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SanDisk Cruzer Blade

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Monday 2nd, August 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

Photokina 2010 Report - SanDisk Corporation announces the availability of its smallest USB flash drive to US and Canadian consumers. The SanDisk Cruzer Blade is about the size of a standard size paper clip and weighs approximately the same as a penny, creating a tiny footprint that fits easily on a keychain or mobile phone dongle. Despite its small size, the USB flash drive packs high-capacity storage at an affordable price. Available in capacities ranging from 2 gigabytes (GB) to 16GB, the SanDisk Cruzer Blade lets consumers take their favorite digital content with them wherever they go. A 4GB flash drive can store 1,000 songs, 1,200 high- resolution photos, or 8 hours of 768kb/s video.

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SanDisk Cruzer Blade

Canon media storage device M80

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Canon today launches the portable Canon Media Storage M80 device. Designed with EOS and other digital photographers in mind, the units feature a large ultra-bright 3.7-inch TFT screen with 160º viewing angle for image and video review, and a 80GB hard disk to store digital images, movie and sound files of various file formats. The Canon M80 unit features a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and slots for CF and SD cards. With its tough, robust magnesium alloy body and intuitive navigation familiar to EOS owners, the Canon M80 media storage device adds an important link to the workflow chain of professional photojournalists and photographers on location, outdoor and expedition shoots.

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Canon media storage device M30

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Canon today launches the portable Canon Media Storage M30 device. Designed with EOS and other digital photographers in mind, the units feature a large ultra-bright 3.7-inch TFT screen with 160º viewing angle for image and video review, and a 30GB hard disk to store digital images, movie and sound files of various file formats. The Canon M30 unit features a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and slots for CF and SD cards. With its tough, robust magnesium alloy body and intuitive navigation familiar to EOS owners, the Canon M30 media storage device adds an important link to the workflow chain of professional photojournalists and photographers on location, outdoor and expedition shoots.

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Pretec 16GB i-Disk II

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 9th, September 2006

Pretec, world record holder of the highest capacity flash memory cards, has now released the 1st 16GB USB Flash Drive, the highest capacity thumb drive in the world, today at IFA 2006. 16GB capacity is nearly the equivalent to 4 DVDs or 23 compact discs, which can store around 5400 photos in regular size or more than 4000 MP3 songs. Pretec 16GB i-Disk II offers the users an unprecedented large space to manage the data for backup, storage, and file sharing at anytime and anywhere. With access speed up to 25MB/sec and extra features providing data security and convenience such as password protection, data encryption and write protection, make Pretec 16GB i-Disk II ideal for commercial applications.

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ATP 4GB ToughDrive

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 7th, September 2006

ATP Electronics, the leading manufacturer of flash digital media solutions, will showcase the latest addition to its award-winning USB ToughDrive lineup, the 4GB ToughDrive, at RetailVision Fall 2006 from August 28 to August 31 in Denver, Colorado. The 200X USB ToughDrive was recently recognized as the “Most Innovative End User Solution” at the Flash Memory Summit. Along with the ToughDrive, ATP will also be displaying its other award winner USB drive, the Petito. Recently named as the “Winner of Excellence in USB Storage 2006” by Storage Products Guide, Petito maintains durability features unmatched by any other standard USB drives while sporting a fashionable and stylish look.

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PNY Attaché USB Flash drive

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

PNY Technologies, Inc. announced today that its Attaché USB 2.0 Flash Drives and SD Flash Media Cards are available in multi-packs from leading retailers. The 2-and-3-unit multi-packs offer consumers a special value on their purchases. Multi-packs are available for both devices in 512MB and 1GB capacities. "PNY is pleased to introduce this innovative packaging design into the retail channel to meet consumer need for high performance, dependable storage solutions at a multi-pack value,” said Tony Gomez, vice president of sales and marketing for PNY Technologies. "Our new multi-pack offerings provide consumers with the freedom and convenience of keeping one unit and sharing the other(s).

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Transcend JetFlash 168

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 28th, August 2006

Transcend JetFlash 168 is the perfect example of innovation and technology, meeting art and beauty. As a Hi-Speed USB Flash Drive, the JetFlash is a marvel of cutting edge design. By incorporating decorative oriental art into the JetFlash 168’s body, Transcend designers have created a Hi-Spec Flash Drive that allows you to express your individual style through technology. The JetFlash 168’s panel art conveys powerful symbolism in the Chinese culture with the “1GB Orchid” representing a woman’s beauty, the “2GB Bamboo” representing strength and vigor and the colossal capacity “4GB Blossom” representing rebirth and new life. Capable of being plugged directly into the USB port on any desktop, or notebook.

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Transcend JetFlash 160

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 28th, August 2006

More documents, more projects, more work. In today’s busy office environment people are increasingly having to transfer and share their e-work between several different computers. The JetFlash 160 is a Hi-Speed USB Flash Drive that combines convenience, performance and style in a device that slips into your pocket and can help you manage your busy working life. The JetFlash 160 conveniently plugs into the USB port on any desktop or notebook computer, so you can easily transfer, store and share your work, and with capacities ranging from 512MB (Amber), all the way up to the huge capacity 4GB (Green) you now have the potential to store an entire operating system on your key chain.

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The days where consumers would expand their storage capacity with an 8 MB flash memory card are a long time ago. microSD cards with 32GB for a smart phone are a common fact. The increase of capacity is significant, but so is also the capacity we need for all our digital data we collect. Mobile imaging photographers shoot with their camera phone, DSLR photographers capture stills and HD video, and camcorder enthusiasts capture their favorite moment in Full High Definition quality. Due to the increase of high resolution material, more storage capacity and more speed is needed. The flash memory card and the hard discs are the most popular and used storage solutions. Cloud storage could become a storage solution for the near future. This type of storage and 3D Blu-ray storage are under development and maybe showcases - among the dozens of flash storage solutions - at the Photokina show 2010.