Networked Body Scale

Wi-Fi Body Scale

Nice body scale is produced by Withings. It isn’t just accurate measure your weight, display results on the graphic screen and look stylish. The Withings body scale includes built-in WiFi adapter. Using it the data is transmitted via home network to the private account on the web site where you can your monitor weight curve and fat mass from any PC with web browser. Additionally the special application for iPhone or iPod Touch can be used to access your private page with weight statics. The scale supports up to 8 separated accounts for all family members. The networked Body Scale is tagged at $183 US.

It’s good idea to have WiFi Body Scale at home. You never forget your weight one week, month, year ago if you’ll use it. Such device will be very useful for sportsmen (and sportswomen of course), top models and for everybody who have to control their weight.

Belkin’s Gigabit Powerline Adapter

Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit

Belkin claims that its new Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit adapters can outpace the current 200Mbps standard speed of most other powerline devices by five fold! Sure you’ll able to get 1000Mbps under ideal settings only. But even half of gigabit will be nice. Especially that the price of pair of Belkin’s Gigabit Powerline Adapters is just $150 in US. The European version will be released at the begining of August and it isn’t priced yet.

[via Engadget]

ITU Approves HomePNA 3.1 as a Global Multimedia Home Networking Standard

HomePNA
HomePNA announced today that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has standardized the HomePNA 3.1 multimedia home networking specification, making HomePNA the only internationally standardized existing-wire home networking technology. HomePNA 3.1 enables service providers to offer high-speed, triple-play Internet services over both phone wires and coaxial cables at speeds up to 320 megabits per second.

ITU standards promote technology adoption because they facilitate interconnectivity and enable telecommunication services to be provided on a worldwide scale. While the ITU standardizes technology at the global level, HomePNA members develop, promote and certify market-worthy technology.

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Electrical outlet to network connection

XE104G Netgear offers easy way to extend the Internet to any room in your home without having to run new wires – XE104G. XE104G is a 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Switch. Simply plug one XE104 into your router and another XE104 (up to 4 can be used) to any Ethernet-ready devices including a PC, a gaming console, Netgear’s SC101 Storage Central, a Slingbox™ a DVR or Netgear’s PS121 USB Print Server.

The XE104 works with 2 or 3 prong standard 110 volt electrical outlets and is compatible with any standard 10 or 100Mbps Ethernet drive. The switch reaches data rates up to 85Mbps with other XE104 PowerLine devices. The XE104 4-port switch is ideal for setting up a LAN party in minutes.