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Victorinox 512GB secure SDD flash drive showcased at CES

Posted: 12 Jan 2012 02:53 AM PST

Dakshina Thakur:

Since consumers always have an exigency of owning a portable storage solution, manufacturers probably don't mind hammering away at devising uniquely designed, feature-rich drives. If some intrigue through higher storage capacity, there are others that prance with advanced security features and incredibly trimmed down chassis. Joining the league of carving innovative peripherals for user’s need to stockpile their content next is Victorinox. After designing the Swiss Army Knife 256GB solid state drives, the company has now unleashed their latest Victorinox 512GB Secure SDD flash drive.

Victorinox SDD Flash Drive
Victorinox SDD Flash Drive

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Victorinox SDD Flash Drive
Victorinox Previews 512 GB Secure SDD Flash Drive

Displayed during the Consumer Electronics Show, the new prototype integrates a mini e-paper display, which exhibits the user's name and available free disk space. Infused with premium components, the 512 gigabyte flash drive also stands distinguished for the innovative eInk technology which ensures the screen is always on. By taking advantage of the embedded technology, the peripheral even eliminates the need for any power.

Enclosed in a natty, condensed form factor, the satiny device comes equipped with free hardware data encryption as well – which promises to put forth utmost security to user’s critical data and information. However, as far as the top-notch functionality is concerned, the Victorinox secure SDD flash drive touts to render a few times faster read and write speeds than most flash drives on the market.

The model also incorporates the ability to find its accommodation into an eSATA II port that enables faster data transfer rates. The security facet strengthens through a set of portable applications on board, including an automatic backup tool. Users will benefit from the integrated bookmark organizer, anonymous web browser and a password manager for safeguarding the important files from any unauthorized access. Besides this, users will also be allowed to sync backups of other files and folders along with Microsoft Outlook for enhanced convenience.

Though Victorinox 512GB secure SDD appears to be slightly heavy on pockets, the drive makes an ideal, efficient pick for users seeking speedy data transfer rates with a sense of style. Not to forget, the encryption of all data topples as additional perk for users who stay on pins and needles about their content's protection.

Apart from the slim 515GB variant, the company also removed the sheath of the slim and slim duo flash drives. The 64GB and 128GB capacities under the slim lineup, however, withstand touch environmental conditions and boast of their resistance to water and shock. Users who enjoy pepping their collection up may sift out the versions in shades like orange, pink, red, silver, green and blue.

The new Victorinox 512GB secure SDD flash drives are anticipated to knock the shelves somewhere around March or April. The pricing details, nonetheless, are yet to be disclosed. Hopefully, by using the stylishly devised flash drives from the manufacturer, users will be enabled to carry their important files and documents without having to worry over the limited storage capacity. And as aforementioned, privacy and safety features leverage the entire interaction at the same time.

Source: Skattertech


ADR Studios launches iPhone SJ concept in remembrance of Steve Jobs

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 09:08 PM PST

Anamika Gupta:

Steve Jobs will always be termed as an iconic gem for almost all the designers and developers in their future inventions. With the great achievements for Apple Inc., Steve has led its i-devices far more ahead in its conceptual designs when compared to any other devices in the market. ADR Studios have come up with the latest iPhone concept dubbed as iPhone SJ, which serves to be a tribute to Steve Jobs. Antonio De Rosa, founder of ADR Studios, was so inspired with Steve that it led him to invent iPhone SJ concept that showcases the combination of earlier Smartphones.

iPhone SJ Polycarbonate Phone
iPhone SJ Polycarbonate Phone

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Tribute to Steve Job
Tribute to Steve Job

Now talking about the whole concept of iPhone SJ, then this device is a beautiful outcome of great combinations from previous versions of iPhones with many more speculated features attached to it. The body of iPhone is carved out of polycarbonate metal and features a capacitive touchscreen that is made up of fine glass resulting to an edge-to-edge display. Above its sleek design and solid body, the iPhone SJ is said to be loaded with Apple’s A6 dual core processor, then a rear camera consisting with the lens of 10 megapixel and the capacitive glass screen which may result in more than 4 inch of retina display. As the body is crafted with polycarbonate metal, the phone is said to be sustainable in use and at the same time it’s light weighted. It is also said that the device will possibly be working on the iOS 6.0 version. As per the sleek appearance of iPhone SJ, it is believed that it measures the thinness in about 7 mm. Following speculated reinvention, it seems that iPhone SJ is a redefined element with the classic inventions that combine the designs of iPhone 3G and iPhone 4S devices.

The Italian based designer, Antonio De Rosa, tags this beautiful invention as ‘a classic reinvented’ on his website. The designer has done a great job but it is still a concept for future iPhones.

Source: Concept-Phones


Lenovo launches IdeaPad Yoga convertible Tablet that works on Windows 8

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 08:55 PM PST

Mayank:

Lenovo released an eye-appealing convertible tablet cum notebook-IdeaPad Yoga. It comes with Windows 8, full keyboard, 10-finger multi-touch and a double-hinged design that makes it look like a spiral bound book. However, the operating system used in the notebook has not reached final stage yet. Lenovo is showing it with the convertible tablet.

Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA convertible tablet
Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA convertible tablet
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Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA convertible tablet
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga convertible tablet runs Windows 8, is set to arrive later this year

Notebooks transforming into tablet is not new, but Yoga takes a new approach where you have to push the screen 360 degree to fold the laptop as if you are closing the lid and you will be able to access the screen. If you want, you can bend it halfway so that the keyboard works as a stand while you watch a movie. According to the company representatives and its specifications, this is a notebook first and then a tablet.

One of the unique designs at CES 2012, Yoga looks like an advanced version of newer version of the U300. However, it is thinner at 17 millimeters (0.67 inches thick), lighter at around 3.5 pounds (weighs 3.1 pounds) and looks better with a glass track pad, leather wrist rest and a soft-touch finish. It features 13.3-inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels, Intel Core processor of Ivy Bridge flavor, 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Power and volume control are located on book-style edge, so that you can easily use them in both notebook and tablet modes. Talking about the battery, it will come with a 54Wh juicer battery with a back up ability of eight hours.

This notebook is expected to make its market debut later this year with a price tag of $1000 when Windows 8 is ready to use. If you cannot decide whether to purchase a tablet or notebook, then Yoga is the perfect solution.

Via: Engadget


Dishwasher ET

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 08:37 PM PST

Nikita Sharma:

A new electrical concept from Design Practice (UDESC) named as Dishwasher ‘ET’ has been launched, which will be helpful in dish washing. Dishwasher ET is electrical equipment, which helps to clean up dirt from dishes and wash out stain from utensils. The concept appears to reduce efforts to clean up dishes before crucial rubbing. It removes the debris from steel pans and utensils. The unit also polishes pans and helps to clean up the mess where your normal hand cleaning cannot reach.

Dishwasher ET
Dishwasher ET

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Dishwasher ET
Dishwasher ET by Jacqueline Brunelli

The main advantage of the concept is that it will eliminate the efforts to clean up dishes before rubbing the wool to remove the debris stuff. Its advance formula will work on areas where normal cleaning would not reach.

Dishwasher ET comprises two main parts: one is the central base and the other one is the pen, which has spraying detergent part and contact to the dishes through bushes. The central base will charge the battery and once you close the lid, a UV light will appear and sterilization will happen. Pen is designed in such an ergonomic way that it will function in three different ways by moving in all different directions. You can also rotate the sponge by using on and off buttons on the pen drive and will work faster than your hands.

The design of ET is adept to various types of users and has anatomical and anthropometric variations. Although, the pen is having a slight angle of women But most important thing is that sponge could have some more adjustable angles which could have helped in washing the dishes in more efficient way. The management of the system is pretty good and you will save a lot of your time, energy and it will work in more efficient way than your hands.

Via: Behance


New line of GreenZero battery and chargers to save energy by shutting off completely

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 02:58 PM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

'Go Green' is a slogan that has been embraced tightly by many designers. There is a sea of products available in the market that come dipped in environmentally-friendly traits, which in turn help keeping the surroundings away from the clutches of pollution. Bracketron has come up with an all new line of GreenZero chargers that will help save energy and money. Christened the Mushroom and Stone chargers, these will juice up mobile gadgets in a clean and green way.

GreenZero Chargers
GreenZero Chargers

The latest GreenZero line of chargers has an impressive facade and will be available in two models featuring an embedded cable and an Apple 30 pin cable. The line of chargers can be used to charge iPhones, microUSB and USB devices. Normally, chargers keep working even after the device has been charged, which wastes a lot of energy. But, these chargers and battery will help save energy by shutting off automatically when the gadget has been fully charged. It will eliminate stand-by energy consumption and will also be able to detect if the device to be charged has been unplugged.

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GreenZero Chargers
Bracketron’s GreenZero battery and chargers eliminate stand-by energy consumption

The Mushroom GreenZero charger has an ergonomic design that makes it stand out of the crowd. The charger is compatible with microUSB, USB connections and iDevices (an Apple 30-pin cable). The Mushroom charger has a large top that needs to be pushed when it has to be turned on. The Stone GreenZero charger has a sleek as well as compact design, which can be used to charge mobile devices with the the help of USB. Apart from these chargers, the line also consists of the Stone battery that will be made available for iDevices and microUSB devices. The pocket sized battery will give three hours of charge, offering a 100mAmp power supply. The portable option also has an LED indicator that will let you know when the device is fully charged.

GreenZero battery and chargers will save enough energy and have a pleasant outer skin. These will be released later this month at the CES in Las Vegas. The Stone charger will come stashed with a price tag of $22.56 while the Mushroom charger will cost $24.95-$29.28.

Via: Coolhunting/ Gizmag


Green parenting: Swish Sustainable Diaper Cleaning System

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 01:59 PM PST

Asmita Prasad:

For new parents, getting rid of dirty diapers is a huge chore in itself. Though most new parents get a Diaper Genie at their baby showers or buy one before the baby is born, it still poses a huge sustainability problem for the planet-conscious folks. The only other option is using cloth diapers, but they too are hard to maintain since soiled diapers need to be either hand washed (which can be very time-consuming and icky) or thrown in the washer which causes concerns about contaminating other clothes. The unnecessary load of laundry again becomes a huge problem. Fortunately, designer Iven Dieterle has an ingenious solution to all new parents' dirty cloth diaper dilemma.

Swish
Swish

The Swish Sustainable Diaper Cleaning System is an energy efficient stand-alone washer that can be used as a dedicated diaper cleaning system. The easy-to-operate washer combines the advantages of vertical and horizontal washers in one which makes it comfortable to use even when the user is tired from a hectic day.

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Swish: Sustainable diaper cleaning system

The spherical shaped washer comes with an in-built photovoltaic and solar thermal energy collection system that powers the washer's motors and also efficiently heats water to ensure cloth diapers are cleaned thoroughly and are decontaminated automatically without requiring the use of any additional disinfectants. The rotating washer can be tilted to the sides for easier loading and front-load washing.

The washer can then be spun on its axis to an upright orientation to use the spinning and drying functions. With a closed life cycle, the grey water leftover from the use of Swish Sustainable Diaper Cleaning System can be used to grow soap nuts for the next wash.

Via: Behance


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