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TRENDnet announces tiny wireless USB adapter


November 12, 2010

TRENDnet's tiny TEW-648UBM USB adapter

TRENDnet's tiny TEW-648UBM USB adapter

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U.S. networking solutions company TRENDnet has launched one of the world’s smallest wireless N USB adapters. The new 150Mbps Micro Wireless N USB (model TEW-648UBM) is uber small, measuring in at 0.59 x 0.74 x 0.28 inches (1.5 x 1.9 x 0.7 cm). I know what you are thinking – how can I possibly not lose a USB adapter so small? Well, when it's plugged into the side of a computer, it only extends out by 0.3 inches (0.8 cm) so you can easily just leave it in there. For laptop users, you can travel with the USB attached to your computer, without the concern of damaging the device.

“The TEW-648UBM eliminates size constraints when using wireless adapters. On-the-go users no longer have to worry about leaving their adapter plugged into their laptop,” stated Sonny Su, Technology Director for TRENDnet.

The USB also comes with a WiFi protected setup (WPS) button, allowing for easy access to a wireless network. By pressing the WPS button on a compatible router, pressing the WPS button on the USB, then confirming your choice, you are connected.

TRENDnet's 150Mbps Micro Wireless N USB adapter, model TEW-648UBM is priced at US$39.99.

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While I am not against low profile USB devices, I don\'t see this as particularly amazing. Laptops almost all come with wireless, and while most routers run fastest while only serving a particular transfer rate, there isn\'t a particular problem with laptops needing a new connector to be on a network. Also, for side-by-side USB\'s it is significantly more desirable to have components that have range and power on their side to components that are tiny and (let\'s face it) hard to remove. I see the future of this component on the discount rack, not the award winning hardware rack.

Charles Bosse

These are really great tools you can use to extend the WiFi network you have in your house, specially to those devices which really don\'t have WiFi capabilities. If you\'re looking for an alternative though, I recommend the Netgear Universal WiFi Internet Adapter. This WiFi adapter is compatible with most internet-ready devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and more. You can also use it to connect notebooks, wireless printers, and other networked home theater devices. For more information about the Netgear Universal WiFi Internet Adapter, visit http://bit.ly/bByST7 and discover this wonderful device from Netgear. Enjoy!

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