All posts tagged "USB and Firewire Devices"

  • Logitec’s new Bluetooth 4.0 accessory helps you find missing keys (or iPhone 4S)

    If you're an iPhone 4S (or a new iPad) owner and often find yourself spending time searching for misplaced keys or other such items, Logitec's new Bluetooth 4.0 accessory – the LBT-MPVRU01 "Burutag" (which translates to "vibrating tag") may just be the solution you've been looking for.

  • I-O Data releases 4X quad/triple layer portable blu-ray drives

    I-O Data has extended its optical drive portfolio once again with the release of its BRP-U6C series of Portable Blu-ray XL Drives. The drives run dimensions of 140 x 147 x 19 mm (WxDxH) with a weight of about 300g.  

  • Kingston launches pocket friendly USB 3.0 card reader

    Memory card readers built into notebooks are generally not the fastest ones around and if you happen to own a notebook with USB 3.0 connectivity, you're definitely going to want to invest in a USB 3.0 card reader. Kingston's new MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 reader might just fit the ticket, at least as long as

  • Etron starts shipping its first USB 3.0 flash drive controllers

    Back in January Etron announced its USB 3.0 flash controllers at CES, but only now has the company started to ship the ICs. The company is aiming to bring lower cost USB 3.0 flash drive to the market with its now controller, while still offering decent performance.

  • ASMedia is aiming for Thunderbolt compatible solutions

    What can only be called a very recent addition in the world of peripheral IC makers, ASMedia has quickly made a name for itself, thanks to in to small part to its USB 3.0 host and device controllers as well as its SATA 6Gbps controllers. Now the company is said to be aiming to product

  • A quick look and comparison of Intel’s native USB 3.0 host controller

    If you're a regular VR-Zone reader you might remember our massive USB 3.0 host controller test that we did back in August last year. As the first of Intel's new 7-series motherboards are starting to appear, we thought we'd do a quick test of Intel's native USB 3.0 host controller and compare how it stacks up to

  • SilverStone shows off range of USB 3.0 accessories at CeBIT

    One area where SilverStone appears to be spending a lot of resources is in PC accessories and no, we're not talking about mice and keyboards etc. but rather about various add-in cards and other interesting little trinkets. At CeBIT the company was showing off some new USB 3.0 host controllers and some internal USB 3.0

  • RATOC releases 2048 x 1536-supporting USB 3.0 to HDMI Adapter

    A Japanese company by the name of RATOC has just unveiled its "REX-USB3HDMI" display adapter which provides a single HDMI output via connection to a USB 3.0 interface. Connecting over USB 2.0 is also possible, but one should expect less than smooth results in this instance.

  • VLI explains how USB2Expressway works

    If you're a regular reader you might remember that VIA Labs announced its USB2Expressway technology back at CES, but it wasn't really clear as to how it worked. Well, we've now had a chance to sit down with the company for an explanation and it's actually a lot simpler than it seemed.

  • Targus launches dual-display USB 3.0 graphics adapter

    The aptly named Targus USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Dual Video Adapter does exactly what the name suggests; it adds option to add up to two displays via a USB 3.0 adapter. It's based on DisplayLink's new DL-3900 chipset which allows for a pair of display to be driven over USB 3.0.

  • VIA Labs mixes up USB 3.0 and fibre optics for extended range

    One of the drawbacks of USB, no matter the version is the limited range of 5m, not an issue for most home users, but known to be a big problem when it comes to a lot of vertical markets. With USB 2.0 it was easy enough to extend the connections over an Ethernet cable with

  • Etron first with four port USB 3.0 controller with PCI Express x2 interface

    Although Intel will be incorporating USB 3.0 support in most of its 7-series chipsets and AMD already having support in its A75 chipset, we're still a long way from ubiquitous USB 3.0 support and both Intel and AMD won't be offering more than four ports as standard. As such third party USB 3.0 host controllers

  • Smartphones and tablets to get USB 3.0 by year’s end

    Smartphones and tablet computers are to get USB 3.0 by the end of this year or early next year, according to the the USB standards organisation at CES 2012.

  • VIA Accelerates USB 2.0 Using USB 3.0 Hubs. Confused?

    VIA Labs Inc., a subsidiary of VIA Technologies just announced a new way to accelerate the USB 2.0 devices using "USB2Expressway Dedicated Bandwidth Technology" feature.

  • Targus first with DisplayLink USB 3.0 based notebook dock

    If you're looking to add some more connectivity options to your USB 3.0 equipped notebook, then Targus might have what you've been looking for in the same of its USB 3.0 dual video docking station. The key feature here is that it sports DisplayLink's new USB 3.0 touting chipset which enables support for much higher

  • Intel gets Panther Point USB 3.0 certified

    Look at that, the USB-IF has issued a press release about four months early, well at least if you're Intel and don't want details of your upcoming products out in the open. The press release is merely an announcement that Intel has passed the USB-IF certification for USB 3.0, although it's with regards to Intel's

  • USB-IF announces USB audio/video device class

    The USB-IF has been none too happy about the various standards that have been pushing other signals than USB down its ports and cables with solutions such as MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) or MYDP (Mobility DisplayPort) being severely frowned upon as they don't conform to the USB standard. It seems like the USB-IF has finally

  • Team Group Intros X101 Mid-Range USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    Memory maker Team Group rolled out a revised version of the X101, a mid-range USB 3.0 flash drive. The X101 was first launched in May 2010, but back then despite its lower transfer rates, it was deemed a high-end offering. The new, redesigned X101 is available in capacities of 32 GB and 64 GB. It

  • Kingston launches its first HyperX USB 3.0 flash drive

    There's no shortage of USB 3.0 flash drives by now, but disappointingly many of them offer the same kind of write performance as USB 2.0 drives, something that makes them a fairly uninteresting purchase despite the faster read speeds. Kingston has alleviated that issues with its DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 flash drive which is offering some

  • Fresco Logic does four ports of USB 3.0 goodness

    Admittedly we're late on reporting this, but it seems like the camp of four port USB 3.0 host controller makers is growing quickly and about a month ago Fresco Logic quietly joined Renesas, TI and VLI with its own four port host controller. Its latest product is the FL1100 and it gets a couple of