Synology Releases BeyondCloud Pre-Setup NAS Units

It isn’t everyone that is equally skilled when it comes to configuring devices, and there also are the people that just don’t want to bother with it. For just those, and everyone else for that matter, Synology created the BeyondCloud NAS devices that come with preinstalled hard drives and features so you can start playing, collaborating, and achieving right away.

The BeyondCloud systems are pre-installed and storage is already allocated, so users can access their own private cloud almost immediately. In addition, the bundles can cost less than the DiskStations and disks purchased separately. Single disk packages are available in 2TB and 3TB configurations, and two-disk packages are available with two 3TB disks in a mirror configuration.

“We are extremely excited to be offering the BeyondCloud package,” said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp.  “Synology is well known for our award-winning DiskStation Manager and its feature set.  With this bundled package, users can quickly take advantage of this, and go beyond traditional public cloud solutions; providing the best value for the tech-savvy user.”

At the base of everything, is of course the DSM operating system from Synology, but it has a lot of features pre-installed and setup such as multimedia packages. Everything can be then be accessed the conventional way or through the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps. Cloud and Note stations are also setup, so you can start working on those creative projects and ideas right away.

The Synology BeyondCloud units are US only for the moment, but they might make it to other markets at a later time. Availability is set to mid-January to mid first-quarter.

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ZOWIE GEAR Releases EC1-a and EC2-a Mice

Listening to users feedback, ZOWIE GEAR released updated mice in the form of the EC-1A and EC2-a. The new mice keep the same shape and size as the original EC mice, but got an upgrade in the form of an Avago 3310 sensor and a new coating. The new coating is the same premium finish used on the FK and EC eVo CL lines, and the choice is based on user feedback and sales numbers that make it the most popular.

“The idea of the EC Series carrying the AVAGO 3310 (EC1-A & EC2-A) was developed and tested in early September, 2014. It was my decision not to launch this new series. We have started to receive many emails from players regarding this product and this made me realize that I had made a huge mistake by ignoring those who were in need of what they loved. I would like to apologize to those people who have supported the EC series. ZOWIE GEAR will continue to offer a variety of products, happy gaming,” Vincent Tang, CEO for ZOWIE GEAR.

The two mice are the same except for the size difference. They have 5 buttons and a 4-step adjustable DPI setting, a lift-off distance of 1.5 to 1.8mm and a 2 meter cable.

Specifications

  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Plug and play – no driver needed
  • Perfect lift-off distance: Only 1.5 ~ 1.8 mm
  • 24-step scroll wheel
  • DPI ( Dots Per Inch ): 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Adjustable USB report rate 125 / 500 / 1000 Hz
  • Connector: USB
  • Buttons: 5
  • Length of cable: 2m / 6.6 ft
  • Operating system: Win2000/XP/VISTA/7/8, Mac OS X v10.2 after

ZOWIE GEAR said that they would announce an availability at partner shops through their Facebook page, but some retailers have it listed too. From those listing the mice will go for €59.99 and be available on February 6th.

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PJ-01 OTG USB Flash Drive Announced By Kingmax

KINGMAX announced its PJ-01 OTG USB, a portable devices that does not need any external accessory to connect to PCs or other host with the help of plug-and-play feature. It supports OTG (On-The-Go) and is compatible with android smartphones and tablets. Weighing only 3 grams, the PJ-01 makes it easier to access or store files from your smartphone or tablet without the need for an internet connectivity to access your cloud, which makes it a perfect candidate for outdoor storage solutions.

Whether you want to share files with your friends or sore some important files for later, the PJ-01 is the best and safest solution for that matter. It also comes in a variety of colors to choose from. The PJ-01 uses the USB 2.0 connectivity, with up to 480 Mb/s transfer rates, and has a capacity between 4GB and 32GB, depending on the model.

Features

  • Fashionable and Multi-colored
  • Lightweight, Petite and Reliable compact design in aluminum metiral
  • Plug-and-Play, Support OTG(On-The-Go) function in Micro USB interface
  • Making Sharing file easier, directly read and edit files
  • Compliant with USB2.0 specification ( up to 480 Mb/s)

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 33 mm x 14 mm x 5 mm
  • Weight: 3g
  • Voltage: DC 5V
  • Interface: 5pin Micro USB with OTG support (Compliant with USB2.0 )
  • OS Supported: Android, Window8/7, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac 10.X

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Cherry Releases the DW 3000 Desktop Set

Cherry has released a new addition to the Cherry DW series, a desktop set optimized for professional use, the Cherry DW 3000. It has a rock-solid design with an excellent price/performance ration.

The keyboard features whisper keystroke keys with wear-resistent laser key legends, giving extra comfort when typing. Besides the whisper keystroke, the DW 3000 also comes with 4 hotkeys for calculator, e-mail, browser and sleep mode, all in a compact design for portability and flexibility.

The mouse features both a left-handed and right-handed operational mode, it has the standard 3 buttons (left, right and middle) and operates at 1,200 dpi, all with a compact ergonomic design.

The can easily connect to any PC or Laptop with the help of Plug-and-Play feature and have an interference-free nano USB receiver that works on the standard 2.4 GHz bandwidth (at a range of approximately 10 meters).

The Cherry DW 3000 also features a battery status display in the keyboard and the mouse to easily keep track of your battery power status and an permits the user to operate on several desktops with the multi-station capability.

The Cherry DW 3000 comes in 4 regional models, having support for German layout, US English with EURO symbol, French layout and UK layout. The desktop has a price range of £31.66 and can be bought on Amazon.

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AMD Releases The Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 Driver Update

AMD has recently released its latest version of the Catalyst graphics driver. 13.11 Beta 6 includes all the features of its predecessors and adds support for the new Radeon R9 290 and 290X adapters. Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration and “plug and play” configuration of supported Ultra HD/4K tiled displays are also new additions that come with this release.

On the performance improvements side, the new update boosts Batman: Arkham Origins with MSAA 8x enabled by up to 35%, Total War: Rome 2 by 10%, Battlefield 3 and DiRT Showdown get 10%, while GRID 2, Formula 1 2013, DiRT 3s and Sleeping Dogs get 5 to 8.5%.

Be advised that, although this driver comes from AMD, it is still a beta version. This means that errors and odd graphics behavior may occur. If that happens, the American manufacturer awaits your report on its Issue Reporting Form.

Here are the Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 Driver:

  • Includes all Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta
  • Includes support for the new products:
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X
    • AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Performance improvements
    • Batman: Arkham Origins – improves performance up to 35% with MSAA 8x enabled
    • Total War: Rome 2 – improves performance up to 10%
    • Battlefield 3 – improves performance up to 10%
    • GRID 2 – improves performance up to 8.5%
    • DiRT Showdown – improves performance up to 10%
    • Formula 1 2013 – improves performance up to 8%
    • DiRT 3 – improves performance up to 7%
    • Sleeping Dogs – improves performance up to 5%
  • Automatic AMD Eyefinity Configuration
  • Automatic “plug and play” configuration of supported Ultra HD/4K tiled displays

For those of you who have an AMD graphics card want to try it out for yourself, you can download the beta driver from the AMD Official Website.

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Samsung Announces New Wireless Audio Multiroom Speaker System

Samsung announced on the 3rd of October the Samsung Shape Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system (WAM750), the latest tech in terms of Samsung audio, enabling music lovers to enjoy tether-free entertainment in any room of the house, from various music sources. The flexible new speaker can be used alone or in combination with the Samsung Hub (WAM250) and additional M7 speakers to create a multi-room system.

“In today’s homes, consumers are engaging with a multitude of devices for entertainment, including Smart TVs and smartphones,” Jim Kiczek, Director of Digital Audio and Video at Samsung Electronics America, had to say about their new product. “The Samsung Shape M7 was designed to fit and work perfectly in the Samsung family of home entertainment products, offering simplicity, versatility and incredible sound, all accessed with a touch of a smartphone.”

The Samsung Shape Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system is also easy to set-up with the plug-and-play feature. Simply connect the M7 or optional Samsung Hub to a router, plug-in, and download the free app to effortlessly control multiple speakers and audio sources from a smartphone. With the Samsung Hub (WAM250) consumers are able to connect additional M7 speakers in any room of their home while maintaining superior sound quality and eliminating the need to connect any of the speakers to a router. For one-to-one pairing of an M7 to a smartphone, Bluetooth with NFC functionality is also included.

Samsung’s Shape Wireless Audio Multiroom system, which includes one M7 speaker, will be available on October 13th at the retail price of $399.99 ( £250 ). The Samsung Hub will also be available on October 13th at a retail price of $49.99 ( £14 ). More about the Samsung’s Shape Wireless Audio Multiroom system can be found on Samsung’s official website.

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