Seemingly based on the premise that computer users aren't to be trusted with regular routers and are likely to break things, set them up wrong or generally end up weeping on the end of a premium technical support line, Belkin have outed its latest series of so-simple-a-goose-could-do-it wireless routers. The four-strong line-up - spanning $50 to $130 - all support WiFi 802.11n and have Easy Start and Self-Healing for straightforward everyday use, together with various preloaded apps for sharing music, gaming and printing.
Certainly some of the biggest tech news this year has been the official unveiling of the iPad by Apple yesterday. The device looks pretty darn cool to me, though some complain the iPad didn’t live up to the hype. As you can imagine with any new product coming from Apple, the accessories are coming in force as well.
Many newer cars over the last few years have started to include auxiliary inputs that will allows you to plug your MP3 player into the radio directly to listen to your digital tracks on the road. However, there are still a lot of cars on the road that do not have this feature.
Bluetooth stereo gateways aren't especially new, so you may as well go for the one that hits the best price point and chucks in a few helpful additional features. The Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver is latest to hit the market, a compact $49.99 dongle that can receive streamed audio from your iPhone, iPod touch or in fact any device capable of A2DP, and funnel it into your home stereo or standalone speakers.
Product recalls are no fun for the consumer or the company that issues the recall. Not too long ago Coby Electronics issued a recall on one of its portable DVD players because of a fire hazard. Today Belkin has announced a voluntary recall of several models of its SurgeMaster surge protectors.
The wait for Windows 7 is almost over and those who have been anxiously anticipating the new OS hitting the market so they can upgrade from Windows XP or Vista may now be wondering exactly what the easiest way to upgrade their computers will be without losing their important data. Belkin has announced a new Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 7 that will make the transition easier.
Consumers and business users alike are all concerned with saving power. Not only is cutting electricity use good for the environment, but it saves money in the form of utility bills as well. Belkin has announced a new surge protector that is aimed at business users called the Conserve Surge with Timer.
Belkin has announced a new storage and sharing product called the Home Base that connects to an existing wired or wireless network. Once connected to the network users can plug external hard drives into one of the four USB ports on the rear of the device to share across the network.
We mentioned yesterday that the IEEE had finally ratified the 802.11n specification. The ratification meant that manufacturers could finally stop slapping their 802.11n hardware with the "draft N" caveat. Almost as soon as the specification was ratified, Belkin announced that its N gear was already compliant.
When Steve Jobs stepped out on stage earlier this week to debut the new iPod line for the holiday season we all knew that meant over the following days we would see a glut of new accessories and cases for the new players. Belkin has announced its line of new iPod cases for the new touch and nano players.