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KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

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Transcend 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards

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Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

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January 7, 2020

SanDisk unveils a portable 8TB SSD prototype and 1TB USB-C thumb drive

SanDisk today announced a new high-capacity SSD prototype that offers a total of 8TB of storage space, which is the biggest SSD that's been made so far.

At 8TB of storage space, the pocket-sized drive offers double the capacity of the 4TB super slim prototype drive that was shown off last year. SanDisk isn't selling the new 8TB SSD as of yet, but it does offer transfer speeds up to 20Gb/s.

Along with the prototype drive, SanDisk also debuted its new 1TB SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB-C, a dual connector drive that can transfer content between USB-C and USB-A devices.

The Dual Drive Luxe USB-C is tiny enough that it fits on a keychain, and it is set to launch later in the first quarter of 2020 for $250.

December 28, 2019

Transcend releases JetFlash 910 high speed and high endurance USB drive

Transcend Information presents the market-redefining JetFlash 910, a USB flash drive that packs incredible performance and endurance into a compact USB form factor. The flash drive utilizes the latest 3D NAND technology for up to 420MB/s and 400MB/s read and write speeds and an excellent endurance level of 3,000 P/E cycles - the equivalent of MLC NAND flash. With capacities up to 256GB, the JetFlash 910 is ideal for storing a trove of 4K videos and high-resolution images, transferring them in a flash. Housed in lightweight aluminum with a sandblasted finish for extra durability and a sleek look, the JetFlash 910 takes the USB storage experience to a brand new level.

Durable inside and out
At 10 times the lifespan of a regular TLC flash drive, the JetFlash 910 offers superior and persistent protection of key data, making it great everyday carry for work and life. Having a high endurance rating also makes the JetFlash 910 well-suited for write-intensive applications, such as dashcams or surveillance systems. The aluminum metallic housing makes the USB flash drive less prone to wear, while gracing it with an extra touch of sleekness.

Solid state performance in the USB form
Transcend's JetFlash 910, equipped with the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, can achieve blazing-fast transfer rates of up to 420MB/s. This means that files as large as 4GB will transfer in less than 15 seconds. The JetFlash 910 comes pre-formatted in the FAT32 file format for optimum compatibility, and in capacities up to 256GB, making it ideal for storing large quantities of high-resolution images and 4K or 8K videos.

Value-Added Transcend Elite Software and App
Transcend Elite is an advanced data management software package compatible with Windows OS, macOS, and Android. A free download from Transcend's official website, Transcend Elite features backup and restore, data encryption, and cloud backup functions.

Transcend's JetFlash 910 USB flash drive is offered in 128GB and 256GB capacities and backed by Transcend's Five-year Limited Warranty.

December 13, 2019

GIGABYTE Unveils Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card

GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Radeon™ RX 5500 XT GAMING OC and Radeon™ RX 5500 XT OC, powered by the AMD advanced 7nm RDNA architecture. The new graphics card features new Compute Units, delivers incredible performance, is optimized for better visual effects, and features multi-level cache hierarchy for reduced latency and highly responsive gaming. Both models are available in 8GB and 4GB GDDR6 high-speed memory, support PCI® Express 4.0 for maximum game performance, and are equipped with the WINDFORCE cooling system with alternate spinning fans, protection back plate and GIGABYTE certified ultra-durable materials so that all gamers can enjoy the ultimate gaming experience with extreme and stable performance.

Both Radeon™ RX 5500 XT GAMING OC and Radeon™ RX 5500 XT OC provide the WINDFORCE cooling solution for all key components of the graphics card. It takes care of not only the GPU but also the VRAM and MOSFET to ensure a stable overclock operation and longer service lifespan. The GAMING OC series is equipped with three 80 mm fans, and the OC series is equipped with two 90 mm fans. GIGABYTE “Alternate Spinning” and unique blade fan features are designed to increase airflow and the addition of composite heat-pipes help dissipate the heat from the GPU quickly. GIGABYTE provides 1 HDMI and 3 display port outputs which can support up to 4 displays at the same time. With Ultra-Durable top-grade materials and protection back-plate, GIGABYTE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card delivers the best quality for the customers. Radeon™ RX 5500 XT GAMING OC is equipped with RGB fusion 2.0 ,with 16.7M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects so you can customize the lighting effects or synchronize with other AORUS devices.

GIGABYTE Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics cards all implement the latest AMD functions--- FidelityFX open-source developer toolkit, Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS), Radeon™ Anti-Lag, Radeon™ Boost and FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology, which allow users to enjoy better performance and higher image quality, for an amazing gaming experience. In addition, players who purchased before January 27, 2020 can get Monster Hunter: Iceborne Master Edition game for free, plus 3 months of XBOX game pass for PC, the free conditions are subject to AMD official website.

2019 Southeast Asian Games Esports Event closes with record stream numbers

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, is celebrating the conclusion of six hugely successful esports tournaments as part of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2019). As the first major sporting event to include esports as a medal sport, the closing ceremony signifies a new dawn for the esports industry.

Prior to its appointment as the official esports partner of the SEA Games 2019, Razer has been on a decade-long mission to legitimize esports. With the success of the SEA Games 2019 esports events, Razer is now placing its focus on the Olympics.

“The esports event was a resounding success and the games are a testament of our esports talent in the region,” said David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer. “While we may have achieved success in the SEA Games, this journey to legitimizing esports is not over. We will continue to strive for esports’ inclusion in the Olympics and we look forward to the next SEA Games in 2021.”

Overwhelming Support from Fans across the Globe
As the first esports medal event, fans from all walks of life tuned in remotely or visited the San Juan Arena to watch the competitions live. On the first day alone, Razer’s streaming platforms recorded over one million views with approximately 70,000 concurrent viewers.

At its peak, the San Juan Arena was filled to maximum capacity and Razer’s streaming platforms registered 20 million impressions with 90,000 concurrent viewers. Audiences also spent over 200,000 hours watching the streams on YouTube, making it one of the top 10 trending gaming videos worldwide on the platform.

“We’ve seen some pretty exciting gameplay and a superb level of competition among the SEA Games esports athletes. A formidable force, these youths have shown grit, resilience and a tremendous respect for their craft and supporters,” said Alvin Juban, Philippine SEA Games Esports Union, Co-President & National Team Manager. “We’re proud to host them and we hope to see them celebrating again in the next SEA Games.”

Razer Receives Honorary Recognition from PHISGOC for Conceiving and Supporting the Event
For its efforts in helping esports receive the same recognition and coverage as traditional sports, Razer has been given an honorary recognition by the Philippine Sea Games Organizational Committee (PHISGOC). A presentation of an official certificate of recognition has been made and will be followed by an announcement on PHISGOC’s social channels.

“PHISGOC recognizes Razer, the Official Esports Partner, for being the originator of the push for esports to be included in the 30th SEA Games, through their Co-Founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan, and our Speaker of the House of Representatives of Philippines and Chairman of PHISGOC, Alan Cayetano,” said Juban. “The great success of the esports event in the last one week has proven our vision and strong partnership with Razer.”

The SEA Games is an international sporting event sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. This year’s SEA Games event has been organized by PHISGOC. A total of nine countries participated in the SEA Games 2019 esports events.

December 3, 2019

Intel Completes Sale of Smartphone Modem Business to Apple

Intel Corporation today announced it has completed the sale of the majority of its smartphone modem business to Apple. This transaction, valued at $1 billion, was announced on July 25, 2019. As previously disclosed, this transaction enables Intel to focus on developing technology for 5G networks while retaining the option to develop modems for non-smartphone applications, such as PCs, internet of things devices and autonomous vehicles.