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.
Riding on the release of highly-anticipated RoboCop reboot, Japan’s Mediacom Toy has released a Bearbrick version of miniaturised Alex Murphy in the black suit. Comes in 100% and 400% sizes, Bearbrick RoboCop is due out in April 2014. Unfortunately Mediacom online store does not accept order from outside Japan and delivery is only to addresses within Japan.
Bowers & Wilkins has revamped its entire line of 600 series speakers with a “dramatic improvement” by using technologies from its high-end speakers design. The new speakers features Double Dome Tweeters from its high-end CM10 speakers, Dual Layer aluminium bass drivers and FST Kevlar cones. The front facing Flowport design is first in the series by allowing speaker placement closed to the wall.
B&W’s entry-level 600 speakers has been the popular choice of “affordable high-quality sound” since its debut in 1990s. Aim at the living room and home theatre application, the new generation comprises 683 and 684 floorstanders, 685 and 686 bookshelfs, HTM61 and HTM62 centres, and ASW610XP/ASW610 and ASW608 subwoofers. B&W new 600 series will be available from March in black ash and white finish. Check with B&W dealers for prices and availability.
Sony has announced its new Alpha a6000 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, which is intended to replace its popular NEX-6 (Sony is in the process of retiring its NEX branding). Alpha a6000 features a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, the latest Bionz X processor, and a refined Hybrid AF system that covers 92% frame area. The new AF system allows for 11 fps continuous shooting with subject tracking, and boosts what Sony called “the world’s fastest autofocus”. The camera also comes with an OLED viewfinder, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Sony a6000 will be launched in April and is available in silver or black. The camera retail for $649 body only, or $799 as a kit with the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens.
LaCie FUEL 1TB is a wireless storage that you connect to via its Wi-Fi b/g/n hotspot function or USB 3. Once connected, you access the storage as a drive on your Mac, or use the free Seagate Media app (Seagate is parent company of LaCie) on iOS devices. Using the Seagate Media app, you can access files on the storage or AirPlay movie files to Apple TV. Runs on internal battery with up to 10 hours battery life, 5 devices can connect to it at the same time with up to 3 devices for HD movie streaming. Build for mobile usage, it is ideal device for carrying your large media collection on-the-go. Announced at CES last month, Lacie FUEL 1TB wireless storage device is now available at $200.