Seagate's New GoFlex Turbo Keeps Your Data in a SafetyNet

The Seagate GoFlex portable hard drive has the amenities you'd expect for its price range. 500GB. USB 3.0. Support for FireWire and eSATA. But what makes it stand out is that it offers full data recovery right out of the box. » 8/08/11 2:50pm 8/08/11 2:50pm

Apple Patents Using USB Ports as Air Vents For Cooling

AppleInsider found four cooling-related patents by Apple that might be used in future MacBooks in order to better keep temperatures from getting absurd as performance increases. The most interesting is the one that uses USB/Firewire ports as vents. » 3/04/10 5:05pm 3/04/10 5:05pm

LaCie's Color-Coded Flat Cables For Sassy Setups

Known for their emphasis on design, LaCie has given a makeover to the tired old computer cable by making it flat and colorful. Now that is a big pile of sassy if I have ever seen it. » 12/07/09 7:59pm 12/07/09 7:59pm

Seagate FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac: 7200rpm 500GB Drive with FireWire 800…

Seagate's portable 2.5" FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac already has the triple interface—FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0—but now it comes with 500GB spinning at 7200rpm for the best portable video and audio editing performance. » 6/24/09 8:00am 6/24/09 8:00am

Iomega eGo Triple-Interface 500GB Drive Drops a Gig In 15 Seconds Flat

Sure it's shiny, ruby red and super lightweight, holds 500GB and connects—with power—via USB 2.0, FireWire 400 or FireWire 800. But the best thing about the newest Iomega eGo is that it can move files faster than (almost) anything I've seen. » 6/02/09 6:00am 6/02/09 6:00am

Designing the New MacBook: Why It Couldn't Have FireWire

Rainer Brockerhoff's studied dissection of the new MacBook's design—how certain design choices intersect with the realities of components to produce real notebooks—perfectly explains how they are not simply a wishlist of parts and features that magically come together. There are always compromises. » 10/28/08 6:40pm 10/28/08 6:40pm

Apple Deleting Discussions About FireWire-Less MacBooks in Forums

If you're seriously considering a MacBook over a MacBook Pro, one of the major sniggles is the fact that it no longer has FireWire, an omission seemingly designed to stratify the more-alike-than-ever models. So, it's natural users would take to the Apple forums to talk it out (or, let's be real, bitch). But Apple… » 10/17/08 12:00pm 10/17/08 12:00pm

Giz Explains: An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Cable You Need

We put up with too many cables. There are at least four different kinds of USB plugs, two kinds of FireWire and like a million different ways to connect something to TV or monitor. Modern gadget life can be kind of retarded in this way. Why not one kind of cable, or just a couple? I don't know. But until everyone gets… » 7/30/08 3:00pm 7/30/08 3:00pm

New Drobo Arrives, And It's Packing FireWire

The original Drobo was a highly regarded, easily expandable storage "robot" that could be stuffed with a new SATA drive whenever you required more space. But it was slow, even for a USB drive. Today a new Drobo has been announced that's equipped with two FireWire 800 ports and an upgraded processor. What's that mean?… » 7/08/08 10:27am 7/08/08 10:27am

OWC's Triple-Interface Mercury-on-the-Go 500GB HDD

The Mercury-On-The-Go from OWC is a somewhat tempting three-way connectible 500GB portable HDD. Component-wise there are no surprises, under the hood is a 2.5" 5400 RPM Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 with an 8MB cache. With Firewire 400/800 and USB 2.0 you get three-way connectivity and bus power. » 4/18/08 8:00pm 4/18/08 8:00pm

62-in-1 Card Reader / Hub: The Only Thing it Can't Do is Pleasure You…

This 62-in-1 USB hub can read just about any memory card you can throw at it, and maybe some that don't even exist. Seriously, I had no idea that there were even this many formats out there. It also features an internal 3.5" connect bay, USB, Firewire and SATA slots, and audio in / out. And the best part is that it… » 1/11/08 8:00pm 1/11/08 8:00pm

All Giz Wants: One Plug For Everything

Come with us into the world of fantasy, where there's just one kind of plug and its associated cable that will work for every electronic device. What we would like to see is one cable that carries audio, video and power to or from whatever device you need to use. It needs to be small, it needs to have tremendous… » 12/18/07 10:15am 12/18/07 10:15am

Leopard Disk Utility Format Issue Screws With Time Machine (But There's…

Click to viewThe bad news is, we have discovered a Leopard-related issue that may very well throw a monkey wrench into your Time Machine. Anyone trying to use Time Machine with a previously PC-formatted drive could be at risk. The good news is, there is an easy—albeit none-too-obvious—fix. Here's the dilly-o: » 10/30/07 12:00am 10/30/07 12:00am

Iomega Beefs Up Its Jon Ive-y UltraMax Hard Drive Lineup

Mac users love giant local storage drives, and Iomega knows it, designing the UltraMax Mac Pro-inspired baby HDD towers to accompany the heaviest machinery out of Cupertino. The latest edition is the one on the far left, the single-drive UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive, with one eSATA, two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400… » 9/25/07 12:01am 9/25/07 12:01am

The Definitive Firewire/USB Hub

We've posted our share of crazy awesome USB hubs, but "The Hub" from Ora-Ito actually looks great and looks like it works great. Not only does it have two Firewire cables, it's got a miniUSB, two USB extension cables, a regular USB cable, a USB light and a USB fan. But the good news is that it looks somewhat like an… » 8/02/07 1:30pm 8/02/07 1:30pm

OCZ Rally 2 FireWire Flash Drives, Good When Your USB Ports Are Stuffed

We've seen flash drives from OCZ before, but these 2GB OCZ Rally 2 FireWire flash drives add an extra layer of convenience, letting you plug them into FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 ports instead of USB. Heck, even a lot of PC users have FireWire ports available. » 3/21/07 2:45pm 3/21/07 2:45pm

Ultra Products' Stackable Peripherals

Having taken the Lego philosophy of design to heart, Ultra Products is releasing a series of peripherals that stack on top of each other to form a tower of technology. Arrangeable in vertical (if you only have one) or horizontal positions, the bricks stack one on top of the other, leaving enough space so that each… » 10/18/06 6:30pm 10/18/06 6:30pm

Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II Balloons to 1TB

Look at how plump the Western Digital My Book Pro has gotten, now at 1TB. It's now called the My Book Pro Edition II, and still looks like a book, but now more like a fat dictionary. Best of all, it holds twice the stuff, but isn't quite twice as expensive. » 10/03/06 4:03pm 10/03/06 4:03pm

8PRE: Plug Eight Mics into a Computer, $550

For those of you who don't define recording as taping a ghetto-fabulous podcast in your bedroom, this box could be for you. The new 8PRE, from well-liked audio interface maker MOTU, cheaply bridges the gap between your computer and a mess of mics. There are plenty of inexpensive FireWire audio interfaces on the… » 9/25/06 6:36pm 9/25/06 6:36pm

FireWave: Surround Sound Firewire

Hold the phones. This is a product by Griffin that is by no means related to the iPod. Wow. I am shocked they were capable of doing such a thing. The FireWave is essentially an external soundcard that runs through the Firewire port commonly found on Mac computers. This allows for a block rockin' up to 5.1 surround… » 9/11/06 5:47pm 9/11/06 5:47pm