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A-Data has USB drive with solar cell

Due out in April of 2006, A-Data and MSI have introduced a solar powered USB flash drive. Well, the solar cell contributes to running the LCD display to show remaining capacity of the device, now if this thing had a headphone jack for listening to MP3s, they might be onto something. Also seems the solar cells could become another item to break while being tossed around, but we can’t make that armchair judgment until GetUSB reviews one. Continue Reading

Sony puts style into USB digital voice recorder

Sony has style – their new digital voice recorder is sleek and packed with features. The ICD-U70 is a 1GB flash drive with digital voice recording capability. With headphone jack and mini-mic you can record up to 500 hours of audio in MP3 format (LP mode). With 2.0 high speed connection it’s easy to manage recordings or load up on MP3s. Unit is no larger then a typical thumb drive with single line plus character LCD display, back lighting, volume control, pause, 3 record modes and durable case. Pricing is a little high at $180 and will be available by spring. Continue Reading

Micron Tech to acquire Lexar Media

Press Release BOISE, Idaho, and FREMONT, Calif., March 8, 2006 – Micron Technology, Inc., (NYSE: MU) and Lexar Media, Inc., (Nasdaq: LEXR) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Micron to acquire Lexar in a stock-for-stock merger. Under terms of the agreement, each outstanding common share of Lexar will receive 0.5625 shares of Micron stock. Micron anticipates issuing shares in exchange for 81.6 million Lexar shares outstanding. Additional Micron shares will be issued upon the exercise of assumed stock options. Continue Reading

Oxford Semiconductor with new Single Chip USB controller

Press Release Oxford Semiconductor Announces Industry’s First Single-Chip Combination USB and Memory Host Controller Oxford Semiconductor Inc., a leading provider of high-performance connectivity solutions for consumer, storage and multimedia applications, today announced the industry’s first controller with full-speed host and high-speed peripheral USB connectivity combined with support for multiple storage interfaces. The OXU140CM, Oxford Semiconductor’s new all-in-one connectivity solution is ideal for consumer electronics devices that require high-performance connectivity for data transfer and access to expanded memory for additional storage. Continue Reading

USB port on JVC KD-G720 car stereo

The JVC KD-G720 features a front USB port (on right side) to provide connectivity to thumb drives, portable media players and memory card readers. With USB being so widely accepted JVC thought this interoperatabilty would give them an edge, JVC is right. The car stereo supports MP3 and WMA file playback from any memory device or CD-R or CD-RW. You can even mix file types. Continue Reading

VoIP USB telephone adaptor from US Robotics

US Robotics introduces new USB telephone adaptor which is Skype certified. The adaptor can use VoIP technology or standard land-line connection known as PSTN. The USR9620 from US Robotics requires no additional hardware, simply connect land-line to the USR9620 then connect your analog telephone for immediate use, or connect the USR9620 to your computer via USB and use VoIP software such as Skype to place a call. Continue Reading

Jargon free VoIP website to better inform

USB Phones or VoIP Routers which way for the VoIP User? Following up on its service provider comparison I-VoIP.co.uk is now happy to present its new jargon-free VoIP hardware review, packed with enough information to help the average man cut through the dense jungle of the VoIP hardware market and choose the right piece of VoIP hardware for his own particular VoIP situation. (PRWEB) March 4, 2006 — The world of VoIP is currently at somewhat of a tipping point. The increasing reliability, efficacy and money-saving of VoIP service providers are becoming plain to an ever expanding group of people not least the good people at Tesco’s who are seeking to capitalise on this awareness by launching their own VoIP service. Continue Reading

LG introduces USB cell phone storage & charger

The LG Mobile USB drive is a great addition to any cell phone user needing extra capacty. The 1GS01 is LGs latest USB mass storage device that includes a direct-connect port to your cell phone. Not only will this provide additional storage but also becomes a cellphone-bridge to your PC. More notably, the 1GS01 will also power/recharge your cell phone battery via the USB connection. Continue Reading

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