D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today expanded its leadership role in the development of energy-saving networking products and initiatives with the introduction of the first Green managed switch - the D-Link Green™ 16-port Managed Gigabit Switch (DGS-3200-16).
D-Link Green Technology automatically detects a device link status and reduces the power usage of ports that are not linked. When detecting a link down, the DGS-3200-16 can save up to 14.28% in power usage without sacrificing network performance.
In addition, the DGS-3200-16 switch includes a smart fan that has heat sensors that maintains the temperature of the device for optimum performance. The fan turns off by default and automatically turns on when the system operation temperature reaches or surpasses 95°F to reduce noise pollution and energy consumption. D-Link Green technology has enabled its managed switch products to provide an environmentally friendly solution.
As the first company to introduce Green networking solutions, D-Link now offers a complete line of Green Technology products, including switches, Wi-Fi routers, network attached storage (NAS), Internet-enabled digital photo frames and, coming soon, new D-Link Green™ Powerline network adapters.
"Public awareness and legislative action worldwide have created demands for improvements in energy efficiency for networking equipment," said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link Systems, Inc. "D-Link is committed to taking the lead in developing innovative, power-saving networking technology that is ideal for both home and business environments, yet doesn't add extra costs or sacrifice performance."
D-Link has launched a new website, www.dlinkgreen.com, that outlines the company's Green initiatives, such as conserving energy, protecting the environment from harmful substances and reducing waste by using recyclable packaging. The site also provides an overview of D-Link Green technology that provides eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance.
In addition, D-Link has instituted a program to which all of its Green solutions must comply before being labeled D-Link Green. In order to qualify, products must adhere to requirements that:
Price and Availability
The DGS-3200-16 L2 Gigabit managed switch is expected to be available by Q2 of from D-Link's vast network of value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and distributors, and at the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com.
Remember the good old days where USB flash drives came in capacities of Megabytes (MBs)? Well, those days are long gone and have been replaced by Gigabytes (GBs), and we’ve seen the number jump from 1GB to 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and even 64GB. It does make me wonder just how hard finding stuff on it will become in the long run with something so huge to sift through. Well, Corsair has clearly upped the ante yet another time by releasing their latest USB flash drive known as the 128GB Flash Voyager GT, making it the fastest high capacity 128GB USB flash drive in the world at the same time.
This new Flash Voyager GT works differently since it is based upon a revolutionary design which relies on a unique dual-controller architecture in order to achieve SLC-levels of performance using MLC NAND flash memory.
According to Corsair, the 128GB Flash Voyager GT can hit read speeds of up to 32MB/sec and write speeds of up to 25.6MB/sec, where the bottleneck has been pointed at the speed of the USB 2.0 bus and operating system overhead.
Source: Coolest Gadgets
Because comfort and productivity should go hand in hand, Logitech announced the Logitech® Wireless Desktop MK700. This low-profile keyboard features concave Logitech® Incurve keys™ that position your fingers properly, and their softly rounded edges invite your fingertips to glide from key to key. And to make sure you won’t skip a beat while typing, an integrated LCD dashboard keeps you in touch with the status of important keyboard functions. The mouse is gently contoured for a natural fit and has a scroll wheel that gives you a choice between hyper-fast and precise click-to-click scrolling. With a battery life of up to three-years for the keyboard and 12-months for the mouse, the MK700 practically eliminates the need to replace batteries.
The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700 is expected to be available in the U.S. in August for a suggested retail price of $99.99 (U.S.).
With a 1.4GHz Intel SU3500 chip, up to 4GB of memory and a 1366 x 768 display, Acer's 11.6-inch Timeline 1810T threatens to bridge the usability gap between netbooks and workhorse laptops. And now that the first review has come in, we can say that the verdict is... well, ambivalent. Multitasking, battery life and general build quality scored the thumbs up, but the glossy screen and casing weren't so well received, and 1080p and Flash video playback were hit-and-miss. Set to be known as the Aspire 1410 in the US, this grown-up netbook is expected to arrive pretty soon, with some online retailers already offering pre-orders at $450. via engadget
According to netbooked, he 1410 is almost identical to the Acer Aspire One 751 physically but has more powerful guts. It comes with a more powerful Intel SU3500 (1.4GHz) processor and Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics.
The 6-Cell 5600 mAh battery is flush with the bottom of the machine, unlike on the Acer Aspire One 751.
Sounds quite good considering there are 20 tabs open in his browser. Performance wise it sits somewhere in between the 751 and the Sony Vaio TT (all 11.6-inchers)
Video performance is not looking too great at the moment though: WMV / H.264 1080P videos played smoothly, but with a 100% CPU load. The more powerful processor in the 1410 still choked on HD YouTube videos. Official specs show hardware support for these though, but it could be a problem on his end.
The 1410 seems to be slightly louder than the 751. I thought the 751 was fanless because I never heard the fan, so the 1410 must be very quiet.
CPU: Intel SU3500 Core 2 Solo 1.4GHz
Screen: 11.6" WLED 1366*768 AU Optronics AUO205C
Hard drive: WD16000BEVT 160GB 2.5" SATA
Ethernet: Atheros AR 8131 gigabit
Wireless: Intel Wifi 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
Chipset: Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset
Graphics: Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset
Operating System: Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Battery: 5600 mAh 6 cell Lithium-Ion
Weight: 1.30 kg
For those of you that can’t just sit back and enjoy the music on your iPod, there is this DJ Mixer. Of course you’ll also have to know someone that has a second iPod in order for this to work, but I doubt that’ll be too much of an issue. It’ll also work with random MP3 players, so if you have a spare MP3 player you could always use an iPod and an MP3 player. Although for those of you with music on your iPhone, it doesn’t say specifically that it’s compatible with the iPhone.
If you’re purchasing this for an iPod though, you could always give an iPhone a whirl and see how it works with the device. It is officially compatible with the iPod Touch, iPod Nano 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations, the iPod Classic 4th and 5th generations as well as the iPod Mini. It will actually charge up those iPods while it’s hooked up to the mixer, but it won’t charge your average MP3 player for obvious reasons. It includes an AC adapter and a set of headphones that fold up. You can purchase the DJ Mixer for $120.
Source: Coolest Gadgets