Thought you’d just about got USB flash drives all worked out? Sorry guys, they were so0o last year. The new standard for portable media transfer will soon become wireless, with AirStash leading the way. However, this isn’t just a device to take files around on and distribute between computers, it’s so much more. The AirStash… Continue reading AirStash Wireless Flash Drive makes File Sharing easy
Remember Fulton’s eCoupled wireless charging solution? Well, Fulton got together with some other big power hitters such as Philips, National Semiconductor, Sanyo and others to form the Wireless Power Consortium, their main purpose being to create and guide a wireless power charging standard. They named their standard Qi (as in the Chinese life force). Now,… Continue reading Wireless Power Consortium hopes to standardize everyone on Qi for wireless charging
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is focusing on lobbying to include Bluetooth technology in smart grid with two recent papers. The first strategy paper describes the market for in-home wireless in Smart Energy, domestic HVAC, and home appliances. The second is a technical justification of Bluetooth technology as the choice for these markets. The… Continue reading Bluetooth coming to Smart Grid?
We’ve been writing about ‘wireless power’ for some time now, including Fulton’s eCoupled technology and Powermat’s gadget recharging pad. Here’s another installment in that technology trend – this time, it’s power via radio waves.
Enjoy your music in your backyard all summer long with these Wireless Rock Speakers. The speaker pair system is wireless up to 300 feet while putting out 50 watts of RMS power. The 5″ midrange drivers are paired with 1″ aluminum tweeters for clear and accurate sound reproduction. You can choose to run off of… Continue reading Wireless Rock Speakers
Cisco’s new line of wireless routers, Valet and Valet Plus, aim to simplify wireless networking and connectivity for home users. How? Plug in the Valet wireless router, then plug in the accompanying USB stick (called the Easy Setup Key) into your laptop and/or desktop. The Easy Setup Key runs you through a few screens and… Continue reading Cisco Valet Wireless Router simplifies home wireless networking setup
Here’s another way to do some ‘wireless USB’ sharing via Silex’s Gigabit USB Device Server. Plug your USB devices into this hub-like gadget, then plug it into one of the Ethernet ports on your wireless router. Et voila! Shared devices. It only has 2 USB 2.0 ports, but you can share up to 15 devices… Continue reading Silex SX-3000GB Gigabit USB Sharing Server
Without needing a media streamer device, the Netgear PTV100 Push2TV gadget can display anything from a laptop with Intel’s Wireless Display technology. The PTV1000 is a small lightweight box that connects to your HDTV via HDMI and connects to your laptop wirelessly via 802.11. The PTV1000 can also connect via AV composite. Buy now! More… Continue reading Netgear’s PTV1000 puts your laptop’s display on your HDTV wirelessly
Weather equipment is no longer the purview of meteorologists or restricted to inexpensive, inaccurate devices. Instrument maker Davis makes one such affordable and sophisticated weather station for home use, the Vantage Vue, and I recently had a chance to review it.
Cordless charger vendor, Powermat, just launched an update to their product line – the Powerpack which is a replacement battery for your cell phone, so that you won’t need to wrap your cell phone in a Powermat-compatible sleeve or tack on an adapter. Powerpacks will be available for devices from Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry, Samsung, LG,… Continue reading CES 2010: Powermat Announces Powerpack – Replacement Batteries for Cell Phones