Monthly Archives: January 2011

Press Release – Sanho Announces 2nd Iteration Of HyperDrive iPad-compatible Hard Drive

Users Can Directly Use iPad To Browse And Transfer Up To 1TB Of Video And Photo Content

MACWORLD 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, California – January 28, 2011, Sanho Corporation (Booth 710) today announce the second iteration of their popular HyperDrive Hard Drive for iPad, the only hard drive in the market that can connect directly to the iPad via the Apple Camera Connection Kit. This new version allows users to directly use their iPads to browse and transfer up to 1TB of video and photo content without the need for computers, additional apps or a jailbroken ipad.

Finished in a slim enclosure, the HyperDrive looks exactly like any portable USB hard drive except that it has 2 mini USB ports, one for connecting to the computer to function as a normal USB hard drive and the other to connect to the iPad via the Apple Camera Connection Kit.

Using the Apple Camera Connection Kit, the iPad is able to connect to SD cards and self-powered USB devices. However there is a size limitation of 32GB, making it impossible for larger USB hard drives to connect to the iPad. HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive overcomes this limit with its unique patent pending ability to turn individual file folders into virtual 32GB drives on the fly that is readable by the iPad. While the HyperDrive is bus powered when connected to the computer, it has an internal 1600mAh battery to power its connection to the iPad.

Users can first transfer their entire movie and photo library from their computer to the HyperDrive via USB. Once that is done, users will have up to 1TB of media accessible to the iPad anytime.

To transfer media from the HyperDrive to the iPad, users just need to connect the HyperDrive to the iPad via a USB cable and the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The HyperDrive hard drive folder contents will appear on the iPad screen and users can navigate the folders to search for videos and photos to download to the iPad.

“HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive lets you carry your entire HD movie and photo library with your iPad,” says Daniel Chin, President of Sanho Corporation. “HyperDrive is as compact as your portable USB hard drive and yet at capacities up to 1TB, can hold more data than your laptop,” he added. “The iPad is the perfect media player but its capacities are limited and it requires a computer and iTunes to transfer media to the iPad,” he continued. “HyperDrive releases the iPad from this restriction and truly turns it into a media consuming device,” he concludes.

Features

- Connects to the iPad to transfer photos, movies and other media
- Connect HyperDrive as a USB hard drive to the computer
- Support multiple partitioned hard drive formats

Price and Availability

The new HyperDrive Hard Drive for iPad ships in March 2011 and is available for pre-order now at the following manufacturer’s suggested retail price (0GB: $99, 320GB:$199, 500GB:$249, 640GB:$299, 750GB:$349, 1TB: $399). It is available at http://www.hyperdrive.com/ipad

Press Release – Magic Box Makes HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries MagSafe Compatible

Also Allows External MacBook Batteries To Be Recharged With MacBook Power Adapter

PRE-MACWORLD 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, California – January 24, 2011, Sanho Corporation (Booth 710), makers of HyperJuice/HyperMac External Batteries for Apple MacBooks today announce Magic Box – two small adapter boxes that allow MacBook users to easily make their own HyperJuice compatible MagSafe charging cables from their existing MagSafe Power Adapters. With these modified cables, MacBooks can be powered and recharged with external batteries from HyperJuice. The Magic Box also allows the HyperJuice external batteries to be recharged by the same MagSafe Power Adapters, eliminating the need for a separate HyperJuice charger.

Magic Box improves upon the earlier 10 Minute MagSafe DIY Modification Process first demonstrated at CES 2011. In addition to the modification time being brought down from 10 minutes to just 2 minutes, a new functionality is added – the ability to recharge the HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries with the newly modified MagSafe Power Adapters.

Approximately the size of the Apple iPad 10W USB Power Adapter, the Magic Box slides open to reveal 2 spring locked terminals which fix onto the cord of the MagSafe Power Adapter. Designed to be extremely user friendly and accessible to users of all technical backgrounds, detailed photo and video instructions will show users how to split the power cord into 2 separate (positive and negative) wires and connect to the Magic Box in under 2 minutes, 1 minute for each of the two Magic Boxes. No special skills, tools, soldering or complex wiring required. The shorter Magic Box connects to the MagSafe connector end of the cord while the longer Magic Box with built-in charging circuitry connects to the power adapter end. Users can continue to use their MagSafe Power Adapter as normal; or disconnect the MagSafe cable from the MagSafe Power Adapter and use it with the HyperJuice External Battery or Car Charger to power and recharge their MacBooks; or use just the modified MagSafe Power Adapter to recharge the HyperJuice.

Apple MacBooks today feature integrated, non-user replaceable batteries. Proprietary charging connectors meant that MacBooks can only be officially powered from the electric outlet with the MagSafe Power Adapter or MagSafe Airline Adapter. HyperJuice remains the only viable external battery solution to extend the MacBook’s mobile computing time beyond the power grid.

HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries are compatible with all MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Available in 4 different capacities of 60Wh, 100Wh, 150Wh and 222Wh (compared to 11″ MacBook Air battery which is only 35Wh). HyperJuice is capable of powering the MacBook for up to 45 hours – allowing for long haul flights, extended outdoor shoots, expeditions to remote locations or any situation where electricity is simply not an option. When on the road, there is also the HyperJuice Car Charger which powers the MacBook directly from the automobile cigarette slot.

Users can check the HyperJuice battery level anytime with the built-in 4 level LED battery indicator. HyperJuice battery also comes with a 10W high power USB power port to charge any USB device including the iPad and iPhone separately or simultaneously with the MacBook.

HyperJuice batteries uses the same high-end lithium ion cells that are supplied to the U.S. Military. It is rechargeable up to 1,000 times and comes with a 1 year warranty. With a great attention to detail, HyperJuice batteries’ silver color aluminum housing are color matched to the MacBook. Clean lines, laser engraved logo and all-white accessories complete the Apple look.

The HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries currently retails at www.hyperjuice.com for $169.95 (60-watt-hour battery), $249.95 (100Wh), $349.95 (150Wh) and $449.95 (222Wh).

A working prototype of the HyperJuice Magic Box will be on display at HyperJuice’s Macworld 2011 booth and will be made available in March 2011. Customers can pre-order the HyperJuice Magic Box now at www.hyperjuice.com for $49.95. As part of the pre-order promotion, the HyperJuice Car Charger which allows the MacBook to be recharged in the car will be given free with every purchase of the HyperJuice Magic Box.

Press Release – HyperMac announce 2 new ways to power Apple MacBooks with HyperJuice External Batteries

With auto/airline adapter and 10 minute MagSafe DIY modification kit

CES 2011 LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Jan 7, 2011, Sanho Corporation (North Hall Booth 3806), makers of HyperJuice/HyperMac External Batteries for various Apple products today announce 2 new ways to power the Apple MacBook with the HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries.

First is a 12-15V auto/airline adapter that connects the HyperJuice external battery to the Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter used to power the MacBooks. While this method is straightforward and works for most people, one limitation of the MagSafe Airline Adapter from Apple is that it will power the MacBooks but not recharge the MacBook internal battery, which brings us to the next method.

Next is a modification kit that allows MacBook users to easily make their own HyperJuice compatible MagSafe charging cables from their existing MacBook power adapters. With these modified cables, MacBooks can be powered and recharged with external batteries from HyperJuice.

The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) modification kit is designed to be easy to use and suitable for users of all technical backgrounds. Everything required for the modification is provided. The entire modification process takes around 10 minutes and does not require special skills, tools, soldering or complex wiring. Essentially 2 connectors (1 male, 1 female) is added between the MacBook Power Adapter cable. Users can continue to use their MacBook Power Adapter as normal or disconnect the MagSafe cable from the MacBook Power Adapter and use it with the HyperJuice External Battery to power and recharge their MacBooks

Apple MacBooks today feature integrated, non-user replaceable batteries. Proprietary charging connectors meant that MacBooks can only be officially powered with the MacBook power adapter or MagSafe airline adapter. HyperJuice remains the only viable external battery solution to extend the MacBook’s mobile computing time beyond the power grid.

HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries are compatible with all MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Available in 4 different capacities of 60Wh, 100Wh, 150Wh and 222Wh (compared to 11″ MacBook Air battery which is only 35Wh). HyperJuice is capable of powering the MacBook for up to 45 hours – allowing for long haul flights, extended outdoor shoots, expeditions to remote locations or any situation where electricity is simply not an option. When on the road, there is also the HyperJuice car charger which powers the MacBook directly from the automobile cigarette slot.

Users can check the HyperJuice battery level anytime with the built-in 4 level LED battery indicator. HyperJuice battery also comes with a 10W high power USB power port to charge any USB device including the iPad, iPhone separately or simultaneously with the MacBook.

HyperJuice batteries uses the same high-end lithium ion cells that are supplied to the U.S. military. It is rechargeable up to 1000 times and comes with a 1 year warranty. With a great attention to detail, HyperJuice batteries’ silver color aluminum housing are color matched to the MacBook. With clean lines, laser engraved logo and all-white accessories completing the Apple look.

The HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries with the modification kit and car charger will be made available later this month after CES at www.HyperJuice.com for $99.95 (car charger), $199.95 (60-watt-hour battery), $299.95 (100Wh), $399.95 (150Wh) and $499.95 (222Wh).

Specifications
Dimensions: 4.92 x 3.78 x 0.83″ (60Wh); 7.48 x 4.92 x 0.8″ (100Wh); 8.9 x 4.92 x 0.83″ (150Wh); 10.1 x 5.91 x 1.34″ (222Wh)
Weight: 0.8 lb (60Wh); 1.6 lbs (100Wh); 2.4 lbs (150Wh); 4.7 lbs (222Wh)
Battery: Lithium ion
4 stage LED battery level indicator lights
USB 10W (5V, 2A max) power out

For more product information and specifications, please visit:
www.HyperJuice.com