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Verbatim Releases GO NANO Wireless Mouse and Bluetooth Mobile Speaker

Verbatim introduces a new attractive set of high-quality wireless computer peripherals: the GO NANO mouse and Mobile Bluetooth Speaker. By providing a wireless solution, Verbatim is offering the convenience of quick and easy connection while also eliminating cable clutter and the worry of finding yourself without that vital cable when travelling.

Verbatim GO NANO Wireless Mouse
Powered by two AAA batteries and with the convenience of driverless installation, this elegant mouse incorporates a nano USB receiver which protrudes no more than 6 mm when plugged into a notebook or laptop computer allowing it to be permanently connected.

EnGenius Launches Affordable Long-Range Outdoor Wireless Bridge / Access Point

EnGenius Technologies, Inc., the leader in long-range Wireless N networking solutions for homes and businesses, today announced the launch of the ENS200 Outdoor Long-Range Wireless N150 Bridge/AP, a high-performance, cost-effective 802.11n 2.4 GHz wireless outdoor bridge and access point that delivers speeds up to 150 Mbps.

Encased in an IP65-rated waterproof housing for deployment in extreme outdoor environments, the ENS200 features up to 400mW transmit power for longer-range building-to-building wireless bridge connections or for Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) deployments as a customer premise equipment (CPE) solution.

Worldwide WLAN Market Growth Continues Unabated in Third Quarter of 2012: IDC

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments experienced year-over-year growth of 14.6% in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12). According to the 3Q12 results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment continued on its path of torrid growth with an impressive 24.0% increase over the same period last year. This was the sixth quarter in a row with annual growth in access of 20%.

"While the growth in the third quarter was marginally slower than what we have seen in the last couple of years, it was still a stellar quarter by any standards for the enterprise WLAN market," said Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, at IDC. "Almost all major and emerging vendors contributed to this strong performance of the enterprise WLAN segment in the third quarter, a period that was highlighted by two significant events: the IPO of Ruckus Wireless, and the acquisition of cloud-networking start-up Meraki by market leader Cisco."

Black Diamond III, the First Multi-Sensory Bluetooth Speaker Now Available

Acase, in partnership with design company yantouch, announces the availability of Black Diamond III, the compact USB powered Bluetooth speaker that mesmerizes with heart pumping music and a rhythm rocking vibrant lightshow.

Designed to be the subtle, yet elegant centerpiece on any shelf or desk, the Black Diamond III transforms into a glowing crystal with interchanging colors when powered. Compatible with all Bluetooth devices and also outfitted with an audio plug, the Black Diamond III converts into a programmable multi-color disco orb when the music starts.

Marvell Introduces New 802.11ac 4x4 Wireless Solution

Marvell today announced the Marvell Avastar 88W8864, a wireless local area network (WLAN) system-on-chip (SoC) and the industry's first 802.11ac 4x4 solution built to improve the throughput of enterprise and retail access points (APs) and the robustness of wireless video distribution.

The widespread adoption of Wi-Fi enabled devices requires faster, more efficient and reliable wireless that enables quick and seamless connectivity. Compared to its predecessor 802.11n, 802.11ac offers up to a three times increase in Wi-Fi throughput and more than two times the power efficiency when processing high-speed loads.

Kingston Working on New Wireless Storage Expansion Gadgets

Kingston announced that it will enter Vegas next year all guns blazing, at the 2013 CES, held in January. The company plans to showcase new lines of SSDNow- and HyperX-branded SSDs, and PC memory, in addition to new "wireless storage expansion gadgets." In all likelihood, these are additions to Wi-Drive line of wireless SSDs. At its booth, Kingston will also be exhibiting StarCraft II finals, running live product demos, and let visitors meet its design team. CES 2012 starts in the week of 6th January.

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The Next Evolution of TDK Life on Record Wireless Speakers is Now Available

TDK Life on Record, a leading global brand with a rich audio legacy, today announced the retail availability for three new wireless speakers in the United States. Highly anticipated since debuting in September 2012 at the prestigious IFA trade show in Berlin, the new products successfully marry high fidelity audio and connectivity with sleek and modern design.

The new Wireless Boombox, Wireless Sound Cube and Wireless Weatherproof Speaker now integrate Bluetooth technology to deliver a truly wireless audio experience. Acclaimed by industry experts, the new products recently won a 2012 silver "IDEA" design excellence award from the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Transcend Announces 128 GB StoreJet Cloud Wireless SSD

Transcend announced a 128 GB variant of its StoreJet Cloud wireless SSD (model: TS128GSJC10K), which the company launched in December 2011, with 32 GB and 64 GB variants. Measuring 99 x 54 x 16.5 mm, and weighing 90 g (roughly the size and weight of an entry-level smartphone), the drive is a self-powered wireless SSD, which uses a Li-polymer battery that can keep the drive connected for up to 6 hours; and 802.11 b/g/n (up to 150 Mbps) WLAN interface, with which the drive can either be part of a wireless network, or serve up to five clients in a small radius.

Since it's technically a NAS, the StoreJet Cloud features support for basic NAS features, and can be controlled using apps for mobile devices via Google Play and Apple App Store. The drive uses USB 2.0/1.1 for charging, and can connect to a host as USB mass-storage device. Thanks to drops in NAND flash prices, the 128 GB variant is priced around US $150. For reference, the 64 GB variant was launched at $300, just last year.

WiGig and VESA Team Up for WiGig DisplayPort Certification

The high-speed, wire-free dream is moving closer to reality today, with the announcement of a major new industry partnership between the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). WiGig and VESA have established a highly effective, joint working group to advance the WiGig DisplayPort video standard certification.

This new joint working group will address interoperability between the DisplayPort standard and WiGig's own Display Extension Protocol Adaption Layer (PAL). When the group's work is complete, DisplayPort certified WiGig devices will be able to seamlessly interconnect without the need for any wires, providing a DisplayPort interface without the use of a DisplayPort cable.

D-Link 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Adapter Now Available

D-Link today announced the availability of its latest Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182), enabling consumers to upgrade their existing laptops and desktop computers with powerful wireless AC technology. Offering next-generation wireless speeds and broader coverage, the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter is ideal for today's high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, providing intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth that is perfect for any current wireless network and even better when combined with an 802.11ac router.

Delivering the next generation of Wi-Fi to your notebook or desktop computer for today's demanding networking applications, the D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter provides fast and reliable wireless speeds and reduced Wi-Fi interference to maximize throughput for faster downloading, streaming, gaming and VoIP calling. For added flexibility, this adapter is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi standards, ensuring current products and networks do not become obsolete. Simply plug the adapter into an available USB port and wirelessly connect to a network to access a secure, high-speed internet connection. In addition, it comes with a USB cradle for optimal ease-of-use and flexible placement for best performance.

Turtle Beach Call of Duty: Black Ops II Headset Series Hits Retailers

Turtle Beach, pioneer and market-leader of the gaming headset category, announces its full line of exclusively licensed, limited edition Call of Duty: Black Ops II Ear Force headsets are now available from retailers.

Custom designed and optimized to deliver enhanced audio for the year's most anticipated entertainment launch, the distinctive line includes the Ear Force TANGO, Ear Force SIERRA, Ear Force X-RAY, Ear Force KILO and Ear Force EARBUDS. Accompanying the series' release are eight premium voice prompts for gamers interested in the ultimate immersion within the epic title. Available for download via the Turtle Beach website, the voice prompts feature leading characters from the Call of Duty: Black Ops II cast across single player, multiplayer and Zombies.

Standards Group Formed to Enable Internet of Things Growth

Weightless, the global organisation responsible for delivering royalty-free open standards to enable the Internet of Things, today announced a new Special Interest Group (SIG) to accelerate the adoption of "Weightless" as a wireless wide area global standard for machine to machine (M2M) short to mid-range communications.

ARM, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, CSR and Neul have today formally signed the 'SIG Promoter Agreement' which details how they will back Weightless's mission to establish a new standard and encourage its adoption worldwide. The Weightless standard this group will define is on track for completion in early 2013.

Wilocity WiGig Technology Powering Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook

Heralding a new era in high-speed wireless connectivity, Wilocity, the leading developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, today announced that it is jointly providing tri-band wireless chipsets with Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., for Dell's first WiGig enabled Ultrabook for business, the Latitude 6430u. Dell announced the Latitude 6430u last week and demonstrated its multi-gigabit wireless docking and networking capabilities at a Windows 8 launch attended by Dell and Microsoft executives in New York City.

Dell's new Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, integrating the Tri-band chipset from Wilocity and Qualcomm-Atheros, will be among the very first devices to reach the market featuring WiGig technology (IEEE 802.11ad). WiGig technology represents a new and major step forward in the wireless mobile experience by allowing data transfer rates that are over 10 times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies. Wilocity and Qualcomm Atheros' Tri-band system allows Ultrabook users to connect to peripherals such as docks, displays and storage at multi-gigabit speeds, while maintaining standard Wi-Fi coverage throughout the enterprise.

JBL SoundFly Air Wireless Speaker Up for Pre-Order

Harman International Industries has now started taking pre-orders for its newest JBL-branded audio hardware, the SoundFly Air wireless speaker. This device has a total power output of 20 W, it plugs directly into a wall outlet, and it uses WiFi to wirelessly connect to PCs, Macs, iPhones and iPads (Apple AirPlay is supported).

The SoundFly Air measures 190 (D) x 92 (H) mm, it has a frequency response of 60Hz - 20kHz, and it costs $199. To sweeten the deal JBL is also offering a free companion app that allows users to 'browse music with cover art, adjust volume and tone, and fully customize the digital signal processing (DSP) to get the best sound'.

BEHRINGER Debuts New Active Loudspeakers with Wireless Mic Technology

BEHRINGER is now shipping its EUROLIVE B115D and B115MP3 active 2-way loudspeakers. Designed to deliver instantly a superb sound quality for all kinds of musicians and artists in nearly any live sound situation, the new systems feature an integrated dual-channel mixer with 2-band EQ, built-in sound processor and 1,000 Watts of Class-D bi-amplification-and weigh only 38.9 lbs. / 17.7 kg each.

Fast and easy to setup - the unique enclosure design allows them to be pole-mounted, stacked, or placed horizontally for floor monitor wedge applications. A dedicated USB-style 3.0 input provides seamless integration with BEHRINGER's new upcoming ULTRALINK Series wireless microphones, for two channels of supremely stable, natural-sounding wireless performance.

Sharkoon Announces the X-Tatic Air Wireless Gaming Headset

Sharkoon is expanding their range of gaming headsets with a wireless version. The X-Tatic Air wireless multiplatform headset was developed specifically for the needs of console gamers. The stereo headset is compatible with Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC and notebooks as well as TV sets and other sound sources with RCA audio outputs.

Installation is quite simple: The transmitter is quickly connected to the respective terminal through the enclosed adapter. Of course, all voice chat features on the consoles are fully supported. In regards to the PS3, the microphone function is connected directly to the gaming console via USB. The microphone input on the Xbox 360 controller is simply connected to the headset through the enclosed chat cable.

Mad Catz Ships Licensed Halo 4 Gaming Headset Range

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today shipping of the new range of licensed Halo 4 gaming headsets under the TRITTON brand for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Each headset in the range features themed Halo 4 graphics and bonus downloadable content (DLC).

Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, "Halo 4 is one of the most anticipated titles of this holiday season and we're pleased to be offering passionate gamers high quality experience with our range of exclusive, TRITTON licensed Xbox 360 headsets."

MediaTek Wi-Fi SoC Powers New ASUS N300 Wireless Router

MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia, today announced that its MT7620 Wi-Fi System-on-a-Chip (SoC) has been selected for the new ASUS RT-N14U N300 wireless router, debuting globally this quarter.

The MT7620 is the latest addition to MediaTek's family of highly integrated, single-chip Wi-Fi SoC products, currently being deployed by many wireless router and repeater makers worldwide. It incorporates advanced signaling technologies, giving device manufacturers robust tools to develop best-in-class energy-saving wireless routers, with particular benefit when connected to battery-powered devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and tablets.

ASUS Launches the RT-N12HP Wireless-N300 High-Power Router

To serve home and office users who need wider wireless coverage, the ASUS RT-N12HP high-power wireless-N300 router employs detachable 9dBi antennas and a unique hardware signal power amplifier. It extends Wi-Fi range by up to 300%, at the same time offering 3-in-1 utility as a router, access point, and range extender. The user-friendly interface also supports up to four separate networks, with different bandwidth and access privileges.

High-power technology generates up to 300% wider wireless coverage
The RT-N12HP utilizes a custom hardware architecture that augments wireless transmission and signal quality with detachable 9dBi high-gain antennas and a discrete signal power amplifier. These create a major increase in 802.11n wireless coverage, up to 300% longer-range compared to standard N300 routers. At the same time, the improved hardware ensures a more stable and consistent signal. The RT-N12HP is therefore a highly viable choice for homes and small businesses that want complete coverage via a single networking device.

FAVI Releases a Palm-Sized Bluetooth Keyboard

FAVI Entertainment, creators of innovative audiovisual products and most recently the SmartStick, introduces a pocketable Bluetooth keyboard with built-in trackpad ideal for pairing with your favorite device. The versatile accessory has Android buttons for easy access and also allows for music and video navigation via special hotkeys. The comfortable keyboard also features a built-in laser pointer perfect for presentations.

The lightweight and portable FAVI Mini Bluetooth is ideal for speed, accuracy and comfort. The intuitive key layout allows for fast and accurate typing all while reducing hand/finger strain. The keyboard also includes backlit keys for use in the dark or dim lit presentation scenarios. It also connects with nearly all Bluetooth devices and should your device not have Bluetooth, a Bluetooth USB receiver is included.

NuForce Announces the S3-BT Bluetooth Loudspeakers

NuForce, Inc., a leader in professional and consumer audio solutions, announces the arrival of its S3-BT wireless Bluetooth loudspeakers. The NuForce S3-BT is a meticulously designed active loudspeaker that features the latest aptX and ACC technology for clear, full-bodied, distortion-free audio streamed over Bluetooth.

Jason Lim, NuForce CEO: "With Bluetooth-enabled devices becoming the most common way to carry and listen to audio files, we at NuForce decided to create a speaker that would satisfy even our most discerning customers. By implementing the latest technology and focusing on custom design, we've successfully created speakers that deliver the most advanced audio performance from a Bluetooth bookshelf speaker today."

New Wireless, Rechargeable Keyboard is Back in Black for Industrial Applications

Earlier this year, iKey, the world's premier innovator of rugged computer peripherals, introduced the SBW-97-TP, the industry's first rechargeable wireless keyboard designed for infection control. Now iKey's most innovative and flexible user-friendly keyboard is back in black: Introducing the SBW-97-TP-BLACK designed with industrial applications in mind.

The SBW-97-TP-BLACK is the first fully sealed, rechargeable, wireless keyboard on the market using QuickPair technology. QuickPair is the unique ability to pair to a USB dongle over a 802.11G wireless frequency without interacting with the host PC. Unlike traditional wireless keyboards, iKey's latest product does not require the user to press any buttons on the dongle or interact with the computer's operating system.

Patriot Memory Launches The New Gauntlet 320 Portable Wireless External Hard Drive

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products today expands its Gauntlet external storage line with the launch of the new Gauntlet 320 portable wireless external hard drive. The Gauntlet 320 includes 320 GBs of onboard storage making it the perfect all-in-one wireless storage solution to enhance and expand the limited storage options of devices like tablets, smart phones, and laptops. Providing the ability to carry, stream, and share a massive media and data collection, the Gauntlet 320 will truly cut the cord offering fully portable storage for on the go entertainment or productivity.

Launching with App support for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire and offering the ability to connect up to 8 devices and stream to 5 simultaneously; the Gauntlet 320 provides the most accessible wireless storage option for streaming music, movies, and pictures to compatible mobile devices. The Gauntlet 320 is also plug-and-play USB 3.0/USB 2.0 capable for high speed wired data transfers to and from desktops and laptops. Powered by an onboard lithium-ion battery, the Gauntlet 320 offers up to 5.5 hours of continuous streaming and is capable of sharing one internet connection with up to 8 devices.

Beats Electronics Launches "Beats Pill" Speakers and "Executive" Premium Headphones

Beats Electronics LLC, the leading audio brand co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, today announced the expansion of the company's global product offering with the introduction of the Beats Pill, a portable wireless speaker with built-in patented Beats Audio, and the Executive premium headphones. Beats currently owns over 56% of the $100+ premium headphone market in North America according to data from NPD, and these two new products will continue to raise the bar across form, function, design and most importantly, sound quality.

"The introduction of the Beats Pill and the Executive is the perfect beginning to a truly autonomous Beats as we transform into a freestanding consumer electronics company this year, " said Beats By Dr. Dre President & COO, Luke Wood. "These products demonstrate our total commitment to design, technological innovation and premium sound experience."
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