collecting a valuable series like this, you want to keep the drives together and protect them from any damage.
For the past year, we have been hearing about the new SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). It will have many advances for both consumers and adopters of the new technology, such as much higher speeds and enhanced power efficiency.
The speculations were finally released in November by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which includes companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, ST-NXP Wireless, and Texas Instruments. They transitioned the management of the specification to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
With technology today, people are expecting and using much higher quality images and sound. These larger files take an extensive amount of time to transfer. But with USB 3.0, you do not have to worry about that. Data transfer rates are up to ten times higher than with USB 2.0. It has new power features, such as energy-saving sleep modes, which is great when looking for green technology.
Consumer products could appear as early as 2010. The first Superspeed devices are predicted to be flash memory devices, external hard drives, mp3 players, and digital cameras. As we wait for these new devices, don’t forget about your flash memory packaging options!
You have probably seen or heard of USB flash drives, but what exactly are they and how do they work?
USB flash drives, also commonly called USB jump drives, are NAND-type flash memory storage devices that are integrated with a USB interface.
- USB (Universal Serial Bus): A portal that allows communication between a computer and an external device over an inexpensive cable
- Flash memory: is computer memory that can be erased and rewritten or reprogrammed
- NAND flash memory chip: stores data. NAND flash is typically also used in digital cameras.
Flash drives are very handy to use, because their small, compact size makes them easily portable. The average size is 2.75″ x .75″ x .25″ and typically weighs 2 ounces or less. Despite their small size, these storage devices are able to hold 64MB – 64GB of information, depending on the specific capacity of the device. This makes them perfect to carry your important files and information on-the-go, or to back up your files without taking up a lot of space.
Not only can you carry a large amount of data on these small jump drives, but they are also composed of flash memory. This means that they are rewritable and reusable, which is perfect for carrying around unfinished projects.
The small size and rewritable flash memory makes jump drives a great product, but there are risks. Since they are so small, it makes it very easy to lose the device and all of your important information on it. The rewritable flash memory also makes it possible to accidentally delete your data.
USB flash drives need sturdy packaging in order to help prevent damage or loss. USB drive cases could also help you keep your flash drives organized and in one place.