Technology X continued its adventures at CES 2014 with a stop at the ADATA suite where we spoke with Cherry Law, Marketing Manager for ADATA Technology (USA), who showcased their line up of mobile accessories. We also got to take a look at the new colour possibilities for the ADATA XPG V2 DRAM modules.
Introduced to us was ADATA’s line up of mobile power solutions. First up was the PV100 Power Bank. Right away we can see that the Power Bank is one of the better-looking rechargeable batteries we have seen yet. It features 4200 mAh capacity, 2.1A output, and has a convenient power indicator to keep track of the amount of power remaining in your Power Bank. On top of all the great features, the Power Bank comes in a variety of colors.
We would like to thank ADATA, and Cherry, as Technology X was given a PV100 Power Bank to review. Please stay tuned as well will be posting a full review of the battery.
The next mobile power solution on display was the CE700. The CE700 is a wireless charging platform for any device that is QI certified. The QI technology is a more recent development in mobile charging, and is a fantastic development at that. QI uses electromagnetic induction, which is essentially two coils in close proximity that will transfer electrical energy between one another, via a changing magnetic field.
The CE700 is extremely simple to use as you place your device on the charging stand and it will begin charging, of course provided that your device also feature QI technology. This is much simpler than previous products that would require you to additionally purchase a specific case for your device so that it function with the charging stand.
WIRELESS STORAGE READER
As we venture over to the storage side of ADATA’s displays, we are shown the DashDrive Air. The DashDrive Air is a small, low profile device that is used to wirelessly connect your media across WiFi. The DashDrive Air allows you to insert a SD card, USB drive or portable HDD, and in turn the contents can be shared across a WiFi network. The DashDrive Air can stream 1080p content to three users simultaneously, or 780p content to five individuals. The DashDrive Air also features a 5000 mAh battery to charge your mobile device, and going one step further, it can also create a bridged connection to an existing internet source. This will then produce a new hotspot for up to ten individuals. The DashDrive Air is a dynamic device that fits almost every mobile accessory need.
Another storage product that we were introduced to was the UD320. This device features both microUSB and USB interfaces, which would allow for the user to insert the UD320 into your Android device to transfer data and media. This is a convenient measure to easily back-up your smartphone or tablet. The UD320 will be available in 16 and 32 GB capacities.
Cherry brought us to ADATA’s line up of XPG V2 DRAM memory, where ADATA was showcasing the new colour options that are still be determined. The objective is to produce new colours that will allow for consumers to customize their system set-up however they may so choose. Currently, only the grey and gold versions are available. It’ll be interesting to see which colour or colours will be chosen, as we will find out later this year.
If you are looking for what is new and exciting with ADATA in the world of SSD’s, we encourage you to head over to The SSD Review for a full briefing. We also encourage you to take a look at ADATA’s website here for their full product line.