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22 September 2016

Westen Digital Demonstrates 1TB SDXC Card

Photokina is the world's leading trade fair for photo and video professionals. This year Western Digital gave the photography and videography industry a preview of future imaging technology when it unveiled its SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype.

“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates.”

“Just a few short years ago the idea of a 1TB capacity point in an SD card seemed so futuristic – it’s amazing that we’re now at the point where it’s becoming a reality. With the growing demand for applications like VR, we can certainly use 1TB when we’re out shooting continuous high-quality video. High-capacity cards allow us to capture more without interruption, streamlining our workflow, and eliminating the worry that we may miss a moment because we have to stop to swap out cards,” said Sam Nicholson, CEO of Stargate Studios and member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

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15 September 2016

Bitmore VR Eye Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual Reality Headsets are certain to become one of THE gifting products for Christmas 2016. Peak, partnering with Bitmore, have created the VR Eye, which is compatible with most popular iOS and Android smart phones, and features a remote control that allows you to control the action on screen. As we enter Peak Season we’ll be receiving regular deliveries of VR Eye, but we’re expecting demand to be high. If you haven’t got involved yet, talk to your account manager now.

Paul Dutton, Peak Development Senior Product Manager, "We believe there are two markets for VR. The first is from brands such as Sony, ASUS, Samsung and Oculus with their own proprietary technologies. Together they will create a demand for product and awareness of what VR is. We see these products as niche products and a considered purchase. The other part of the VR market is in the impulse market place. In terms of units and margin available for retailers, we believe this will be by far the biggest part of the market, and this is where we have positioned VR Eye."

Take a look at the VR Eye Product Page on this site. If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 01489 796979 or email our Sales Team for more information!

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1 March 2016

New partnership with Ansmann

We're excited to announce a new partnership with Ansmann - the respected specialists in Mobile Energy Solutions. The Ansmann range includes a wide range of batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, power supplies, flashlights, nightlights and much more.

Paul Channel, Managing Director of Ansmann UK, "supporting customers with the best service and the right range has always been our aim and we have teamed up with Peak to o¬ er the same keen prices as we have always done and a delivery service you have come to expect. We feel that with Peak supplying Ansmann products, customers will gain the added benefits of dealing with both expert, award-winning companies.

Robert Baseley, Managing Director of Peak Development. “As the market changes it’s important that our customers get both best value & best service from an increasing portfolio of products that serve their customers in the best way. We are proud to add the full Ansmann range of Power & Accessory products to our portfolio and look forward to working with our customers and the team at Ansmann in the years to come.”

Check out this link to our Editorial Feature in the latest BPI Magazine - out later this week.

Why not take a look at a selection of the Ansmann Range on this site? If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 01489 796979 or email our Sales Team for more information! Our first shipment of stock has arrived and we're ready to go!

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5 January 2016

CES 2016: SanDisk announces world's thinnest 1TB M.2 SSD.

At the International CES Show in Las Vegas, SanDisk have announced the availability of the new X400 SSD, the world’s thinnest one terabyte (1TB) M.2 solid state drive (SSD). It is the first single-sided 1TB SATA M.2 form factor with a mere 1.5mm height. The X400 SSD is designed for fast start-up and application launch, as well as for extended battery life. Consumer research conducted by SanDisk in late 2015 indicates that these benefits are important for more than 70% of consumers when using PCs.

“Consumers have spoken. They want to work faster, with fewer interruptions. Our ultra-slim 1TB M.2 X400 SSD enables our OEM customers to build completely new form factors with outstanding reliability and the near-instant boot-up and application loading that consumers expect,” said Tarun Loomba, Vice President and General Manager of Client Storage Solutions at SanDisk. “The X400 SSD is the flexible, highly reliable platform that our customers need to ensure an exceptional user experience for consumers.”

“We have been witnessing a major shift in PC user-adoption as more consumers are increasingly choosing ultramobile devices,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research director for solid state drives and enabling technologies at IDC. “The evolution of flash storage and its form factors has helped this category grow. SSD-based machines that are thinner, more lightweight and optimized for mobility provide a compelling and powerful solution to consumer and business users.”

5 January 2016

CES 2016: SanDisk announces Extreme Portable SSD

At the International CES Show in Las Vegas, SanDisk have announced a new high-performance, durable, water-resistant portable SSD. Designed for photographers and videographers who need a reliable and superfast storage solution, the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD is designed to deliver whether on location or in the studio.

“We are constantly amazed by the stories we hear from our customers about the incredible places they take our products. Their insight inspires us to create durable, innovative products that can improve their experience no matter where the job takes them,” said Philippe Willams, director retail product marketing, SanDisk. “For many years SanDisk has been trusted by the pros to deliver reliable, innovative storage solutions, and the SanDisk Extreme 510 portable SSD raises the bar even further.”

Tough, Rugged, Water-Resistant

The SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD builds on the compact design of the highly-rated SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD to offer ultimate portability and provide greater protection for users who want to take their storage on-the-go. With its rubber bumper and IP55-rating for water and dust resistance, the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD stands up to hazards such as rain, spills and rough, dusty trails, while also cushioning against falls.

In a pocket-sized design, the SanDisk Extreme 510 drive delivers powerful performance with transfer speeds up to 430MB/s to quickly access massive video files or photo libraries - outperforming a traditional external hard drive with speeds of up to four times faster. Available in 480GB capacity, this all-terrain drive offers high-speed storage for anyone looking for a fast, reliable storage solution that battles the elements.

The new SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD also features SanDisk SecureAccess™ software with 128-bit encryption to secure files. The 480GB SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD features a two-year warranty and will be available worldwide at an MSRP of $249.99. We’ll keep you updated as UK price and availability is condfirmed.

5 January 2016

CES 2016

CES, the world’s largest technology trade show, kicks off officially in Las Vegas with the press day today, Tues 5th January. Our Managing Director, Rob Baseley, and Senior Product Manager, Paul Dutton are both at the event. In 2015 more than 170,000 people traveled from all over the globe to walk the 2.2 million net square feet of exhibition space. This year will no doubt be bigger and even better than before, but what will be the buzz of the show this year? Here’s five to look out for.

Wearables. We’re expecting the Wearables market to show real signs of maturity this year. Moving from gadgets that are fashionable and fun, to must have devices that do more. Expect to see more useful dietary feedback, sleep-tracking (as per our Lifetrak range), life-coaching and stress management.

Virtual Reality. There are expected to be 80% more VR exhibitors this year at CES than last year. Mark Zuckerberg called Virtual Reality (VR) the next evolution of computing. Expect more from Occulus, Sony’s Playstation VR and a big announcement from HTC. The show will also enjoy its first ever augmented reality showcase.

Drones. Each year Drone technology seems to take a huge leap forward. Look out for autonomous drones and VR and Action Cam brands getting involved too. GoPros teaser trailer for their new Karma device hints at a 360 degree camera.

Internet of Things. The IoT has been a buzzword for a couple of years now. It basically means connecting devices over the internet – letting separate devices communicate with each other to give us more features and benefits. New TVs from Samsung and LG will work more like home hubs, delivering control over everything from your lighting, to your heating and speaker systems.

Rideables and Driveables. Although attendees are officially banned from using them, and they’re pretty much illegal to use anywhere that’s useful, there’s no escaping the rise of the self-balancing scooter. Segway, Arcimoto and inboard will all be showcasing their latest models. We’re also expecting to see more Cars than ever before as Tesla rival Faraday unveil their new car concept car and what about BMW’s AirTouch gesture control system? All will be revealed.