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Vanitas Photo: I dont have any problem if a SOC manufacturer wants to make claims of higher performance against other brands IF they present data to back up that claim. They didnt provide any data, or benchmarks comparing the M1 performance against their own productd using Intel.

Really suspicious of the word "PC chips"
I want to see independent reviewers comparing performance.

I wont say Intel has been stellar lately but it was Apple's lousy cooling solutions which hindered the performance of their laptops.

They provided a bit more information about testing at the bottom of each product page (scroll all the way down):

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 21:56 UTC
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JT26: One key question - Can you transfer filed back to an SSD / Hard Drive from iPad now?

Or AirDrop them to your Mac OS device.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 14:58 UTC
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dpth_of_field: I have an iPad Pro 11 and it's severely hobbled by software limitations. I don't see that this update will even move the needle. Real filesystem browsing of local or external storage is a glaring omission.

I believe Photosync and related apps are for WiFi photo/video transfer only.

File manager apps like Readdle Documents and Goodreader will handle "all" files.

For example:

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 17:03 UTC

I have a 64 GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and no major complaints. It’s a mature product and reasonably priced. The iLUUN Air at the moment is a one-of-a-kind product, and neither in manufacturing or for sale.

USB 3.0 vs 2.0, not an issue for the typical mobile photography user of this product as it’s mostly used wirelessly with a mobile device.

In my experience with a couple wireless dongles, the software has been the weak link. However, I’ve found SanDisk’s Connect software to be quite good, AND they provide terrific support. Software app updates and bug fixes occur frequently. That is truly uncommon for these devices.

One thing common to all these dongles is wireless performance with mobile devices. It’s adequate but not great. If this new product supports more wireless modes and trumps the other’s in wireless speed, then there’ll be something to talk about.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (103 comments in total)

Surprised at the soft corners visible at "normal sizes".

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 01:10 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): without the phone support .. what the #($)*&#$ is the point of it?

The point? It’s a compact camera in a popular smartphone format (size) with a compact computer OS (Android). Think of it as an internet connected photography appliance. It’s NOT a smartphone just because it looks like one and runs Android.

That said, it’s not for me either. But there’s an enthusiastic and small market for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (263 comments in total)

Although I often find a good smartphone to be a great substitute for a camera, I doubt this good camera makes a great substitute for a smartphone.

For the size and battery-life alone, I wager NO ONE will (or will manage to) use this as their single smartphone. Thus the single device argument falls flat. This is a large sensor compact camera trying to look and act like a smartphone. In the end, it’s an expensive, moderately powered device, with average handling and speed, designed for a handful of pixel-peeping RAW and resolution enthusiasts.

The smartphone which will come closest to conquering photography will come from Apple or Samsung; not from a camera maker. Apparently they’re taking their time. In a few years we’ll look back at the CM1 as a kludge.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 00:40 UTC as 48th comment | 18 replies

Lars, I think you missed it with this one (i.e., wrong title). The bigger selling point is that this is a hardwired alternative to a wireless hub like Kingston MobileLite, SanDisk Connect Multimedia, RAVPower wireless hub, Dane-Elec MediaStreamer, etc…

Although it doesn’t appear to be any faster in one direction, it’s a hardwired solution for bi-directional file sharing between storage memory and an iDevice.

It expands Sanho’s product line to iOS users who don’t understand or can’t figure out how to “do the same thing” using a wireless hub (like their own iUSBPort).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 01:24 UTC as 16th comment
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jkokich: Wow, talk about a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. I don't have any problems transferring files.

No, this is primarily for the subset of iOS users who want to transfer files from/to an iOS device and CANNOT wrap their head around (understand) how to use a wireless hub for file transfers.

The same company makes wireless hub versions also (see iUSBPort).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 01:14 UTC
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OldDigiman: Say what? Plug iPhone into charging cable, plug other end of charging cable into computer, on computer navigate to phone's DCIM folder, copy files. Free.

Yes it will.

I don't use this device but it will operate with iOS devices similarly to a suite of wireless hubs that also allow bi-directional file transfers (images, video, word processing, PDF, etc.).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 01:11 UTC

IMO, both of these devices are limited and overpriced compared to other offerings. And each device's limitations feed into Sandisk's own market; selling more flash memory.

The flash drive model doesn't accept SD cards (like from most cameras); only micro SD.

The media drive won't accept anything other than flash media cards (buy some more cards…).

Kingston MobileLite Wireless, Sanho iUSBport, (and a few others) offer greater flexibility by accepting a wider range of media (e.g., flash media, hard drives, card readers).

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 03:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Yahoo acquires GhostBird Software (3 comments in total)

"Great news. We sold out to Yahoo. Our software is no longer available for sales, support, updates. We'll keep it available in iCloud for owners. Bye!" (that's basically what they said)

Really? I guess they sold it and walked. Even Yahoo doesn't know what they're going to do with it. Or was this just really poor communication?

It seems a bit of a bird flip to existing users.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 21:43 UTC as 1st comment
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