EZ Commander Media Center Remote Features Trackball, 1980s Beige Color…

Ignoring the retro styling of this EZ Commander remote, it's got one remarkable feature that makes the whole five-buck-design worthwhile: a trackball. Even though trackballs went out of style for most computer users (some die hards still swear by them) they make plenty of sense to use with a remote, so you can mouse… » 3/27/08 3:20pm 3/27/08 3:20pm

Microsoft Presides Over Linksys, D-Link and Niveus Media Center…

Later today at DigitalLife, Microsoft's Windows Media Center chief Joe Belfiore will demo the new Media Center Extenders you're just now hearing about, including the Linksys DMA2200 and DMA2100, and the D-Link DSM-750 MediaLounge Media Player. Another one he'll show off is the Niveus Media Extender, which we'll cover… » 9/27/07 12:01am 9/27/07 12:01am

Hands On New Cisco Linksys Wireless-N Media Center Extenders (Plus:…

You may have heard about the new Media Center Extenders from Cisco's Linksys division. The DMA2200 shown above is a high-def MCE with 1080p-upscaling DVD player and Dual-Band Wireless-N, priced at $350. The smaller $300 DMA2100 MCE is geared for bedrooms and kitchens, places where you're going to want less clutter,… » 9/27/07 12:01am 9/27/07 12:01am