SanDisk has just released its Ultra 128GB UHS-I microSDXC card, the world’s largest capacity microSD card. Beside having the largest capacity, the Ultra branding by Sandisk means performance, and it has twice the speed of ordinary microSD card at up to 30MB/s. Measured at just 0.6 x 0.4 inches, it probably is smaller than your fingernail. SanDisk Ultra 128GB UHS-I microSDXC card is $120 and is available at Amazon.
Microsoft is offering a Xbox One Titanfall bundle, which essentially is giving you free digital version of Titanfall and one month of Xbox Live subscription when you buy the console. Judging from sales figure, Microsoft Xbox One is losing the next-gen console battle to PlayStation 4. Titanfall which is exclusive to Xbox might be its saving grace. The bundle at $499.99 will be on sale on March 11, 2014 and you can pre-order it now.
High Resolution Technologies (HRT) has a reputation of making great value USB DAC, with all products designed and manufactured in California USA. HRT microStreamer is the breakout product that cements that impression with great reviews and multiple awards.
HRT microStreamer is tiny measures just 1 x 3 x 6 cm, and connects to your computer via USB. It has two outputs, one for your headphones and the other for connecting to an amplifier or powered speakers. It uses asynchronous USB for a jitter free audio, and is capable of up to 24bit 96kHz.
HRT microStreamer is one of the few portable DAC that is compatible with iOS devices with no additional power required. To use with your iPhone or iPad, you need Apple’s USB Camera Adapter and iOS 7.
GoPro defines the action camera category, and its latest HERO3+ range of cameras fortify its lead in this niche market. The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition is the newest flagship model that showcases the advanced features that make the brand and camera so endearing to its fans.
The video camera is 20% smaller (3.9 x 3.9 x 9.7 inches and 1.4 pounds) than its predecessors HERO and HERO2. It comes with a lighter housing which is waterproof to 131’/40m, improved image quality and sharpness from its 12MP sensor, improved audio capture, auto low light mode, 4 times faster built in Wi-Fi, Super View mode for wide angle perspective and 30% longer battery life.
The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition supports video frame rate at 4Kp15, 2.7Kp30, 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120. It is the only HERO3+ model supporting 4k video capture. It is capable of high 30 fps burst rate for still photo, making it ideal also for sports still shots. The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition is priced at $399 that comes bundled with a Wi-Fi Remote controller, though more likely you’d interact with the video camera via GoPro app on your iPhone.
LaCie has partnered with French luxury brand Christofle to design an elegant and most impressive hard drive we’ve ever seen. The external hard drive is a silver-plated hard drive that will most definitely add some fanciness to your desktop.
Enclosed in a globe-inspired spherical silver-plated steel case, LaCie Sphère is handcrafted and silvered in France. The drive will be available at end February 2014 in 1TB capacity at Lacie online store for $490.
Fujifilm INSTAX is probably the last great instant film camera still in production and being improved. INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic is the latest model that sports a stylish retro look, high performance flash, build-in Li-ion rechargeable battery and new double exposure and macro modes. Couple with its other exposure mode such as party mode, kids mode, landscape mode, Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 90 is the go-to instant camera for party and fun. Available at Amazon for $180.
For those who do not mind paying the premium, Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is the ideal portable storage with top performance speed of up to 420 MB/s. An update to the first-gen Elgato Thunderbolt SSD that came out 2 years ago, the storage now supports USB 3.0 in addition to Thunderbolt port, and comes with the cables included. Thunderbolt Drive+ internally houses a 2.5” SSD from Plextor, and is available in 256GB ($500) and 512GB ($900) capacity.
After chess and Jeopardy, we are about to witness the inevitable face-off between man and machine in a physical sport. KUKA robotic manufacturer from German has scheduled a duel between the fastest robot on earth KUKA KR Agilus and table tennis legend Timo Boll on March 11. This is to celebrate KUKA’s opening of its first plant in China. Definitely an event not to be missed. Who or which one are you betting on?
To make a highly anticipated game more desirable for fans, Microsoft has teamed up with Titanfall creator Respawn Entertainment for a limited edition of its Xbox One wireless controller. Inspired by the C-101 carbine used by the elite IMC Titan Pilots of the Frontier, the Titanfall edition is designed for maximum authenticity in color and graphics to match the world of Titanfall. There is yet any pricing and delivery schedule. Available in limited quantities, you can now preorder the limited edition wireless controller.
IN1 multi-tool utility case for iPhone 5/5s by In1Case could be the solution to save you some pocket space. It deserved your closer look if multi-tool is your daily necessary accessories. The polycarbonate case comes with two precision screwdrivers, two ballpoint pens, a pair of tweezers, scissors, a nail file and a kickstand for video viewing. Comes in clear, white or black, there is option for white / black / blue / green / orange / pink color for the tools. The case is also TSA complaint. IN1 multi-tool utility case is available at In1Case store for $44.95.