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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000

We’ve long admired Microsoft’s Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000; its combination of a downward tilting typing surface and a split layout is the perfect salve for our aching wrists. But we aren’t as fond of the Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, which is unfortunate, as the devices are paired in one bundle for the weak-wristed.

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How We Test Wireless Routers

Maximum PC Lab North: Product testing in a real-world environment.

Linksys Goes Dual Band

Linksys' new WRT600N wireless router utilizes bandwidth in both the 2.4- and 5GHz wireless spectrums.

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iControl Advanced Starter Kit

This month, we also reviewed the larger of iControl’s two starter kits, which consists of a wireless camera, a motion detector, an Intermatic Z-Wave lamp module, a door/window detector, a motion detector, a keychain remote, and a control module that plugs into your wireless router.

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WiLife Lukwerks Surveillance Starter Kit

We nearly slapped WiLife’s Spy Camera Starter Kit with a Geek Tested: Disapproved label when we checked it out in our May 2007 issue. The camera was poorly disguised in the massive body of a fugly digital clock. But the company’s software was so impressive that we called in its Indoor Camera Starter Kit ($300) and an add-on outdoor camera ($230) for a full review.
Each of WiLife’s cameras uses HomePlug powerline networking, so you need only plug the cameras into wall outlets, hook a USB receiver to your PC, and install the software. We had a two-camera system up and working within 15 minutes.

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Wireless USB Hubs: A Fool's Dream?

The concept of a wireless USB hub is a great idea, so why can't anyone deliver one worth buying?

Amp’d Mobile Shuts Down

Wireless provider sends text message to users saying it will cease operations on July 24