Kingston announces new IronKey, DataTraveler products

More portable storage



Kingston is adding four new products to its range of external SSDs and USB flash drives – two each for the IronKey and DataTraveler lineups. They are the:

  • IronKey Vault Privacy 80 External SSD (VP80ES)
  • IronKey Vault Privacy 50 (VP50)
  • DataTraveler microDuo 3C (DTDUO3CG3)
  • DataTraveler Micro (DTMC3G2).

New IronKey encrypted storages

Kingston IronKey

Both new IronKeys are FIPS 197 certified and come with XTS-AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

The IronKey Vault Privacy 80 is Kingston’s first innovative OS-independent external SSD. It has a touchscreen and hardware encryption for data protection.

The encrypted portable storage has topnotch security features, safeguarding against numerous threats and attacks.

It also has additional features like Multi-Password Option with PIN/Passphrase modes, Configurable Password Rules, Admin option, and more.

The VP80ES comes in 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB capacities, backed by a limited three-year warranty. It is packaged with two USB 3.2 Gen 1 adapter cables.

The IronKey Vault Privacy 50, on the other hand, also has most of the VP80ES’ security features, while also having support for One-Time Recovery passwords.

It has built-in virtual keyboard shields that protect passwords. It may also be customized so small and medium businesses can take advantage.

The VP50’s storage capacity ranges from 8GB up to 256GB, with a limited five-year warranty.

New DataTraveler USB drives


The new DataTraveler microDuo 3C is beneficial for techies using many various devices daily, as it has a dual interface with both USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports.

With up to 256GB of storage, the USB drive is capable of USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds of up to 200MB/s.

It can be connected directly to laptops, tablets, and smartphones. This gives users an on-the-go option for file transfers or additional storage and backup.

Meanwhile, the ultra-small and lightweight DataTraveler Micro comes with a more sleek and modern design. It still has the same storage capacity and transfer speed as the microDuo 3C.

Both flash drives from Kingston come with a limited five-year warranty with free technical support.


TWICE x CASETiFY collection officially dropping on Feb 9

‘Full of love to ONCE’



TWICE really knows how to make ONCEs (they’re fandom) feel special. The global superstar K-Pop group is teaming up with tech lifestyle brand CASETiFY for a special collection. The waitlist for their first ever collaboration has begun. The official release is set on February 9, 2023.


The collection was made to celebrate TWICE entering their 8th year. There’s a huge focus on ONCE as well as artworks inspired by the world of TWICE.

The TWICE-ful Love Grippy Case is the highlight of the collection. It’s decorated with a cushion designed with the TWICE Logo. It’s the first 3D phone case from CASETiFY with this kind of design. The case, however, is only available for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

But cheer up since the collection does include many other designs made for different smartphone models and gadgets. The lineup is filled with TWICE’s history and ONCE’s memories.

There’s a sticker case highlighting the tracks from the past seven years, a signature case with the members’ signatures, a Heart case with the members’ names, and lastly, an artwork featuring one of their top songs, “What is Love?”

For Apple-loving TWICE fans, there are also AirPod cases, Apple Watch bands, MacBook Sleeves, and a bead strap with the original heart color stones of all the members. There’s also a phone strap with TWICE logo metal charm.

Win a phone case signed by your TWICE bias


Whichever member is your favorite: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, or Tzuyu, you’ll have a chance to win a case autographed by one of the members. CASETiFY STUDIO Shibuya Parco in Japan will have special wall displays with autographed cases and artwork from the collection. More details on the campaign coming soon.

The TWICE x CASETiFY collection launches worldwide on, available for purchase online, in the CASETiFY Co-Lab app (available now in the App Store), and at CASETiFY Studio locations.

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2023 Minimal Desk Setup

With Logitech’s newest keyboard and mouse



Last week, Apple launched the new Mac mini, a BYODKM device — bring your own display keyboard and mouse.

Paired with Apple’s Studio Display, this is the perfect time to pair it with a keyboard and mouse from Logitech!

But how will Michael Josh’s revamp his 2023 desk setup?

Watch our special Logitech desk setup and styling video now to know more!

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Google is working on an AirTag competitor

Codenamed “grogu”



Since its launch, the AirTag has created a whirlwind of controversy because of how the tracking device was used (or misused). Today, the general consensus is that the AirTag offers more benefits than potential drawbacks. Everyone now wants in. Google, according to a recent finding, is reportedly working on its own AirTag competitor.

Via Kuba Wojciechowski and Mishaal Rahman on Twitter, Google is developing quite a bit in the tracking device segment. The developers are currently expanding the lineup of Fast Pair to include support for more locator tags like the AirTag. However, besides support for other devices, the development also includes references to a first-party tracking device.

The device, “grogu” as it’s currently called, is under development by the Nest team. It will include on-board speakers and Bluetooth LE support.

Google has not hinted at any developments to confirm any upcoming tracking device. With the currently available information, it’s impossible to check what the final product will be called or what features it will come with.

A Google-based tracking device will still be a godsend for users, though. Currently, only Tile offers an alternative to the Apple-based AirTag. Besides allowing users to keep track of their misplaced devices, a tracking device is now an essential must-have for travelers to make sure airlines don’t accidentally misplace pieces of luggage.

SEE ALSO: Android is working on a built-in detector for AirTags

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