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by Mike Zazaian September 3, 2006 - 11:35am, 1 Comment

For anybody who’s fidgeted around their bedroom, trying desperately to get a single bar of connection from the WiFi router downstairs, hField has developed the product for you.


It’s called the “Wi-Fire,” and as you can see from the pictures above provided by hField, it will make you happier than you were before. Originally developed by Lehigh University graduates for a student entrepreneurial competition, the Wi-Fire hooks up to any Windows computer through a USB port, and can be mounted on either the computer itself or anywhere the receiver’s clasp can fit. Sorry Mac users, no support yet.

After it’s attached the nifty device can pickup wireless 802.11b/g access points up to 1000 feet away. In their testing of the product, hField encountered situations where a WiFi adapter went from a 1MB/s connection speed 200 feet from an access point but achieved speeds in excess of 30MB/s with the Wi-Fire at the same distance.

The Wi-Fire is on sale directly from hField’s website for $150, and based on the price of some recent wireless-n routers, it seems to be quite a deal.