Sony is getting ready to drop the 2TB Memory Stick XC. Since the XC maintains the same form factor as other Memory Sticks, we are going to guess that these will end up being backwards-compatible with the rest of the XC line. Considering that SD cards are struggling to get to 64GB, this 2TB feat is pretty incredible. According to Sony, the XC range will use the exFAT file storage system, which is far and away better than the antiquated FAT12/16/32. Of course, this will all come at a price, because it is a proprietary Sony item, after all. Those details haven’t been announced yet, but let’s just say that we think it will be a while before the average photographer has one of these in their camera.
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OOMS, a furniture and interior design company in the Netherlands, is certainly geared towards saving the planet. They have designed wooden memory sticks made from real branches literally picked up in the woods. Each is handmade and can be personally engraved when ordered in lots of 50 or more. Choose between a 1GB for 50 EUR (~$68.00,) 2GB for 55 EUR (~$75.00,) or 4GB for 60 EUR (~$81.00.) The company also created a solar powered birdhouse that can act as an outside nightlight as well as a bug attractor.
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Hershey and Jazwares have teamed to create Yumdriver memory sticks. Included in the line will be Mr. Goodbar, Krackel, Twizzlers, Bubble Yum and Hershey’s bar. Each is available in 1GB to 4GB in prices from $14.99 to $29.99. Also sweetening the pot will be a Kisses Digital Camera in its familiar shape for $29.99 and cameras in flavors of Jolly Rancher, Hershey’s Miniatures, and Bubble Yum for $24.99.
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Another sacred iPod-shaped gadget has hit the market. This memory stick comes in either 1 or 2 GB for storing your files, images, or tunes. The flash drive is also plug-and-play and super-fast with its USB 2.0 connection. Made with a soft silicon outer case and with a carrying loop to make it portable, it is compatible with most computers and comes in white. Get the 1GB size stick for £19.95 (~$39.00) or the 2GB for £24.95 (~$49.00.)
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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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The USB Mirror Card Reader is for all girlie girls and metrosexuals who are geeky, yet vain at the same time. Foldable and at a size of only 64 x 55 x 20mm and a weight of 50g, the card reader supports M2/T-Flas /MicroSD/Mini SD, SDHC/SD, Memory Stick PRO/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, and MMC/MMC-II/RS MMC/MMC Plus. With a transfer speed of up to 480Mbps, the reader will work with both Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.2. Choose from blue or gray for $15.00.
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Okay, PSP and PS3’ers, take note…and start saving your pennies now. Why? Because at CES, Sony announced that their 16GB Memory Stick Pro Duo will hit stores in March. That’s right, 16GB, four times more the highest capacity Pro Duo currently available. That’s way more photos, music, videos,
movies and pure fun than ever. The downside? The storage card will cost a whopping $300 USD—more than a PSP itself. Worth it? You make the call.
It had to happen. It seems that when Sony hears of an idea, in this case a small and inexpensive still/video camera designed to upload on the Internet like Flipvideo, they develop one, too. The Net Sharing GC-1 is only 1 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 2 1/4-inches, and weighs only about 5 ounces. It takes 5-megapixel still photos and shoots video in MPEG-4 with your choice of QVGA/15 fps or VGA/ 30fps and can hold up to 5 hours of footage with a 2 GB Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo media card (for an additional $59.99.)
With a built-in flash, a 4x digital zoom, and a 2.4 inch color LCD screen, the GC-1 has around a rechargeable 90 minute battery life span and will be arriving in September for ~$200.00 in retail stores or you can preorder now at Sony Style. We suspect that other companies will also be coming out with their own versions of inexpensive cams so that everyone can become part of the YouTube Generation.
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I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m coming away from Sony’s presentation more impressed than I was either Nintendo’s or Microsoft’s. They were very straightforward and showed exactly what we all wanted to see: the games.
In fact, this was one of the more impressive E3 press conferences in recent memory – check inside to find out why.
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