After a tremendous response from Taiwanese influencer 3C Tim’s Chinese language review of the iXflash, we’ve now added English subtitles.

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A little over a month ago, I shared a glowing review of our iXflash drive as an ideal accessory for anyone with an iPhone or iPad. Because the video review was entirely in Chinese, many of our recipients were disappointed that they couldn’t understand what 3C Tim was saying about the iXflash. Because of your feedback, we coordinated with 3C Tim and had the entire spoken text translated into English and posted onto the video review as shown on YouTube, which you can view again or for the first time by clicking on the below link:


When you watch the video, make sure the “Subtitles/Closed Caption” feature is turned on.

So now, you don’t have to reply on my synopsis or finding a friend the speaks Chinese to translate for you. You can watch the video on your own and read either the English subtitles or YouTube can use the English subtitles to translate into numerous other languages, which you may be more comfortable with. Once you watch the video and able to understand the full context of 3C Tim’s full review through English subtitles or in your own language, it will highlight even further all the advantages and benefits the iXflash drive offers from an unbiased 3rd party.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

The iXflash is compatible with the full new series of iPhone 12 mobile devices

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As is customary every year, though a little later than usual, Apple touts their latest batch of iPhones along with other new inventive items they plan to offer to the general public. Due to disruptions because of COVID, the announcement was about a month later than normal, but the pomp and circumstances were still in full affect. Amongst other new or improved items Apple plans to release now or in the near future, the pièce de résistance was certainly not just 1 or even 2 new iPhone offerings, but a total of 4 new iPhone 12 versions. The main difference between the devices is the size of each iPhone, which of course all of them offer advantages to previously released models.

Given that the iXflash is a tremendous accessory for an iPhone or iPad, we are proud to acknowledge that the existing iXflash and the iXflash App is compatible with the latest line of iPhone 12’s. Vinpower takes pride in making sure the iXflash and its corresponding App remains at the leading edge of technology and offers its users the best and most reliable experience. Hence, it’s critical that we make sure the iXflash is up to date with any new or enhanced Apple iOS software and/or corresponding hardware. Recognizing the importance of not just compatibility, but also any and all new advancements that could enhance the iXflash’s ability to support our client base, is why the iXflash remains the most useful portable Apple iOS accessory.

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

Vinpower’s VDX-1 mini-autoloader, is the small, inexpensive, powerful tool that you wish you knew about sooner…

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Much like the tiny ant that can lift 5,000 times it’s body weight, the VDX-1 autoloader can do the job of much bigger and more expensive autoloaders. Weighing less than 12 lbs (just over 5kg), and slightly bigger than a standard shoebox, the VDX-1 can fit virtually anywhere. Plus, it’s completely standalone, so it’s easy to take on the go and as long as there’s an electrical outlet, the VDX-1 is ready to work. Just like the mighty worker ant, the VDX-1 gets the job done.

The VDX-1 comes with 1 drive and 50 disc capacity, but can work 24/7 like a champ. With a retail price below $450, it’s practically a steal. For more details on the VDX-1, click on the following link: https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/t/categories/Disc-Autoloaders/The-MiniLoader-VDX-1

To learn more about this item, or any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

The iXflash can be extremely useful in an emergency

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There are occasions when emergencies can arise and you have limited resources at your disposal. The iXflash can be a valuable tool for not only documenting important information, but also allowing you to pass that information along when there is no power or internet access available.

Recently, my home was on evacuation alert due to massive wildfires in the area. In situations like these, if you need to evacuate, it’s best to only take those items that are necessary and can’t be replaced. However, if the worst case scenario should happen, in order to file a claim for all the items you may have lost, it’s advised to photograph or take a video of all your possessions in every room of your residence. What if you have limited memory on your iPhone and you don’t have time to clear space in order to record all your possessions. The iXflash allows you to record photos or videos that bypasses the iPhone’s memory and record those pictures and/or videos directly to the iXflash, saving time and memory.

In addition, in a situation where there’s no power and internet access, the iXflash can transfer those images, videos, and even important documents on to a computer or another iPhone/iPad. This will help you provide pertinent details to an insurance adjuster or other relevant person. Since the iXflash is so small, it can fit in your pocket comfortably, so you don’t have to worry about hurriedly packing it away and trying to remember where you put it, when you need it. Simply add it to you key ring or put it in a purse or other accessory that you keep on your person and it’s always available.

Hopefully you never find yourself in a predicament where it becomes necessary to evacuate quickly, but just like having a first aid kit or spare water bottles, it’s always good to be prepared should the need arise. The iXflash could become a very valuable tool in those situations, as well as being incredibly useful for normal day to day situations. It truly is the best of both worlds.

To learn more about Vinpower’s line of standalone robotic autoloaders, or any of our products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

Vinyl records sales in 2020 outgains CD music sales for first time since the 80’s, showing physical media is still profitable!

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Sure the title seems to cast a negative light over CD sales, but if you examine it closely, you’ll also see the positive opportunity as it relates to CD sales. Firstly, even in a decreased market, CD sales for the 1st half of 2020 was still around $130 million. That’s only talking about pressed CD audio discs, and doesn’t include the CD-R, recorded CD market treasured by many independent artists and enthusiast. Sure, CD’s have fallen from their peak, but they have not gone the way of the Dodo bird.

At one point, it was widely reported that CD’s were going to kill the vinyl albums market. But nostalgia lead to a steep resurgence that created steady gains year over year for vinyl records. The success of vinyl records and the continued increased sales for CD’s, shows that there’s a significant market for physical media. Undoubtedly, it’s won’t be too long before the nostalgia craze comes back around for CD’s and it will be cool to get the authentical full enhanced digital sound of an uncompressed original music file, rather than the deeply compressed streaming audio.

So for all the doomsday predictors that CD’s are dead, just as they thought Vinyl had kicked the bucket, there’s a second wave coming and you don’t want to miss out.

Vinpower Digital’s Cronus Rip Station in Action – Ripping hundreds of CD’s in no time

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A Vinpower customer recorded this video to show how useful and easy it is to use Vinpower Digital’s Cronus autoloader publishing system duplicator to rip over 50,000 CD’s from their collection. Using Vinpower’s Cronus with the added ripping software, they could seamlessly transfer all the important CD audio meta data from their discs onto an external server. This provides the best of both worlds by maintaining the original CD master and creating a digital library of all the music they own for easy recall whenever they want. Plus, they are able to store the music files as Lossless Audio Files to maintain the original recording quality while maintaining all the pertinent information from the CD, like song title, album title, artist, genre, date, and much more. Turn your CD collection into your own personal mobile digital jukebox to listen to what you want, when you want, anywhere you want.

Click on the following link to see the video for yourself: https://youtu.be/trcbSkwn-YI

You may not have 50,000 CD’s laying around, but you probably have quite a few that it would be so much easier to transfer to digital files. Vinpower offers both large and small automated ripping stations to fit any size job. Don’t want to deal with purchasing equipment and ripping the discs yourself, contact Vinpower and we can assist by providing a ripping service for you.

To learn more about Vinpower’s line of standalone robotic autoloaders, or any of our products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

Vinpower’s Standalone Autoloaders Providing Years of Reliable Production!

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When Vinpower first developed our own line of standalone robotic autoloader duplicators, starting with the TITAN series, we weren’t sure how long the systems would last in the field. We knew we built the TITANS to be extremely robust, but only time would really tell. After nearly 15 years in production, we are still receiving compliments about systems working in the field that range anywhere from 10 to nearly 15 years old. When we started out, we were just hoping for the systems to work lights out through the 1 year warranty. But time has showed us that the TITAN systems were built to last way beyond expectations.

So if you’re looking to purchase a new standalone robotic duplicator to make continuous copies of your CD’s, DVD’s, or BD discs, Vinpower’s line of autoloaders is perfect for you. Vinpower offers a range of options from small low capacity loaders like the VDX-1 or Cube series, to the slightly larger 2 to 6 drive 200 ~ 500 disc capacity Aero, to the always reliable 4 to 8 drive 1000 disc capacity TITAN Supreme.

To learn more about Vinpower’s line of standalone robotic autoloaders, or any of our products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

Popular Taiwan influencer, 3C Tim, reviewed the iXflash drive and Loved It!

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Word is quickly spreading about the benefits of the PioData iXflash iPhone / iPad flash drive. Because the iXflash is available globally, we are getting a lot of positive feedback from customers around the world. Just recently, a popular influencer, named 3C Tim, decided to review the product on his YouTube channel and gave it an overwhelmingly positive endorsement. As you can see from the below link, 3C Tim found the many features not only beneficial, but also easy to use.

Check out the video for yourself (Please note that the video is in Mandarin Chinese – but even if you don’t speak the language, it’s easy to follow his excitement)

For those that can’t speak Chinese, 3C Tim talked about:

• It’s small compact size, easy to transport

• Take pictures and videos that go directly to the iXflash, without using any of the iPhone’s internal

• How to backup all your photos and video from an iPhone onto the iXflash

• How the iXflash supports all the MS Office programs, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc.

• That the iXflash allows the user to open and create Zip files, (including the most popular formats, such as 7 zip, rar, and more), which an iPhone or iPad cannot perform on its own

• You can even open or create password protected Zip files

• The iXflash is your mobile office, allowing the user to store and display presentations when traveling

• The iXflash offers a read only feature to prevent viruses from corrupting the files or your computer

• Providing offline streaming by allowing users to download all their movie and music content onto the iXflash and playback through an iPhone or iPad

• The backed up images on the iXflash maintains all the original photo and video formats and meta-data from the original images

In addition to the thousands of people that viewed the iXflash review on 3C Tim’s YouTube page, it was also picked up by a major network TV station in Taiwan and rebroadcast for their national audience.

For more information on this product or anything that Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

The Adobe Lightroom app permanently deleted some iOS users’ photos, using the iXflash to back-up your photos allows you to restore what was lost.

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This is a topic I speak about quite a bit, how critical it is to backup all your files, especially your photos and videos. Here’s another example of how not backing up your photos on your iPhone or iPad can be devastating.

Recently, the Adobe Lightroom App sent out an update to its App on all iOS devices, as all Apps do. The problem is this App hid a killer bug that permanently deleted some iOS users’ photos and presets. Without warning and no way to retrieve the lost content, these iOS users were left with nothing but apologies from Adobe and Apple. However, if those users had the Piodata iXflash drive, they could have quickly and easily run routine backups of their iPhone or iPad, saving all of their previous photos and videos. Then the iXflash could have just as easily restored those photos and videos back onto their iPhone or iPad, saving the day and making this ordeal nothing more than a simple nuisance, rather than a life altering problem.

The iXflash can backup and restore all of your photos and videos stored on an Apple iOS mobile device to give you peace of mind. Plus, with such a low price point for the full range of iXflash drives, including, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, makes it affordable for anyone and priceless to everyone!
Here’s a link to an article discussing the Adobe Lightroom deleting iPhone photos for more details:

https://www.engadget.com/adobe-lightroom-ios-update-permanently-deleted-photos-194651501.html

For more details about this item or anything Vinpower offers, please visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

Dust those CD’s off and give them new life!

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If you’re like me, you have boxes of music CD’s that you may not have listened to in quite some time. I had boxes of CD’s that have been stored in my garage since I moved into my current house, 11 years ago. In a world full of music streaming services, it’s easy to just forget about dragging out your CD’s to listen to the same way we did in the past. At the same time, I have some really great music in those boxes that I’d love to listen to, but I don’t have the time or the opportunity to dig through the boxes to find that song or album. What can I do, I love music and feel like those CD’s are a soundtrack to my life, you can’t just toss it out like garbage.

That’s why I took all those CD’s and ripped them to a large capacity USB flash drive, so I can have the digital files available anytime anywhere I go. Using our Ripbox and Cronus, I was able to set up the discs on the unit and walk away. Once I came back, all my discs were stored onto my hard drive with all the meta data (disc information, like album title, artist, song title, and much more).

Now all the music from my CD’s are stored in 1 convenient place, so I can look up songs by artist, genre, album, etc. and make my own playlists on the spot, easily and in virtually no time at all. So if I want to make the ultimate 80’s playlist, or my own Billy Joel greatest hits compilation, or even the perfect workout song list based on beats per minute (BPM), I can do it all from one place. The best part, I can change the playlists anytime I want and all the music will always be available to me when I want it.
For more details on this product or anything Vinpower sells, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.