I-O Data TransferJet USB

TransferJet product should arrive soon, maybe… very very soon like maybe… Tomorrow… (Lord I hope I am right on this one)… So with TransferJet Capable product (well at least one Tomorrow if I am right) soon on the market it is no surprise that a company like I-O Data has a TransferJet cradle ready to ship like their new USB2-TJC…….

TransferJet is a close-proximity wireless transfer technology that Sony introduced back in 2008. The idea is to let two electronic devices, for example a camera and a computer, quickly exchange data just by bringing them close together (touch is possible, too). The problem, until today, was that both devices must obviously be TransferJet-compatible.

Been dying to get in on some TransferJet high-speed low-range wireless data transfer action since Sony made such a big fuss of it at CES? Well you can go the all-Sony route and pick up a VAIO F or one of Sony’s Cyber-Shot bundles with a reader, or you can head to Japan and snag this I-O Data USB2-TJC reader.

But soon we’ll have I-O Data’s USB2-TJC [JP], a TransferJet-compatible USB cradle, which will solve that problem. Just plug the dongle into your Windows PC or your Mac and you can enjoy transfer speeds of up to 560 Mbps (theoretically) – provided you have both a TransferJet-compatible Memory Stick (MS-JX8G, $110) or Cyber-shot at hand. By way of comparison: The data transfer rate for Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR stands at just 3 Mbps.

When it comes out later this month for ¥10,000 ($115). It works with Windows and Mac OS X, and you’ll still need to have that special TransferJet Memory Stick or a compatible Cyber-Shot camera on the other end of the equation for the time being, so it looks like you’ll still be kicking it Sony Style for a while. Good thing Toshiba has promised TransferJet stuff by the end of the year, right?

Resources :crunchgear.com,engadget.com

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