SanDisk‘s back with some brand new storage offerings, updating some of their popular devices with higher capacities and introducing a new USB Type C flashdrive for the mobile devices that will be sporting said port.
If you happen to need loads of data but can’t afford the expensive 128GB versions of the Apple iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, this cable would be right up your alley. A hybrid of a charging cable and external storage, the PhotoFast MemoriesCable is also a tool to help you sync to your computer.
Today SanDisk unveiled a handful of new storage offerings aimed at the mobile market, with three new mobile centric flash drives and microSD card. Since mobile devices are generating content every day and only have so much onboard storage, SanDisk decided to up the ante by releasing a 200GB microSD card to address those woes.
The Goods and Service Tax (GST) is just around the corner as the month of March draws to a close, and it’s a given that a lot of the electronics we know and love are going to get a price hike come April 1st.
So far, there haven’t been any corporations that have confirmed anything about the price hike and most are keeping mum about the specifics involving the 6% GST tax, especially since the tax will be included in production costs as well.
Hit the break for a list of items taxable.
Jabra, well known for their Bluetooth headsets and audio devices, have launched a new, easy to use headset for early adopters that’s built with battery life in mind.
Combining Jabra’s tech and Scandinavian design, this sleek headset is looking quite practical; and it is with up to 9 hours of talktime per charge. The headset is also equipped with the Power Nap function that turns off your headset if it has been disconnected from your smartphone for an hour to save on juice. You will also get a set of ergonomically designed EarGels too.
The Jabra Boost features a dedicated button for activating Siri or Google Now from your phone and it allows you to use voice prompts to look up information, check calender events or even get directions in a snap.
The Jabra Boost will be available nationwide for RM 179 at at these stores: All IT Hypermarket, epiCentre, Machines, Radioshack and Viewnet Computer Systems, and is available in three colours, Black, White and Gold.
The latest brand to join the smartwatch arms race is none other than Oppo, and the are introducing one that has some tricks up it’s sleeves.
Rumour has it that the smartwatch will debut a the same time as Oppo’s Find 9 flagship smartphone and that the watch will just take five minutes to fully charge. That’s right, just five minutes after being connected to whatever dock or cable that might be serving as it’s charger and it would be enough for it to run a full day. It’s probably running on Oppo’s VOOC fast charging tech that’s already on Oppo’s smartpones and it’s not too far fetched to think that a tiny smartphone battery could be filled up in just five minutes with a VOOC charger.
But what we don’t know is whether or not the Oppo smartwatch will be an Android Wear device or be running a proprietary OS;but what’s for certain is Android Wear devices are strictly limited to wireless charging and that wouldn’t work with Oppo’s five minute charge plan.
We’ll find out soon enough as the Oppo Find 9 is set to be announced this year.
SanDisk as just introduced their 200GB* SanDisk Ultra®microSDXC™ UHS-I card, Premium Edition microSD card at MWC 2015 that’s their biggest piece of tiny storage to date.
Last year they introduced a 128GB card from the same line and they’ve managed to shove 56% more storage into the same fingernail sized form factor specifically for mobile users that need more storage. The card also has a very fast transfer speed of 90MB/s, which is equivalent to up to 1,200 photos per minute according to SanDisk. We don’t know if phones are ready to support such a huge capacity considering the max these days is still 128GB external storage.
They have also updated their Memory Zone app to engage OptiMem app features that monitors your storage capacity and warns users when they are going to surpass user set thresholds.
However all that storage will cost you a pretty penny; SanDisk is selling their card for $399.99 (RM1451) and will hit the market worldwide in Q2.
Apple has sent out invitations to a March 9th event that we believe might be focusing on the Apple Watch.
The event happening in San Francisco titled “Spring forward” in reference to Daylight Saving Time which begins the day before at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre, which has been used before by Apple to introduce new versions of the Apple iPhone and iPad.
The Apple Watch was originally announced last year alongside the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, though no actual launch date has been announced, CEO Tim Cook has said that the smartwatch won’t be hitting the market before April.
Hopefully the event will reveal a launch price for the much awaited device for the mid-range and high-end versions because Apple has already stated that the entry-level Apple Watch Sport will start at $349 (RM1257)
Samsung has officially announced that it is going big with mobile gaming with the unveiling of the Smartphone Gamepad, a wireless game controller for your mobile device.
The Smartphone GamePad promises to up the ante for mobile gamers offering a gaming experience that’s more like a dedicated console than a mobile phone. The GamePad attaches to Android devices with screen sizes from 4-inches to 6.3-inches and connects via Bluetooth with NFC pairing capability for gaming on the go. Users can also connect compatible devices to a big screen TV through an HDMI cable or DLNA for a console-like gaming experience while using the GamePad.
Together with the GamePad Samsung has also released the Mobile Console app that gives users quick access to games and look for GamePad supported games.
The GamePad is is currently available in select European markets and will be available in other regions in the coming weeks but nothing is firm for Malaysia at the moment.