FCC approves new Sony Wi-Fi card

At this point it appears almost indistinguishable from the company’s current one.

Though Sony says the range of the WL100 is greater than that of the new model, it’s possible the company is simply being more realistic. It’s unlikely that anyone was actually able to get the WL100 to connect at a range of 300 feet indoors or 1000 feet outdoors. The WL110 promises 200 feet indoors or 500 feet outdoors, a bit more realistic numbers.

The two Wi-Fi cards are so similar the fact that the WL110 has two status indicator lights, rather than the one the WL100 sports, qualifies as a major change. According to the user manual submitted to the FCC, both the cards can even use the same software driver.

Both cards use the 802.11b (Wi-Fi) wireless networking standard and are CompactFlash cards. They can be used with Sony’s NX series and the NZ90.

The WL100 was made by Symbol Technologies, while it looks like the WL110 will be made by Sony itself. It’s possible this change is simply to allow Sony to sell a product it makes, rather than one it has to buy from another company.

Sony has not yet announced the WL110. The FCC must approve all wireless products before they can be released and companies rarely say anything about a product before it gets FCC approval. However, several retailers already have the WL110 listed, though none have it available. Prices range from $140 to $150.

Memory Stick Version Coming

Sony had a Memory Stick with Wi-Fi capabilities at this month’s CeBIT tradeshow. Company representatives at the show said this would be available mid-summer. However, Sony representatives in the U.S. were unable to confirm this.

The company may have developed the internal wireless hardware and be planning to release it in two forms for different handheld models.

Source: Bright Hand

Mobile

Benchmark results show Snapdragon 855 destroys previous-generation chip

Almost exactly a year after the launch of the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm took the wraps off of its next-generation mobile platform, the new Snapdragon 855. The new chip puts an emphasis on A.I. performance.
Home Theater

Banish the bunny ears (and monthly bills) with these excellent HD antennas

When transitioning away from cable and satellite, finding the best HDTV antenna for your area can be touch. To help, we've compiled our picks of the best indoor HDTV antennas you can buy.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Photography

Starting your very own vlog? Here are the best cameras to buy

Any camera that shoots video can be used to vlog, but a few models stand out from the crowd thanks to superior image quality, ergonomics, and usability. When it comes to putting your life on YouTube, here are the best cameras for the job.
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods -- we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our 10 favorites.
Mobile

If you're looking for a good laugh, here are 70 questions to ask Siri

Siri has come a long way since her first appearance on the iPhone 4S in 2011. We know she can make appointments and give directions, did you know she can make you laugh too? If you want proof, here are lots of funny questions to ask Siri.
Mobile

AT&T jumps the gun with deliberately misleading 5GE launch

As excitement about 5G networks continues to build, AT&T jumps the gun with a ridiculous and deliberate attempt to deceive the public with 5G Evolution – a speed bump that’s based on improvements to 4G tech.
Mobile

We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2019

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.
Mobile

On a budget? We found the best affordable smartphones you can buy

Here are the best cheap phones for anyone working with a tight budget, whether you're a fan of stock Android or marathon battery life. Find out what you can get for under $500 or far, far less as we round up the best budget smartphones.
Mobile

Apple’s official iPhone XS battery case is finally here

Apple has been rumored to be working on a new iPhone battery case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now, those new cases are finally here, offering seven hours of extra use for each iPhone and are available for $129.
Social Media

Twitter extends its new timeline feature to Android users

Twitter users with an Android device can now quickly switch between an algorithm-generated timeline and one that shows the most recent tweets first. The new feature landed for iPhone users last month.
Mobile

Apple’s iPhone battery offer was reportedly way more popular than expected

As many as 11 million iPhone owners reportedly made use of Apple's cheaper battery replacement offer that launched in 2018 in response to the iPhone throttling debacle — some 10 times more than the company had apparently expected.
Mobile

Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia

HMD Global, a startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it’s made up of ex-Nokia employees. We go behind the scenes to see how HMD formed.
Mobile

Could this be our first look at the design of the 2019 iPhone?

While it's not been long since the last iPhones launched, rumors for the next iPhone are already surfacing. Apple's 2019 flagship could include a variety of upgrades ranging from a new design to enhanced features.