File this one in the “why hasn’t anyone thought of this before” category. Wireless Goodness just dug up an FCC listing for a new WiFi adapter from AmbiCom that wraps all of the electronic doodads into an adjustable antenna module.
Most USB WiFi dongles just stick out of your computer at an awkward angle. The AmbiCom WL150N-USBx, on the other hand, features an antenna that you can adjust so that it will stick up instead of out. As an added bonus, there’s a halfway decent chance that adjusting the antenna position might actually improve your signal reception.
The adapter can handle 802.11b/g/n WiFi. And that’s about all we know about it at the moment. No word on pricing or availability.
Of course, most netbooks and notebooks come with built in WiFi adapters these days, and many even support 802.11n networking. But this dongle could come in handy if you have an older laptop or desktop that doesn’t already have WiFi support.