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Vosonic 6 in 1 Portable Storage Drive

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June 4, 2004

As digital cameras proliferate so do the digital storage media formats and although choice is never a bad thing from a consumer's point of view, this can create quite a juggling act for those using multiple digital devices like cameras.

The VP2060 X'S-Drive provides a solution for those relying on different media formats - the palm-sized device can transfer photos and data from any memory card to its internal Hard disk via a USB 2.0 connection. The stand-alone device is available in 20, 30, 40 or 60 Gb versions and supports Compactflash, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital, and MultiMediaCard.

Particularly useful for photographers who can transfer a "full-stick" of images to the X's-Drive in the field and continue to shoot (or anyone who requires portable instant storage for their digital camera memory card), the device offers 1.6 hours of use on a single battery charge and the transfer rate is equal to a 128MB flash memory card in 2.25 minutes. Prices start at AUD$217 for a version with no hard drive, AUD$449 for the 20GB model and AUD$626 for the 60GB version.

See www.bits.com.au to learn more.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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