SanDisk Sues All Competitors For USB Drive Patent Infringement

SanDisk, flash memory cock o' the walk, is suing 25 companies for infringement of five key USB-drive patents. We finally got a list of companies that SanDisk is suing, and I'm going to go out on a limb and say, "It's all of 'em." Kingston, Buffalo, Dane-Elec, Corsair, Kanguru—they're all there. Jump for the press… » 10/25/07 10:55am 10/25/07 10:55am

Twisted ReadyBoost Drives From Apacer

Vista's ReadyBoost feature is a great way to cheaply upgrade your computer, but for laptop users it's not so convenient. Having a flash drive constantly plugged in is awkward because they stick out at a right angle to the case. These new drives from Apacer can twist to lay flat against the laptop, which is far tidier.… » 9/07/07 4:29am 9/07/07 4:29am

Apacer Mega Steno USB Reader Turns Staid Into Style


While Apacer hasn't given up trying to make iPod competitors, its time is better spent creating frilly stuff, as evidenced by this pretty little Mega Steno USB card reader. Whether you dig its frilly etchings on its case is a matter of taste, but at least someone is trying to make these prosaic devices a little… » 6/27/07 8:28am 6/27/07 8:28am

Apacer AU822 Flash-Based MP3 Player

The latest non-competitor to the iPod Nano takes some of its control-design cues from the Toshiba Gigabeat, but with only five hours of battery life, it's not going to do any dethroning anytime soon. » 8/02/06 6:38pm 8/02/06 6:38pm