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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router Review

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router Review

You'd be forgiven for mistaking the D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router for a cheap digital photo frame, at least from just glancing at it.  Dominated by a 3.2-inch LCD display, and lacking obvious giveaways such as external antennas, it's a stylish way to upgrade to draft-n WiFi.  There's also plenty of interest inside, with an internal hard-drive bay and surprising file-sharing flexibility.  Have D-Link forgotten their connectivity basics, however, in the rush to fill the spec-sheet?  SlashGear set to finding out.

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.

Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie & Seagate sign up to offer Marvell Plug Computers

Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie & Seagate sign up to offer Marvell Plug Computers

Marvell's SheevaPlug wall-wart Linux PC has finally come of age, with the company announcing mainstream retail partners including Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie and Seagate, together with beginning distribution of the Plug Computer development kit in Europe.  The original SheevaPlug has a Marvell Kirkwood processor with a 1.2GHz Sheeva processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of flash storage; resembling a wall-wart, it plugs directly into a power socket and offers a single USB 2.0 port and a gigabit ethernet port.  Suggested uses included a home server, NAS or other form of network-connected device.

 

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D-Link DCS-1100 and DCS-1130 IP webcam promise simple setup

D-Link DCS-1100 and DCS-1130 IP webcam promise simple setup

D-Link have announced two new network webcams which promise plug-and-play remote viewing using the company's online streaming portal.  The D-Link Network Camera DCS-1100 launches today, while the DCS-1130 - with WiFi draft-n - arrives later in the month.

Both cameras can be accessed from any browser by going to D-Link's mydlink.com portal.  However they can also be used to stream live video to cellphones, with sound from the integrated microphone and remote control of 16x digital zoom and motion detection.

D-link offers limited St. Partrick’s Green Savings

D-link offers limited St. Partrick’s Green Savings

There’s more reason than ever to get you some green technology tomorrow (March 17th). It's St Patrick’s day and D-link is throwing a 10% discount on company’s green products lineup from switchers, routers to storage enclosures.

The offering will last one day only from local computer retailers to Dlink’s solution providers and distributors. If you can’t locate one locally, the markdown is already online on company’s store, and the web savings will last longer until the 20th.

D-link ships DSN-1100, compact 5-Bay SAN storage solution for SMB

D-link ships DSN-1100, compact 5-Bay SAN storage solution for SMB

D-Link now shipping its new DSN-1100, a 5-Bay iSCSI Network Area Network (SAN) Array enclosure, offering up to a total of 7.5 Terabytes storage capacity for SMB Budget.

The DSN-1100 is housed in a compact desktop chassis, built on the same System-on-a-Chip technology from company’s DSN-3000 family SAN arrays. It implements 4 one-gigabit ports and supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for full offload capability; all four ports can be grouped together, totaling up to 425MB/s bandwidth, to increase throughput and redundancy. The unit supports SATA-II drive and a host of Raid configuration from 0,1,1+0 and 5.

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D-Link Powerline Home CCTV kits for easy internet surveillance

D-Link Powerline Home CCTV kits for easy internet surveillance

D-Link have announced a series of new home-starter internet surveillance kits, which use Powerline networking to make setup straightforward.  The three initial products consist of the DHA-390 starter kit, which comes with a single CCTV camera and Powerline receiver/transmitter pair, the DHA-310 expansion kit, which offers an additional camera and Powerline transmitter, and the DHA-330 video player, which is a 7-inch monitor suitable for local or remote viewing.

 

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Kill two birds with one D-Link stone

Kill two birds with one D-Link stone

We're starting to see a lot of devices wearing multiple hats, so to speak, and the D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 is no exception.  Not only is the DIR-685 an 802.11n Wi-Fi router, it also packs network attached storage (NAS) and D-Link's SharePort Technology, which allows printers, scanners and other devices to be shared over the network via USB.

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