October 1, 2022


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LACIE introduces new flash drives and secure mobile drives
The specialist in external storage solutions lacyLtd., a Seagate company, introduced updated versions of its Mobile Drive and Mobile Drive Secure product lines. Portable hard drives have been given a new design by Neil Poulton, longtime LaCie home and yard designer.

The cans are made of aluminum and recycled plastic. The packaging is also made from recycled materials. Portable hard drives are available in 1, 2, 4, and 5 TB storage capacities and can be used on Mac, iPad, and PC via USB-C without further configuration. Includes a one-month membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan and LaCie Toolkit. This enables on-demand and time-controlled backups. LaCie offers a three-year limited warranty and three-year rescue recovery services for data recovery.

The LaCie Mobile Drive Secure different from LaCie portable drive With additional data protection in the form of hardware encryption, including a lock and unlock feature with LaCie Toolkit. Both options use USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB-C for connectivity.

The LaCie Mobile Drive Secure It’s available starting this month for €124.99 (2TB), €174.99 (4TB) and €194.99 (5TB).
The LaCie portable drive It’s available starting this month for €89.99 (1TB), €119.99 (2TB), €169.99 (4TB) and €189.99 (5TB).

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LMP combines a USB-C docking station with NVME SSD storage
With the USB-C DuoDock, LMP combines external connectivity options and memory expansion. The silver aluminum casing can be docked directly to the iMac 24″ M1 (2021) base with a magnetic clip. Alternatively, it can be used as a standalone device on any other Mac with a USB-C port.

The Swiss manufacturer, which specializes in Apple accessories, has equipped the dock with three USB-A ports, one for each USB-C port, HDMI 2.0 and a Gigabit Ethernet interface, as well as an SD and microSD card reader. For example, a keyboard, mouse, printer, and 4K @ 60Hz monitor can be connected, and it can read SD and micro SD storage media and transfer data at speeds of up to 1000MB. At the same time, the host can be supplied with up to 100 watts of power via the USB-C port via Power Delivery 3.0.

As a special feature, the dock has a slot for an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. Four formats supported: SSD 2230 (22 x 30 mm), 2242 (22 x 42 mm), 2260 (22 x 60 mm) or 2280 (22 x 80 mm).

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LMP DuoDock is now available at €165 (Amazon).

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Logitech G502 X Premium Wired and Wireless Gaming Mouse
Logitech has new versions of G502 Gaming Mouse Foot. According to the manufacturer, the improved design of the G502 X offers LIGHTFORCE optical-mechanical switches for the first time, which set new standards in terms of speed and accuracy.

LIGHTFORCE is the marketing name for a new microswitch technology designed to combine the advantages of an optical switch with the click feel of a mechanical switch. LIGHTFORCE uses galvanic contacts inside the switch, which maintains the clicking feel of the mechanical switch. The result is extraordinary gaming performance, which is based on the harmonious interaction of optical and mechanical elements, according to the manufacturer.Reliability, low latency and a good clicking feel are the main promised characteristics.

Other Features: Redesigned, detachable DPI toggle button that adapts to different hand sizes and grip styles. Plus an ultra-lightweight scroll wheel and USB-C charging. Logitech also promises lag-free accuracy in the micrometer range.

In addition to the features described, the G502 X LIGHTSPEED features the improved LIGHTSPEED wireless protocol for up to 6688% faster response times. Two LIGHTSPEED devices can be connected to one receiver using the Logitech G Hub’s hardware coupling. The G502 X-Series also supports Logitech G POWERPLAY wireless charging mats.

The G502 X PLUS features LIGHTSYNC RGB with the following features: 8-zone LED lighting with smooth transitions that can be individually adjusted to user preferences, on/off effects, and power-saving modes through active game detection.

The gaming mice The Logitech G502X, G502X LIGHTSPEED and G502 X PLUS are now available in black and white at 79.99, 149 and 169 euros.

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Another tip for an external storage solution: The PNY Elite X-Pro Portable SSD Drive has a compact, thin, and powerful pocket-sized aluminum casing. The manufacturer promises transfer speeds of up to 1600 MB / s when reading and 1500 MB / s when writing.

The PNY Elite X-Pro is available in 500GB, 1, 2, or 4TB capacities Amazon Available at prices ranging from 85, 144, 230 and 520 euros.

Also from PNY and worth a closer look: the USB-C All-In-One Mini Docking Station. A variety of peripheral devices (monitor, projector, keyboard, mouse, external hard drive, USB, memory card, Ethernet cable, etc.) can be connected via the hub. Even laptops can run thanks to pass-through charging.

in Amazon The USB-C All-In-One Mini Docking Station is currently listed for around €59.