Masbad: Touch SSD and a Little Beast

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CES 2020 just wrapped up and my tech news feed is inundated with news and products that have been announced during the conference. There’s so much to report on, to be honest. And even if you’ve never been to CES, there’s not a shortage of what to read online.

After following what I can follow during the conference and keeping track of what was out there, here are a couple of the things that got me smiling with excitement.

Samsung T7 Touch external SSD

I own a Samsung T5 external SSD. And I will say now that it’s one heck of a gadget to have. It’s small. It’s light. It’s fast. And because it doesn’t have any mechanical components, there’s no fear of losing data if you accidentally drop the drive. And when I first got the T5, I imagined how cool it would be if any of our external drives would have its own fingerprint reader for security.

Lo and behold the Samsung T7 Touch!

That fingerprint security though is what’s hooking me into it. It can practically be your digital life’s vault. If you, somehow, lose it somewhere or to someone (because they stole it), it won’t do them any good. That drive’s locked unless they also took your finger that unlocks it.

Intel NUC 9 Extreme PC

Small-form factor PCs are something that I am easily drawn to. I mean, how can one not love or like a small-form factor PC that you can display on your desk without it taking so much space. Additional pogi points if that small-form factor PC packs more than enough power to edit videos, photos and play games. And this is why this year’s edition of Intel’s NUC or Next Unit Computing computer is something to be excited about.

Here’s a video explainer from The Verge.

And if you listened close enough, Razer is getting into this NUC business together with other unnamed companies. In fact, Razer already has one out there and they’re calling it the Tomahawk.


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