G-Technology displayed their new G-Drive Slim and Mobile portable hard drives. Both drives offer 1TB capacity and 7200rpm. The Slim connects via USB 3.0 and the Mobile has USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 ports.
Western Digital displayed their 2TB, 3TB & 4TB My Cloud drives. Each drive has an Ethernet connection that allows you to create a personal cloud, and access it from wherever you have Internet access. There's an Android and iOS app, as well as PC and Mac desktop applications. The Mac and PC software allows you to perform backups.
SanDisk showcased two compact wireless storage devices. The wireless media drive is smaller than the average wallet and can stream content, including 1080p video, to up to five devices simultaneously. It charges via micro USB, and can run for up to eight hours when charged. There is no embedded storage; it comes with a full-sized SD card, which can be removed and upgraded to a max capacity of 128GB.
This week in the news:Lots of cool new ASUS gear was announced at the Computex show in Taiwan; Canon announced the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, and version 2.0 firmware update for the EOS M; Tokina introduced the AT-X 12-28mm f/4 for APS-C cameras; and there were some interesting advances in memory card technology.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for June 7, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
I have blogged, lectured and argued for many years that a camera is nothing more than a tool that solves a given photographer’s problem. A camera brand is not a symbol of loyalty to one kind of photography, nor is it some kind of credential for membership in some kind of “club.” The sooner each photographer starts to figure out what their particular challenges are, and which camera works for them to resolve those challenges (regardless of brand), the sooner they will start making the kind of photographs they want. Recent experience has taught me that I need to start talking the same way about the laptop computers that photographers use for digital image processing.
In the age of tablet computers and intelligent telephones, you may not think a refresh to a line of desktop machines would create much buzz, but to the power users that you find at B&H, the new Thunderbolt-equipped quad-core Apple iMacs are electrifying. You can't bust one out on an airplane and consume high-def video on your folding tray table, but back at your workspace you can use one to produce high-end content like never before.
In this edition of Meet B&H, we'll be exploring a section of the Home Entertainment department—theTV Wall. On the showroom floor, B&H has an entire couple of walls covered with televisions for you to compare and contrast. If you have questions, our B&H experts will answer them for you and help you to make an informed decision. Click the Read and Discuss button for a photo tour of this special place in our home.
Imagine if you could have a personal media player, or PMP, with a big widescreen display, 160GB of storage space, a built-in FM radio, recording capabilities and more, all for less than $300. That sounds good, but you don’t have to imagine it. The Cowon X7 is real, and B&H sells it. The X7’s feature set and price point are compelling enough to make it a serious contender in the PMP arena.
This is the Western Digital TV Live Hub network media player with a 1TB built-in hard drive. The WD TV Live Hub brings together all of the media you may have on your computer, portable device or external hard drive. The compact, easy-to-use TV Live Hub connects to your large-screen TV or home stereo system and can be used as a home media server.
Have you ever considered purchasing a product and just wanted to ask someone a question about it? Did you know that B&H has an "Ask our Experts" tab on over 200,000 items, which gives you either a number to call or a link to Live Chat, to communicate easily with one of our experts? When in Live Chat, you can choose to talk to a Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Product Professional, or the Used/Refurbished Department.
Tip-offs that these are no ordinary TVs are the four USB ports and keypad/mouse combo remote. You've seen connected TVs before, even from Sony. But the new Sony Internet TV models let you navigate anywhere—not only to preselected sites. The four TVs and one Blu-ray player are future proof, too, thanks to downloadable firmware upgrades. Even Sony refers to these products as "Google TV."
I have a confession to make. The wiring in my home theater is convoluted enough to make Rube Goldberg scratch his head in confusion. I don’t want to go into the details, but let’s just say there’s an older HDTV with only a single HDMI port, two switchboxes, a receiver with no HDMI support, a Blu-ray player, a DVR, an Apple TV, two game consoles, a region-free DVD player, and— lease don’t laugh—an HD DVD player.
Ever wish you could get a little more functionality out of your iPod? Worried about protecting it from scratches? There are hundreds of accessories available for iPod music players. If you acquired an iPod this year, or if you’re simply looking to enhance your tried-and-true MP3 player, consider one of the following.
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