Until last week, my experience with CDW consisted of purchasing a replacement battery from them after finding that they had the best price for one of my APC backup units. Last week I visited their Vernon Hills, Illinois warehouse, and now I know that they are much more than just a supplier of IT products.
Even with the high price of my Wi-Fi through my network provider, when they came out to set it up, they told me that my network might be spotty in my apartment due to the actual server for my building being down the hall.
I don’t want to even try to count the number of headphones that, between the two of us, Judie and I own. And when she reviewed the Harman Kardon Soho Headphones I’ll admit I was a bit jealous. We both have the Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Headphones and I absolutely love mine. She does too. Here’s a look.
Thanks to the most recent iOS 8.3 update pushed by Apple earlier in the week, if you have an iPhone on the Sprint Network, you’ll be able to actually make calls over Wi-Fi, for free.
The wireless router is the centre of most peoples home networking, but the D-Link DSL-2900AL sets out to do much more than simply share your internet connection. The previous model (the DSL-2890AL) had a glossy black finish, which may look flashy for a few seconds before attracting copious amounts of dust and scratching beyond belief.
I’ve made no bones about the fact that if it weren’t for Wilson Electronics, which has recently rebranded as weBoost, I would have an absolutely pitiful signal inside my home if it weren’t for their products, and they have only become better. I had a chance to talk to weBoost about their new 4G signal boosters for home and car.
The future’s so bright in technology gear and various media as 2014 ends and we look on the horizon to 2015.
Apple Pay rolled out last week, and it’s already hitting some roadblocks as some retailers are blocking or not supporting it. This isn’t because they hate iPhones, it’s because they have a competing product — CurrentC — waiting. A few years ago, companies wouldn’t have dreamed of blocking a new Apple product, but competition has made it easier to say no.
I described the IOGEAR MediaShair Hub as the “Mobile Swiss Army Knife” when I reviewed it a few weeks ago. I was impressed by the device and surprised that it is available for under $60 [Affiliate Link] here on Amazon. The ideal multi-functional device for travelers, our review sample is up for grabs. Check them out here on Facebook.
The HooToo TripMate Elite 4-in-1 device is a personal cloud, travel router, external battery pack, and dual USB AC charger all in one. The versatile TripMate Elite can be used on an airplane, in your hotel room, in the airport, or even in the car or train. It’s the perfect travel companion. The TripMate Elite’s price is $89.99.
Have you always wanted overhead speakers, but could’t spend the money to get them installed? New to Kickstarter, Airbulb just may be the product for you. It’s an LED light bulb that also has a Bluetooth wireless speaker built-in that screws into any typical light fixture. The first 200 Kickstarter backers can pledge $59 for their Airbulb.
Our readers understand the importance of connectivity, because having access to the Internet has become a huge part of our lives; that’s why we pay a fortune for mobile data plans, and then we pay even more to connect additional devices. Karma Wi-Fi takes a different approach that is less expensive and surprisingly social.
When traveling internationally, you won’t always have the luxury of a secure and speedy WiFi connection at your destination. One of the most reliable ways I’ve found to make sure that I’ll be able to get online with all of my devices — including my laptop — is by traveling with a hot spot rental from XCom Global.
Technology Predictions for 2014 are here and it’s a predictable theme – new ways to offer the most popular tech. We put a lot of value in technology and media, so we don’t feel important unless we’re doing something with it…and quickly. Here are some predictions for tech trends in 2014.
At CES, Sharp unveiled their Universal Player, the first ever WiSA-Compliant universal player. The Sharp Universal Player is the first component to push uncompressed sound at 24-bit/96kHz and video at 1080p, all wirelessly. Sharp’s Universal Player can wirelessly transmit sound to up to 8 wireless speakers. The $4,000 component ships Spring, 2014; you can read more here.
Sumo wrestlers aren’t known for their nimbleness, but you might rethink that when you take a look at Parrot’s new Jumping Sumo spy gadget/robot/toy. The Parrot Jumping Sumo is a WiFi enabled robot with a built-in camera, gyroscope, and accelerometer, which make it easy to pilot from your smartphone or tablet. Learn more about Parrot’s Jumping Sumo at Parrot’s website.
TP-Link has debuted its new 300Mbps Wireless Range Extender Powerline Edition, which improves upon traditional wireless signals by creating a stable connection through your home’s existing electrical wiring. With the TL-WPA4220KIT, you’re able to access your network via WiFi as well as wired Ethernet without wiring your house with Ethernet cable. Read more about it at TP-Link’s website.
Netgear announced a series of new cable modems both with an integrated wireless router. They also released two new wifi range extenders that support the faster 802.11ac standard as well. Wait, there’s more! There’s also 2 new wifi cameras as well as a new HDMI dongle for your TV complete with Android 4.2 onboard for streaming goodness.
The Jabra Revo Wireless headphones continue to impress me and have a place in my gear bag most days. Now Jabra is rolling out the Jabra Rox Wireless in-ear wireless headphones. They let you “Go wireless and give up the wires without giving up great sound”. With simple NFC pairing, a rugged design and more they look great. Coming soon.
The Kingston MobileLite Wireless is a very interesting and handy gadget. With it, you’re able to read and write files to an SD card as well as a USB thumb drive, right from your phone with Kingston’s companion app. You can also use the MobileLite Wireless as a backup battery to charge your phone. Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless retails for $49.99.
The WiFi signal in our bedroom has been terrible ever since we moved into our new home. Due to where the Verizon FIOS service enters the house, the wireless router is on the opposite side of the house, and I’ve tried many WiFi extenders to no avail. Finally, my brother-in-law recommended the Windsurfer parabolic WiFi reflector, and it works beautifully! The…