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Archive for the ‘dongle’ Category

postheadericon T-Mobile Jet 2.0 HSPA+ modem lifts off March 23rd?

Two rumors do not make a USB dongle, but things certainly seem to add up — one leaked document told us T-Mobile would get its first 21Mbps HSPA+ WWAN modem in March, and now a second one (once again courtesy of TmoNews) pegs the T-Mobile Jet’s “value-conscious” successor for the 23rd of this month. Of course, if that first document was correct, there are faster 42Mbps modems just around the corner. Your call.

T-Mobile Jet 2.0 HSPA+ modem lifts off March 23rd? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Mar 2011 04:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Veho’s Mimi all-in-one HTPC controller attempts to be a gamepad, looks overwhelming

So you’ve done it. You’ve bought a top-of-the line computer and turned your once-scary basement into the home theater of your dreams. But, since the HTPC is well, a computer, you’re probably still using the age-old mouse and keyboard combo. Veho, a company that once claimed to have the world’s smallest camcorder, recently announced a device called the “Mimi wifi Keyboard & Air Mouse with game controller.” A long name indeed, but suitable considering the number of buttons found on this Xbox 360 gamepad lookalike. It’s got everything you’d expect in an all-in-one computer-controlling unit — including a motion sensor to control the mouse, separate buttons for left- and right-clicking and a range of around 33 feet. The controller is compatible with both Windows and Mac via a USB dongle, but the customizable buttons will only work on a Microsoft machine. If you’re ready to take computing and gaming, along with your dignity, to a whole new level, hit up the source link to drop around 150 bones (£90) for this hybrid gadget.

Veho’s Mimi all-in-one HTPC controller attempts to be a gamepad, looks overwhelming originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Sierra Wireless intros dual-carrier HSPA+ / LTE AirCard 753S and 754S, with 319U and 320U in tow

Thanks to Verizon’s blowout at CES, we’ve already been treated to a couple of LTE-friendly mobile hotspots from the likes of Samsung and Novatel Wireless, but Sierra Wireless is joining the crowd here at Mobile World Congress. The outfit has just revealed its two newest mobile hotpots, the AirCard 754S and 753S. The former supports dual-carrier LTE, while the latter handles dual-carrier HSPA+, enabling up to five WiFi devices to surf on either of the fastest two mobile superhighways. We’re told that the 753S can hit downlink rates as high as 42Mbps (and upload rates near 5.76Mbps) on a DC-HSPA+ network, while the 754S can reach 100Mbps (down) / 50Mbps (up) while operating on an LTE network. Both of these are right around the size of a deck of cards, and no software installation is required to get ’em working. There’s also an integrated LCD that provides a look at WiFi access information, battery life, network signal strength, and the number of devices connected, with audible alerts and a web admin interface available as well. The duo is expected to ship at some point during 2011’s second quarter, but there’s no news yet on which (if any) carriers will be picking them up.

Moving right along, Canada’s own Telus will be offering yet another new one from Sierra Wireless this March: the AirCard 319U USB modem, a device we recently spotted in the FCC’s database. This one promises download speeds of up to 42Mbps and upload speeds approaching 5.76Mbps, with a swiveling design that allows the body of the modem to be tucked up against the side of the notebook and protects it from being damaged by accidental bumps. The LTE-friendly AirCard 320U is the USB version of the 754S hotspot shown above, with an articulating and pivoting hinge that works with the widest possible variety of USB port placements, and if all goes well, it’ll ship during Q2 2011 for an undisclosed rate. Sierra plans on having Mac and PC support for the whole lot, and we’ll be digging for details surrounding price and availability.

Sierra Wireless intros dual-carrier HSPA+ / LTE AirCard 753S and 754S, with 319U and 320U in tow originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Sierra Wireless intros dual-carrier HSPA+ / LTE AirCard 753S and 754S, with 319U and 320U in tow

Thanks to Verizon’s blowout at CES, we’ve already been treated to a couple of LTE-friendly mobile hotspots from the likes of Samsung and Novatel Wireless, but Sierra Wireless is joining the crowd here at Mobile World Congress. The outfit has just revealed its two newest mobile hotpots, the AirCard 754S and 753S. The former supports dual-carrier LTE, while the latter handles dual-carrier HSPA+, enabling up to five WiFi devices to surf on either of the fastest two mobile superhighways. We’re told that the 753S can hit downlink rates as high as 42Mbps (and upload rates near 5.76Mbps) on a DC-HSPA+ network, while the 754S can reach 100Mbps (down) / 50Mbps (up) while operating on an LTE network. Both of these are right around the size of a deck of cards, and no software installation is required to get ’em working. There’s also an integrated LCD that provides a look at WiFi access information, battery life, network signal strength, and the number of devices connected, with audible alerts and a web admin interface available as well. The duo is expected to ship at some point during 2011’s second quarter, but there’s no news yet on which (if any) carriers will be picking them up.

Moving right along, Canada’s own Telus will be offering yet another new one from Sierra Wireless this March: the AirCard 319U USB modem, a device we recently spotted in the FCC’s database. This one promises download speeds of up to 42Mbps and upload speeds approaching 5.76Mbps, with a swiveling design that allows the body of the modem to be tucked up against the side of the notebook and protects it from being damaged by accidental bumps. The LTE-friendly AirCard 320U is the USB version of the 754S hotspot shown above, with an articulating and pivoting hinge that works with the widest possible variety of USB port placements, and if all goes well, it’ll ship during Q2 2011 for an undisclosed rate. Sierra plans on having Mac and PC support for the whole lot, and we’ll be digging for details surrounding price and availability.

Sierra Wireless intros dual-carrier HSPA+ / LTE AirCard 753S and 754S, with 319U and 320U in tow originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon SRS Labs iWow for iDevices: now with 3D!

SRS Labs pushed out the iWow adapter a couple of years ago to give your iDevice more sonorous tones, and now is has released a new product: the iWow 3D, for your audial enjoyment. SRS’s latest offering still promises to “effectively and naturally restore the audio cues that are buried” in your music — which seems a bit like a Rumplestiltzkin proposition to us — through an included dongle and the free iWow app. The company provides little information on how the attachment spins sound straw into aural gold, but the idea of better bass response and richer sound from Apple’s iPod may be suitable enough for us. Plus, the device is just $49.99 ($30 less than the OG version), or you can step up to the iWow 3D Combo package that adds five colored faceplates and earbuds for $69.99. No word on when it will go on sale (coming soon, according to SRS), so it looks as if you’ll have to endure your drab, two dimensional music just a bit longer.

SRS Labs iWow for iDevices: now with 3D! originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 06 Feb 2011 03:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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