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Written by Olin Coles   
Saturday, 12 January 2008
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2008 International CES Computer Technology Highlights
Belkin Flywire Wi-Fi N 5GHz HDMI HDTV Receiver
D-Link DIR-855 Router and D-Life
NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Technology
Thermaltake BigWater 780 ESA and Armor LS
Cooler Master CSX and Cosmos S Cases
SilverStone ESA Commander and SaberTooth Mouse
OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator and HydroFlow
NVIDIA Stereosonic 3D Gaming
Logitech Harmony One Touchscreen LCD Remote Control
Lian Li PC-P80 Full-Tower ATI Spider Case
2008 CES Final Thoughts and Conclusion

D-Link offered some innovations for the digital home of the future, demonstrating everything needed to bring entertainment and connectivity from the PC to the living room. The D-Link booth will hosted several live presentations of streaming Internet content, kiosks showcasing late-breaking innovations such as a digital photo frame capable of displaying rich content over the Internet via a home Wi-Fi connection, D-Link draft 802.11n dual band Wi-Fi networking, advanced home storage and file sharing solutions, and displays featuring D-Link's newest and most popular routers with customizable skins. Among the digital home networking and entertainment solutions on display, Benchmark Reviews felt that two particular product technologies stood out from the crowd:

Xtreme N Duo Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router DIR-855

For the past six months, my computer company has sold dozens of the D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router since we tested it here at Benchmark Reviews. One of the few criticisms was the lack of 5GHz band, so it's great to see D-Link return to the design table and make a product that appears to be everything we originally wanted... and more.

This high-powered D-Link router is engineered to enhance speed and range when running multiple devices including HD media players, game consoles and computers. The next-generation Dual Band 802.11n Draft N Router allows home users to simultaneously browse the Internet or send emails using the 2.4GHz band while streaming movies, music or playing games using the less crowded 5GHz band, thus ensuring that applications run as smoothly as possible over the wireless network and offering an outstanding Internet experience.

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First-Ever Customized Router Skins - D-Link has teamed with Skinit to offer the industry's first personalized electronic device skins for its most popular routers, offering customers the option to customize their routers with some 3000 designs, including favorite photos, fashion designs, sports teams, colleges, tattoo art, initials, symbols, corporate logos, etc. Skinit's skins are personalized, high-quality vinyl covers specially designed to fit a broad variety of consumer electronic devices. Initially, the skins will be available for D-Link's DIR-855, DIR-655, DIR-625, DIR-615, DGL-4500, DGL-4300, DGL-4100 and DI-624 routers.

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D-Link D-Life Setup Service

"D-Life" is a user focused extension of the D-Link product offering where everything just works simply and effortlessly via an easy to use website (http://www.d-life.com/). The D-Life website and D-Life-Enabled products are designed to provide customers an easier way to experience a connected, digital lifestyle. The D-Life website leverages Web. 2.0 connectivity and community, allowing users to easily manage their D-Life world via an online, customizable interface that can be accessed anytime, anywhere the user has Internet access. The ground-breaking site, which has been in development for the past several years, takes the work out of installation and management of devices, enabled users to install products using familiar web tools.

D-Link D-Life

The D-Life website leverages Web. 2.0 connectivity and community, allowing users to easily manage their D-Life world via an online, customizable interface that can be accessed anytime, anywhere the user has Internet access. The ground-breaking site, which has been in development for the past several years, takes the work out of installation and management of devices by offering the following user experience:

Connect

To set up the product the user follows these steps

  • Go to http://www.d-life.com/ and set up a user account
  • Add the product to their D-Life account by entering 2 product ID numbers located on the device
  • Connect the D-Life-Enabled device to the home network
  • The user is ready to go, simple as that

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Organize

Users manage and organize their D-Life products and D-Life services from one central place, via an easy to navigate website

  • Users can easily add new D-Life products to their existing account
  • Users can define their D-Life profile and define the settings for their D-Life-Enabled products

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Empower

Users get more from their digital products then ever before

  • On the D-Life website the user will be able to purchase services associated with their products, including minutes for phone usage, storage for video.
  • Connect with other D-Life users using Internet phones, instant messaging and Internet voice mailbox.
  • Allow other D-Life users to share their products, including the remote viewing of security camera video



 

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