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New 1-MHz USB DAQ for OEM and Embedded Applications

Press Release CLEVELAND, OH, February 1, 2006 – IOtech has just introduced the new 1-MHz/16-bit DaqBoard/3000USB(TM) Series of data acquisition boards which are ideal for OEM and embedded applications. These are the first USB-based versions of the popular, industry leading DaqBoard data acquisition boards. The new DaqBoard/3000USB Series is also the industry’s first 1-MHz/16-bit USB-based DAQ to break the $800 price barrier. Each board in the series provides true multifunction performance with analog inputs, waveform capable analog outputs, 24 high-speed digital I/O, four counter inputs (quadrature encoder capable), and two timer outputs. Continue Reading

USB air purifier does just what it claims

This mini USB Piezo-ionizer might be the ticket for that hypochondriac relative of yours. Using the USB port the Ionizer goes to work cleaning up to 30ish square feet of space. Using Anion Technology to purify the air it can reduce static from computers and auto’s, clean passive smoke or de-odorize that bad stink from the garbage can. The purifier also comes with a car kit which includes a sturdy metal bend-cable to keep it away from the stick shift. It uses the cigarette adaptor for power so bring your lighter. Continue Reading

Wet and wild USB flash drive from Integral Memory

Integral Memory is now selling their water tight Splash USB drive, a smart choice for kids transfering files from home to school. It’s water resistent (not water proof) and comes in a variety of cool colors. Capacties range from 128MB to 2GB and each unit ships with security encryption software and zip compression software to make the most of your space. The Splash has a rubber sided case which Integral also claims to help make the drive shock resistent. Continue Reading

WD Passport earns “Ten Coolest Products” award

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LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 6 — Western Digital Corp. (NYSE:WDC) today announced that its WD Passport(TM) Portable USB Drives are now available with 120 GB capacity. WD Passport Portable USB Drives were recently named one of the “Ten Coolest Products” by USA Today Now: Personal Technology magazine (Nov. 2005). With no need for a separate power supply (for most systems), WD Passport Portable USB Drives are easy to use anywhere — simply plug in and store.

Designed with sleek rounded corners and a textured, non-slip rugged protective case, WD Passport Portable USB Drives are outfitted with high-performance, low power-consuming, cool and quiet-running WD Scorpio(TM) 2.5-inch EIDE hard drives, as well as Data Lifeguard(TM) protection, to provide maximum safeguard from data loss. The ease-of-use and elegant design of WD Passport Portable USB Drives have garnered numerous accolades from media worldwide including: “Best Product” from ComputerBild magazine Germany; “One of the ten coolest gadgets” according to Cosmopolitan magazine Spain; and “Best Buy” from Computershopper in the UK.

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Wireless USB has official specification

Installed on more than 500 million PCs worldwide, the Universal Serial Bus supplies easy connectivity for everything from printers to MP3 players. Now the USB Implementers’ Forum has set the stage for wireless USB.

Last May, the group published the Wireless USB Specification, a document describing how devices could harness the Wireless USB protocol. Everyone from Intel Corp. to start-ups like Alereon Inc. of Austin, Texas, are preparing interoperable Wireless USB components. Expect products carrying the “Certified Wireless USB” logo by this fall, said Jeff Ravencraft, chairman of the USB Implementers Forum.

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