LAS VEGAS--You'd better not leave this among the candies, at the risk of swallowing it.
TP-Link showed off at CES 2012 what is arguably the tiniest Wireless-N router yet, called the 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router (model TL-WR702N). This router is about just the size of a square of white chocolate and looks like one, too.… Read more
LAS VEGAS--You may never really be away from home again.
Motorola demoed today at CES 2012 its Home Gateway, a device about the size of a compact router, designed to bridge all appliances of your home, from IP cameras to TVs to light bulbs, and allow you to monitor and manage them over the Internet with a mobile app.
During the demo, Motorola showed how a person could control different devices, like switching desk lights on and off or dimming them, or viewing surveillance camera footage, all in a single mobile app.
Motorola said the Home Gateway is the latest in its 4Home series of technology that "delivers the connected home in a smart and simple way." Most of the devices can be paired with the Home Gateway via a single button push. Devices that don't support any connectivity standard, such as an old refrigerator, can be added to the network via a Z-Wave adapter and then the user can monitor their energy usage and even turn them on or off.… Read more
Sennheiser announced today at CES 2012 a new pair of headphones, the HD 700,which are designed to please your ears at the expense of your bank account. At the price of around $1,000, they're not for everybody, obviously.
However, for those who can afford it, Sennheiser said the high-end headphones offer plenty of excitement.… Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Sennheiser, the German maker of headphone and audio products, announced today at CES 2012 a pair of head phone designed to take the style "from the club scene onto the streets," called Amperior.
The audio specialist says the new Amperior is based on the high-end HD 25 DJ headphones and comes with aluminum finish and have been optimized for connection to an iPad, iPhone and iPod. They also comes with a microphone for easy telephoning.
According to Sennheiser, the new rugged rugged headphones can deal with an extremely high sound pressure level and offer professional-level … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Buffalo is the second networking vendor at CES 2012, in addition to TrendNet, with something to show with the brand-new 802.11ac standard.
The company showcased the AirStation WZR-1750H wireless router, its first that supports the three-stream (3 by 3) standard of the 802.11ac specification, offering up to 1.3Gbps wireless throughput speed on the 5Ghz band.
The WZR-1750H is a true dual-band router and on the 2.4Ghz band, it offers the current 802.11n standard with a top speed of 450Mbps. Top performance, while at the same time remaining fully backward compatible with existing wireless clients, … Read more
Without any ado or even a hint, Western Digital showcased at CES 2012 its first Thunderbolt-based external hard drive, called the My Book Thunderbolt Duo. This is a drive that looks exactly like the My Book Studio II with one main difference: on the back it comes with two Thunderbolt ports and no other connection types.
There's not much information about the drive, but one thing is clear: this is a dual-bay drive, meaning that it hosts two internal hard drives. These hard drives are more than likely set up … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Seagate's super flexible GoFlex external hard drives just got even more flexible.
The storage vendor unveiled today at CES 2012 its support for the Thunderbolt connection by showcasing the Thunderbolt adapter for its GoFlex family of external hard drives.
In case you're not aware, Seagate's GoFlex lineup of external hard drives, first introduced in May 2010 with the GoFlex Go, has been the most flexible solution for directly attached storage to date. This is because, unlike external hard drives from other vendors that come with a fixed type (or types) of connectivity, Seagate's GoFlex external … Read more
LAS VEGAS--If you own a GoFlex Satellite from Seagate, I have some excellent news.
Seagate announced today at CES a new firmware that turns the wireless storage expander for mobile devices into another much superior device. This is by far the most significant upgrade to the product.
First of all, the upgrade will give all of the existing GoFlex Satellites the capability to connect itself to an existing Wi-Fi network and share that connection with other Wi-Fi clients connected to it. This means, when your iPad is connected to the Wi-Fi network of the Satellite to stream content from it, you don't have to disconnect and reconnect it to another Wi-Fi network to gain access to the Internet. You'll have both the expansion of storage space and the connection to the Internet at the same time, as long as you use the Satellite in an area of another Wi-Fi network you're authorized to access. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--When on the go, you want to stay connected at all times and carry as much data as possible without having to physically carry a lot, right?
Soon you'll be able to do just that.
Seagate revealed and demonstrated at CES 2012 the prototype of a product tentatively called the Personal Server 4G LTE Wi-Fi. This is basically a combination of what the company's GoFlex Satellite has to offer and a 4G LTE mobile hot spot in one compact box.
Seagate said this is result of a 1.5-year collaboration with Verizon, which will be the exclusive … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Add a retina scanner and you'd believe you're reading about a gadget for "Mission Impossible 5."
Rocstor announced at CES 2012 what it considers the world's most secure yet user-friendly storage device: the Amphibious.
This is a superrugged portable external drive, and is made out of aircraft grade aluminum alloy. Yet it's still compact and bus-powered, meaning you won't have to carry a separate power adapter with it. And all that is still the least interesting thing about the drive.… Read more