Just in January this year, we reported about a very special magnetic tape that was developed by Fujifilm and IBM and that stores a whopping 35TB of data. But yesterday Hitachi Maxell has announced that its new high-capacity magnetic tape even offers 50TB. No wonder Maxell and and its partner in the development of the tape, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are speaking of a “world record”. → Read More
It’s nice when random brands put out devices seemingly unrelated to their other gear, because they sometimes do things nobody else has bothered to. In this case, Maxell, famed maker of optical media, is releasing some new flash memory stuff.
Their memory cards, I’m sure, are like any other, but they also offer a 16GB USB thumbdrive with a built-in MicroSDHC slot. How come flash drives haven’t had… → Read More
The world is truly a better place now that Maxell launched another iPod dock. The MXSP-1100 supports all dock-equipped iPods and iPhones with a speaker output of 2×4.2 watts. Not a lot of power, but the modern look might make up for the lackluster sound; maybe. Anyway, the speaker system will come in either black iron or mahogany brown when it drops on November 25, 2008 with a price of… → Read More
So you’re thinking ’bout going cheap inexpensive this Christmas by throwing some pics on a DVD and calling it your mom’s present. She will probably love it ’cause you made it for her, but why not pony up, and use Maxell’s synthetic leather discs for a nostalgic photo album feel. The discs will start around $11 for a ten pack when they launch in Japan next month… → Read More
In the exciting world of headphones, in-ear buds are getting a lot of attention, which kind of bugs me since I find this style very uncomfortable and they have a tinny sound. Well, the fine folks at Marantz and Maxell would like to try and prove me wrong. Marantz just released aluminum earphones with 9.5mm drivers that produce a frequency response of 20Hz-20,000Hz, and a pressure sensitivity of… → Read More
Not much information here, but it looks like TDK isn’t going to be leading the Blu-ray optical market for much longer. Word is that Maxell is also working on a 200GB-capacity Blu-ray disc. Each disc will carry eight layers of tasty data on each side. Expect to see these available in stores by, ahhhh, 2010. Don’t hold your breath. Maxell also develops 200GB Blu-ray Disc [I4U] → Read More
The MXSP-100P is a tiny stereo speaker system that connects to portable devices like MP3 players, cell phones and handheld gaming consoles. The portable speakers are small enough to fit in your pocket and are powered by 4 AA batteries, giving you about 20 hours of playback. I have a few friends back in my hometown who feel the need to play music off their cell phones (using their cell phone… → Read More