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07. 29. 2009

Wi-Fire takes you to hotspots you never knew existed

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Connect it to your laptop's USB port and you can not only discover multiple hotspots as far as 1000ft away, but you can also connect wirelessly to the internet even at low signal strengths. That's the advantage which Wi-Fire, a compact, range-extending USB device from hField Technologies, Inc. promises to deliver.

Wi-Fire works by using "a powerful directional antenna, highly sensitive receiver and proprietary software", to find and enhance normal WiFi signals. So that you can peacefully surf at low signal strengths without repeatedly losing the connection, and download large files, stream audio/video at higher strengths. The device apparently uses very little power from your laptop, and is compatible with Windows XP/Vista, Mac and Linux.

At $59, it is an investment that can yield recurrent returns. The best part? Priceless mobility as it lets the virtual world roam along with you.

Via The Gadgeteer.

Posted by kanchana    Category: accessories | computers | devices
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Lizard:

I bought one of these to use with my Macbook Pro. And it did improve my wireless signal. But suddenly my usually reliable laptop began kernel panicking every time it woke up from sleep.

This product may be great for Windows or Linux users, but the Mac drivers need some debugging.

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