CES 2009: New SD card standard paves the way for 2TB capacities

Duncan Geere CES 2009, Computers, Gadget Shows, USB Memory Leave a Comment


The SD association has announced a new top-end to the capacities of its eponymous flash memory cards. The new spec is called “SDXC” – short for “eXtended Capacity”, and it’ll hold up to 2TB of data, with transfer speeds rocketing up to 104MB/s. In contrast, the previous maximums were 32GB and 10MB/s.

This is just a specification – there’s no products yet – and support for the format will have to make its way into devices before it’ll be much use selling the cards. However, I think it’s fairly safe to say that we’ll be seeing these on shelves in a year or so.

(via Gizmodo)

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Microsoft disguises a USB flash memory stick in the Mobile Memory Mouse 8000

Katherine Hannaford Laptops / Notebooks, USB Memory Leave a Comment

microsoft-8000-mouse.jpgFirst a coffee table which is actually a computer, now a computer mouse which is actually a USB flash memory drive. Bless ol’ Billy Gates and the team at Microsoft.

The Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 may be sized like a standard wireless ergonomic mouse, but under all that sleek silver and black plastic lies 1GB of storage, and a little transceiver you can plug into your PC’s…

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Shiny Video Review: Swarovski bling flash drives from Philips

Katherine Hannaford USB Memory, Video Reviews Leave a Comment

Back when I was on Shiny Shiny and more concerned with sparkly, pink and fluffy gadgets than robots and all things geektacular, I went to the launch of the Swarovski and Philips flash drives. You’ll be pleased to know, months later, that they’re finally launching in the UK this week (Harrods, to be precise), and that Zara recently got all hands-on with them. Boys, forget diamonds – if you want to get jewellery for your geeky girls, head on down at the end of this week, where prices start at £50…

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