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Jobo Giga one ultra

By dpreview staff on Oct 15, 2007 at 15:06 GMT

Jobo today announced its latest portable storage device - The GIGA one ultra - promising doubled transfer speeds compared to the previous GIGA one. This means up to 5.47 MB per second or 1GB in around three minutes. The new device will be available in four capacities ranging from 40 GB to a whopping 200 GB with US pricing expected to be $149 - $329 depending on capacity when it arrives in stores at the end of October. Europeans can expect to pay the same figures in Euros. More after the jump.

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JOBO Announces the New GIGA one ultra
Image Storage Device

Affordable new portable image storage unit features ultra quick download speed and is
available in four different storage capacities up to 200 GB

Gummersbach, Germany (October 15, 2007) – JOBO AG announces today the new GIGA one ultra
portable image storage device featuring an ultra quick download speed of up to 5.47 MB per second
(more than twice as fast as the JOBO GIGA one) and 1 GB of data in about three minutes. Available in
four hard disc capacities up to 200 GB, the new JOBO GIGA one ultra supports all popular media card
types, including SecureDigital High Capacity (SDHC).

“The new easy-to-use JOBO GIGA one ultra is the perfect solution for today’s on-the-go digital
photographer,” said Johannes Bockemuehl-Simon, JOBO’s CEO. “Not only is this new unit extremely
fast when it comes to downloading all digital data for safe and reliable backup storage, this next
generation GIGA one is available in various capacities and price points sure to please budget-minded
photographers looking for the best their money can buy.”

The new PC and Mac compatible JOBO GIGA one ultra is available in four hard disc capacities – 40
GB, 80 GB, 120 GB and 200 GB. This new unit accommodates all popular media cards featuring slots
for CompactFlash (CF) I/II, Microdrive, SecureDigital (SD), SDHC, (Memory Stick) MS, MS Pro, MS
Duo, and MultiMediaCard (MMC). In addition, the GIGA one ultra can store digital data in popular file
formats such as RAW, JPG, TIFF, MP3, doc, xls, ppt, etc. And if the user chooses to do so, this unit is
capable of deleting all data from a user’s memory card via the GIGA one ultra once file transfer is
confirmed.

The new GIGA one ultra is USB 2.0 compatible, features a battery Status indicator, energy-saving
function, large 2” LCD screen, a sturdy aluminium casing, and covered media card slots for protection
against dust and dirt – an ideal feature for photographers that spend a lot of time outdoors. In addition,
the new GIGA one ultra’s LCD screen clearly displays the amount of hard drive disc space available as
well as the status of every download. This compact unit measures 4.5(L) x 3.1 (W) x 1 (H) inches.
Available at the end of October 2007, the GIGA one ultra will be offered with four different storage
capacities – 40GB, 80GB and 120GB and 200 GB and U.S. retail prices are expected to be $149, $199,
$229, $329 respectively.

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