Kingston's new 32GB Flash memory card is ideal for camcorders
Monday, March 14, 2011
Ideal for the latest crop of flash memory-based camcorders, Kingston Technology has just announced the availability of its 32GB Elite Pro SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) flash memory card.
This new 32GB card ($308 MSRP) offers the largest capacity in Kingston’s lineup, capable of storing roughly eight hours of video (for 6Mbps HD long-play recording) or more than 6,000 still images (taken with a 10-megapixel camera, for example).
When used with SDHC-compliant MP3 players, a card with this capacity can store approximately 8,000 high-quality songs (with 4MB files).
This Speed Class 4 card (4MB/second) is backed by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 live technical support.
DXG USA debuts an affordable HD camcorder
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Not surprisingly, the success of Pure Digital's The Flip has inspired a slew of other inexpensive pocket-sized camcorders, including the Creative Vado and the RCA Small Wonder. But the latest one has something the others do not: high-definition recording.
Available at Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart is DXG USA's DXG-567V HD camcorder, a pocket cam that shoots 720p high-def video (1280 x 720, at 30 frames per second) and lets you connect the gadget to a PC's USB port with its built-in connector to directly upload video to a blog or YouTube.
The catch? The 32MB of built-in memory is solely dedicated to the "Rapid Blog Manager” software, so you'll have to pick up SD cards to store your video (a 1GB card can hold up to an hour of HD video, says DXG). At least you can keep a few of these postage stamp-sized cards in your pocket while, say, vacationing, instead of running back to your laptop at a hotel to dump the video and start again.
Available in black, red, pink and blue, the DXG-567V also ships with cables (composite and S-video) to connect to a TV, rechargeable AA batteries and ArcSoft's TotalMedia Extreme software to create, edit and watch videos.
It's official: "The Beatles: Rock Band" is coming in September
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Apple Corps, Harmonix, and MTV Games made waves late last year with the announcement of a music video game based on the work of the legendary band The Beatles -- but the companies were quick to clarify it wasn't going to part of the Rock Band family of products.
Well, it appears it will be, after all.
Go ahead and mark your calendar: “The Beatles: Rock Band” will be available for play on the three main video game consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii) on September 9, 2009.
Gamers can play guitar, bass, drums, or they can sing to many of the Fab Four's famous tracks that span their relatively short but influential career. While existing Rock Band hardware will work with the game, players will have the option to purchase new instrument-shaped peripherals modeled after those used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
Now the next step is to decide if this is something you'll want to buy down the (long and winding) road.
Get extra protection with this USB stick
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
I’ve been playing around with SanDisk's new 4GB Cruzer Titanium Plus USB Flash drive, which includes a little extra peace of mind for road warriors. All files copied to the thumb drive are automatically backed up online to a password-protected storage site.
Therefore, if this pinky-sized drive is lost or stolen or if files are accidentally deleted, you can always access those files through your 256-bit encrypted account. If your computer is offline when files are copied to the drive, the automated backup will take place the next time the PC has an Internet connection.
Similar to past products, the gold-colored Cruzer Titanium Plus offers a metal, crush-resistant body to further protect your data. It works well, but I have two beefs: There are no 8GB or 16GB models yet, and the free online storage only lasts six months. After that, it's $29.99 per year. This is a shame, as there are many free online backup services, such as MozyHome Free’s 2GB a month or Microsoft’s Windows Live SkyDrive’s 5GB a month.
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I am a syndicated technology journalist and author. I've spent the last 12 years waist-deep in gadgets, gizmos, gear and games. I'm very much living the "digital lifestyle," whether I'm flashing barcodes on my BlackBerry to board a plane, backing up my laptop's data onto a USB memory watch (Ok, so I know it's geeky) or jamming with my three kids in Rock Band. Like you, I love this stuff. So come back every Monday and Wednesday for new entries.