Release roundup: PSUs, thumb drives, and video editors

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from LaCie, Antec, CyberLink, and Warpia.

  • Fast and tiny: LaCie FastKey goes from 0 to 260MB/s in 26cm3. The advent of USB 3.0 has breathed new life into the boring old world of thumb drives, giving us, among other solutions, LaCie’s premium FastKey. The FastKey purportedly hits transfer speeds of up to 260MB/s, and it’s been announced in 30GB, 60GB, and 120GB capacities, with pricing starting at $149.99 for the 30GB model.

  • Antec rolls out High Current Gamer series. We already covered the launch of the High Current Pro lineup, but the High Current Gamer family delivers a slightly different formula, with 400W, 520W, 620W, 750W, and 900W variants, all with 80 Plus Bronze certification (which guarantees minimum power efficiency of 82% at loads of 20% and 100%). These units also feature 135-mm fans and Japanese capacitors. Antec covers the 750W and 900W models with a five-year warranty, while their lower-wattage siblings are only covered for three years.

  • CyberLink launches PowerDirector 9. Video editing software doesn’t usually raise eyebrows here at TR, but the new version of CyberLink’s video editor is an exception. CyberLink claims this is the “world’s first native 64-bit consumer video editing software,” and it says PowerDirector 9 can “fully utilize every core of your CPU, every stream processor in your GPU, fixed function media processing, and all of your RAM memory.” (Both AMD and Nvidia graphics processors are supported.) Not too shabby for $99.95, if these claims check out.
  • Warpia debuts advanced wireless docking station: The Easy Dock Pro. We looked at the original Warpia Easy Dock in our July 29 roundup; this version kicks things up a notch, supporting display resolutions of up to 1920×1080. The Easy Dock Pro can both mirror and extend your primary display onto an auxiliary one connected wirelessly, as well. List price: $149.99.

I think if you overlook the form factor, that LaCie USB 3.0 contraption has more in common with a portable SSD than a traditional thumb drive. Putting a 30-gig SSD in a 2.5″ enclosure would probably be a lot cheaper, of course, but that wouldn’t be as easy to carry around—and I don’t think there are many USB 3.0 enclosures out there.

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    • Lianna
    • 9 years ago

    l[

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    An enthusiast power supply at a wattage most enthusiasts actually use. Will wonders never cease?

    *Yes yes, I know there’s a few out there, Corsair has one I think.

      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      Are you being sarcastic? 480 SLI+i920 is ~850W under load. 900W might not cover itg{<.<}g

        • flip-mode
        • 9 years ago

        Reading? He said “most enthusiasts” – 480 SLI is definitely not what “most enthusiasts” are doing.

          • indeego
          • 9 years ago

          Yeah I read, it makes even less sense then, there have been lower watt power supplies in this range for many years.

          And do tell me what “most” “enthusiasts” run at, for my own humor’s sake. Perhaps link to a TR poll or Steam Hardware Survey for a good additional chuckleg{<.<}g

        • Farting Bob
        • 9 years ago

        Ypu’ve only got 2 480’s in SLI? My folding with has 5 of them, Oh why cant PSU manufactures start offering higher rated units for me!

    • UberGerbil
    • 9 years ago

    The Department of Redundant Redundancy would like to offer an award to Cyberlink PR flacks for their use of “RAM memory.” Of course, they still haven’t picked up the phone from when the Grunge Era called about getting their “Cyber-” prefix back.

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 9 years ago

      Um, I was going to same that TR could use this software to benchmark, but then I don’t know now…

      • flip-mode
      • 9 years ago

      All of which can be completely excused if the product is as awesome as it sounds.

      • Palek
      • 9 years ago

      Get it right! It’s “Department of Redundancy Department.” Sheesh, some people…

      Cyberlink really could use a name change, though. PowerDVD has also way outgrown the “DVD” part of its name.

        • Farting Bob
        • 9 years ago

        You got to love any company whos latest product is called “Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D Mark II”

    • Chrispy_
    • 9 years ago

    l[

    • 5150
    • 9 years ago

    First to say, “Thanks Cyril!”

      • vince
      • 9 years ago

      Yes! Now it feels right 😉

      • dashbarron
      • 9 years ago

      He just does it to mess with you guys and next time it will be different. I endorse his methods of madness!

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