A good way to get broadband and wireless networking to otherwise inaccessible parts of your home.
A docking station can add extra features to your laptop, but as with this version from Belkin, they work best when used as part of your ofﬁce setup.
Plugging directly into any ol' router, the Belkin Network USB hub allows you to access any ol' USB device plugged into it from anywhere on your network. If multiple users are on there wanting to use the device, you can easily send a usage request through the hub's software; unfortunately, two people can't use the same device at any one time.
With very little fanfare, Apple finally upgraded the last of its WiFi products still to be using 802.11g to the faster and wider-coverage standard, 802.11n.
With the ever-growing number of memory card formats available, having a reader that is able to handle them all is growing increasingly necessary.
The interesting part about wireless technology is that it represents one of the few situations where technology has overtaken the hardware available. Home networks are coming under constant demands, having to deal with media streaming, home servers, high definition... and thick walls.
Spare USB ports are a precious commodity, rare enough for us to have tobuy USB hubs in order to make more of them. And then we plug other USBdevices into those hubs and so the chain goes on.
We know what you’re thinking: “£63 for a USB hub?” However, there’s something rather different about this shiny slab. It’ll take any standard USB device such as a USB hard drive and make it networkable.