While cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box.net, SpiderOak, and more offer decent ways to store a few gigabytes of data for free, once a user passes that free mark, the price for storage increases significantly. Rather than pay a monthly fee, someone smart thought, why not use a user’s existing home network for storage instead? The WD MyCloud isn’t the first home network-attached storage device, but it is certainly among the easiest to set up that I’ve encountered. The MyCloud offers a unified access method – wd2go.com – to mount the storage and make it usable like a network drive no matter where in the world you are. With Time Machine-compatible backup and media playback servers, the MyCloud promises to be as useful remote as it is when you are sitting next to it. ThinkComputers takes a look at this promising cloud device and finds it not quite to be as clear skies as we’d like. Here’s the review.
Feenix is working on a headphones product for release in 2014, the Aria. These audiophile-class headphones feature neodymium drivers and an all-wood acoustic chamber for top notch, hearty sound of a neutral profile.
Zalman showed us its new ZM-GM4, an 8200 dpi gaming mouse with 8 customizable buttons and adjustable weight and dimensions. It includes the hex key necessary to adjust the mouse. The bubble on the top is where the weights are, just like in the ZM-GM3, the predecessor of this unit.
TRENDnet launched this week the TPL-420E2K, a Powerline 1000 kit with theoretical gigabit maximum speeds. It uses the latest Qualcomm 7500 HPAV2 chipset that employs 2×2 MIMO to deliver the fastest speeds available in electrical networking.
Buffalo unveiled this week its AirStation AC433 Travel Router, a tiny device offering big bandwidth. The AC433 is 1.75 inches square and is powered via USB. Its throughput is 433 Mbps on the 802.11ac 5 GHz band or 150 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 802.11n band, selectable via a hardware switch.
TRENDnet announced this week its new flagship router, the TEW-818DRU, an AC1900 wireless router with a USB port. It offers up to 1.3 Gbps throughput on the 5 GHz 802.11ac band and 600 Mbps throughput on the 2.4 or 5 GHz N band.