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Transcend Releases Slim and Shock-resistant USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, XPAND 3D To Develop Radio Frequency Full HD 3D Glasses

Sony Commercializes WhiteMagic 3-inch VGA LCD Module With 'RGBW method'

NVIDIA and Samsung Announce New GALAXY R Smartphone

Gem Hsin Launches 5000mAh USB Battery Pack

Transcend Releases Slim and Shock-resistant USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Transcend Information today released a new addition to its StoreJet line of portable hard drives, StoreJet 25A. This new drive boasts a slender, shock-resistant design, and is available in both SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 versions, capacities reaching up to a terabyte.

The StoreJet 25A3 portable hard drive is equipped with a next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and delivers real-world transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s. The novelty is also Transcend's slimmest drive to incorporate the shock-absorbing suspension damper system.

StoreJet 25A can also function as a data backup station, with a convenient One Touch Auto-Backup button and the bundled Transcend Elite software that also offers 256-bit AES file and folder encryption and mobile internet bookmarks. Additionally, StoreJet 25A includes Transcend's RecoveRx software for bringing back accidentally deleted or lost files.

Sized 130.6 x 80.1 x 15.0 mm, the novelty weighs 182g. It comes in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities, supports sleep mode (10 min.) and has a power/data transfer activity LED.

All models are backed by Transcend's three-year limited warranty.

Source: Transcend Information

Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, XPAND 3D To Develop Radio Frequency Full HD 3D Glasses

Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, Sony and XPAND 3D announced their intent to collaborate on the development of a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses, under the name, 'Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative'.

With this new agreement, the companies intend to work together on the development and licensing of radio frequency (RF) system 3D active glasses technology, including RF system protocols between consumer 3D active glasses and 3D displays such as televisions, personal computers, projectors and 3D theaters with XPAND active shutter glasses.

The standardization will also include multiple types of infrared (IR) system protocols between 3D active glasses and 3D displays, ranging from the protocols jointly developed by Panasonic and XPAND 3D to the proprietary protocols of Samsung and Sony, respectively.

The license of today's newly announced Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative is targeted to be released in September 2011, at which time the development of new standardization-applied active 3D glasses will begin. Universal glasses with the new IR/RF protocols will be made available in 2012, and are targeted to be backward compatible with 2011 3D active TVs. Glasses utilizing 3D active technology will benefit consumers in that they will enable Full HD 3D picture quality to be displayed to each eye, as well as a greater freedom of movement thanks to Bluetooth technology.

The Bluetooth SIG supports the industry's move to standardize on Bluetooth technology in 3D glasses.

Source: Sony

Sony Commercializes WhiteMagic 3-inch VGA LCD Module With 'RGBW method'

Sony Corporation has succeeded in commercializing WhiteMagic, an LCD module for digital cameras that utilizes the newly-developed 'RGBW method'. It incorporates a 3-inch VGA low-temperature polysilicone TFT LCD module that adds a white pixel to red-green-blue pixels.

By improving the brightness of the entire screen, Sony has been able to develop a module that offers one mode, 'low-power', to reduce the power consumption of backlight by around 50%, as well as another, 'outdoor', mode that approximately doubles the brightness to improve outdoor visibility. Although adding the white pixel tends to result in deterioration of image quality, the analysis of the input picture data and Sony's signal processing algorithm enable images to be displayed without any deterioration.

The display, shipping in early October 2011 at the sampling price of about $65, is mainly intended for digital cameras but can also be used in smartphones.


  • Screen size: 3.0 inches
  • LCD mode: Vistarich, transmissive
  • Number of display dots: 1.23M-dot (640 x RGBW x 480)
  • Color reproducibility: NTSC ratio 60%
  • Contrast ratio: 1000 to 1
  • Viewing angle: 160 degrees vertical/horizontal
  • Low power mode: 470 cd/m², consumes 225mW (backlight 125mW)
  • Outdoors mode: 1000 cd/m², consumes 400mW (backlight 300mW)

Source: Sony Corporation

NVIDIA and Samsung Announce New GALAXY R Smartphone

NVIDIA and Samsung Electronics announced the latest GALAXY smartphone, GALAXY R, which sports a 4.19-inch, 800x480 screen, features the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip, a GeForce GPU for fast Web browsing with hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash Player support, full HD video and console-quality gaming, and the Android 2.3 operating system (also known as Gingerbread).

Other features of GALAXY R include 720p HD video capture and 1080p Full HD playback (DivX, WMV, MP4, H.264 B/P only), built-in 8GB and support for 32GB Micro SD cards, the dimensions of 125.7 x 66.7 x 9.55 mm and the weight of 131 grams.

GALAXY R is available in Sweden, and is coming to other regions soon, including North and Eastern Europe, South East and West Asia, Middle East Asia, and China.

Source: NVIDIA

Gem Hsin Launches 5000mAh USB Battery Pack

Gem Hsin launched the new Tourmaline Series USB battery pack for mobile charging. The slim and light Tourmaline 5000 connects directly to most mobile phones and other portable devices. Its huge 5000mAh capacity provides close to four times the power capacity of the standard battery in an iPhone.

Thanks two standard 5V USB output sockets, Tourmaline 5000 can also recharges two devices at the same time while it powers them. Tourmaline itself is recharged via either of two power input sockets: a standard mini USB connection or a DC input jack.

Tourmaline features Lithium-polymer batteries as well as Gem Hsin's voltage regulator circuit design that protects electronic gadgets from damage. The novelty should withstand up to 600 full charge and discharge cycles.


  • Embedded 5000mAh Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • Input (USB Power): USB Mini Type B, DC 5V 500mA max
  • Input (DC Power Jack): DC 5V 1A
  • Output: 2x standard USB Type A, DC 5V 1A
  • Dimensions: 62x84x25 mm
  • Weight: 153g
  • Usable Temperature: 0C to 40C

Source: GlobalPR

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