When Apple removed all the ports in its new MacBook and replaced them with USB Type-C ports, the world anticipated that we’re moving towards devices with a universal port for everything. However, with different voltage requirements, specifications for data transfer and power, and more make it complicated to ensure that one port will satisfy all needs in any part of the world.
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which consists of Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, and others of its members has announced a new USB Type C specification, the USB 3.2. USB 3.1 or, to be accurate, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Superspeed+ sports up to 10Gbps. This is made possible by combining two [...]
Sony has launched a new portable flash drive that will be compatible for use with both USB-A connectors, along with USB-C ports.This might not come as the biggest news of the day, but for most struggling between older and new generation systems, these USB Type-C drives will be nothing short of godsend coming with a promise to make their lives a lot easier than before.
USM-CA1 according to Sony will feature dual connectors to allow for wider connectivity. These will be available in three sizes, 16GB/32GB/64GB, and will have write speeds of up to 130 Mb/s.
The USM-C1 will be available starting sometime next week. No information on pricing has been revealed. Sony [...]
Remember those spy movies you would watch as a kid, where the spy would have to get to this super secure vault; which could only be opened by one person, because it was locked by the most advanced technology of all time – fingerprint security system? Child’s play today.
Almost every present day high-end smartphone has a fingerprint scanner. So why not a USB fingerprint scanner which can be attached to your laptop in order to lock all your accounts with your own fingerprint? Let us find out what all the fuss is about.
Today we want to [...]
Here’s another reason for Samsung fans to glory in as news of Samsung Galaxy S7’s USB Type C port gets confirmed. Instead of the standard microUSB port, the new Samsung smartphone will come equipped with the new-age port, which has recently become a popular choice for many smartphone manufacturers.
Type C ports have been in news for a while now, and for all the good reasons. One of the biggest advantages of these is that they allow reversible charging options, which means the cord can be plugged in either way. It also allows for faster charging as well as data transfer. The latter is more efficient than [...]
Earlier this week Google launched two new phones at the official event in San Francisco – Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. As retailers and buyers gear up for the pre-order of these new devices, what comes as a wet blanket is the connectivity problem of 5X – it comes with a USB cable that is not compatible with most computers.The Google website shows that Nexus 5X comes containing a USB Type-C 15W charger and a USB Type-C to Type-C cable. This implies the user would have to spend an extra $13 (about Rs. 900) approximately for a USB Type-C to UBS Standard cable in order to be able to connect the phone to an average computer.
However, buyers of Nexus 6P won’t [...]
Ever since the inception of multimedia enabled phones, one question that has bothered the users is the storage space of these devices. Listening to the complaints, many companies have added the expandable storage feature, which is without a doubt, one of the most important feature of the phones. With the companies providing easy accessibility in terms of storing data as well as installing app data on the SD card, some of those issues are addressed. But what about devices which only have limited storage options like the blockbuster MOTO G which only comes in an 8 or 16 GB option. And what if you are a multimedia hoarder and even with expandable memory, you are not satisfied with the [...]
It is said that when Apple will launch its new iPhone i.e. iPhone 6 in September, it will also introduce its new Lightning data-power cable—that is, if newly leaked images circulating online are to be believed.
Several leaked photos in recent days have suggested Apple may be looking to move to a reversible USB connector for its next-generation Lightning cables, making it easier for users to plug the cables into their computers, chargers, and other equipment with standard USB ports.
MacRumors reported a leaked picture from iOS leaker, Sonny Dickson, showing the Lightning cable with a [...]
Porsche Design has become synonymous with everyday tech that is usually more expensive than normal. The new Lacie Porsche Design USB hard drives may actually stand out of the crowd. The P’9223 Slim SSD is 30% slimmer than the usual category drives. The storage capacity of the Porsche Design P’9223 is 120GB on a solid State Drive and it utilizes a USB 3.0 port for fast data transfers. The price is kept at a fresh $150 for the flash-based edition or US $ 100 for the optical 500GB variant. Both of which will be available in India next month.
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Sony has just announced a new range of slim batteries for smartphones and tablets. The capacity ranges from 3,500 to 7,000mAh, weigh around 198 grams and measure 130.6mm by 12.9mm.Sony is also working on a range of tiny portable plug in style batteries for smartphones.
[quote]This thin type of battery is Sony’s strength,” said spokesman Jin Tomihari. “The smartphone market is growing, so the battery market is also growing accordingly.”[/quote]
Both battery types the flat one pictured and the round portable one, are set to [...]
Logitech in the US yesterday launched the washable keyboard K310, but failed to give information on the global counterparts. Logitech India has confirmed that the product will be launched in the coming Month or two and will be priced slightly upwards from the US $ 39.99 price , at Rs. 2499.
The keyboard can be submerged in 11 inches of water, and also since this is a wired keyboard, the wire and USB and not water resistant.
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SanDisk launched what it claims to be the world’s fastest Micro SD card, the Extreme Pro microSDHC line of storage add-ons for your smartphone or tablet. It has advertised speeds of 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write. The card is expected to be available by the third quarter of 2012 and in 8GB and 16GB capacities. The 8GB model will be priced at Rs. 2,599 while the 16GB model will be available for Rs. 4,699.
It also launched four USB flash drives – SanDisk Extreme, Cruzer Glide, Cruzer Facet and Cruzer Pro. These USB drives are extremely efficient [...]
The USB Implementers Forum has confirmed at CES that tablets and smartphones will begin to get MicroUSB 3.0 ports end of 2012 and all throughout 2013. The port has raw speeds unto 5Gbps but portable devices will see maximum connectivity of 800 Megabits /sec. The new ports will not only increase data transfer speed but will also lead to faster charging times for such mobile devices.