Last we heard - and admittedly it was a long time ago, all the way back in October last year - Belkin's FlyWire wireless HD/HDMI system was "delayed". Now Belkin admit that the system's proposed $1,499 sticker price "would be out of line given the current state of the economy" and have thus pulled the plug.
Belkin have launched what they're calling the first-to-market gigabit-capable Powerline adapters, promising theoretical transfer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps. Offered initially as the Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit, the bundle includes two single-port adapters, one for connection to your router and the other for a console, mediaplayer or HDTV.
Belkin cranked out two new TuneBases today that are updated to suit the iPhone. The TuneBase Direct and the TuneBase FM work by taking the audio from your iPhone and having it play over your car stereo seamlessly and easily.
The devices also charge up your iPhone at the same time and hold it upright by means of a flexible neck. Music-listening is capable on both devices and you can take calls just by pressing a large button on the TuneBase itself.
The TuneBase Direct is the cheaper option at $69.99 and provides a 3.5mm port that you can use to connect it to your car's auxiliary-in jack. The TuneBase FM costs slightly more at $89.99 and uses an FM channel to transmit your audio through your car's sound system. You can get the Belkin TuneBase Direct early this month and the TuneBase FM in the middle of July.
Belkin has managed to find themselves in the middle of a public relations fiasco as they are being accused of hiring people to write fake ratings and reviews of their products on many online shopping websites. This comes shortly after posting on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk site, which offers a thing called “artificial intelligence.”
Oh, the world of wireless HDTV just keeps slipping beyond our grasp! And though we know it will come eventually, it's frustrating, to say the least, that the technology keeps being put off.
Belkin have unfurled a new range of ETL-Verified CAT6a cabling, boasting up to 10-gigabit transfer speeds. Intended for data centers and structured cabling systems, the new cables and hardware are rated for 10Gbps transmission on up to 100m runs, and have gold-plated connectors with molded, snagless guards.
Belkin has come out with a few new laptop sleeves to protect your portable and they are actually pretty nice to look at. Dare I say it: fashionable? One in neoprene, the other quilted, you have plenty of options for storing your laptop on the go.