The popularity of the mobile device market (smartphones and tablets) has opened up an allied opportunity for companies - augmenting the limited storage available in those devices with portable wireless devices while adding extra functionality to make them compelling offerings. Under the 'wireless storage' category, we have already looked at various offerings such as the Kingston Wi-Drive, Seagate GoFlex Satellite, Patriot Gauntlet Node, Buffalo MiniStation Air Wireless Hard Drive and the Seagate Wireless Plus. All these units have a hard drive or flash drive, a Wi-Fi radio and a battery. In conjunction with various mobile apps, they enable a host of interesting use-cases. Given the popularity of this market category, it is surprising that Western Digital has not had any play in it. Things...

MWC 2014: Wilocity brings WiGig 802.11ad to Smartphones with Wil6300 Chipset

News just dropped through from Wilocity about its new Wil6300 chipset announced at Mobile World Congress. The Wil6300 chipset is quoted as the world’s first 802.11ad ‘WiGig’ multi-gigabit...

6 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2014

D-Link at CES 2014: WiFi Router and Charger On-The-Go, WiFi Range Extenders too

In the name of connectivity, local networks, data sharing and charging, D-Link are showcasing their DIR-510L WiFi AC750 Portable Router and Charger at CES this week. The principle...

11 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

Ask the Experts: Intel's Aicha Evans Talks Wireless and Answers Your Questions

We've followed Intel's CPU team's march towards mobile for years now, but we've seen very little from the wireless group. That's all beginning to change. Earlier this year at...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2013

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Qi Wireless Charging Pad and Cover - Mini Review

For a while now, wireless charging has been slowly gaining momentum, and one of the phones that includes support is Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 (SGS4). For the past week...

33 by Brian Klug on 7/13/2013

The Joys of 802.11ac WiFi

We’ve had quite a few major wireless networking standards over the years, and while some have certainly been better than others, I have remained a strong adherent of wired...

135 by Jarred Walton on 7/8/2013

ADATA’s WiFi Router/Hotspot/Charger

This was something of a unique product, though perhaps not extremely useful. There are plenty of wireless routers, hotspots, and USB charging devices out there, but ADATA is combining...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/11/2013

Amped Wireless R20000G, SR20000G, and UA2000: Routers, Repeaters, and Adapters (Oh My!)

A couple months back, we were contacted by Amped Wireless and offered a chance to look at their latest dual-band 802.11n router, the R20000G. Along with the router, Amped...

28 by Jarred Walton on 6/23/2012

Buffalo Technologies Announces Availability of 802.11ac Router and Media Bridge

At the 2012 CES, we reported on one of the first public 802.11ac technology demonstrations at the Buffalo Technologies booth. Fast forward a few months, and Netgear seemed to...

11 by Ganesh T S & Brian Klug on 5/14/2012

TI Wireless Charging - New Chipsets and 10W charging for Tablets

This morning we stopped by TI's power management group to check out what all they had in store, and got to check out some demos of their new second...

18 by Brian Klug on 1/12/2012

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