updated 09:35 am EST, Fri January 11, 2008
NewerTech offers 802.11n
In addition to its new iPhone accessory line, Newer Technology launched a new line of advanced wireless networking products, featuring support for the latest 802.11n protocols: the NewerTech MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless Router and Adapter line includes a router, PC Card adapter for older laptops, PCI card for desktops, and USB 2.0 adapter. The MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless Router and Adapters utilize MIMO, a signal processing and smart antenna technology, to transfer multiple data streams through multiple antennas for transfer rates of up to 300Mbps and up to four times greater reception range over 802.11g. The router supports instant setup of protected networks, WPA2 security, Web-based administration, simple firewall, MAC address filtering, and NAT filtering.
"Because the NewerTech MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless Router and Adapters are backwards compatible with earlier 802.11g/b wireless standards, users can add MAXPower products to their current network, while still maintaining their existing investment," the company noted. "The hallmark of the Macintosh industry has always been about providing an elegant, Plug & Play and comprehensive user experience."
The MAXPower Wireless Router is priced at $98, while the MAXPower PCMCIA Laptop Cardbus Adapter is $60. Both the MAXPower Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter (with Extension Cradle) as well as the PCI Adapter (with moveable antenna base) for desktop computers are $65. The products are expected to be available on January 25, include a full two year NewerTech warranty, and are compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later (as well as Windows 2000, XP, or Vista).
NewerTech USB stick and wireless router