USB-C

Micron's consumer brand Crucial is entering the portable SSD market with the new Crucial X8 Portable SSD. The X8 has a USB-C 10Gb/s (USB 3.1 Gen 2) connection and internally uses a NVMe SSD based on the Crucial P1 with QLC NAND flash. The Crucial X8 is intended for general-purpose consumer storage workloads that are mostly read-intensive; even though it can handle up to ~1GB/s read speeds, the use of QLC NAND means it cannot sustain high write speeds for long and videographers would be disappointed. Instead, Crucial is touting the X8 for transferring or backing up files and photos, or for expanding the storage of a video game console. The SSD inside the X8 is based on the same hardware as the Crucial P1...

Philips Brilliance 272P7VUBNB: A Sub-$350 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor with 65W USB PD & GbE

In previous years monitor capabilities such as 4K resolutions, USB-C docking, and GbE connectivity have been premium features that have only been available in high-end monitors. However the price...

20 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2019

Philips Reveals 346B1C 34-Inch 100 Hz Curved UltraWide Monitor with USB-C Docking

Philips has introduced its new 346B1C ultrawide curved monitor, which is designed for business and professional users looking for a large display offering USB Type-C docking. The Philips 346B1...

34 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2019

HP’s E344c: A 34-Inch Curved Ultra-Wide Productivity Monitor

Having launched a variety of curved ultrawide displays for gamers in the recent years, HP is rolling out similar monitors for business and professional users from many industries who...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2019

HP Launches Their S430c 43.4-Inch Ultrawide Curved Display

Along with their new Elite Dragonfly notebook, today HP is also rolling out its first ultra-wide curved display, which is being aimed at replacing dual-display setups used by business...

20 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2019

CRU ioSafe Solo Hawk Rugged SSD Review

ioSafe's disaster-resistant solutions cater to an important niche in the storage market. In mid-2018, the company was acquired by CRU. The Solo Hawk Rugged SSD is one of the...

8 by Ganesh T S on 9/4/2019

Club 3D’s CSV-1562 USB Type-C Dock Has Three 4K Display Outputs

Club 3D has announced its new 15-in-1 USB Type-C docking station which has a total of five display outputs that can drive up to three 4K Ultra-HD monitors. The...

13 by Anton Shilov on 7/17/2019

Dynabook’s USB-C Dock Has 10 Ports & an SD Reader

Dynabook Americas (former Toshiba) has introduced its new multi-port USB-C docking station. The USB-C Dock is designed to bring 10 ports and an SD card reader to ultra-portable laptops...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/12/2019

Philips Brilliance 329P9H: A 4K IPS Monitor with USB-C Dock, GbE

Philips has introduced its new 31.5-inch display aimed at a broad set of professional workloads. The Brilliance 329P9H is a 4K LCD that has a USB Type-C port and...

23 by Anton Shilov on 4/8/2019

Lexar SL100 Pro Portable USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSDs: Fast and Up to 1 TB

Lexar this week introduced its first external SSDs featuring a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface. The SL100 Pro drives are lightweight, miniature, and offer a read speed of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

Silicon Power Unveils Mobile C10 USB Type-C Flash Drives

When the USB Type-C interface was introduced several years ago, it took quite some time for the industry to adopt it, which is why makers of USB flash drives...

11 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

SilverStone EP14: A Miniature USB-C Hub with HDMI, USB-A, 100 W Power

With hundreds of different USB Type-C adapters and docks on the market, manufacturers are trying hard to make theirs more attractive. To that end, they now tend to design...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

USB4 Specification Announced: Adopting Thunderbolt 3 Protocol for 40 Gbps USB

The USB Promoter Group has announced the upcoming release of the USB4 specification. The new standard is based on Intel’s Thunderbolt protocol and supports a range of features, including...

56 by Anton Shilov on 3/4/2019

Lenovo's New 595-Gram Portable Display: The ThinkVision M14 USB-C Monitor

At the Mobile World Congress trade show, Lenovo has introduced a new portable display designed specifically for workers on the move. The ThinkVision M14 monitor matches design of the...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2019

USB 3.2 at 20 Gb/s Coming to High-End Desktops This Year

The USB 3.0 Promoters Group announced its USB 3.2 specification update that increases theoretical performance of a USB 3.2 interface over a Type-C cable to 20 Gbps back in...

62 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2019

Cosemi Launches USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hybrid Active Optical Cable: Up to 50 Meters of USB

Cosemi has introduced the industry’s first USB 3.1 Gen 2 hybrid active optical cables (hAOC), which enable USB connectivity over distances upwards of 50 meters. The cables will be...

40 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2019

Philips Brilliance 499P9H Ultra-Wide 49-Inch Monitor Now Available

First introduced back at IFA 2018, Philips has started to sell their latest 49-inch ultra-wide display, the Philips Brilliance 499P9H. Utilizing a 32:9 aspect ratio panel with a 5120...

17 by Anton Shilov on 2/1/2019

HP at CES 2019: Slim Envy USB-C Hub Debuts with Charging USB Type-A and HDMI 2.0

Having already sold tens of millions of laptops that only feature USB Type-C ports, it would seem that PC makers are finally getting into the burgeoning market for USB...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2019

IO Data Unveils Blu-ray Drive for USB-C Laptops

Known for their rather unorthodox devices, IO Data recently introduced a new external Blu-ray drive that works with USB Type-C hosts. An otherwise typical slimline Blu-ray drive, the BRP-UT6/MC2...

22 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2019

OWC Launches Drive Dock with USB Type-C: Two SATA Drives, Up to 981 MB/s

OWC has released its new Drive Dock external storage solution that can accommodate two hot-plug-capable HDDs or SSDs. What makes this latest drive dock particularly notable is that it...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/10/2018

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