A Micro Four Thirds camera with some surprising extras, the cutting edge of SDXC cards, a portable thumb drive unrivaled in capacity, and a shameless and lazy MacBook ripoff. Come see what's Now Available.
SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC
SanDisk sure has a penchant for pushing out the fast and furious compact storage mediums before most other manufactures and this 64GB Ultra SDXC card is no exception. If you're lucky enough to own a DSLR or HD Camcorder that supports this SD 3.0 card you can look forward to its fast 15 MB/sec read speeds and the capability to hold about 8 hours of HD Video. Chances are if you're the proud owner of a compatible device its $350 tag is fairly reasonable for a ticket to the bleeding edge of camera storage. Capture it here.
Kingston DataTraveler 310
Yowza! Those of you that have been holding out for a 256GB flash drive stateside can finally breathe easy. While the rest of the world has been enjoying the DataTraveler 310 for about six months it's now at least available in the good ole‘ U-S-of-A. With 25 MB/sec read and 12 MB/sec write speeds it's not even near the fastest flash drives out there, but it certainly holds its own given the capacity. I'll probably stick to my 250 GB external hard drive, but If you have $1,108 dollars in that penny jar under the sink (and who doesn't?) you may want to consider picking this up, here.
MacBook ViewBook Pro
It's painfully obvious the marketing department at Viewsonic didn't stay up too late the night they came up with ‘ViewBook Pro.' Basically, this thing is an underwhelming MacBook at nearly the same price. For $950 you get a weak but efficient 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Perhaps the only unique aspect of the unit is the ability to sacrifice the DVD burner for an extra battery, effectively extending the lifespan to around 12 hours. C'mon, Viewsonic! For around fifty bucks more you can have a much beefier MacBook and install Windows on it. If you want this lame ripoff you can kick yourself here.
Olympus PEN E-PL1
We were pretty excited when this bad boy leaked earlier in the month. So we're even more excited that this little gem is practically available right now! You can head over to Amazon and pre order the possible future king of Micro Four Thirds cameras. For $600 you get the body and a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko zoom lens, which is of course swappable with other compatible lenses. The built in flash is also a feature that seems to be decidedly absent from other niche options. Look for our official impressions next month.