WD 1 TB Mobile Hard Drive

WD announced two new mobile hard drives that reach new capacity extremes. The highlight is a one terabyte model — the industry\’s highest-capacity 2.5-inch drive available. Industry-leading 333 GB-per-platter technology enables the new WD Scorpio? Blue(TM) SATA 2.5-inch hard drives to offer mobile storage device and notebook users an enormous 1 TB capacity. A 750 GB WD Scorpio Blue model also will be available. The WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB and 1 TB hard drives have a 12.5 mm form factor(1) and are ideally suited for use in portable storage solutions, such as the newly released My Passport(TM) Essential(TM) SE Portable USB Drives. Other applications include select notebooks and small form factor desktop PCs, where quiet and cool operation are important. Both WD Scorpio Blue drives deliver high-performance with a 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s) transfer rate. \”The convergence of the growing mobile computing and digital media trends produces demand for desktop-like capacities in portable devices,\” said Jim Morris, senior vice president and general manager of client systems at WD. \”Our new WD Scorpio Blue drives enable people to take even more of their digital collections with them wherever they go and, realizing the value of their data, back up their notebooks on their My Passport drives.\” WD Scorpio Blue hard drives offer high-performance, low power consumption and cool operation in portable applications. They are designed with WD features to be reliable and shock resistant while also delivering industry-leading capacity and performance. WD Scorpio Blue Features WhisperDrive(TM) – WD\’s exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to produce one of the quietest 2.5-inch drives available. ShockGuard(TM) – Leading-edge ShockGuard technology combines firmware and hardware advancements to meet the highest combined shock tolerance specifications required for mobile and notebook applications. SecurePark(TM) – Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface, resulting in improved long-term reliability due to less head wear and improved shock tolerance. Price and Availability WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB drives (model WD7500KEVT) are available now through select distributors and resellers; the 1 TB capacity (model WD10TEVT) is available now configured into My Passport Essential SE USB drives. The manufacturer\’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the WD Scorpio Blue 1 TB drive is $249.99 USD and for the 750 GB version it is $189.99 USD. WD Scorpio Blue hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty. More information about WD Scorpio Blue mobile hard drives may be found on the company\’s Web site at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=685.

Tenba Shootout Backpack

This is the best camera bag I have ever had. The Tenba Shootout Backpack holds everthing I need in the field.



It is padded with weather-resistant Ripstop nylon backpack made to carry a two digital SLR seven lens camera outfit and a 17″ laptop computer. It has a padded dividable main section for photo equipment and a removable padded, frame sheet reinforced laptop compartment for a laptop computer. There is a fully adjustable harness/belt system, a waist belt that features multiple clip-on points for pouches and accessories plus hand carrying straps on top of the pack and on both sides to let you “grab and go” from any position.


The Shootout backpack has padded side pockets that feature interior panels that can be moved to convert the space from cargo pocket to QuickAccess interior hatches. This allows fast, easy retrieval of a lens or accessory without having to fully remove or open the entire pack. There are interior clear, plasticized mesh pockets and web loops to hold accessories plus a Media Wallet and Phone/Music Pouch.

The backpack also features a MSTC (Multi-Stage Tripod Carrying) system which adjusts to securely and optimally carry tripods of varying sizes and styles. A fast deploying WeatherWrap auxiliary protection cover fully encloses the entire harness for hand carrying or storage.

Key Features

• Padded water-resistant Ripstop nylon photo/computer backpack
• Customized, well padded interior dividers
• Body contact points covered in ventilated, moisture-wicking padded mesh for comfort
• Compartments;
  • Main section for photo equipment
  • Removable padded, frame sheet reinforced laptop compartment
• Pockets
  • Exterior padded side pockets feature interior panels that can be moved to convert the space from cargo pocket to interior hatches
  • Removable Media Wallet
  • Removable Phone/Music Pouch
  • Interior clear, plasticized mesh pockets and web loops hold accessories, for easy identification and access to contents.
QuickAccess interior hatches allow fast, easy retrieval of a lens or accessory without having to fully remove or open the entire pack.
MSTC (Multi-Stage Tripod Car

Casio EX-Z400, EX-Z270, and EX-S12

Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released some exciting details about its upcoming digital camera models today. Soon to be released are the EXILIM models EX-Z400, EX-Z270, and EX-S12, which make the most of Casio’s high-speed image processing engine to enable users to cut and paste moving subjects onto still […]

Casio EX-FC100 and EX-FS10

Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released some exciting details about its upcoming digital camera models today. Soon to be released are the slim, compact High Speed EXILIM models EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 featuring high-speed burst shooting faster than an SLR camera.
By reducing the size of the circuitry and the image […]

Olympus FE-5000, FE-3010 and FE-45, FE-5010 and FE-3000 cameras

The Olympus FE series is back and better than ever, with three new cameras joining the updated line-up. They bring you the best of both worlds, uniting user-friendliness and surprising power, making them ideal for hobby photographers on a budget who don’t want to compromise on image quality. The latest additions to the FE series […]

Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Introduces the Polaroid PoGo(TM) Instant Digital Camera
Digital version of the company’s iconic instant camera
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Today Polaroid announces the launch of the Polaroid PoGo(TM) Instant Digital Camera, the first digital camera and instant printer combination available in the U.S. and Europe that is portable enough to take anywhere. With the push of […]

Olympus mju 9000, mju 7000 and mju 5000 + mju Tough 8000 and mju Tough 6000

he Olympus µ-9000, µ-7000 and µ-5000 redefine high-performance elegance
The popular Olympus µ series has once again raised the bar for combining sumptuous design with powerful opto-digital technology. Featuring optical zooms ranging from 5x in the µ-5000, 7x in the µ-7000, to a phenomenal 10x in the µ-9000, this latest generation of the legendary Olympus µ […]

Canon 5D Mark II firmware update

Firmware Update Version 1.0.7 improves and mitigates the following two types of image quality phenomena that occur under certain shooting conditions.

“Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources become black)
Vertical banding noise

Firmware Version 1.0.7 is for EOS 5D Mark II cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.6. If the camera’s firmware is already […]

Cyber-shot DSC-W220 camera announced

Sony today announced a new 12-megapixel Cyber-shot® camera (model DSC-W220) that combines powerful imaging features with intelligence to make taking great pictures easy.
The entry-level W model has features that until now were only found in high-end models (DSC-W150 and DSC-W170), including Intelligent Scene Recognition and Dynamic Range Optimizer.
“This camera is perfect for customers who forget […]

Samsung SL420, SL102 and TL100 cameras announced

Rounding out Samsung’s digital camera introductions at CES 2009 are two new models joining the company’s popular and user-friendly SL-Series – the SL102 and SL420. Both new SL Series digital cameras feature a resolution of 10.2 mega-pixels, offer Face Detection and are powered by rechargeable Li-Ion batteries. The SL102 features a 3x optical zoom,

Digital Image […]


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