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Microsoft Readies Limited Edition Xbox 360 Forza Motorsport 4 Bundle

The latest in Microsoft's string of exclusive/limited-edition Xbox 360 bundles is one for Forza fans. It includes a standard Xbox 360 250 GB console with a standard wireless controller, which lacks Kinect, but includes a wireless racing wheel (Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel), and of course, a copy of Forza Motorsport 4. The bundle is priced at US $299, which is just a $50 premium over the standard Xbox 360 250 GB.

TP-Link Intros TL-WDR4300 N750 Wireless Router

TP-Link launched its newest premium wireless home router, the TL-WDR4300 N750. This 802.11 b/g/n router is capable of running 450 Mbps over 5 GHz and 300 Mbps over 2.4 GHz bands simultaneously (dual-band), hence the number "750" in N750, derived out of combining the two bandwidths. With wired networking, the TL-WDR4300 provides four downstream 10/100/1000 Mbps (GbE) ports, and a GbE upstream (WAN) port.

The TL-WDR4300 even provides two ubiquitous USB 2.0 ports, to which USB mass-storage devices and printers can be connected, and shared over the network. With a storage device attached, some basic NAS functionality is provided, such as FTP access, and media streaming over UPnP. The TL-WDR4300 from TP-Link is expected to retail for around US $90.

Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202 Available in Alienware Laptops

Qualcomm Atheros Inc., the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced that Alienware will be the first to launch the Killer Wireless-N 1202 high-performance Wi-Fi module with Bluetooth on the Alienware line of high-performance gaming laptop computers. The high-performance 2x2 802.11n MIMO Wi-Fi module with Bluetooth is designed to provide improved performance and advanced control by automatically classifying and prioritizing gaming, video and audio network data to provide a superior, uninterrupted online entertainment experience.

"Alienware continues to be the leader in performance laptops and we appreciate that its customers are used to getting the best gaming experience possible," said Mike Cubbage, director of business development, networking business unit, Qualcomm Atheros. "The Killer Wireless-N 1202 will continue the tradition of delivering a superior gaming and real-time communication experience for Alienware laptop users by providing the best in online application performance, intelligence and control to ensure that critical online applications get the bandwidth and priority they need, when they need it."

Turtle Beach Rolls Out Expanded Lineup of Gaming Headsets

Turtle Beach, pioneers and market-leaders of the gaming headset category, proudly announce its expanded lineup of premium quality headsets, all of which are now available online and at major retailers. Following the success of the XP500 - the world's first gaming headset with full wireless Xbox LIVE Chat- Turtle Beach is expanding the line and building upon its first generation. Details on the latest offerings include:

Ear Force XP400 Wireless Dolby Surround Sound Xbox 360 Headset with Wireless Xbox LIVE Chat; MSRP $219.95

Ear Force XP300 Wireless Stereo Xbox 360 Headset with Wireless Xbox Chat; MSRP $169.95
- Designed for the hard-core gamer, the Ear Force XP400 and XP300 include a rechargeable battery, 5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi technology, 50 mm speakers and dual-pairing Bluetooth technology that provides wireless Xbox LIVE chat for a truly wireless gaming experience with premium audio quality.

Logitec Readies Compact Wi-Fi N-300 Router

Logitec Japan unveiled the LAN-W300N/RS line of compact wireless internet routers. Measuring just 56 x 42 x 13.5, weighing 23 g (excluding the light AC adapter), the router is ideal for carrying around, when traveling. Its WLAN module supports 802.11 b/g/n with 300 Mbps transfer rates supported in 802.11 n mode. Its wired interfaces include a 10/100 Mbps downstream Ethernet connection, and a WAN uplink. Wireless security standards such as WPA/WPA2-PSK with 64-bit and 128-bit AES encryption, WPA2-PSK with TKIP, and WEP are supported. The router is available in two color choices, black and white. Slated for late-May, the LAN-W300N/RS from Logitec, is expected to sell for 3,570 JPY (US $44.4) a pop.

NETGEAR Introduces New Additions To 802.11ac Product Line For Next-Generation WiFi

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced a new line of products that provide access to next-generation high-speed 802.11ac wireless to meet growing customer needs for better and faster wireless on Internet-enabled WiFi devices in the home. The products-two wireless routers and one wireless USB adapter-make 802.11ac WiFi available to laptops and PCs, even before this capability has been built into these systems.

The previously announced NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router is the industry's first 802.11ac router. Following up on the introduction of that product, NETGEAR is pleased to announce that it will be expanding its 11ac range with a second 11ac router and a USB adapter. The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1750 Mbps, while the NETGEAR R6200 WiFi Router announced today supports approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps and has a lower price point. Both are backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to provide optimum interoperability with legacy WiFi devices and maintaining maximum performance on Wireless-n.

Amped Wireless Unveils the Industry's Most Powerful, Long Range, Indoor WiFi Solution

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high-power, long-range wireless communications products for the home and office, today unveiled its new flagship, high-performance, long range router - the R20000G High Power Wireless-N Gigabit Dual Band Router.

Engineered to deliver exceptional levels of performance, power and flexibility, this new router is designed for use in large homes and offices. The R20000G brings unprecedented, simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi to home and office users of up to 10,000 square feet of coverage or a quarter of an acre, the same size as a major league baseball diamond.

NVIDIA and Intellectual Ventures Partner to Acquire Portfolio of Wireless Patents

NVIDIA and Intellectual Ventures today announced that they have jointly acquired a set of patents developed and owned by IPWireless. The portfolio comprises approximately 500 patents granted and pending in the wireless communications area, including essential concepts in LTE, LTE-Advanced and 3G/4G technologies.

Terms of the acquisition, which closed on April 30, 2012, were not disclosed. Ownership of the patents was split between NVIDIA and IV, with NVIDIA licensing the rights to those patents that it did not acquire. As part of the acquisition, IPWireless retains perpetual, royalty-free access to these patents.

Belkin Announces Entry Into 802.11ac Wireless Networking Market

Belkin International, creators of people-inspired products and technology solutions, today announced plans to become one of the first to market with a line of wireless dual-band routers supporting the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. New Belkin products will feature Broadcom's fifth generation (5G WiFi) 802.11ac chips, which enable speeds up to three times faster than existing 802.11n technology.

"802.11ac technology provides the wireless networking backbone needed to reliably handle the increasing amount of mobile devices and streaming content on today's home networks," said Mike Chen, senior director of networking at Belkin. "We are excited to partner with Broadcom to bring cutting-edge Wi-Fi products to market this summer that not only provide great speed and coverage, but also enhance the online streaming experience for videos, movies, and music throughout the home."

Green House Announces New, Long-Life Wireless Mouse

Japanese company Green House has today unveiled the GH-MUWAS, a compact wireless mouse promises a battery life of up to 200 days thanks to the use of an infrared LED. Seen below, the mouse measures 96.5 x 64 x 37.5 mm, it weights 49 grams without a battery (one AA battery powers it up), and features 2.4 GHz wireless technology, an optical sensor topping 2000 dpi, side grips, and a tiny USB receiver which can be stored in an underside compartment.

The GH-MUWAS is backed by a 6-month warranty and is set to become available next week priced at about $18.6.

Bellco's Wireless Mouse Puts You in Control of the Computer from Anywhere in the Room

For all computer users that want to sit back comfortably and control the big screen computer, this mouse may be a perfect fit. The new 3 D Ion wireless air mouse glove has a mobile range of 35 feet and controls the computer cursor with the movement of your hand. The setup is simple and does not require any software downloads. Plugging in the mini USB module and turning on the 3D Ion wireless air mouse glove is all it takes.

The 3D Ion wireless air mouse glove operates with Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. For anyone that would like to turn the big screen TV into the computer monitor, just connect your computer to the TV through a HDMI cable.

Lenovo Elevates Desktop Computing with ThinkCentre M and Edge Series PCs

Lenovo today announced a new series of ThinkCentre M and Edge Series desktops and all-in-ones (AIOs) designed to fit the needs of today's demanding business environment via a range of models featuring a blend of essential features, powerful performance and affordable technology. The new desktops and AIOs not only include the latest generation of Intel Core processors for powerful performance, but also feature the latest in Lenovo design and performance innovations including blazing fast 15-second boot up times, intelligent cooling methods and productive multi-screen functionality.

"Business professionals working in highly productive and collaborative environments need PCs designed with their business needs in mind," said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo. "These new desktops give users and IT managers a more productive computing experience, whether it's better multi-tasking, powerful performance or space-saving design."

C Spire Wireless Intros the Ultimate Road Warrior Tool with R526 Mobile Hotspot

C Spire Wireless, the only wireless provider in the U.S. that offers consumers and businesses a suite of personalized services, today announced the introduction of the R526 mobile hotspot, one of the world's most versatile and personalized mobile broadband devices, from Franklin Wireless.

The R526 is ideal for consumers and business users who need to stay connected on the go. The device features a built-in RJ45 Ethernet port for wired connection, a replaceable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery as well as an intuitive web-based user interface that allows for simple set up and network configuration.

MediaTek and D-Link Partner to Deliver High Performance Wi-Fi Cloud Routers

MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that its Wi-Fi system-on-a-chip (SoC), the RT6856, has been incorporated into D-Link's latest Wi-Fi cloud routers. As a global leader in connectivity, D-Link will be shipping several new cloud routers this spring.

The MediaTek RT6856 Wi-Fi SoC contains a powerful 700 MHz MIPS 34KEc CPU core and dual PCI Express interfaces to simultaneously enable two Wi-Fi streams for "dual band concurrent" home networks providing high quality data, voice and video applications. This powerful SoC allows consumers to create two wireless networks both running at full bandwidth speeds, thus offering a significant increase in total network capacity.

Jawbone's Best–Selling Wireless Portable Speaker Now Extends Huge Sound to Big Spaces

Jawbone, a leader and innovator in smart audio devices and wearable technology for the mobile lifestyle, today introduced BIG JAMBOX, a new addition to its portable wireless speaker line-‐up designed to deliver powerful, rich sound experiences in large indoor and outdoor spaces.

Similar to Jawbone's #1 best-selling JAMBOX speaker, BIG JAMBOX wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth enabled device - smartphones, tablets and computers - to stream high-‐quality music, movies, games and phone calls in any environment.

ORICO Launches WiDrive Wireless Hard Drive Enclosure

ORICO unveiled an interesting portable hard drive enclosure, which doubles up as a wireless NAS and internet access point. Called the WiDrive (model: WDX-8 625), the device can enclose one 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD, and share its contents over a secure wireless network (802.11 b/g/n). As an added value, it can also serve as a wireless internet access point, if an upstream wired internet connection is plugged into its 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. As a NAS, it packs most modern features, including SAMBA, FTP, Bit Torrent, iTunes server and Media Center. Its storage can be expanded by a USB 2.0 port (mass storage device). The enclosure draws power from an external AC adapter. ORICO plans to charge 899 RMB (US $142) for the WiDrive.

Killer Technology Launches New Killer High-Performance Network Controllers

Killer Technology (formerly Bigfoot Networks, before its Qualcomm buyout), launched two new network interface solutions aimed at gaming and enthusiast PCs, these include the Killer Wireless-N 1202, and Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet, which are successors of Killer Wireless-N 1102/1103 and Killer E2100, respectively. Built in the mPCIe card form-factor, the Killer Wireless-N E1202 has quite a bit of Atheros DNA loaded into it (another subsidiary of Qualcomm), apart from Wireless-N, the E1202 also includes a Bluetooth controller. The Killer E2200 high-performance gigabit Ethernet controller will be available as both PCIe add-on card and embedded form (for motherboard manufacturers), it could be a refined, performance-optimized successor of the Killer E2100. Killer's USP is high performance using advanced offload of the network stack to a native application processor, resulting in lower pings that could help in multiplayer gaming. Both solutions will be available soon.

Logitec Unveils Wireless HDMI Kit

Japanese company Logitec unveiled the LDE-WHDI202TR wireless HDMI (WHDI compliant) kit that lets you transmit a full-HD video stream over small distances (inside your home, between rooms). The kit consists of an transmission dongle that plugs into media players, PCs, and tablets that have a USB port (for power, optional AC-USB adapters can also be used) and a conventional HDMI port; and a receiver that gives the output to an HDMI display (TV, monitor) or projector. The receiver draws power from an AC adapter.

The digital HD video stream is transmitted over 4.90~5.90 GHz band, over short distances, up to 7 meters. The transmission supports resolutions as high as 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS. Apart from video, the wireless stream also transports 7.1 channel audio with quality as high as 24-bit/192 kHz, with support for DTS, AC3, and PCM formats. The transmitter measures 30 x 83.2 x 17.1 mm (WxDxH), while the receiver measures 95 x 95 x 31.2 mm. The LDE-WHDI202TR wireless HDMI kit from Logitec is priced at 25,200 JPY (US $309).

Buffalo Intros SRMB04 Wireless Mice with 18 Month Battery Life

Buffalo unveiled its latest line of stylish wireless mice for desktop PCs, with battery life of up to 18 months, under the SRMB04 series. Available in six 2-tone glossy color options, the SRMB04 are right-oriented 5-button scroll mice, with 1500 DPI optical sensors. The mice are loaded with aggressive power-management features that turn off the sensor in short intervals of activity, to conserve power. Measuring 73 x 110 x 41 mm (WxDxH), weighing about 74 g (without battery), the mice take in two AA-size batteries to run. These feature rubber-padded scrollwheel and side thumb-rest. Slated for late April, the SRMB04 mice are priced at 4,620 JPY (US $56.6).

TP-LINK Introduces the N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced its new Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, enabling users to instantly add a 5 GHz upgrade to their notebook or desktop computer without disrupting the existing network. With wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps at 2.4G Hz and at 5 GHz, this dual band USB adapter is the best companion when upgrading PC or laptop wireless capabilities, specifically when using the 5 GHz band to avoid potential interference over the 2.4 GHz band.

Due to a variety of devices in the home or office operating on the 2.4 GHz band - such as cordless phones, microwaves, automatic garage door openers, Bluetooth devices, and especially neighboring wireless networks - the likelihood of wireless interference is unavoidable. Setting up a network on the 5 GHz band gives users access to an entire range of free channels to transmit data, stream HD movies, and play online games, while utilizing the 2.4 GHz band to increase the PC's versatility and ensure the stability of latency-sensitive applications. By utilizing dual band technology, interference is avoided, ensuring top speeds and the greatest range for hassle-free connection flexibility. Easy wireless security encryption at the push of the WPS button will get users up and running fast.

JEDEC Announces Plans to Standardize Non-Volatile Wireless Memory

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in standards development for the microelectronics industry, today announced that its JC-64 Committee for Embedded Memory Storage and Removable Memory Cards has formed a Subcommittee focused on the standardization of non-volatile wireless memory. To be chaired by Nokia and vice-chaired by Micron Technology and Samsung Semiconductor, the JC-64.9 Subcommittee for Wireless Memory welcomes interested companies worldwide to participate by joining JEDEC or calling 703-907-7560 for more information.

Wireless memory is rapidly emerging as the next generation in data transfer technology, and is intended to enable fast, wireless connectivity with read/write capability between mobile devices (Wireless Memory Hosts) and battery-free memory tags (Wireless Memory Tags).

EnGenius Technologies Introduced High-Power Wireless-N Indoor Access Point

EnGenius Technologies, Inc., the leader in long-range Wireless-N networking solutions for homes and businesses, today made it easy to expand and increase the bandwidth of existing wired and wireless networks in large buildings with the launch of the ECB350 Wireless-N Indoor AP/Bridge with Gigabit.

The versatile ECB350 is a secure, high-power, long range 2.4GHz Wireless-N indoor access point/client bridge that features high RF transmit power up to 29 dBm to deliver wireless speeds up to 300Mbps over greater coverage areas. Featuring a Gigabit Ethernet port for high-speed wired connectivity to a switch or router, the ECB350 increases the bandwidth and coverage of the wireless networking to support bandwidth-intensive applications such as multimedia streaming, large file transfers and VoIP through a growing variety of mobile devices.

Eye-Fi Announces the Mobile X2 Wireless Memory Card

Eye-Fi Inc. (www.eye.fi), makers of the world's first wireless memory card, today launched the Eye-Fi Mobile X2, a new 8 GB wireless memory card empowering cameras around the world with immediate uploading capabilities. The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 provides instant uploads anywhere by wirelessly connecting the camera to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, and is available for $79.99.

"Direct Mode helps us bridge the gap between classic digital imaging and the exploding world of mobile devices," said Jef Holove, CEO of Eye-Fi. "With Direct Mode and our new Android and iOS apps, the pervasive connectivity of mobile is made available to existing cameras."

Elecom Unveils M-BL5DB Blue LED Wireless Optical Mouse

Elecom unveiled the M-BL5DB series wireless optical mouse with blue LED optical sensor. Not that the color blue lends anything extraordinary to its tracking resolution, which is around 1000 DPI (mainstream), but some could find the soft blue light tolerable compared to red. The M-BL5DB is available in six color options to the frame around the egg-shaped main body and scroll-wheel: white, gray, blue, green, yellow, and pink. The mouse needs just one AA-size battery to work, its battery compartment doubles up as a place to store its easily misplaceable USB micro-receiver, with which it talks to the host over 2.4 GHz radio band. Measuring 56 x 90 x 32 mm (WxDxH), it weighs about 50 g (without battery). It is priced at 2,205 JPY (US $27).

ORICO Intos KM6116 Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo

Chinese company ORICO unveiled the KM6116 value wireless keyboard mouse combo, that includes a 1600 DPI 3+scroll button mouse, and a narrow QWERTY keyboard with the EN-US keyset. The mouse uses an optical sensor with resolution switchable between 1600, 1200, 800, and 400 DPI, on the fly. Lower resolutions could help conserve battery. In its belly, the mouse hides the battery compartment (two AAA-size), and a space where the 2.4 GHz band wireless USB micro-receiver can be stored for transportation. The same receiver handles both the mouse and the keyboard. The keyboard is of a common membrane type, with 12 multimedia other shortcut keys. The keyboard takes in two AAA-sized batteries, too. Both devices have several power saving features that work to increase battery draw. The ORICO KM6116 goes for 89 RMB (US $14).
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