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Archive: Awards and Reviews

USRobotics has a long history of building award winning products. Read about reviews and awards below by selecting a category:

Wireless Home Networking
Cable and DSL Modems
Broadband Routers and Gateways
56K Modems
SoundLink™ Wireless Audio Delivery System

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Awards

Tech EdgeEditors' Choice Award
"It was hands-down the best all-around Wireless Router and PC Card in our tests of major brand devices using the most popular 802.11g chipsets." - Tech-edge E-zine 

 

Computer Trade

Computer Trade Shopper Supplier Excellence Awards 2003
Best networking Manufacturer Winner


Reviews/Clippings

Wireless Home Networking Equipment

22 Mbps Wireless
USR2249 22 Mbps Wireless Access Point
"Turbocharged 802.11b wireless gear is here"
www.smartcomputing.com 

USR2249 22 Mbps Wireless Access Point
"Browsing internal LAN resources is much more efficient"
www.80211-planet.com 

USR2210 and USR2215 22 Mbps Wireless PC Card and PCI Adapter
"The new USRobotics PC Card and PCI Card 11MB 802.11b client adapters perform well above the standard 11Mbps standard"
www.80211-planet.com 

USR2249 22 Mbps Wireless Access Point and USR2210 22 Mbps Wireless PC Card
4 out of 5 stars.
"Faster 802.11b for Less Money than 802.11a" 
www.pcmag.com 

22 Mbps Wireless Access Family
"A Wi-Fi unit with speeds out of sci-fi" 
www.chicagotribune.com 

22 Mbps Wireless Access Family
"...its newest Wi-Fi products will be nearly twice as fast as comparable equipment." 
www.zdnet.com 

11 Mbps Wireless

USR2450 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point
"WiFi Access Point: Maximum PC Top Pick" 
www.maximumpc.com 

11 Mbps Wireless Access Family
4 out of 5 stars.
"The USRobotics Wireless LAN Access Point and LAN card set is recommended for both home and small offices, especially for those who like the freedom of accessing the Internet or LAN service without being tied down by wires." 
www.hardwarezone.com 

11 Mbps Wireless Access Family
"If you've ever experienced the joy of surfing the Web while sitting naked in your lawn chair, then you'll probably give up wireless networking only when they pry it out of your cold, dead hands."
www.webtechniques.com 

"WiFi Access Point: Maximum PC Top Pick" 
www.maximumpc.com 

4 out of 5 stars.
"Available for both notebooks and desktops, the USRobotics Wireless PCI Adapter provides cost-effective 802.11b networking." 
www.pcmag.com 

4 out of 5 stars.
"The USRobotics Wireless LAN Access Point and LAN card set is recommended for both home and small offices, especially for those who like the freedom of accessing the Internet or LAN service without being tied down by wires." 
www.hardwarezone.com 

"This wireless kit dispenses with the access point in favor of an easier-to-set up ad-hoc network--saving you money and configuration agonies." 
www.zdnet.com 

"Where the USRobotics network differs from the rest of the pack is in its ability to provide a three-station peer-to-peer network-most other vendors' equipment is limited to two stations in this mode." 
www.bedfordmags.com (Laptop Magazine) 

"If you're planning a home network or expanding an existing wired LAN, take a look at the USRobotics Wireless Access Point." 
www.cnet.com 

On the USRobotics Wireless Access Network Combination Set: "...getting the wireless network functioning between the two was reasonably effortless." 
www.zdnet.com 

"If you've ever experienced the joy of surfing the Web while sitting naked in your lawn chair, then you'll probably give up wireless networking only when they pry it out of your cold, dead hands."
www.webtechniques.com 

"The 2450 seems to be sturdier and might withstand rougher handling than some others. I found it to be better constructed than the D-Link device I originally tested."
www.thestate.com 

More Networking Press

Cable and DSL


CED Magazine 

Broadband Router


Overall I found the Broadband Router easy to install and configure, and the plentiful features ideally suited to small networks. 
www.pcpro.co.uk 

The USRobotics Broadband Router: 8wire Approved. Easy, inexpensive, a good value. 
www.8wire.com 

"An ideal product for consumers and small business owners." 
www.internetproductwatch.com 

"...an inexpensive router that will let you split a broadband Internet connection among more than one PC in your home." 
www.forbes.com 

"PC users can take advantage of a built-in print server...while an integrated firewall provides added security." 
www.neoseeker.com 

"...allows up to 4 PCs or Macintosh Machines to share a single [broadband] connection...share files, share a printer, participate in multiplayer games." 
www.cnet.com 

56k Modems

"USRobotics - 'We ARE back!'" 
www.tomshardware.com 

"The V.Everything delivered the best scores and provides a multitude of features that remote and business users will love. You just can't buy a better modem; it earns our Editors' Choice" 
www.zdnet.com 

"Maximum PC rates the USB Voice Faxmodem Pro a Kick Ass! product" (Reprint not available online) 
www.maximumpc.com

"Maximum PC Review: Internet Call Modem is a good deal (8 out of 10)" (Reprint not available online) 
www.maximumpc.com

Consumer Reviews: average 5 out of 5 stars. ("best modem I've ever had"..."excellent"..."great modem, very fast"") 
www.computingreview.com 

"Courier V.Everything is one of the best V.90 modems available" 
www.review-zone.com 

"There are some names in the computing industry that are synonymous with quality, among them...USRobotics." 
www.anandtech.com 

(5 stars) I've been given the opportunity to play with a bunch of other modems...I have been able to reaffirm my previous belief: USRobotics is the king of analog modems. 
www.vgpalace.com 

The USRobotics 56k External Modem is highly recommended by this site's reviewers, specifically for its ability to maintain a connection under the poor line conditions often encountered in India. 
www.apnaguide.com 

Editor's choice award. "Simply put, USRobotics modems are outstanding!" 
www.fivestarreview.com 

Performance: 4.5 out of 5 stars. 
Innovation: 4 out of 5 stars.
(Note: This site reviews the Internet Gaming Modem. This modem is no longer available, however all functionality is available in the 56k Performance Pro Modem.) 
www.gamers.com 

SoundLink™ Wireless Audio Delivery System

"With so many convenient features and very good sound quality, this wireless music sharing system is perfect for home and office users. Our verdict: thumbs up!" 
www.8wire.com 

"In minutes, I was listening to Internet radio stations at the other end of the house via iTunes in Mac OS X!" 
www.go2mac.com 

"No more wires, and better sound too" 
www.chicagotribune.com 

"Retailing for less than $100, SoundLink makes the grade for its easy setup and wide transmission range." 
www.zdnet.com 

"Even three floors away, sound quality was as crisp and clear as it was on the PC." 
www.washingtonpost.com 

"...overall, it's a very cool and unique product." 
www.3dai.com (3d Audio Immersion) 

"For those of us who long ago invested in pre-MP3 stereo systems, there's good news: We can use these old Buicks to listen to the new digital music." 
The Columbus Dispatch 

"Ron Rosberg's Top Ten: Want to listen to something on the internet but don't want to be tied down to the room that your computer is in?" 
KGO Newstalk 810 

"One of the things holding back listeners' enjoyment of Internet radio is their need to be near a computer. The SoundLink expands locations for entertainment." 
Philly.com quick fixes 

"Quality of the transmission seems pretty flawless." 
www.neoseeker.com 

"Streaming audio and video soundtracks can also make the wireless leap" 
Wirelessreporter.com 

"...there's no reason why you can't use it to push pretty much any sound, whether from the PC or the TV, to any FM radio available" 
www.forbes.com and www.chizzil.com 

"Easiest Way to Connect Stereo & Computer" 
On Magazine 

"By connecting an audio cable between a PC and TV, the product can broadcast in DVD format via a home stereo's surround sound system. " 
www.internet.com 

"Wireless connection from Mac to home stereo" 
www.macworld.com 

"Wouldn't it be nice to be able to play MP3 files on your existing home stereo, portable radio or even your car?" 
Craig Crossman, BusinessTalkRadio (www.computeramerica.com) 

"SoundLink sounds like, and is, a good deal." 
suburbanchicagonews.com 

SuperComm 2003 Clippings
How Fast are USRobotics New 802.11g Products? www.80211-planet.com
Device profile: USRobotics Secure Storage Router Pro www.linuxdevices.com
USRobotics Accelerates 802.11g Wireless www.techweb.com
USR Unveils 100-Mbits/s 802.11g Devices www.extremetech.com
SuperComm hosts series of wireless announcements rcrnews.com
USRobotics Promises 100-Mbps Throughput With 802.11g Products www.crn.com
USRobotics Goes To Bat For VARs channelsupersearch.com