CES 2007: Belkin launch first N1 Wireless ExpressCard

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Belkin have announced what they claim to be the first wireless card featuring ExpressCard technology, that will give any notebook 802.11n (draft) wi-fi capability.

The N1 Wireless ExpressCard connects to the ExpressCard slot, increasingly being found on notebook computers, and so offers access to the higher speed and greater range that 802.11n offers.

The N1 Wireless offers a link rate of up to 300Mbps in 40MHz Channel Mode. Also coming to the N1 range are a wireless router, a wireless desktop card, and a wireless notebook card.

Research suggests that nearly half of all notebooks shipped in 2007 will have ExpressCard slots.

Available already in the US, priced $99.99, it will roll out to other markets later in the year.

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Andy Merrett