$299.99 on Linksys.com
Engineered to deliver best-in-class networking performance, the Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router delivers an unmatched user experience and ultimate Wi-Fi coverage for your home. We’ve upgraded the iconic Linksys blue-and-black design and outfitted the router with the latest Wireless-AC platform along with the industry’s first four antenna configuration with a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM to provide exceptional signal strength and range to simultaneously support multiple users. We also added a unique dual eSATA/USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 port to the Linksys WRT1900AC to conveniently connect an array of devices and experience lightning-fast transfer speeds.The WRT1900AC features exclusive SMART Wi-Fi software to monitor and control your network anywhere and anytime. It’s our first router to offer the Network Map smart tool, providing an intuitive at-a-glance view of your entire network. For advanced users who want to customize their firmware, the WRT1900AC stays true to its lineage by offering an Open WRT compatible firmware with Open Source ready capabilities that allow advanced users to expand the capabilities of the Router.
The Belkin Thunderbolt™ Express Dock is an easy, powerful way to take advantage of Thunderbolt™ technology. The Thunderbolt™ Express Dock lets you use a single connection to create high-speed, reliable transfers between your laptop and up to eight other devices, including FireWire, Ethernet, USB, and daisy chaining multiple Thunderbolt™ devices. So taking your laptop when you go, and bringing it home when you return means connecting with only one cable.
nio Tag, which prevents the loss of your smartphone and other valuables. As the first Bluetooth-powered security tag, you simply attach the nio Tag to any item you want to keep track of while out and about (i.e., purse, luggage, laptop case, child, etc.) or you can carry the nio Tag to secure a smartphone or iPad. Should you become separated from the item, an alarm will alert you – acting as a buddy system or an invisible, electronic leash.
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Headphones and earbuds: Never miss a beat with these two new earphone products, perfect for music lovers on the go.
These new headphones deliver a rich surround sound audio experience with impressive range in convenient and affordable package. Features include:
- Ability to wirelessly listen to your favorite music while traveling, working out, or on the go.
- Collapsible for easy transportation and has Bluetooth version 4.0 to sync with your iPod® iPhone®, Android phone, or other media device that uses Bluetooth.
- The earpieces are composed of 2 woofers (50mm 32O) and 6 3D speakers (13mm 16O).
- The headphones are rechargeable via Micro USB, and have a built-in 650mAh battery to provide up to 25 hours of playtime when using Bluetooth.
These noise canceling earphones are perfect for those who don’t want to carry bulky headphones on their travels. Features include:
- An inline active noise reduction (ANR) module, which helps eliminate up to 99% of external noise.
- A second inline module that functions as an inline control for the music player. This allows convenient control of the volume, pause/resume playback, and to skip tracks forward or backward on Apple iPod and iPhone devices, while Android devices are limited to the pause/resume playback function.
- Use the inline control to answer and drop incoming phone calls with a single press of the center button on the inline control module for both Apple and Android devices.
Battery Backup and LED Flashlight for iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices ($24.31, #10575) — This sleek battery backup appears as slim as an iPhone and features a 3500mAh capacity, which is enough to charge a smartphone from a dead battery to full at least once.The battery also features an LED flashlight so you can insert your keys in the door lock without fumbling around in the dark.
Battery Backup and LED Flashlight for iPhone®, iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices ($29.20, #10577) — This battery backup features a 5200mAh capacity, which is enough to fully charge an iPhone at least two times. Just plug your charging cable into the battery and it starts charging automatically. It has a maximum charge output of 1.5A. The battery also features an LED flashlight for use.
Appearances can truly be deceiving with this compact speaker that delivers exceptional sound quality. Features include:
- A 3 watts/channel stereo amplifier powering a pair of 4-ohm rated, 40mm drivers, which produce striking loudness and clarity for its compact dimensions.
- Bluetooth and NFC capabilities.
- A built-in 1200mAh rechargeable battery, which can provide up to 10 hours of music playback.
High Performance NFC Speaker ($38.30, #10619)
With a stylish appearance that resembles a throwback to the 1970s, this compact but powerful speaker provides a modern sonic performance comparable to much larger speakers or boom boxes. Features:
- This speaker complies with the Bluetooth 2.1 specification, with the A2DP and HFP profiles.
- It features a Near Field Communications capability, which allows you to pair the speaker to your phone simply by touching your phone to the speaker handle.
- The A2DP profile allows you to control the volume and to skip tracks from the speaker controls and the HFP profile allows you to use the speaker, with its built-in microphone, as a hands-free communication device.
- The Bluetooth connection has a range of up to 32 feet (10 meters).
UWater – The Ultimate Active Lifestyle Companion
UWater offers the world’s smallest action audio gear that goes from sand to surf! Designed to go anywhere, weighing just one ounce, the UWater G5 is a 4GB 100% waterproof MP3/FM player that can be attached to goggles, a headband, armband, swimsuit, wetsuit or belt so that you can play your favorite songs or listen to audio books while out enjoying your favorite water sports, including swimming laps! UWater G5 is available for $60 at www.gearedtobefit.com