December 19, 2013
The World’s Fastest Hard Drive
Offering a maximum storage capacity of 600 gigabytes, the Enterprise Turbo SSHD drive from Seagate offers performance up to three times higher than traditional hard drives whose storage platters spin at 15,000 rotations per minute. Compared to such drives, it also offers a superior capacity-to-price ratio. The Enterprise Turbo hybrid drive promotes hot data and addresses storage tiering performance bottlenecks by caching at the I/O level. Its HDD components handle write processes without affecting the integrity of NAND flash memory, while the SSD component ensures top performance and full capacity without the short stroke format where data is only written to external platter sectors.
Seagate’s SSHD technology combines high performance, high storage capacity and easy access to enable amazing possibilities for critical applications such as OLTP, VDI, SAP Hana and Big Data. The Enterprise Turbo SSHD is the world’s fastest hard drive to give you the performance you want and the capacity you need, all at a reasonable price.
Age-Defying Foundation from Clarins
Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation SPF 15 tightens and smoothes wrinkles and lightens up the complexion. Its Global Age-Defying Complex stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, while organic argan oil keeps the skin ideally hydrated. In addition, the foundation protects the skin from free radicals and the harmful effects of UV rays. It also works as an instant concealer for tired-looking, stressed eyes by adjusting to every type and color of rings under the eyes. `Available exclusively from Douglas.
How to Look Young and Bubbly
Cuvee Prestige, an exclusive cosmetics line from GK Cosmetics, has been developed by Gerhard Klappe, a pioneer in the beauty trade with 35 years of expertise in anti-aging products. Combining quality active agents with cutting-edge research, Cuvee Prestige caters for even the most demanding skin types. The Cuvee Prestige line is free from mineral and silicon oil. Instead, the products contain extracts from an extremely valuable variety of grapes, otherwise only used to make the finest French champagne.
Fresh energy concentrated
Thierry Mugler has launched A*Men Pure Energy, a new limited edition fragrance for men. The woody spicy scent is a fresher variety of the 1997’s A*Men, and follower of the last year’s A*Men Pure Shot. *A*Men Pure Energy was developed by perfumer Jacques Huclier, who also created the original A*Men. Top notes are mint and juniper berries; middle notes are cardamom and white pepper; base notes are patchouli and sequoia.Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Energy is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette. The bottle is covered with bright white gum boosted by the iconic star of a strong turquoise. Available only at Sephora.
ireless Sound With Style
The BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18 and BeoLab 19 from Danish company Bang & Olufsen form the world’s first line of premium wireless loudspeakers based on the new Wireless Speaker and Sound Association (WiSA) standard for wireless sound streaming. The WiSA platform utilizes the relatively uncongested 5.2-5.8 GHz range to avoid interference from other signals and to provide enough bandwidth to stream 24-bit, uncompressed music at native sampling rates. WiSA is the first wireless system in the U-NII band that provides multi-channel performance—up to a full 7.1 surround configuration. The BeoLab 17 speaker is made of a single sheet of extruded, brushed aluminum folded into a triangular shape. The speaker is fitted with mid-range/woofer drivers (6-inch mid-range driver) and protruding 3/4-inch tweeters. Each unit also contains a class D 160-watt amplifier and Bang & Olufsen’s own sound engine. The speakers are available white or black and the grille can be white, black or blue. The BeoLab 17 can be placed on the floor, mounted on its adjustable stand and hung on a wall or ceiling.
The BeoLab 18 loudspeakers come with two 4-inch mid-range speakers and woofers that run in parallel, powered by a class D 160-watt amplifier. Thermal protection and Adaptive Bass Linearization systems ensure crisp digital sound. The cone-shaped BeoLab 18 stands are made of extruded aluminum and the distinctive front is made of 21 lamellae, available in black, white and oak.
The BeoLab 19 subwoofer comprises two 8-inch woofers that thanks to a dedicated amplifier pump out 160-watts-worth of deep bass. The unit features a unique dodecahedron shape with three pentagons on top. Its black membrane is circumscribed by elegantly contrasting rims of anodized aluminum.