SanDisk is also at CES, this time with the Sansa slotRadio Player with FM tuner.The portable aluminum digital system with 1.5-inch OLED screen is available with slotMusic memory cards that are preloaded with tunes. One of them is included with 1,000 classics from Billboard charts including rock, country, contemporary and more which are arranged according to genre. The plug-and-play slotRadio will be available at Radio Shack and other retailers and online at slotRadio. The player has a MSRP of $99.99 with other cards priced at $39.99.
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There is almost no end to the things that the SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock can do. With it you can plug a 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA Hardisk into your PC or Mac. It also functions as a USB 2.0 2-port hub and 4-slot card reader for SD, SDHC, MMC, compact flash, Memory stick, and others with adapter. At a size of 130 x 120 x 68mm and a weight of 475g, the dock supports Windows VISTA, XP and Mac OS. The dock comes with AC adapter, USB, ESATA, and power cables at a price of $79.00
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Micron Technology, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Spansion, STM, and TI have announced that they get together to standardize removable memory cards and the technology embedded in them. The chore will be in the hands of JEDEC Solid State Technology Association with the new specification to be called Universal Flash Storage (UFS.) The aim here is less access time for memories, higher speed for large files and reduction of power.
The company claims that while 90 minutes (4GB) takes 3 minutes today to access, UFS will take only a few seconds. Handhelds, digital cameras, and other consumer electronics will be able to handle the new technology which should be finalized in 2009.
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