Release roundup: Thumb drives, cases, and laptops

— 2:53 PM on May 19, 2011

We've got a trio of releases for you in this week's look at product announcements that didn't make it into our regular coverage. Two of those releases come from Corsair, while one was sent to us by the folks at Eurocom.

  • Corsair ships Flash Voyager USB 3.0 family. Thumb drives with USB 3.0 connectivity seem to be all the rage lately, and Corsair has hopped on that bandwagon. The company's new drives couple a SuperSpeed interface with the company's tried-and-true Voyager housing, which is made of rubber and is purportedly both water-resistant and shock-proof. Corsair charges $19.99, $29.99, and $69.99 for 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB versions of the Flash Voyager USB 3.0, respectively.

  • Corsair announces availability of Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T. We already got up close and personal to the White Graphite Series 600T in January, but now, Corsair says the enclosure is finally available. This $179 case is almost entirely identical to the original 600T, except it has a white exterior with black accents and a windowed left panel. That panel can play host to either an acrylic window or a mesh window with room for up to four 120-mm fans.

  • Eurocom launches line of the most powerful Optimus Notebooks ever! Say hello to Eurocom's new Fox 2.0 and Lynx 2.0 notebooks, which both feature Sandy Bridge processors and discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 555M 2GB GPUs with Optimus switchable graphics technology. The Fox 2.0 has a 15.6" display, weighs in at 5.7 lbs, and measures 1.61" at its thickest point. Meanwhile, the Lynx 2.0 has a 17.3" panel, a weight of 6.82 lbs, and a maximum thickness of 1.66". Both systems have 1920x1080 display resolutions. According to Nvidia's website, the GeForce GT 555M has either 96 or 144 stream processors depending on the variant, so while it ought to handle 1080p gaming, it might not have enough horsepower to let you crank up all the detail settings at that resolution.

There's definitely something tantalizing about the stormtrooper look of the new 600T. A premium attached, though; where Newegg chargesĀ $179.99 for the white 600T, the original can be had for as little as $149.99 after a mail-in rebate.

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