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January 20, 2010

Monster Hyper-Speed HDMI Cable


Monster's M2000 Hyper-Speed HDMI Cable provides 21 gigabits per second transfer. Made with a high velocity silver-coated center for better detail and color, the cable eliminates the need for digital to analog conversion. The company is also offering 3.5 mm SuperThin Cables at prices between $89.00 to $170.00.

Via Monster Hyper-Speed HDMI Cable

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August 13, 2009

Belkin Powerline Connects With Existing Wiring


Network your entire house with Belkin's Powerline 3-Port Adapter Kit. With a speed of up to 200Mbps, it will connect three devices in one outlet with your home's existing wiring. Connect your PC via router to a cable or satellite box, computer or game system with 128-bit DES link encryption for security. You can pre-order the kit that comes with 2 adapters and a lifetime warranty and more adapters can be added for more electronics.

Via Belkin Powerline

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June 17, 2009

Surge Protection on a Budget


The first surge protector we bought a couple of decades ago was incredibly expensive, but now you can get one for next to nothing and with color coded inputs for the electronically challenged. DigiTV's DC-SP6500 Power Station can be used for Phone, Fax, and Home Theater Equipment. The 6500 Joule Surge Protector has 7 outlets and a circuit breaker for additional AC adapters. The device has a 6 ft. heavy duty cord and child safety lock and will definitely not cost you your first born.

Via DigiTV

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May 22, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Shop Online for Cables


A couple of weeks ago, we needed a new cable. Thinking that it would be a simple and inexpensive thing, we went to our nearest electronics where the least expensive USB extension cord was $15.00. We managed to buy one at half price when we found one in that had been repackaged, but we certainly learned our lesson. The moral here is that before you let that sales associate talk you into saving your gas by buying an overpriced cable, you can probably buy online for a fraction of the price. Here are some examples of some that are each less than $2.00:

Via Cables

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April 1, 2009

Control Your Home With Cortexa


Cortexa's Home Automation Controller is both easy to install as well as to synchronize with subsystems. Not only can you control audio and video equipment, the subsystems include interior climate control, lighting, motorized curtains, irrigation systems, garage doors, pools and video cameras. If that isn't enough control for you, later they will be adding support for assisted and disabled living, multi-residence control, and energy and water monitoring. Contact Cortexa for more info on their system.

Via Cortexa

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August 4, 2008

D-Link Offering Green Wi-Fi Home Networking


We've seen a lot of talk of going "Green" lately but now we're about to see "Green" Wi-Fi routers. According to a press release that D-Link put out a few days ago:

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 28, 2008 -- D-Link today became the first manufacturer to produce Green home network Wi-Fi routers capable of saving up to 40 percent in power usage.

The end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, D-Link is expanding its Green Initiative by adding eco-friendly features to its award-winning Xtreme N™ line of Wi-Fi Internet routers to decrease energy costs by reducing power consumption without sacrificing performance.

The Wi-Fi routers integrate D-Link® Green Ethernet™ technology, an innovative energy-saving technology that automatically detects link status and network cable length, then adjusts power accordingly. The D-Link routers also feature Wi-Fi scheduling that allows customers to easily program when the Wi-Fi radio signals are turned on and off to further save energy consumption. Now shipping and incorporating the Green technology are the D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655), D-Link Xtreme N Duo™ Media Router (DIR-855), and the D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500).

The great thing about the D-Link "Green" routers is they start around $150 buck which is a great low-cost way to help the environment.

D-Link Press Release

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July 23, 2008

Major Players Join Forces on Wireless HD Standard


When it comes to new technology standards, it seems the major players all go in their own direction. Well it appears there may be some teamwork at play with an Wireless HD Standard. According to Engadget:

WHDI creator AMIMON has joined forces with Motorola, Samsung, Sony and Sharp in order to form "a special interest group to develop a comprehensive new industry standard for multi-room audio, video and control connectivity" utilizing the aforementioned Wireless Home Digital Interface technology. Reportedly, the group will have a standard completed before 2009 dawns, but we all know how easily these things can get pushed under the rug.

We agree the standard probably won't be ready by 2009 but we're excited to see some progress towards a standard.

At Engadget.com (image source: Engadget.com)

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July 21, 2008

D-Link Announces the DHA-390 Surveillance Cam with Powerline Networking


Looking for a home surveillance system that won't take a degree from Harvard to hook up? Well you might want to check out the Internet Surveillance Starter Kit (DHA-390) from D-Link which allows you to monitor your home from a remote web browser. According to ZDNet:

D-Link is shipping the first in the line of its D-Life products, a series that is designed to enable users to easily manage networking devices via its D-Life Web site. First up is a surveillance camera kit that allows remote viewing of live streaming video from a remote Web browser. Starting at $399.95, the Internet Surveillance Starter Kit (DHA-390) is pricier than most entry-level IP Web cams, but D-Link bundles two Powerline networking adapters with the camera.

What makes the DHA-390 easy to install? According to the article:

I've tested only Wi-Fi IP cams, however. The D-Life camera is a different animal. Using Powerline adapters, it plugs into existing power outlets in the home for connecting to the home network router and then out to the Internet. D-Link says consumers can access the camera via the D-Life Web site for remote viewing and management of their account (adding new users to the camera, for instance).

For a quality home surveillance setup, the DHA-390 starts at a decent price-point and might be worth checking out.

At ZDNet.com

D-Link Product Page

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