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Home, home on the (extended) range

on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Many people who are integrated into the Apple ecosystem – or BORG, as I like to call it – would never think about buying a router from anyone except Apple, no matter how good or cheap another brand may be. I know, because I paid $200 for an Apple Airport Extreme. I wondered if IRead More…

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Share files wirelessly to your mobile device from your camera

on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Tablets and smart phones are a great way to carry and share photos; they have replaced those little photo albums called “brag books” that people used to carry in their purses or gear bags.  Many of these mobile devices have cameras to take photos with, but let’s face it, the quality of those photos aren’tRead More…

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An iPad mini case that promises to strengthen WiFi reception

on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The thing I most hear people say about the iPad mini is that they can just throw it in their pocket or bag and take it everywhere.  With a WiFi-only mini, you’ll probably find yourself somewhere where you’re limited by a weak WiFi signal.  If you had the LINKBOOK case for iPad mini from AbsoluteRead More…

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Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader – Share pictures and stream video across iOS devices

on Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader is a palm-sized device that allows you to share videos, music, pictures, and documents with up to 3 iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices at the same time through a built-in SD card / USB Flash drive. It has a rechargeable battery so that it can be used to share filesRead More…

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Mustek S400W iScan Air Wireless Scanner – Scanning without a wires

on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Brando is now offering the Mustek S400W iScan Air Wireless Scanner, which will allow you to scan documents to your Mac and iPad/iPhone photo library via WiFi. My first scanner was a Mustek flatbed scanner, which was HUGE compared to this little sheet-fed desktop model. It offers 300 DPI, scan to JPEG format, and a real-time previewRead More…

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Bring connectivity to your devices with the Electric Imp

By: Paul Grunwald
on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The Electric Imp is now out of beta and shipping developer kits. The Imp is an SD-card sized WiFi (802.11b/g/n) module with built-in antenna, 6 I/O, Arm Cortex M3 Micro-controller, and a Cloud-based infrastructure for programming and control. The I/O supports serial, I2C, SPI, A2D, D2A, and PWM interfaces. The Imp uses the Squirrel programming language,Read More…

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Creating a wireless network without a PC is now a reality with the Almond+ Touchscreen WiFi Router

on Saturday, January 26th, 2013

We live in a world now where the advancements in tablet devices allows them to replace the home PC. The problem with this new trend is that home wireless networking has not kept up with the influx of these tablet devices, and most routers still require a wired PC for setup and administration. The Almond+,Read More…

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Kanex Lets You Travel with Your Own Private WiFi Network

on Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wireless

Have you ever checked in to a hotel that promises WiFi,  only to find that you have a room with weak, useless WiFi service?  There’s only one Ethernet cable in there, but you have several device you want to connect?  If you had the mySpot from Kanex, you could create your own password-protected personal networkRead More…

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INSTEON Ships World’s First Remote Control Networked LED Bulb

on Saturday, July 7th, 2012

How many WiFi enabled devices other than your computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets do you have in your home? I have more than the average person. In addition to my 5 computing devices (iMac, Macbook Air, MBP, iPad and iPhone), I have a Boxee Box, Roku and 4 WiFi cameras setup. When I saw theRead More…

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GoPro Wi-Fi BackPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit Sets your GoPro Camera Free

on Friday, June 15th, 2012

Set your GoPro Hero or Hero2 camera free with the new Wi-Fi BackPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit. The new kit gives you the ability to remotely control  up to 50 cameras at a time at up to 600 feet (180m) away. The remote control gives you full  control of the camera, including the modeRead More…

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Forget About the Nest Thermostat, Check out the ColorTouch from Venstar

on Friday, May 18th, 2012

The ColorTouch from Venstar looks like the ultimate gadgeteer’s thermostat. First of all, it is compatible with Apple iPhone, iTouch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Mac and PC devices, which allows you to easily change settings remotely. Who knew that the ability to customize your home thermostat was important to people. It must be because the ColorTouch has interchangeableRead More…

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Koss Striva Wireless Earphones

on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

From Koss, the Striva offers an ultra compact WiFi earpiece solution. Using WiFi (not Bluetooth), the earpieces can be used to stream internet radio stations directly to the headphones, using the Content Access Point (CAP) stream from you smartphone, tablet or MP3 player.  Or you can use them as standard headphones by plugging them into anyRead More…

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Aussie CSIRO WiFi Windfall of $220 million

on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Posted in: News, Wireless

Every day we use WiFi on our notebooks, phones, tablets, routers, TVs – in fact it’s estimated that there’s around 3 billion WiFi-enabled devices worldwide. Who out there knew though that WiFi is actually an Australian invention?  Developed by Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) , it was patented in AustraliaRead More…

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Tired of Hunting for WiFi Hotspots? Clear Internet Has What You’ve Been Looking For.

By: Guest
on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Posted in: News, Wireless

You’ve got a ton of mobile gear – tablet, smartphone, laptop – that’s supposed to unchain you from your desk.  You should be able to do business anywhere you find yourself with all this mobile equipment, but there’s one small problem.  You can’t do anything without an internet connection.  Buying service plans for each andRead More…

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IOGEAR 4-Port USB Sharing Station Allows Wi-Fi Access to USB Devices

on Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

The new IOGEAR 4-Port USB Sharing Station looks like an easy way for multiple users to share USB devices (printers, external hard drives, MP3 Players, flash drives, USB speakers, cameras, scanners and more) wirelessly with both Windows and Mac OS X computers in your home or office. One idea for using the Share Station wouldRead More…

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BearExtender PC USB Wireless Adapter Review

By: Adam Scinto
on Saturday, November 27th, 2010

All too rarely we get to see a product that does exactly what it promises for a fair price, with good support and a solid design. The BearExtender N3 is that kind of product but only for folks running Mac OS X. They’ve now released the PC version, called the BearExtender PC, and we’re goingRead More…

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innoband ConneXt 200W-A1 Wireless Bridge Review

on Monday, September 6th, 2010

If you think you need to run ethernet cables from your router upstairs to a device downstairs, you might be in the market for the ConneXt 200W-A1 from innoband.  You can save yourself some grief and money using this wireless ethernet bridge.  It really doesn’t get any easier than this.

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PURE Brings Their WiFi Radios to the US

on Monday, May 3rd, 2010

PURE announced today that three of its highly anticipated internet-connected radios will be available for purchase in North America on July 1, 2010. Pictured is the Oasis Flow. You can read about the other two products in the press release.

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La Fonera 2.0N Wireless Router Review

By: Adam Scinto
on Saturday, January 9th, 2010

The gateway between your home/office network and the rest of the internet is your router, and in most cases it’s  a very ‘dumb’ device. That’s started to change, with routers becoming more useful, and I started thinking about getting an upgrade. I’ve been using a Linksys WRT-54GL with DD-WRT firmware for the last couple monthsRead More…

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Full-Join PPS-FM WiFi Pocket Radio Review

By: Don Zelazny
on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I remember in grade-school staying up late with the lights off in my room listening to Toledo Goaldiggers hockey games on my portable black RCA transistor radio.  I remember picking up a St. Louis station from my then home in Toledo and thinking how cool that was.

BearExtender n3 Boosts Your Mac’s WiFi Range By 4x

on Monday, December 21st, 2009

Does your Mac’s WiFi need a little extra power? The BearExtender n3 802.11n WiFi adapter has a maximum output of 700 mW compared to 32 mW output from an Airport Extreme card. Combined with an external 2 dBi gain antenna the BearExtender n3 offers up to 2-4 times the range of your current wireless cardRead More…

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Eye-Fi Share Video Wireless SD Card Review

on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of EyeFi. All opinions are 100% mine. This past summer, Shari reviewed the Eye-Fi wireless SD card. After her review, I kept meaning to pick up one for myself so that I could see how well it would work with my new Canon G11 digitalRead More…

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New chumby one – More clock radio, less squishy clock thingy

on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Posted in: Watches, Clocks

Wow, time flies! I reviewed the original Chumby almost two years ago and coming in early November we’ll get a chance to check out a brand new version: the chumby one clock radio. It looks like this new model is focusing more radio features as it has Pandora (and can access other internet radio stations)Read More…

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Wi-Fire Long-range WiFi Adapter Review

on Monday, September 21st, 2009

For part of the year I live in an area where the local telecom company advertises dial-up as high speed Internet access.  To keep my sanity and actually get something done, I spend a lot of time at the library using their broadband connection or war-driving looking for open hot spots.  With the Wi-Fire WiFiRead More…

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Logitech unveils two new Squeezebox Wi-Fi music players

on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

I’m a big fan of the Logitech Squeezebox devices. Earlier this the year, we reviewed the Squeezebox Boom, which I really enjoyed. Now there’s even more to like with two new devices: the Logitech Squeezebox Touch (pictured on the Left) and the Logitech Squeezebox Radio (on the Right). The Touch features a 4.3-inch color touchRead More…