Several months ago, we reviewed the Thinkware X550 and walked away quite impressed. While some of the driver safety features were a bit more gimmicky than Thinkware would have you believe and the pricetag is relatively higher than competing dashcams on the market, the Thinkware X550 still proved to be an excellent dashcam with great picture quality and more importantly the ability to record well at night which is an issue for many of the cheaper dashcams on the market.
New for the company this time around is the Thinkware F800, which is the new flagship in the Thinkware F-series dashcams. Unlike the Thinkware X-series dashcams, the F-series are more [...]
In the premium dashcam product category, one of the most well known manufacturers is Thinkware, an innovative Korean company which has been in the automotive electronics business since the late 1990’s.
Currently their primary product line is their dashcams and today we’ll be reviewing the Thinkware Dash Cam X550 which is a new premium dashcam from the company sporting not only high quality video, but also a few more features such as parking mode recording and some innovative driver assistance features as well.
Let’s take a closer look.Specifications Manufacturer Thinkware Model X550 Display 2.7″ Color LCD [...]
With the ever expanding storage requirements of smartphones, cameras, and other mobile devices, the need for microSD storage capacity has been growing at an exponential rate prompting companies to offer ever increasing capacities of their memory cards.
Case in point is Kingston’s latest microSDXC memory card which now offers storage capacity up to 256GB. Previously, the Kingston microSDXC memory cards were only available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
“We are excited to ship our new higher capacity 256GB microSDXC card for consumers who need more storage for photos, videos and other data,” said Annette Chan, Flash memory business manager, [...]
Back in late 2012, we rounded up a total of thirteen memory cards from a number of memory card vendors and put them to the test in both synthetic and real world applications. At the time, we tested both SD and CF cards from various vendors to find out which of the cards performed the best, which of the cards provided best value, and at which point do returns begin to diminish in the real world. Ever since we published that article, many of you have asked us for an update which is already in the works pending a couple more samples from various memory card vendors.
Now one type of memory card we’ve never addressed is the [...]
Last week at IBC, SanDisk unveiled the SanDisk Extreme PRO 512GB SDXC UHS-I, making SanDisk the first manufacturer to produce a 512GB SD card, and this week SanDisk is revamping their microSD cards by introducing the world’s fastest, high capacity microSD card, the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I.
Capable of up transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I is designed for content creation applications such as photography or video recording.
“4K video capture is being implemented in smartphones and ‘prosumer’ cameras and camcorders much more quickly than was the case when HD was launched. SanDisk understands where the market is [...]
According to a recent press release, SanDisk is announcing the world’s first 512GB SDHC/SDXC UHS-I memory card, the SanDisk Extreme PRO, designed for professionals shooting 4K video, HD video, and high speed photography. Previously, the largest capacity SDXC memory cards on the market were 256GB and were only offered by a few companies such as SanDisk, Lexar and PNY. As far as I know, currently the largest NAND dies on the market is 128Gb, which means SanDisk has managed to cram a staggering 32 dies into the Extreme PRO to reach a 512GB capacity. This is likely why SanDisk is currently the only company on the market to reach this capacity.
Given that 4K video can [...]
Following SanDisk’s earlier launch of their latest Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive, SanDisk also launched their latest Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory cards which SanDisk claims to be the world’s fastest SDHC/SDXC memory cards in existence.
“The new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card shatters the existing barrier of UHS-I limitations, delivering speeds up to three times faster than current cards,” said Susan Park, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “As leaders in the flash storage industry, our goal is to deliver the fastest memory cards on the market, enabling next generation cameras to take advantage of new levels of performance. This is another [...]
Over the past couple years, a number of companies that have traditionally been geared towards producing computer hardware have shifted their focus a bit to the mobile device market and have unveiled wireless storage devices aimed at mobile users. These devices are generally battery powered and include some sort of wireless functionality that allow PCs and mobile devices to connect to them. Kingston for example has the Wi-Drive, Patriot has their Gauntlet, Corsair recently introduced their Voyager Air, and now ADATA has the DashDrive Air. While all of these devices serve a similar purpose, they all have unique features that set them [...]
A couple weeks ago, I was talking with a couple colleagues about DSLR cameras, and invariably the topic about high speed SD and CF memory cards came up. What we wanted to know is if a high speed memory card such as the Lexar Professional 1000x CF (Compact Flash) card will actually perform better than a SanDisk Extreme 400x CF card under typical real world conditions. When looking at the price difference between the two cards, the SanDisk Extreme 400X 32GB CF card runs for about $88 while the Lexar Professional 1000x 32GB CF card runs for about $135, that’s a difference of nearly $47!
Since testing only two memory cards seems almost wasteful, [...]
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today introduced the industry’s first 256GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC™) UHS-I memory card, the Lexar® Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I card. The Class 10 card leverages the SD 3.0 specification to dramatically accelerate workflow and allows photographers to capture, store, and transfer a large number of high-quality photos and extended lengths of 1080p full-HD and 3D video with a minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer speed of 60MB per second.* [...]