usb dongle

  • X-Tube: Hanwa's USB dongle makes PCs DTS-compatible

    Vacuum tubes are usually used in tube or valve amplifiers (electronic amplifiers) to boost the power of a signal. The technology has been around for decades, and vacuum tubes seem to be pretty enough for Hanwa Japan to announce [JP] the X-Tube today, a USB dongle that looks like one of those tubes and allows you to upgrade your computer with DTS sound. Read More

  • Review: T-Mobile webConnect USB laptop stick

    Let’s just cut to the chase, folks. T-Mobile’s first USB dongle is a welcome addition to the big magenta, but it has its flaws. However, as a long time T-Mobile customer I’m just happy to have a broadband dongle at all. My speed tests in the Bay Area (CA) were quite good both in San Francisco and around the Bay. I was averaging between 700 and 800kbps down and around 300kbps… Read More

  • Hands on: Novatel Ovation USB760 modem for Verizon Wireless

    Novatel’s latest USB modem, Ovation MC760 Micro, has arrived at the CrunchGear office and it sure is tiny. It will be available from Verizon Wireless starting December 1st. It’s been redubbed the USB760 Modem for VZW and promises an average of 600 kbps to 1.4 mbps down and 500-800kbps up. The price for this dandy is $100 after a MIR and two-year contract. Not sure if this has been… Read More

  • Hands on: Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB dongle

    The USB dongle from Sierra that was announced last month is surprisingly sturdy contrary to the opinion of one CG reader. It was being demoed on the MacBook Air and it was really, really tiny. We now know it will be available with Sprint. Price and launch are still up in the air. Read More

  • Sierra Wireless announces Compass 597 USB dongle

    [photopress:compas597.png,full,center] The Compass 597 USB dongle is the smallest in Sierra Wireless’ product line. The 597 features a microSD slot and works over an EV-DO Rev. A connection. It also features TRU-Install software that supposedly makes setup easier and is the first in its’ class to include a connector for an external antenna as well as a built-in GPS antenna. It will… Read More

  • Hands on with the Sprint Novatel Wireless Ovation U727 dongle

    Besides the AT&T Duo, I received the latest USB dongle from Novatel for Sprint’s wicked fast EV-DO Rev A. network. The U727’s most notable features are the microSD slot and GPS. Once I get this up and running I’ll have a full review. If all goes well and I hope it does, the U727 will be my workhorse for CES next month. Read More

  • More USB dongles, this time from Sony Ericsson

    The MD300 from Sony Ericsson is the first USB mobile broadband modem that connects you to HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE or GPRS networks. It also comes pre-installed with PC software so you just have to plug ‘er in and you’re browsing in no time. It’s compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and OS X. The MD300 will be available in luxury black and metallic silver starting Q1 of… Read More

  • Sierra announces swiveling USB dongle


    Do USB dongles actually evolve this quickly? Apparently, so, since Sierra has announced the Apex 880 that supports HSUPA as well as tri-band HSPA/UMTS and quad-band EDGE/GRPS. It’s smaller than previous models and has a new innovative design that allows a rotating connector hinge to accommodate your laptop’s needs. The Apex 880 will begin shipping in January. Press Release Read More