Walmart's Vudu-Only Chromecast Knockoff Somehow Wasn't Just a Bad Dream

​Progressive Insurance's Driver Tracking Tool Is Ridiculously Insecure

Progressive Insurance offers customers the option to plug a device into their cars' OBDII ports to track their driving and lower their insurance rates. Unsurprisingly, it's about as secure as a Tiffany necklace left on a sidewalk. But that doesn't mean the dongle will turn your car into a killer robot. » 1/20/15 5:26pm 1/20/15 5:26pm

Intel's $150 HDMI Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows Desktop

Got an HDMI port handy? Sure, you could plug in a Chromecast, Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Stick to get your Netflix fix. Or you could pay $150 to get a full Windows 8.1 PC in the same form factor. » 1/09/15 2:07pm 1/09/15 2:07pm

Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter Makes Your TV a Second Screen

Everyone knows of Google's successful Chromecast dongle, and the amount of imitators and competitors for USB-powered streaming supremacy are steadily climbing. Roku revealed its own Streaming Stick earlier this year and now Microsoft will be releasing its Wireless Display Adapter in late October. » 9/23/14 2:37pm 9/23/14 2:37pm

Cirago BTA 7300 Lightning Review—Boom! Instant Connectivity

Getting my geriatric laptop to play with whichever Wi-Fi network I'm using is always an adventure. Almost as fun as trying to pair my wireless headphones with the machine's non-existent Bluetooth connection. If only there were a single dongle to do both—easily. » 11/22/11 3:20pm 11/22/11 3:20pm

AT&T's First 4G LTE Dongles—and How Much LTE'll Cost You

Starting next week, you'll be able to prepare for AT&T's LTE network on your laptop, tablet (or whatever else!) with a new hotspot or USB dongle. But how much will the mobile broadband run you? » 8/16/11 11:09am 8/16/11 11:09am

T-Mobile Expands Its 4G Network to 55 New Cities and Offers Them a…

Cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, LA, Miami and San Francisco have had the T-Mobile 4G network switch flicked on, which is just as well because T-Mobile is now selling its first 42Mbps dongle, the Rocket 3.0. [T-Mobile] » 5/24/11 3:40am 5/24/11 3:40am

The Best Gadgets (So Far)

A new month is upon us! Warmth! Fresh air! Smiling children! Tax refunds! Flowers! And plenty of gadgets—tablets and smartphones and dongles, oh my!—crave. Here's our newest of the best of the Bestmodo. » 5/03/11 5:03pm 5/03/11 5:03pm

Oh Hello, LTE 4G Dongle For Mac

As hard as it may be to believe or abide, there hasn't yet been an LTE dongle that's Mac-compatible until today. About time! If you've got a MacBook and you're in the market for some of Verizon's sweet 4G honey, your wait has officially ended. » 2/01/11 3:50pm 2/01/11 3:50pm

Shoot DSLRs From a Distance Over Bluetooth, Using an iOS App

With the power of Bluetooth...comes BlueSLR! A magical Bluetooth dongle which hooks up to Nikon DSLRs for controlling from iOS devices up to 300 feet away. Unfortunately only Nikon cams are supported at the mo, but Canon's aren't far behind. » 12/08/10 1:40pm 12/08/10 1:40pm

Why Don't We Have a 2-in-1 iPad Camera Connection Kit Yet?

Remember how the iPad camera connection kit was really hard to get hold of? How they were going for close to $200 on eBay? Chinese iPad users are using this handy $26 2-in-1 USB/SD card dongle. Lucky guys. » 8/09/10 7:23am 8/09/10 7:23am

PhotoTracker Plus Geotagging Dongle Pulls Ahead of Nikon GP-1

From price to power consumption to available tracking channels to, well, just about everything, the PhotoTracker Plus is a step ahead of the GP-1 when it comes to geotagging your photos on a Nikon DSLR. » 5/30/10 11:00am 5/30/10 11:00am

Warpia Easy Dock Spearheads the Wireless USB Revolution

Wires. Lame, right? Always getting tangled up, keeping you tethered to your desk. But! We've hit the age of wireless USB. Now Macbook and PC alike can connect cordlessly to any desktop setting through products like the Warpia Easy Dock. » 3/09/10 6:40pm 3/09/10 6:40pm

X-Tube DTS Surround Sound Sensation Laptop Dongle Gets Reviewed With…

Curse the fact (again) I don't live in Japan! Akihabara News has greased their mitts all over Hanwa's dongle, which upgrades the audio on your laptop to that of DTS surround sound sensation. » 3/08/10 6:12am 3/08/10 6:12am

VHS to DVD Converter Dongle From Buffalo Will Digitize Traumatic…

It's about time you got around to digitizing those prized Full House video tapes you have stashed in the attic. Buffalo's PC-SDVD/U2G dongle is one of the most efficient ways we've seen, connecting to your VHS player and PC. » 2/17/10 9:42am 2/17/10 9:42am

Hanwa's USB Valve Dongle Upgrades Your Windows Machine With DTS Audio

It'll use up one of your valuable USB ports, and is only compatible with Windows, but a Hanwa USB valve tube that gives you the mighty power of DTS surround sound sensation? Where do I sign up? » 2/17/10 4:39am 2/17/10 4:39am

AT&T Lets You Pay-As-You-Go For Notebook DataConnect Coverage

Instead of signing up for a monthly plan on a notebook data card, AT&T now lets you pay for chunks of data beforehand. Unfortunately, it's really expensive. » 11/23/09 1:59pm 11/23/09 1:59pm

Elephant Flash Drive's Junk Is Bigger Than His Trunk

If you think that trunk is impressive, wait until you see this Elephant's giant dongle. The 4GB USB flash drive whips out from the beast's underbelly when you're ready for it to mount your computer. [XTremeGeek via GeekyGadgets via CraziestGadgets] » 6/16/09 8:00pm 6/16/09 8:00pm