The SilverStone FPS01 Device Returns the Optical Drive Bay into Game

Optical carriers are not popular anymore. Nowadays they are mostly used as license movies carriers, and not as user data storage media. SilverStone offers an alternate variant for those having an unexploitable optical drive of the Slim type.



The new device, called FPS01, is released in two variants, which differ in USB types only: the SST-FPS01 model offers a pair of standard А type ports, and SST-FPS01-C possesses only one С type port. FPS01 is compatible with the standard 12.7 mm Slim ODD optical drive bay and is installed in place of the needless DVD or Blu-ray bay. Though this is not the whole scope of the module’s functionality.


This device features the built-in SD and microSD card reader supporting SDHC and SDXC cards, and the place to install M.2 drive with 6 Gbps SATA interface of 2280 typical size. Unfortunately, the use of FPS01 in laptops can bring some trouble as far as there’s a need to connect the module through standard Molex jacks, USB 3.0 and SATA. …

HP Elite Slice & Pavilion Wave: a Pair of Extraordinary Mini-PCs

Within the framework of IFA 2016, HP has introduced a pair of stylish mini-PCs. The HP Elite Slice and the HP Pavilion Wave boast an astounding exterior design as well as a holistic internal filling. The new-comers differ from each other in a number of ways, starting from the OS and finishing with the hardware base.



Therefore, business-oriented HP Elite Slice features 165x165x35 mm dimensions & weighs 1.04 kg. It’s based on Intel Core Skylake CPU and up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. The model comes with an integrated graphics core, Gigabit Ethernet & Wi-Fi adapters. Connectivity options are represented by a single USB 3.1 Type-C port, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, one DC-in, one RJ-45, one DisplayPort, and one HDMI port.


If there is a need, the user is free to connect additional modules: HP ODD, HP VESA (wall mount) or HP Audio. The latter comes with inbuilt speakers Bang & Olufsen, which ensure 360-degree sounding, and a couple of microphones with HP Noise Cancellation support. …

Philips Launches BDM4350UC Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, has recently launched a 43-inch monitor, entitled BDM4350UC. In the first instance, the model positions itself as a solution for engineers, graphics professionals, animators as well as other people, searching for a large working area. The display features 16:9 aspect ratio & 3840x2160 pixels resolution, secured by IPS panel with W-LED backlight.



Philips BDM4350UC is known to support 4K MultiView technology that splits the screen area into four different sectors, allowing for the demonstration of data in Full HD resolution from four devices. Therewith, the user gets a tool which combines 4 monitors within a single display.


The integrated IPS panel features the widest possible viewing angles — 178 degrees in both aspects. The response time equals to 5 ms, while the maximal brightness index achieves 300 cd/m2. Static & dynamic contrast showings make up 1200:1 & 50M:1. The monitor is able to display 1.07 billion colors.
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