updated 07:05 pm EDT, Wed September 4, 2013
Speakers compatible with Siri and Voice Commands
Ematic released yesterday its ESB100 Speaker, its first Bluetooth speaker product. The speaker -- comparable to a softball in size -- offers 30 feet of wireless range, as well as a line-in feature to listen directly from a non-Bluetooth device. With 35 hours of playtime per charge, the ESB100's battery is recharged with the included microUSB cable and wall charger. Including customizable foam speaker grills in blue and black, consumers can purchase Ematic's ESB100 for $40 at Wal-Mart.
Corsair releases new USB 3.0 flash drive models
Corsair, a designer of high-performance PC hardware, has released the immediate availability of three new USB 3.0 flash drive models: Flash Voyager GS, Flash Voyager Mini, and Flash Voyager LS. The Voyager GS is a large-capacity, high-performance USB 3.0 flash drive. Available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, the Voyager GS reaches speeds of up to 285MB per second read times, and 180MB per second writes under USB 3.0, and can provide USB 2.0 backward compatibility for older systems. Pricing starts at $90.
The Voyager Mini USB 3.0 is 1.25 inches long, and equipped with a detachable key ring loop, intended for convenient portability. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, pricing starts at $16. The Voyager LS USB 3.0 possesses a retractable design, eliminating the need for a protective cap. Also backward compatible with USB 2.0, pricing on the LS starts at $17 and is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. All three of the new drives feature brushed metal housings, and are available for purchase online from Corsair.