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  • Gold Ingot USB memory stick

    Gold Ingot USB memory stick

    In case you ever wanted a “golden” USB memory stick, here’s your chance: made by I-O Data, the so-called Gold Ingot USB Memory [JP] offers 4GB capacity. The body is mainly made of Japanese wood and covered by a thin layer of gold. Read More

  • Japan gets TransferJet-compatible USB cradle for wireless data transfer

    Japan gets TransferJet-compatible USB cradle for wireless data transfer

    TransferJet is a close-proximity wireless transfer technology that Sony introduced back in 2008. The idea is to let two electronic devices, for example a camera and a computer, quickly exchange data just by bringing them close together (touch is possible, too). The problem, until today, was that both devices must obviously be TransferJet-compatible (more info). Read More

  • Only in Japan: USB stick lets users watch digital TV on their iPhones

    Only in Japan: USB stick lets users watch digital TV on their iPhones

    In Japan, it’s hard to find a cell phone that doesn’t come with a digital TV tuner nowadays. Some of them even have two (so you can watch one program and record another on your phone’s microSD). And some people in this country actually do use these tuners, which means the iPhone is at a disadvantage when compared to domestic phones. Japanese customers could buy an… Read More

  • I-O Data Shows Off Next-Gen Landisk Home Network Storage Amid Much Secrecy

    I-O Data Shows Off Next-Gen Landisk Home Network Storage Amid Much Secrecy

    Gabbo, Gabbo, Gabbo! That’s how I-O Data is introducing its new Landisk home network storage dealie. (Think of it like an Apple TV, just with more built-in storage and less panache.) It’s an evolution of their old Landisk, now with Gigabit Ethernet and room for four hard disks. For whatever reason, I-O Data chose to shroud its launch in secrecy, telling us—in Japanese, no… Read More

  • I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    Just itching to make “legit backups” of all your PS3 games and Blu-Ray movies? You might want to check out I-O Data’s Blu-Ray burner. It’ll whip up some nice pirated movies backups at 2x for BD-Rs and BD-REs. It also burns DVDs, CDs, and all the other optical formats you’re used to at this point. The price? Around $710 – making it one of the least… Read More

  • I-O Data Keepin' Viiv Alive With AVeL LinkPlayer2


    What does it mean for a DVD player such as the now-available I-O Data AVeL LinkPlayer2 to support Intel’s Media Center Viiv technology? Well, when combined with a Viiv technology-based PC, you’ll be able to access, share and manage your digital media on the computer through the LinkPlayer2. That’ll let you keep your Media Center PC in another room and still access all your… Read More

  • I-O Data HDMC-U, For the Clumsy

    I-O Data HDMC-U, For the Clumsy


    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m less than coordinated. Not a week goes by that I don’t smash into a wall, fall off something, nearly blind myself, etc. It’s not just limited to bodily harm though. I’m a train wreck as far as my gear is concerned. The items that go in my pocket on a daily basis have a life span of less than three months. I’ve been… Read More