Elgato announces at CES 2012 the first Thunderbolt drive, the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD, which draws power from a Thunderbolt port to power itself.
LaCie releases first external hard drive with bus-powered eSATA connection.
A new external 500GB hard drive from OWC.
Intel-based Macs and FireWire interference (#3): More on not using two bus-powered devices simultaneously
Intel-based Macs and FireWire interference (#2): Do not connect multiple bus powered devices
On today's show, we check out a watch with a laser onboard, a bus powered by poop, breakthrough Spider-Man gloves that let the wearer scale a glass surface, and the (now-suspended) Blood Sport Kickstarter campaign.
The Blood Sport Kickstarter was suspended today, after a week of collecting money to fund a crazy idea involving donating blood while playing video games. Was it a bio-hazard? An unauthorized blood donation site? Or perhaps Kickstarter's fear of blood?
CNET editor Dong Ngo reviews the first Thunderbolt bus-powered portable drive from Elgato and finds the speedy storage device the prime example of how much consumers have to pay for Apple's "magic," and not just in terms of money.
Artec replies on USB self-powered vs. bus-powered hub issues
Cheaper bus-powered drives are available.