Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers.org
Apple iPad 2 Tablet @ HotHardware.com
IOGear Mini Wireless Multimedia Keyboard @ Everything USB
NZXT H2 Classic System Enclosure @ Metku.net
Razer TRON: Legacy Gaming Mouse @ TweakTown
Sony SMP-N100 Media Player @ Techgage
Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler @ OCIA.net
Viking Modular SATADIMM 200GB SSD @ TweakTown

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Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of its two new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) xHCI host controllers (part number, µPD720201 and µPD720202) for electronic devices such as PCs and digital TVs that feature faster effective data transfer speeds and reduced power consumption in low power mode.

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The µPD720201 and µPD720202 devices make it easier for system designers to build electronic devices combining high-speed data transfer, compact size, and extended battery life. In addition, Renesas Electronics device drivers for Microsoft Windows® with a proven track record, and device drivers with Linux® support, are available for the µPD720201 and µPD720202 host controllers at no cost.

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Imation Corp., a leading global technology company dedicated to helping people and organizations store, protect and connect their digital world, today announced that the company has acquired ENCRYPTX Corporation, a leader in encryption and security solutions for removable storage devices and removable storage media. Approximately 10 employees will transfer from ENCRYPTX to Imation; other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which follows Imation’s recent unveiling of its strategic direction as a technology company focused on growth opportunities in data storage, protection and connectivity, includes a portfolio of software solutions and intellectual property that allow enterprises to protect, encrypt, control, and manage “data at rest.”

“We are excited to bring the talented ENCRYPTX team and their portfolio of software solutions into Imation,” said Mark Lucas, president and chief executive officer, Imation Corp. “As a global leader in data storage, Imation understands the importance of protecting sensitive data against loss, theft, or security breaches, and has successfully partnered with ENCRYPTX in the past to develop elements of our Defender Collection(TM) of highly secure storage media and software solutions.”

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The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today announced that 200 products have passed SuperSpeed USB certification testing. The latest certified devices include the first certified SuperSpeed USB flash drive from Imation and also the first certified SuperSpeed USB media player, the O!Play HD2 from ASUS.

hese new products signal the vitality of SuperSpeed USB and expand the list of certified products to include motherboards, notebooks, external storage devices, flash drives, media players, PCI Express and ExpressCard add-in cards, storage controllers, hard disk drives and device-enabling silicon.

“The industry ramp of SuperSpeed USB products achieving certification has been phenomenal,” said Jeff Ravencraft, President & COO, USB-IF. “We have seen the number of certified products quadruple since CeBIT 2010 and the certification workshops and labs continue to fill up with products from around the globe. This is a testament to the consumer and manufacturer enthusiasm behind the technology.”

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Introducing the new face of Icy Dock screw-less technology, the MB974SP-B 4-in-3 SATA Backplane. This product allows the user to install 4 x 3.5" SATA hard drives into a computer case's 3 available 5.25" device bays. Using our world renowned screw-less technology, no screws or tools are required to insert or eject the drives making hot swapping a completely hassle free experience.

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The front of the device includes childproof power buttons for each and they also act as an LED indicator showing drive power and activity. Similarly, each drive door has a multi-locking latch mechanism to prevent a door from being opened easily. Also on the front are USB and eSATA ports to quickly and easily connect external storage peripherals.

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PROMISE Technology today announced Pegasus, the industry’s first-high performance hardware RAID solution designed to unleash the raw speed of the all-new Thunderbolt™ technology. Designed from the ground up for media and entertainment customers, Pegasus offers superior speed and throughput in a form factor small enough for a desktop, and is available in 4-bay and 6-bay aluminum enclosures with up to 12TB of raw storage.

“Intel is excited about the superior performance and simplicity Thunderbolt technology and PROMISE’s Pegasus family of products will bring to consumers and media professionals trying to keep up with the explosion of digital media,” said Jason Ziller, Director, Thunderbolt Planning and Marketing, Intel Corporation.

Utilizing Thunderbolt technology high-speed I/O, Pegasus can deliver a blistering 800 MB/s of sustained throughput, roughly 12x faster than Firewire 800 and 20x faster than USB 2.0. Pegasus is ideal for creative professionals, power users and consumers who desire high capacity external storage with advanced performance and enterprise level data protection.

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thunderbolt logo.jpgIntel Corporation today announced the availability of Thunderbolt™ technology, a new high-speed PC connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on to a single cable. Running at 10Gbps, Thunderbolt technology can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds. This Intel-developed technology is coming to market through a technical collaboration with Apple, and is available first on Apple's new line of MacBook Pro laptop computers.

The vision for Thunderbolt technology (formerly codenamed "Light Peak") is to move media faster, simplify connections between devices, and foster new and exciting ways to build and use PCs. Combining high-speed data and HD video connections together onto a single cable is instrumental to achieving that vision. Thunderbolt technology delivers this via two communications methods, or protocols -- PCI Express* for data transfer and DisplayPort* for displays. PCI Express has the flexibility to connect to almost any type of device, and DisplayPort can drive greater than 1080p resolution displays and up to eight channels of audio simultaneously. Thunderbolt technology is compatible with existing DisplayPort displays and adapters. All Thunderbolt technology devices share a common connector, and let individuals simply daisy-chain their devices one after another, connected by electrical or optical cables.

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Sharkoon introduces a practical adapter which connects external SATA drives to a PC or Notebook through its fast USB3.0 interface. The Sharkoon DriveLink USB3.0 is a simple solution for users who want quick access to their hard drives without excessive additional time and effort, or who want to alternate between multiple disks. With the 22 Pin adapter hard drives and SSDs with 2.5 and 3.5 inch formats can be attached as well as optical 5.25 inch drives. The power supply of the drive occurs through the enclosed power pack. A status LED indicates operation and data transfer.

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The adapter sits in a black plastic housing with a silver brushed aluminum finish. With its pants, jackets, and notebook bag compatible dimensions of 58 x 56 x 21 mm (L x W x H) and light weight of only 54 grams, the Sharkoon DriveLink USB3.0 is a discreet companion while in transit.

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ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
ASUS Xonar DG Headphone Amp Sound Card @ Tweaknews
Evercool Transformer 4 CPU Cooler @ Rbmods
Intel 310 Series 80GB mSATA SSD @ HotHardware
Jetway Mini-ITX NC98-525E-LF Motherboard MultiMedia @ Madshrimps
MSI Radeon HD 6870 1GB HAWK Overclocked Video Card @ TweakTown
OCZ Gold XTE Series PC3-17000 4GB Kit @ TweakTown
OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCIe Solid State Drive @ OCIA.net
Trendnet 450Mbps Wireless Gear @ BCCHardware
Xigmatek Achilles Plus SD1484 Heatsink @ Benchmark Reviews

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ADATA Superior Series S102 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Madshrimps
Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse @ BCCHardware
Corsair CA-HS1NA USB Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Case @ ThinkComputers.org
Dell Inspiron Duo Hybrid Tablet / Netbook @ HotHardware.com
Galaxis Atlus Mid Tower Chassis @ TweakTown
Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB Portable SSD @ Techgage
Noctua NH-C12P and NH-C12P SE14 CPU Coolers @ Madshrimps
nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card @ OCIA.net
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive @ ThinkComputers.org
Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 PC3-15000 8GB Kit @ TweakTown
Sparkle SCC-750AF Gold Class 750W Power Supply @ TweakTown
Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache Flash Drive @ TweakTown
Xigmatek Aegir Cooler @ Tweaknews

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