Archive for D-Link

Boxee Box Release Delayed Until November

Posted in D-Link by Darrin Olson on June 13th, 2010

Boxee Box release delayedWe hadn’t heard anything from D-Link and their Boxee Box in a while and they were coming towards the end of the expected Q2 release when they made a blog post announcing the delay of release. Apparently the Q2 time frame “proved overly ambitious” according to the post and a new release date for the US and Canada has been set to ship sometime in November.

The Boxee Box boasts the ability to bring many different types of streaming media to your HDTV from multiple online sources or connected directly through local media storage devices. Pandora, last.fm, shoutcast, We are Hunted, flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Flash 10.1 and most recently My Damn Channel are some of the media tied into the box.

Boxee Box gets official, under $200

Posted in D-Link by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2010

Despite being announced already, the Boxee Box just got more officially official, showing off at CES. Now it also has a more complete spec list. It will cost under $200, with support a wide variety of formats, including DivX, VC-1, WMV, H.264 MKV, and Flash 10.1.

Service support is just as broad, with Pandora, Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and Flickr. Plus there’s Boxee’s app platform, plugins, and games. No word on just what is powering this device, but NVIDA is a good guess.

D-Link ships DIR-685 all in one router

Posted in D-Link by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2009

D-Link ships DIR-685 all in one routerThe DIR-685 was first introduced way back in January at CES and now the company has began shipping them. The DIR-685 features a built-in draft N Wi-Fi module that allows it to communicate with network attached storage devices.

But that isn’t all it does. That 3.2 inch LCD screen will play streaming video or you can use it as a digital photo frame. If you like stats, it will display status information in graphs and gauges too. Like weather, but don’t have any windows to look outside? You can program the screen to display weather forecasts and other live internet content. This router does a lot.

D-Link adds CAPTCHA anti-trojan security to routers

Posted in D-Link by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2009

D-Link adds CAPTCHA anti-trojan security to routersWe are all familiar with those annoying know captchas that can be found on sites all over the web. The idea is to make sure that you are human. Well, D-Link has added it to their latest router range. Yep. Routers with Captcha-capability built-in, hoping to prevent attacks from malware and spyware.

The new firmware will also also work with current models, where the distorted letters and numbers combination are added to common router settings pages. The D-Link router models that feature CAPTCHA include the DIR-615, DIR-625, DIR-628, DIR-655, DIR-825, DIR-855, DIR-685 and DGL-4500.

CES 2008

D-Link’s PC-on-TV makes a wireless PC monitor

Posted in CES 2008,D-Link,Media Players by Darrin Olson on January 7th, 2008

D-Link PC-on-TV media player system streams the computer display to your TVD-Link has a new networking product that they are unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, boasting the ability to bring videos, movies and photos wirelessly from a PC to a television or projector, getting your online video content into your living room. The D-Link PC-on-TV (DPG-1200) receiver connects to your television through composite or component cable connections and streams content from your PC through WiFi.

The press release from D-Link talks about using the system to stream media content to your television which is the most likely use for many people, and says it is media player-independent, allowing viewing of just about any media player that plays on your PC like YouTube, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. You can also view an internet browser or play some online games through the system and navigate the display with an included remote control and trackball. Our interpretation of this is that the device really does what the name says: “PC-on-TV”. The ability to play media and view photos on your television is a big part but seems to be focused on for marketing purposes.

CES 2008

New D-Link picture frame is Internet ready

Posted in CES 2008,D-Link,Digital Photo Frames by Nino Marchetti on January 6th, 2008

D-Link Internet Photo Frame (DSM-210)D-Link is betting you’ll want to manage your next digital picture frame through the Internet and has arrived at CES with the D-Link Internet Photo Frame (DSM-210). It is priced at around $250.

The D-Link Internet Photo Frame (DSM-210) looks like any standard digital picture frame with a high resolution 10-inch LCD display. It has built-in wired and wireless adapters which connect over a home network to a special Web site. On this site you can organize photos online for display as well as remotely stream content such as weather, news, trivia and more using popular Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. Photos can also loaded onto the frame via a “widget” application which exists on your desktop computer.

New D-Link wireless router gives gamers priority

Posted in D-Link,Routers by Nino Marchetti on October 30th, 2007

D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500)All wireless routers are boring looking and some shade of gray, right? Not so, says D-Link. The hardware connectivity company is going a little stylish with a black paint job and interesting OLED display on its new D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500), priced at around $240.

The D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500) is gamer-focused, combining Draft 802.11n wireless technology with an “intelligent” packet processing engine to give online gaming a priority for bandwidth over other home network applications. There’s also duo wireless technology to let you choose between the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band, Gigabit WAN and LAN ports and a “game-centric” user interface which allows for configuration of multiple ports or port ranges in the firewall by selecting a game title from a menu.

New D-Link device acts as Windows Media Extender

Posted in D-Link,Set Top Boxes by Nino Marchetti on September 27th, 2007

D-Link DSM-750 MediaLounge Media PlayerD-Link today unveiled its latest wireless media player device which can double as an Extender for Windows Media Center from Microsoft. The D-Link DSM-750 MediaLounge Media Player is priced at around $350 and should be available in November.

The D-Link DSM-750 MediaLounge Media Player first and foremost is touted as being a Windows Media Center Extender, meaning it can be used to wirelessly stream media from a host PC running Windows Vista with Windows Media Center Extender technology to a device attached to the player. It also offers features like silent operation and a TV user interface for browsing and selecting digital content for playback.