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

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

WeibeTech ToughTech Enclosure: Speed and Toughness

WeibeTech just enhanced its ToughTech Enclosure, where the company raised the bar on performance while adding more connectivity to the equation. The company started out by goosing its Oxford 924 bridge which performs faster than its Oxford 922 predecessor when using FireWire 800 and USB 2.0. Then there's that… » 8/02/06 9:18am 8/02/06 9:18am

Western Digital My Book Pro Edition Does a Three-Way

Western Digital is now shipping its My Book Pro Edition ($350), a 500GB external hard disk that works with Macs and PCs and has a triple play of interfaces including FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. Besides adding that lickety-split FireWire 800 connectivity, it's a 7200 RPM drive, just like its 500GB… » 6/07/06 8:56am 6/07/06 8:56am