SmartDisk Introduces 30-GB FlashTrax USB Drive
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, March 3, 2003 - 01:15 EST)
SmartDisk's battery-powered, USB 2.0 device has 30-GB to store your images while away from your computer.
LAS VEGAS -- SmartDisk introduced its new FlashTrax handheld portable device for offloading and storing digital images and music here today at PMA 2003.
FlashTrax stores images transferred from flash memory cards onto the built-in 30-GB USB 2.0 hard drive for display on a 3.5" LCD run from a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.
Suggested retail price for FlashTrax is $499.99, with availability in April through retailers and distributors, as well as through the company's Web site at
Original Source Press Release:
SmartDisk Introduces FlashTrax?-- The Portable, Palm-sized Digital Multimedia Device
Ft. Myers, FL, February 28, 2003 - SmartDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SMDK), today introduced its new FlashTrax handheld portable device for offloading and storing digital images and music. FlashTrax is being showcased in Booth H164 at PMA International, The Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2-5, 2003.
FlashTrax can safely store high-resolution images transferred from any flash memory card onto the built-in 30GB USB2.0 hard drive and displays them on a 3.5" LCD that outperforms tiny on-camera screens. By using the sleek control pad, the user can change the image, zoom in, zoom out and scroll, or choose a slide show function - all without the need of a PC. The LCD folds to ensure that both the screen and control buttons remain protected while in field use. Images may be viewed on the LCD screen or on any TV using the included remote control. To facilitate portability, FlashTrax also includes a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.
"FlashTrax brings new freedom to photographers," says Charles Klinker, Director-Marketing for SmartDisk. "The ability to offload images from flash memory cards to the built-in hard drive represents a lower cost alternative to purchasing multiple, expensive flash memory cards."
A built-in MP3 player makes this device even more attractive - more than 7,000 compressed audio files can be stored and played back through the built-in speaker, headphones or external speakers. Various play modes are easily controlled from the user-friendly screen display and control pad, making music selection quick and easy.
With transfer speeds of up to 480MBps, FlashTrax can also serve as an external hard drive to transfer, store and access data or act as a simple backup device.
Pricing and Availability
Suggested retail price for FlashTrax is $499.99, with availability in April through retailers and distributors, as well as through the company's Web site at http://www.smartdisk.com.
About SmartDisk Corporation
SmartDisk is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of imaginative consumer electronic products and exciting software solutions that are enabling the digital age and simplifying the digital lifestyle. The Company's innovative products help users transfer, store, manage and share digital music, video, pictures and data. Headquartered in the U.S., with operations in Europe and Asia, SmartDisk sells and supports its products worldwide. For more information, go to http://www.smartdisk.com.