Buffalo showed off its new Dualie USB2/Firewire 800 dock for a 500 GB hard drive (included!) and an iPod/iPhone. $249 acquires one the portable external hard drive and the dock, usable with certain models of the Apple devices.
As its name suggests, the DriveStation USB3 is a USB 3.0 external hard drive. Buffalo offers both PCI-Express and ExpressCard expansion for users interested in the unit, with drivers available, too. Prices start at $249.99 for the 1 TB up to $339.99 for the 2 TB edition.
The Portable Blu-ray drive will ship in March or April, and a price point has not yet been determined. It will be an RW drive and work on all major platforms.
The LinkStation Duo NAS is getting an update. The drives are now user-replaceable and the processor has been upgraded. Prices are $249, $349, and $499 for the 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB, respectively.
Speck’s sexy shells for Apple and Blackberry devices are well-designed and durable, as well as fashionable. The Candy Shell line is getting new colors, including black, white, and a combination brown and pink design. The Fitted series gets some new plaid designs, as well as special designs by Artprojekt, including one which will be designed during CES at Speck’s booth. Based on its success with MacBooks, the SeeThru Satin shells are finding their way into the iPhone case line, too. Speck also introduced a line of Amazon Kindle cases.
Last year, Speck introduced several backpacks and messenger bags. All bags have new patterns available, plus two new bags are available. One is for netbooks, and the other–the Corepack Fly–is a revision of the Corepack for frequent flyers. The user is able to lay out the messenger bag flat on a security checkpoint conveyor belt so as not to need to remove a laptop from the laptop section of the bag.