CES 2018 introduced us to numerous new technologies that were pending for quite a long time. Western Digital, in this regard, has made a tremendous advancement by addressing today’s personal content explosion. The concept of a voice-activated media streaming service via popular Smart Home devices seems to be turning into a practical reality. Here’s what else was released:
- World’s smallest 1TB USB flash drive
- Upcoming concept of an ultra-mobile
- High-performance wireless and high-capacity flash storage products etc.
SanDisk and WD’s desks were full of such wonderful inventions and have given a roadmap of what to expect from the mega IT companies in the coming years. The world around is full of content that can be shared worldwide so we saw advancements in the gadgets like smartphones, drones, action cameras and virtual reality (VR) goggles. Other attractions of the CES 2018 included:
- Multi-lens cameras innovations
- 8K video
- 5G wireless
- Virtual Reality advancements
- Augmented Reality advancements
- Video Streaming advancements
Dinesh Bahal, the Vice President of product management, Client Solutions, Western Digital expressed his views in the following words:
Our lives are increasingly connected to and enriched by pictures, videos, music, and ideas. From the parent filming a school recital on their smartphone to the drone enthusiast or pro photographer, our range of consumer solutions is designed to help everyone preserve, access and share their digital world.
Here’s a brief description of WD’s booth at the CES 2018:
- ew voice-activated media streaming features via Smart Home devices. The My Cloud Home device empowers people to easily capture, preserve and organize all of their content in one central place. In a Smart Home environment, the My Cloud Home device now works with popular devices that support Amazon Alexa services so people can access their stored music collection via voice commands. The My Cloud Home app now also works with Google Chromecast technology to allow people to stream their home videos, TV shows, and movies on the big screen using Chromecast-enabled Smart TVs.
- Continuing its legacy of technology milestones, Western Digital offers a preview of the future of flash storage, demonstrating the world’s smallest 1TB USB device, a powerful USB Type-C flash solution capable of preserving an enormous amount of content in one tiny form factor; and the world’s smallest 256GB USB flash drive. The new 256GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive, a low-profile USB drive for people who want to add more photos, videos, games and audio files to their notebooks, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles and car audio systems. With 256GB, people have the flexibility to keep more content at their fingertips – approximately, 14,000 photos, 10 hours of full HD video and 16,000 songs, with 64GB still available for files.
- For avid photographers and drone enthusiasts who require durable and high-performance media capture solutions, Western Digital is releasing two portable SSDs. The My Passport Wireless SSD, which features one-touch card copy to enable editing and sharing of content out in the field, as well as a new capability to directly access the device within third-party mobile creative apps, like FiLMiC Pro and LumaFusion. While the new, superfast SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos on-the-go.