updated 07:05 am EST, Wed February 16, 2005
1GB xD-Picture Card
today released a 1GB xD-Picture Card and a new Portable USB Reader/Writer for xD media. The new high-capacity flash memory media, which hold up to 800 images at 5 megapixel resolution, supports Olympus exclusive features such as Panorama photography. Olympus xD-Picture Cards are the only media to support Panorama function on Olympus digital cameras, whereby up to 10 images can be stitched together. It will ship in April (no pricing info available). The company also launched its MAUSB-300, an inexpensive device transforms any xD-Picture Card into a portable, USB 2.0-enabled storage device for transferring data to/from any PC. The device, due in March for $20, features an attractive, durable and sleek white plastic body with a removable clear plastic top cover.