The holy grail of wireless communications is to go both fast and far. Usually, you can have one or the other but not both. Wireless local area networks today can serve data very fast, but one brick wall and they’re done. UHF can travel far, but it hasn’t had the high capacity of WiFi.
~ Edward Knightly, professor and chair of Rice’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Researchers from Rice University’s Wireless Network Group recently found a way to make use of a slice of the radio spectrum that is traditionally reserved for TV broadcasts – generally known as UHF – to transmit internet signal.
Monster, famous for their original Beats headphones, as well as their line of speakers and AV cables, now enters the sound streaming game with the SoundStage Wireless Music System. With today’s demands for distributed music, Monster responds with not just one product, but three: the S1 ($199.95), the S2 ($299.95) and the S3 ($399.95). Each features a leather top surface and beautiful ultra-slim design and they also all support Bluetooth, USB charging, 3.5mm input and digital optical for TV audio, on top of the WiFi streaming capability.
Cricket Wireless is ready to release the new Huawei Boltz 4G LTE modem. Priced at $149.95, the wireless modem supports both 4G LTE and 3G mobile broadband connectivity on the Cricket wireless network. The Huawei Boltz features a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a rotatable USB connector and a preinstalled software for Windows and Mac operating systems. [Geeky-gadgets]
Western Digital today introduced the new My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender. As its name suggests, the device is able to expand wireless home networks into out-of-reach areas of the home. The Western Digital My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender features a 3 x 3 multiple input multiple output antenna array design, which is able to extend the Wi-Fi signal further than its competitors. The My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender also supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect the range extender to their existing home network with a push of a button. The Western Digital My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender is currently available for $89.99. [Press Release]
ADATA Technology has proudly introduced the DashDrive Air AV200 portable wireless access point. Measuring 60mm x 50mm x 25mm, the device enables you to wirelessly share music, videos and data from SD cards and USB flash drives across all your devices on the same network. It is compatible with Windows, OS X, iOS and Android operating systems. The DashDrive Air AV200 uses FTP file server/ HTTP Streaming protocol to provide simple 2-way data transfers. You can also use it as a portable wireless router that can connect to up to 5 devices at the same time. The ADATA DashDrive Air AV200 will be available for £44.99 ($75). [techPowerUp]