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310 products

  1. Buffalo LinkStation Mini 1TB review

    Buffalo LinkStation Mini 1TB review

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    When Buffalo visited the TechRadar offices to show off this product its representatives confessed that they didn’t quite know who would buy the LinkStation Mini. A squashed down version of the company’s very successful LinkStation Live range, the Mini packs in two 500GB 2.5-inch laptop hard drives in a fanless casing.

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    Apple AirPort Express review

    Apple AirPort Express review

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    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.

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    Slinglink Turbo review

    Slinglink Turbo review

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    An ingenious alternative is ‘powerline Ethernet’, which uses your existing mains wiring as the communications medium.

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    Solwise DMP-1120w review

    Solwise DMP-1120w review

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    The DMP-1120w, which bears more than a superficial resemblance to the Mac Mini, jacks into a home network via Ethernet or 54g wi-fi. It will feed your display via composite, RGB Scart or component.

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    Linksys PLK200-UK review

    Linksys PLK200-UK review

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    The appearance of the PLK200-UK system indicates that it is manufactured by a networking company rather than a consumer electronics company such as, say, Apple or Sony.

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    Hawking Hi-Gain 12dBi review

    Hawking Hi-Gain 12dBi review

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    If you live in a built-up area and suffer from a weak wireless signal on your home network, this directional window antenna is worth a look

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    Slingbox Solo review

    Slingbox Solo review

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    The Slingbox Solo enables you to watch your TV wherever a computer with a broadband network connection is available. It can stream video to a computer on your home network, or a remotely located one connected to the ‘net.

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    Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer review

    Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer review

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    This Netgear 'digital entertainer' isn't exactly pioneering. It's been three years since we had streaming of audio and pictures over 802.11b and two years since the first video streamers...

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    Freecom Storage Gateway WLAN 250GB review

    Freecom Storage Gateway WLAN 250GB review

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    For such a compact little drive, Freecom's new Storage Gateway packs a mighty punch. The styling and finish are excellent, but the most obvious difference between this drive and its main rivals is the antenna that sticks up from the back

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    Linksys Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 review

    Linksys Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 review

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    Providing a network bridge between an external disk and a home network is a welcome idea, offering anyone who has already invested in one or more USB storage devices a way to network their files, but Linksys' Storage Link is badly conceived

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    Akasa Combo USB Hub review

    Akasa Combo USB Hub review

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    With the ever-growing number of memory card formats available, having a reader that is able to handle them all is growing increasingly necessary.

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    Iomega Storcenter review

    Iomega Storcenter review

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    The Storcenter is beautifully compact, enclosing its two drives in a simple, understated solid metal body. There's support for Gigabit Ethernet, RAID 1 and 0 and uPnP for media streaming, as well as two USB sockets for networking a printer.

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    Solwise 200AV HomePlug Adapter review

    Solwise 200AV HomePlug Adapter review

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    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.

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    Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless review

    Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless review

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    We've always been enormously fond of the Slingbox, which lets you watch a video from your own AV equipment (digibox, DVD player, Media Center PC and so on) via LAN or the internet

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    Philips Streamium SLM5500 review

    Philips Streamium SLM5500 review

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    One thing that’s immediately noticeable about the Streamium SLM5500 is that it lacks an HDMI port, so you’ll need to use Component if you want HD output. The only other video output is SCART, and depending on your choice of outputs you’ll have to move a switch on the rear of the unit.

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    Data Robotics Drobo review

    Data Robotics Drobo review

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    Yes, it's an external case for a hard disk, and, yes, it costs £350 without a single drive fitted, but we're still really excited about this product. To understand why, you have to understand the problems it's here to solve...

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    Linksys Kiss1600 review

    Linksys Kiss1600 review

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    Other than the Xbox, which is really designed as a games machine, this is the only streamer to include a DVD drive. The drive is locked to region 2, but it's an interesting addition and the Linksys Kiss 1600 upscales your DVDs to 720p and 1080i

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    Dvico TVIX HD M4000P review

    Dvico TVIX HD M4000P review

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    The updated version of the TVIX M-3000U now includes a digital HD output in the form of a DVI connection, but strangely, no HDMI. Connectivity is via wired Ethernet, although you can attach a wireless USB adaptor to the USB input.

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    Systemline Musicserver review

    Systemline Musicserver review

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    Music servers are coming thick and fast at the moment and the Systemline, from a part of the Armour Home Electronics empire, seems like a typical enough example. It has a CD drive, an internal hard disc and just enough buttons and front-panel display to make operation possible without attaching a TV monitor, or using the remote control.

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    D-Link DNS-323 review

    D-Link DNS-323 review

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    The case feels a bit cheap, but once installed, the drives are secure and protected. The twin-bay setup allows two 750GB hard drives to be installed for 1.5GB in RAID 0 or 750GB of entirely secure RAID 1 data storage.

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    FIA On3 review

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    Devices that are designed to bridge the gap between IT and AV equipment are big business. Until now wireless media adapters have hogged the technological limelight, enabling you to stream content from a PC to a TV via a set-top box

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    Microsoft Windows DVD Maker review

    Microsoft Windows DVD Maker review

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    DVD Maker is included with Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, or any higher version. Does this mean the other makers of DVD authoring software have something to worry about? Well, not really

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    Terratec Noxon 2 review

    Terratec Noxon 2 review

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    Effectively a cross between an Mac Mini and a Philips Streamium, the Noxon 2 Audio is a digital media adapter that gives you access to 2,500 web radio stations. Its front is dominated by a large blue-backlit display

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    Evesham mBox review

    Evesham mBox review

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    A house with access to the MP3 collection in every room used to be the preserve of the hardcore audiophile, but now we all expect a home with omnipresent tunes.

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