hField Technologies has just launched the Wi-Fire, a compact high-performance USB WiFi Adapter for Macintosh. With an integrated high gain directional antenna and extremely strong receive sensitivity, the Wi-Fire promises to give Mac users the freedom to connect to WiFi networks when they want, where they want. Users benefit from the increased mobility and greater range with faster speeds as compared to Airport or Airport Express.
Wi-Fire provides interoperability with any 802.11 b/g access point and multiplies the effectiveness of wireless networks allowing users to connect to a WiFi network from up to 1,000 feet, more than three times the range of Airport cards and other 802.11 adapters, at significantly higher speeds, and even in locations where no wireless signal could be detected previously.
Wi-Fire measures 3″ by 4″ with a 3/8″ thickness and it folds up with its mounting device and USB cable for portability.
Retail price for Wi-Fire is US$79.
“Wi-FireTM is the perfect device – light weight and easy to use – for the seriously mobile Mac user as well as Mac users who have problems connecting to their regular wireless network because of distance, obstacles or other interference,” said Tom DiClemente, hField’s CEO, in the press release. “We’re dedicated to Mac users connecting better, faster and more economically.”
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