To USB or Not to USB


DisplayLink shows Video over USB 3.0 plus More USB 3.0 Hardware

DisplayLink will use USB 3.0 to move video from a PC to a USB 3.0 enabled display, effectively replacing the VGA/DVI/HDMI cables.   This means you could eliminate a VGA connector on your netbook/laptop, and use a smaller form-factor USB 3.0 connector

If you are at CES, I recommend you drop by the USB-IF Tech Zone and take a look at the DisplayLink demonstration.

SuperTalent is demonstrating a USB 3.0 RAID Flash drive at CES are reported by Tom’s Hardware at CES this week.  They call it a RAID in your pocket and it comes in sizes 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.  I’m not sure how different this is from the standard Flash drive they announced previously.  I suspect that if it’s called a RAID, it has 2 or more physical sets of flash and the bits are spread out amongst those Flash components in a way that if one set fails, the data can be recovered from the un-tarnished sets of data.  SuperTalent reports that his product is already shipping.

Buffalo will demonstrate a USB 3.0 ExpressCard (plugs into your laptop) at CES.   This will be demonstrated with their already announced USB 3.0 Hard Drive and Blu-Ray Drive.

IO Gear is demonstrating their USB 3.0 ExpressCard also.  You can see a picture of it at CES on that link.

DailyTech reports that the ASUS U3S6 USB 3.0 Host Card will be available at U.S. e-tailers for a mere $30.  This is super cool simply because in 2000 at the launch of USB 2.0, the cards were in the price range of $80-$100.

This means I’ll frozen burritos for lunch for only about 5 days, rather than 30 days so I can buy this ASUS USB 3.0 card.

There’s more, but (again) I have to get back to work.

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