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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).

Nexus Announces NXTEK SM-5000 Series Silent Wireless Mice

NEXUS announced the NXTEK SM-5000 series silent wireless mice. The SM-5000 is an advanced 2.4G wireless silent optical mouse which connects to your PC or laptop with it's super small nano receiver, double scroll wheel, DPI switch and superb comfortable design it's a must have mouse.

The Nexus Silent Mouse has a comfortable size and is an excellent mouse for desktop use. But also for laptop users it is very suitable. Especially because of the small nano receive which you plug in a USB port and leave it there. It is so small that you do not need to take it out...you just forget its there. Furthermore the mouse is made from quality surface treatments so it feels good in your hand.

NEC Launches a Trio of Wireless-N 450 Mbps Networking Products

NEC and Access Technica launched a trio of 802.11n 450 Mbps-capable wireless networking products, including the Aterm WL450NU-AG, the Aterm WR9500N, and Aterm WR9300N. The star product here is the Aterm WL450NU-AG, an 802.11n USB network adapter that's capable of 450 Mbps over the 5 GHz band, and other speeds over 2.4 GHz band. Measuring 28 x 85 x 15 mm, this adapter includes an easy network configuration utility called "Easy Start". It is priced at 6,000 JPY (US $73).

Moving on, the Aterm WR9500N is a bundle of an 802.11n/a/b/g-compliant wireless router that's capable of 5/2.4 GHz dual-band operation, and the Aterm WL450NU-AG. It is priced at 10,000 JPY (US $121). The Aterm WR9300N, on the other hand, is a bundle of an 802.11n/a/b/g-compliant router that's only capable of the 2.4 GHz band, and includes the Aterm WL450NU-AG. This one goes for a little lesser. All three products reach stores this week.

Sanwa Supply Intros MA-NANOIR13 Infrared Wireless Mice

Sanwa Supply introduced the MA-NANOIR13 series wireless optical mice, which feature infrared optical sensors. The infrared sensors draw lesser power than visible light sensors, and hence conserve battery. The sensors offer tracking resolution as high as 3000 DPI, this resolution can be switched on-the-fly between 3000, 1500, and 1000 DPI. Oriented for the right-hand, the MA-NANOIR13 has two side buttons apart from its three main buttons and a 2-way scroll-wheel.

Measuring 55 x 107 x 36 mm (WxDxH), these mice weigh 70 g without batteries, they take in two AA-size ones. With a pair of mainstream alkaline batteries, up to 15 months' battery-life can be expected. The mouse talks to the host machine over 2.4 GHz radio band, a USB micro-receiver is included. The MA-NANOIR13 comes in three color options, black, silver, and red. They are priced at 3,675 JPY (US $44.6).

Plantronics Launches the BackBeat Go Wireless Stereo Headset

When you are on the go, you want to listen to your tunes without being tangled or tied to your Smartphone or music player. Plantronics today announced its smallest, lightest, wireless earbuds available, the BackBeat GO. Now music lovers, mobile gamers, and podcast and video fans can listen to their Bluetooth enabled device, in stereo, all without the hassle of cords.

The BackBeat Go boasts the ideal combination of style, premium sound, comfort and convenience all with the simplicity of wireless earbuds. Made for use with smartphones, tablets and MP3 players, the extremely compact and lightweight BackBeat GO includes deep, rich, stereo sound, noise reduction technology for improved call clarity and inline controls that allow you to take calls, skip tracks, and adjust volume all at your fingertips.

ASUS Introduces the EA-N66 Dual Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

The ASUS EA-N66 3-in-1 dual band wireless-N900 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is equipped with a unique 3 x 3 patented antenna design, providing users high speed internet access. With selectable dual band operating modes and speeds of up to 450 Mbps per band, the EA-N66 caters to web browsing, smooth HD video streaming, and lag-free online gaming with ease.

Clearer and stronger signals with a unique 3 x 3 antenna design

Using custom patented antenna architecture, the EA-N66 minimizes interference and provides consumers the fastest Gigabit network speeds currently available, enabling access to wide-reaching coverage for internet access anywhere around the home.

MediaTek Introduces MT7650 Advanced 802.11ac Plus Bluetooth 4.0+HS Combo Chip

MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced availability of its MT7650, the world's first and only 802.11ac plus Bluetooth 4.0+HS combo chip designed for mobile consumer platforms. The MediaTek MT7650 combines the latest IEEE 802.11ac technology, Bluetooth 4.0 LE functionality, and the company's unprecedented Wi-Fi/Bluetooth coexistence algorithm onto a single die to support high quality voice, data and video transmissions up to 433 Mbps, while enabling ultra low power Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity with health, fitness and other sensors. Moreover, with the complete 802.11ac system (MAC/Baseband/Radio) integrated, customers adopting the MediaTek MT7650 also benefit from easier implementation, faster time to market and reduced manufacturing costs.

The MediaTek MT7650 is compliant with the new 802.11ac standard and leverages the strengths of MediaTek's industry leading Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth combo chip technologies that are currently shipping in laptops and smartphones. It dramatically improves user experience with 2.8x data rate increase from 150Mbps of single stream 802.11n. This highly integrated chip supports dual band 2.4/5GHz configuration with 80 MHz channel bandwidth, 256-QAM modulation scheme for increased data transfer efficiency, receive beam forming for extended range and capacity, and Space-Time Block Codes (STBC) coding technologies for better wireless coverage. This chip also supports Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct and TDLS for full peer-to-peer functionalities between mobile and home consumer products.

D-Link Expands Unified Wireless Portfolio for Small and Medium-Sized Business

D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small-and medium-sized business IT environments, today extended its unified wireless solutions to include the D-Link DWC-1000 Wireless Controller, the DWL-6600AP Dual-Band Unified Wireless Access Point and DWL-3600AP 2.4 GHz Single-Band Unified Wireless Access Point, and the DWS-3160-24TC and DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless Managed Switches.

Designed to help businesses easily deploy, manage and secure a complete wireless network across multiple locations, D-Link's new portfolio of wireless solutions offer cost-effective remote management and seamless scalability for expanding wireless applications.

TP-LINK Announces the TL-WDN4800 Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced its Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter joining the line-up of TP-LINK products available through online retailers - while still being offered at leading retailers including Fry's Electronics and Micro Center. With wireless speed of up to 450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and at 5 GHz, this dual band PCI adapter is the best companion when upgrading your PC's wireless capabilities.

Planex Communications Intros Wall-Socket WiFi Router

Wireless network routers transitioned from big boxes with antennas to compact ones, and are now finding their way to the walls of households, blending with other utility connections that pass through walls (electricity, telephone/TV/cable/broadband, wired network, water, and gas). Japanese company is one of those pushing this change, with its MZK-KR150N WiFi b/g/n router that's designed to blend with other wall sockets.

The back-end of this router takes in AC power and WAN/uplink Ethernet cable. Its front-end has a hinged antenna, one downstream Ethernet cable, LEDs, and other configuration buttons. One of the six slots on the socket is blanked, so one can assume there's going to be a variant with two downstream Ethernet ports. The router offers wireless bandwidths with speeds of up to 150 Mbps, and wired bandwidths up to 100 Mbps. Slated for an April launch, the MZK-KR150N is priced at 9,800 JPY (US $118.4).

Gigabyte Announces the AIRE M77 Wireless Optical Mouse

When it comes to a wireless mouse with an in-style design and reasonable price, previously, there had been very few products in the market to choose from. GIGABYTE is excited to introduce a new option for consumers looking for a stylish mouse at a great price, the AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse, which satisfies all your basic needs and much more!

Just like the latest "It Bag" in the fashion industry, the AIRE M77 is your "It Mouse" that achieves exactly what you want and suits almost every condition. Plus, its ergonomic design and practical function setting will help you enjoy this mouse even more!

Arctic Announces the USB Wireless Gamepad

ARCTIC launches its new gaming accessory - The USB Wireless Gamepad. In order to completely fulfill the need of every gamer to extend his/her play time, this gamepad is designed with a high-capacity rechargeable 1000 mAH lithium-ion battery. You can also recharge your gamepad while you play.

Thanks to its 2.4 GHz wireless technology, this wireless gamepad gives you quicker responses and the freedom to move up to 10 m away from your PC. Its dual vibration motors let you feel every hit, every explosion and every crash right in your very own hands - offering you a much more realistic and interactive gaming experience.

Panasonic Develops World's Lowest Power Chip for Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communication

Panasonic Corporation today announced it has developed a chipset for multi-gigabit millimeter wave wireless communication that offers the industry's lowest power consumption of less than 1 Watt by employing a new baseband processing architecture.

The new chipset will enable stable interactive communication between various kinds of devices supporting the specification developed by the WiGig Alliance. Panasonic had previously developed fundamental CMOS circuit technologies for 60 GHz transceiver and modem signal processing circuits, but now an additional radio packet processing block has been integrated as a key block of the chipset. This plays a significant role in accelerating the realization of simple to use high-definition video data sharing/streaming applications for mobile devices.

Shuttle Readies X50V3 Fanless All-in-One PC Barebone

Shuttle is working on its newest fanless all-in-one PC, the X50V3. Built with a 15.6-inch touchscreen that feature 1366x768 pixels resolution, the X50V3 measures 39.13 x 32.7 x 4.2 cm, weighing just under 3 kg. It is available in black and white body-color options. It is driven by Intel Atom D2700 dual-core processor (2.13 GHz, HTT), and features two DDR3 SOIMM slots, supporting up to 4 GB of single-channel DDR3-1066 MHz memory. There's provision for one 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD.

Display connectivity is expandable with D-Sub and an HDMI connector, which also gives out multi-channel digital audio. At the helm of graphics is the Intel GMA3650 integrated into the Atom D2700. The chassis embeds a 2 MP web-camera. Other connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, gigabit Ethernet, and Wireless b/g/n(150). The X50V3 can be configured to ship with memory, storage, and an OS (Windows or OpenSuSE Linux). There's no word of when the product will officially launch, and at what price.
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