SanDisk Corporation today announced the availability of SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash mobile memory cards, which are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities and offer increased read/write speeds. For added value and convenience, cards are bundled with USB 2.0 MobileMate Micro Readers.
SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD 2GB has an MSRP of $34.99. The SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC 4GB card has a MSRP of $59.99 and the SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC 8GB card has an MSRP of $119.99. The SanDisk Mobile Ultra Memory Stick Micro M2 2GB has a suggested MSRP of $39.99, and the 4GB and 8GB are priced at $69.99 and $129.99, respectively. SanDisk Mobile Ultra memory cards will be first available in early June, and are expected to be available throughout the world in mid-to-late June 2008.
Source: SanDisk Corporation
Sony's Rolly entertainment player, a palm-sized, egg-shaped, 2GB device that rolls and spins like it's dancing to the music, is now available at Sony Style retail stores in the U.S.
Spawned from Sony portable audio technology and innovations in artificial intelligence, along with the company's design and entertainment legacy, this device, featuring 180-degree, horizontally opposed stereo speakers, provides an original combination of music, motion and fun.
Sound reverberates from the surface the device is placed on, whether on a desk or on the floor. With a digital amp for high sound quality and speakers with neodymium magnets, powerful audio performance is delivered from the compact unit.
With built-in robotic technologies, the device is designed to move its small arms, shoulders and wheels - six moving parts - to the beat of the music. With about 700 colors in its repertoire, lighting adds to the impact of the motion.
The Rolly device comes with choreography for three songs: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (theme from "2001 – A Space Odyssey"), Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and Earth Wind and Fire's "Boogie Wonderland." It can be powered up to play music and dance immediately right out of the box. Two additional tracks have been included to demonstrate how motion can be integrated into the listening experience.
To choreograph an original routine, the unit comes with Rolly Choreographer software. Motions can either be created automatically by the software for a specific song, or for a creative twist, you can create customized choreography for your favorite music. Once choreography has been created, the software simulates how the device will move so you can preview the dance moves on a PC before transferring the routine to the unit.
After creating original dance routine programs, users can share choreography with others in the Rolly Go forum. Using the choreographer software, motion files can be uploaded or downloaded online from this site.
The device's simple, clean, cable-less design lets it move freely on smooth surfaces. It is easy to change songs or control the volume by turning the wheels while the unit is on a surface or holding it in your hand. Shaking the device switches its music play to shuffle mode.
The player also contains Bluetooth technology for wirelessly streaming music from a compatible PC or mobile phone.
The battery life allows up to 5 hours of music playback and up to 5 hours of music and motion together on a single charge. The player supports non-secure AAC and MP3 formats.
The Rolly device comes in black and white and is available online at and at Sony Style stores for $400.
Logitech today announced the Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile speaker system. If you have a mobile phone that uses Bluetooth wireless technology with the Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) profile, you can stream stereo audio through the compact Pure-Fi Mobile speaker system – up to 33 feet away from your phone. And thanks to the 2-inch high-excursion drivers and dual 2-inch pressure drivers, your mobile-phone music will fill your home, your car or your office with articulate bass and smooth treble.
You can also use Pure-Fi Mobile as a wireless speakerphone. It features two built-in mics – one to pick up vocal nuances and the other to monitor and block unwanted background noise. And you won't need to even pick up the phone – the call-answer and call-end controls on the top of the speakers let you accept or end calls.
The compact, one-piece speaker system comes with a protective case that can also carry charging cables. So you don't unexpectedly lose power, the rechargeable batteries give you approximately 12 hours of playing time as well as a battery-life indicator. If the batteries run low, you can use the included power adaptor or mini-USB cable.
Naturally, Pure-Fi Mobile can also be paired via Bluetooth or connected via a 3.5mm jack with a PC, iPod or other MP3 player.
The Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile speakers are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in June. The suggested retail price in the U.S. is $149.99.
Corsair announced today that Corsair Labs has set the world record for the highest achieved DDR3 frequency.
Verified and validated by CPU-Z, Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of 2462MHz at CL=9 with a single-rank 1GB module. This new world record eclipses all previous CPU-Z validated memory benchmarks. This record was set using Corsair's DOMINATOR DDR3 memory module paired with an Asus P5E3 Premium motherboard based on the Intel X48 chipset. This is now the highest achieved DDR3 frequency of all time. Validated results and setup details can be found at valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=361829.
The DOMINATOR family of memory represents company's enthusiasts series. DOMINATOR is designed with the highest performing IC over-clocking capability and Corsair's patented DHX cooling. DHX technology is an innovative quad-layer heat sink design that improves thermal dissipation. With DHX Technology, heat is removed via two paths – the leads of the BGA chips into the PCB (conductive cooling) and the back of the BGA packages into the custom designed extruded aluminum heat sinks (convective cooling).
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