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Minds@Work announce 3, 10 and 20 GB units

By dpreview staff on May 8, 2001 at 04:00 GMT

Minds@Work has today announced a "new generation" of Digital Wallet, now available in 3, 10 and 20 GB sizes (previous Digital Wallet was 6 GB). "As our Digital Wallet continues to play a significant role in the increasing demand for storage space, we are opening new markets by offering our customers the flexibility to choose a capacity that fits their specific storage needs". These new portable storage devices have an MSRP of US$349, US$449 and US$549 respectively.

MINDS@WORK UNVEILS A NEW FAMILY OF PORTABLE SMART STORAGE DEVICES

The Digital Wallet Now Comes In Three New Storage Capacities

Irvine, Calif., May 7, 2001 – Minds@Work™, developer of the award-winning Digital WalletÒ device, announced today that it will expand its product line by introducing a family of storage devices. Understanding the growing market demand for portable smart storage, the Digital Wallet is now available for consumers with three capacities of storage, three, ten and twenty gigabytes (MSRP of $349.00, $449.00 and $549.00 respectively) at more than 400 retail and camera specialty store locations throughout North America including CompUSA, Micro Center, Future Shop, B&H Photo, Henry’s and online at www.mindsgear.com.

"With our Digital Wallet product, we created an entirely new "Portable Smart Storage (PSS)" category. For the first time ever, consumers have a mass storage device that is truly portable—a smart, self-powered device that works independently of a computer. As our Digital Wallet continues to play a significant role in the increasing demand for storage space, we are opening new markets by offering our customers the flexibility to choose a capacity that fits their specific storage needs," said Marc Ganouna, president and CEO of Minds@Work.

The Digital Wallet, previously only available with 6GB of storage space, now provides consumers with a choice of 3GB, 10GB or 20GB. Depending on individual

storage applications and needs, the 20GB Digital Wallet stores more than 20,000 high-resolution photos or 366-plus hours of digital audio, providing a viable solution for professional photographers and consumers. Business travelers, who require storage and transportability options for large textual and graphic rich files, will find that the 10GB Digital Wallet provides sufficient storage space. While the 3GB Digital Wallet is ideal for students or travelers needing storage for homework and vacation photos.

As the frontrunner in the digital storage industry, Minds@Work equips the hand-held portable storage devices with a Motorola ColdFire™ microprocessor, a 2.5" hard drive and a rechargeable battery system. The Digital Wallet family, compatible with Windows® 98/2000/ME, Mac and Linux OS, supports a variety of FLASH cards and memory sticks and is poised to redefine how storage space is managed and utilized.

The Digital Wallet product has been recognized for its design and technical excellence as the winner of Popular Mechanics 2000 Editor’s Choice Award for "New Product Design and Innovation" and for the 2001 Photo Marketing Association award for "Innovative Digital Product".

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