D-Link has released a brand new dual-band wireless Gigabit router. The DIR-850L is an AC 1200 router so it operates at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands. Not only do you have wireless support, but you also have 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a single USB port. You can connect a USB hard drive to the DIR-850L for easy file access on any device that is connected to the router.
There was a time when a wireless router did little more than, well, route. It took bits from the airwaves and put them on a wire, destined for the Internet or perhaps the local network. As the technology matured, product designers started adding things. At first, it was software like firewalls, quality of service controls, and port tunneling and forwarding controls. Then came the advanced things such as VPN and jffs-based file storage – sufficient for a small, static HTML site stored on a cordoned-off part of the router’s unused flash ROM. Then came the hardware changes, most relevant to this review being the advent of USB ports. This opened a whole new world of possibilities, generally USB Mass Storage devices and printers. Then Western Digital joined the fray. It added a hard drive to the router. Thus, we have the My Net N900 Central, a 450Mbps x2 high-end wireless router ready act not only as a shuffler of bits, but also as a storer of bits; a router and simple NAS all in one compact device.
We met at Digital Experience with TRENDnet’s Zak Wood to preview some of the networking products company’s new technology for CES 2013. TRENDnet is introducing a pair of 802.11ac wireless products, a router and a USB 3.0 adapter. It also announced the smallest 500 Mbps Powerline adapter, and it has a pass-through plug, to boot.
Always an option an digital signage and KVM applications IOGEAR is taking the reigns when it comes to wireless video transmission. Video transmission from point A to B has always been a challenge for companies and IOGEAR has always come through with wired and now slick wireless options. As the market for specific transmission applications changes IOGEAR follows suit. Awesome products that would scare any cable or satellite provider and make any end user quite happy are just some of the featured items that IOGEAR looks to use to make 2013 a year to be remembered.
TP-LINK has made some remarkable networking products that won’t break your wallet. We caught up with them at Digital Experience during CES 2013 to check out their latest products. Dan from TP-LINK showed us an AC 1750Mbps router, USB 11ac adapter, 500Mbps powerline plus wireless AP adapters, along with a no setup (WPS) wireless repeater. All of the products look promising, while keeping the same TP-LINK quality and price point we’ve come to love. Check out the video for the entire rundown.
Toshiba Corporation will showcase a reference display of an SDHC memory card with TransferJet close proximity wireless transfer technology at the 2013 International CES, to be held from January 8 to 11, 2013, in Las Vegas, U.S.A. The SDHC memory card on reference display will be a product under development, integrating a TransferJet transceiver IC, a coupler, an RF filter, peripheral passive parts, an SD bridge connection circuit, and Toshiba’s NAND flash memory.
Not all wireless routers are equal. Every wireless router can shuffle bits back and forth between the Internet, the local wired network, and the local wireless network. Some routers are faster than others, and that’s to be expected. However, there is another class of wireless router that offers more than the standard feature set. The ASUS RT-N66U Dual-band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router is one such hot rod. Featuring among other things dual USB2 ports and 450 Mbps wireless transfers and the ability to create eight wireless networks, the RT-N66U is a great device for folks who want their always-on device to do more than just shuffle bits. Read on for the review.
Skullcandy, Inc., a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced the launch of the Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset – the second in the company’s new line of gaming headsets designed to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide. Available now, the Skullcandy PLYR2 is the first ever wireless headset developed by Skullcandy and features a host of innovations designed to deliver the best possible gaming experience through dramatically improved audio performance. The Skullcandy PLYR2 is entirely platform agnostic providing perfectly pitched audio and crystal clear voice chat via the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and most mobile gaming solutions.
Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, announced its new Razer Orochi gaming mouse, an evolution of the company’s previous version of the highly successful mobile mouse. The new Razer Orochi is outfitted with the most precise laser sensor ever outfitted in a mobile gaming mouse: Its 6400 dpi 4G sensor promises to take out the competition with deadly accuracy.
Transcend has announced a new version of their StoreJet Wireless solid state drive, this time coming in the 128GB capacity. Transcend is already selling a 32GB and 64GB version of the device. The 128GB version measures 99 x 54 x 16.5mm and weighs in at 90g. That makes it about the size of a smartphone so you can easily carry it with you. The drive is self-powered by a Li-polymer battery, which provides about 6 hours of connectivity. You can connect up to 5 clients using the 802.11 b/g/n WLAN interface.
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