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SanDiskrolled out the sleek SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive. A tribute to Ducati’s distinctive Italian design and engineering, the new drive has the same glossy red chassis and black trim as the Ducati Corse team motorcycles now racking up victories on the MotoGP circuit.
The true Ducatisti as aficionados of Ducati motorcycles call themselves, will appreciate the attention to detail in the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive, including the Ducati Corse logo on top of the drive and the red tail light that illuminates whenever the drive is inserted into the USB.
On the inside, the drive offers a generous 4 gigabytes (GB) of capacity and front-of-the-pack read and write speeds of 20 megabytes per second – the fastest of the SanDisk portfolio of consumer USB drives. In other words, there isn’t a long wait to fill the drive’s big fuel tank with documents, photos, music and other digital data.
The SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive comes with a custom lanyard, as well as SanDisk’s RescuePRO Deluxe software for recovering data that is accidentally deleted. The drive is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and versions 10.1.2 or better of the Mac operating system.
The drive has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $124.99 in the United States. It is expected to be available in North America and Europe in August, and worldwide in September.
V-Mate is a video memory card recorder, allowing you to record video from video inputs such as over-the-air television as well as cable, satellite, DVD players, personal video recorders (PVRs) like TiVo and video cassette recorders (VCRs) onto flash memory cards. You can then take the memory card from the V-Mate and insert it into your mobile phone, PDA, handheld game console like the Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable), video music player or notebook computer to play back the videos on the go.
The SanDisk V-Mate lets you record up to 3.5 hours of high quality video per gigabyte, using industry-standard video formats. Memory cards supported include SD, MMC, MMCplus MMCmobile, SDHC, MiniSDHC, MicroSDHC, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo.
With a maximum recording resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, the V-Mate can also generate recording files for playback on larger screen devices such as the TV it is connected to or a notebook PC. Solid state memory (flash cards) consume less power than the hard drives or CD/DVD drives in mobile entertainment devices and therefore offer longer video playback time on a battery charge. The V-Mate measures just 5.1″ x 2.6″ x 0.8,” so it will fit snugly next to almost any-sized television.
The SanDisk V-Mate is expected to be available in October with a price of $129.99
Sansa c200 series (c240/c250) are stylish flash memory-based MP3 players that is loaded with high-end features – such as a bright LCD color screen and a microSD expansion slot – and smashes the $100 price threshold for a 2-gigabyte (GB) player.
Offered on the Sansa c200 series are an FM tuner/recorder with presets for 20 channels, a voice recorder and a user-replaceable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 15 hours of continuous playback. The SanDisk c200 is Microsoft Windows PlaysForSure compatible, meaning that it will support subscription music from on-line music providers such as Rhapsody, Napster and Yahoo! Music.
The Sansa c200 series will display both music album art and digital photos, which can be imported directly from a personal computer or seamlessly from music files with album art data in the song information. It also can run a slide show of images while playing music. Sporting a thin profile (1.3″ x 3.1″ x .6″), light weight (1.51 ounces with battery, 1.09 without) and a durable plastic case, the c200 is ready for a flight, a workout in the gym or just hang time.
– Microsoft PlaysForSure support
– Up to 2GB of flash storage capacity
– Expansion slot for microSD card
– Digital FM radio with 20 presets
– Voice recorder with built-in microphone
– Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for fast music transfers
– Support for MP3, WMA (both protected/DRM and unprotected) and Audible audio file formats
– Easy-to-read 1.4-inch color LCD (128 x 98 pixels) that displays album, artist and song title information, as well as digital photographs
– High quality earphones
– Sansa Media Converter software to convert the most popular image formats into thumbnail playback on the player
– Lanyard and USB 2.0 transfer cable (universal connector to USB)
Suggested retail prices are $79.99 for the 1GB unit and $99.99 for the 2GB unit, and the SanDisk c200 is expected to be available in October.