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LaCie Adds Thunderbolt 3 to 2big Dock

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LaCie announces an evolution of the 2big 2-bay RAID storage solution-- the addition of Thunderbolt 3 makes it a "sleek yet powerful" docking station for modern laptops such as the latest MacBook Pro.

LaCie 2bigFeaturing a chassis designed by Neil Poulton, the 2big features a single cable to connect with laptops, SD cards, compact flash cards and other devices. It handles up to 20TB of storage (a 25% increase over the previous version), while Thunderbolt 3 allows transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s.

It has front-facing SD and CF card slots, a DisplayPort port for connection to displays and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports able to simultaneously power a laptop while daisy-chaining up to 5 additional Thunderbolt or x1 USB-C drive. Also included is a USB 3.1 port for compatibility with legacy devices (via adapter cable).

Record 2016 for Storit

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Storit, the holding company of CMS Distribution, announces a record fiscal 2016 with revenue increasing by 82% over 2015 to £325 million. Profits are up by 126%, reaching £12.3m.

Storit"Our Enterprise business continued to outpace the market, driving strong growth in security, information management, storage and open source technologies, along with our Retail channels, which also delivered high growth," CEO Frank Salmon says. "As our customers continue to deliver innovation around digital transformation, the business portfolio continues to drive change and open doors to new thriving markets.”

Media Markt Opens Concept Store

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Media Markt plans to open a new store concept in Wilrijk and Eindhoven, adding a snack bar, coffee bar complete with barista and even a beauty salon.

Media Markt conceptstoreThe stores are designed to ensure a longer and more pleasant shopping experience. As such, furnishings are cozy while several seating areas allow customers to test out products. There are even areas where customers can race drones, play games and test out virtual reality hardware.

Logitech Presents G413 Gaming Keyboard

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The latest Logitech gaming keyboard fails to look like its overdesigned brethren-- the G413 is a mid-range option with an understated aluminium case.

Logitech G413The G413 still features the LED backlighting seemingly required by gaming keyboards, in a choice of red or white colours. The keys are mechanical, armed with Logitech's own Romer-G switches (which are equivalent to Cherry MX Brown switches in terms of force), while the F1-F12 keys provide programmable macro access.

Lenovo Intros Flex 11 Chromebook

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Lenovo announces the Flex 11-- a ChromeOS-powered 2-in-1 convertible laptop with an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution touchscreen and a 2.1GHz quad-core ARM processor "designed with Android apps in mind."

Flex 11Allowing for the transformation between notebook and tablet modes is a 360-degree hinge, and one can also use the Flex 11 in 2 other modes, "watch" and "tent." Construction promises to be drop-resistant up to 75cm, while the keyboard can handle spills of up to 330ml, with channels draining liquid away from electrical components.

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