While Apple’s decision to go exclusive on USB-C ports with their new MacBook Pros may have been due to a desire to deliver the most advanced laptop with the most courageous interfaces possible, it doesn’t change the fact that customers of the new laptop will need to purchase a slew of new adapters in order to use most of their current external devices. Given that Apple’s USB-C adapters can range anywhere from $19 to a whopping $79, many customers have expressed quite a bit of dissatisfaction as adapters alone can significantly add to the cost of the already expensive laptop.
In a rare moment that Apple may have realized they went a bit too far on [...]
If you’re like us, you’re probably always on the lookout for a good workflow system to get images from either your camera or videocamera into the computer. With all the different devices out there demanding different types of memory cards, you’re bound to end up having several different memory cards with several different memory card readers hooked up to several different USB ports. Unfortunately, this is a hassle especially when on the road as most laptops can only spare at one to two USB ports at most.
To solve this problem, Lexar introduced the Lexar Professional Workflow lineup of products which will make life [...]
If fast external interfaces is something that piques your interest, then this latest announcement from Gigabyte is bound to put a smile on your face.
Gigabyte has recently announced that their Z87X-UD7 TH motherboard is now Thunderbolt 2 certified. Code-named “Falcon Ridge”, Thunderbolt 2 doubles the bandwidth of first generation Thunderbolt by aggregating previously separate channels within the Thunderbolt interface giving users access to up to 20Gb/s (~2,560MB/s) via a single external interface!
Of course, it’s not just about having Thunderbolt 2 that makes the Z87X-UD7 such a sweet product. It’s also jam packed to the brim in features [...]