PRODUCTS: The latest from Logitech, Netgear, Lite-On, Crucial and Seagate
- 07 September, 2011 09:00
Sanity Music stocks Logitech products
In response to the demand for high-performance audio, peripherals vendor, Logitech has partnered up with music retailer, Sanity, to make its products more accessible.
As of July, Sanity has been stocking a range of Logitech Ultimate Ears line earphones – designed to enhance sound quality by fitting into the ear canal and cancelling background noise.
An array of speakers for laptops, PCs and portable devices are also available, alongside a selection of mice, keyboards, webcams, and Harmony universal remote controls.
To promote the partnership, Logitech is offering fans the opportunity to meet Perth’s rock quartet, Birds of Tokyo, during their Australian tour throughout September.
Eight competition winners will be awarded backstage passes, Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305, a Pure-Fi Anywhere 2 portable speaker and a pair of Ultimate Ears 700 earphones.
Runners up will receive Birds of Tokyo merchandise, Ultimate ears 600 and MetroFi 200 earphones.
The Logitech products are available in Sanity stores, or through its online shopping portal.
Netgear introduces 10-gigabit smart switch
Netgear has released its GS752TXS, the first smart switch with 10-gigabit connectivity, targeted at mid-market networks.
The ProSafe 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch is designed to improve server utilisation, availability and application management through its Layer 2 management features, switching performance and advanced security measures.
To accommodate for varying businesses, the GS752TXS provides 48 gigabit ports to connect devices to the network, while an additional four 10-gigabit SFP+ ports allow for stacking or uplink servers. This creates the ability to stack up to six switches with full redundancy, protecting investments by allowing uninterrupted network access if one switch fails.
The GS752TXS also provides advanced security for edge access and dynamic VLAN assignment to increase network protection. It operates by imposing a consistent policy and user credential across the network regardless of location.
Netgear included its Smart Switch management via a web-browser interface for monitoring switch performance, configuring ports, setting up port trunks, VLANs and traffic prioritisation.
The Netgear Smart Control Centre is available for multiple switches, and the Network Management System allows businesses to configure multiple products from a designated device and location.
The Netgear ProSafe 48-port Gigabit Smart Switch (GS752TXS) will be available for $3149.
Lite-On launches burning software for iOS users
Lite-On, an optical storage solutions provider, is simplifying iOS burning with its MyDisk Suite.
The software contains a set of applications for iOS PC, iPad and iphone – including DiskMobile, DiskCase, DiskIndex, and DiskCollection. These are configured to simplify data management, storage, and tracking through drag-and-drop burning, file/disc indexing, customised menus, personalisation and user-centricity.
DiskMobile is built to allow direct transfer between iOS systems and Lite-On DVD burners, as well as providing a back-up storage solution for data. DiskIndex allows this data to be categorised through a customised menu system for tracking and identification and DiskCase, an iPad-only app, offers users the option to design covers.
The DiskCollection application serves as a data-management solution as it builds a disc index by allowing users to describe and group discs and saving the settings within its memory. The Lite-On MyDisk Suite will be included with the Lite-On eNAU808 DVD writer. Availability and RRP are yet to be confirmed.
Crucial’s new 8GB memory module
Crucial, a memory testing and upgrading company, has released its 8GB DDR3-1333MHz UDIMM (desktop) and SODIMM (laptop) memory modules to support Intel Core i7 and i5 processors.
The high-capacity memory module caters for excessive multi-tasking without hindering system performance and maintaining responsiveness.
The 8GB high-capacity module is a memory solution for smaller form factors such as laptops, all-in-one PCs and home theatre PCs – which contain only one DIMM slot.
The 8GB DDR3-1333MHz SODIMM memory modules are also 1.35V, compared to the 1.5V standard, both reducing power consumption in lower voltage devices and increasing battery life.
Desktop users can also benefit as the 8GB Crucial memory module cancels the needs to utilise multiple DIMM slots to take advantage of the maximum RAM capability of their system.
The Crucial 8GB DDR3-1333MHz desktop and laptop memory modules are available in kits ranging from 16GB to 24GB and include a limited-lifetime warranty. They can be purchased via Crucial’s local channel partners.
Seagate introduces its GoFlex Satellite wireless storage device
Storage solutions provider, Seagate, has debuted its GoFlex Satellite – a battery-powered external hard drive which uses wireless technology to extend the storage capacity of Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The new member of the GoFlex family contains 500GB of disc space, Wi-Fi access over 802.11b/g/n, a rechargeable battery and can be paired with up to three devices at any one time. It connects to compatible devices through the free GoFlex Media application, which operates on Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) and any Android.
Seagate Technology senior vice-president and managing director of Asia-Pacific and Japan, BanSeng Teh, said, “no longer will a consumer feel as though it is a compromise to purchase a lower capacity tablet or iPad. With GoFlex Satellite, people will be able to carry their entire media library with them without the need for wires or the Web.”
The GoFlex Satellite has a stand-by battery life of up to 25 hours, with the ability to stream five hours of continuous video. The GoFlex Media App contributes to its battery life using a progressive download feature that sends the Satellite into stand-by mode after a portion of data is temporarily synchronised.
For large and fast data transfers, the hard drive is equipped with a USB 3.0 port and comes with a back-compatible cable. Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite is available from selected retailers and resellers for $219.