TEW-648UB_laptopTRENDnet has released a new 802.11n WiFi adapter that the company says is the world’s smallest. I’m not even going to pretend I know whether that’s true or not, because quite often this type of claim is really hard to prove — or if it is true today it won’t be by next week. That said, there’s no denying that the TRENDnet TEW-648UB is really tiny. It measures just 1.3 inches in length and seems like a pretty good solution for anyone looking for a low profile WiFi dongle for their laptop or netbook.

Of course a fair number of netbooks ship with 802.11n baked in. But if you’re stuck with an 802.11b/g adapter and don’t feel like ripping it out and replacing it just so you can connect to your home network with speeds up to 150Mbps, the TEW-648UB could come in handy. It has a list price of $24.99, but the company expects it to sell for closer to $20.

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7 replies on “TRENDnet introduces really, really tiny 802.11n WiFi adapter”

  1. These are really great tools you can use to extend the WiFi network you have in your house, specially to those devices which really don’t have WiFi capabilities. If you’re looking for an alternative though, I recommend the Netgear Universal WiFi Internet Adapter. This WiFi adapter is compatible with most internet-ready devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and more. You can also use it to connect notebooks, wireless printers, and other networked home theater devices. For more information about the Netgear Universal WiFi Internet Adapter, visit https://bit.ly/bByST7 and discover this wonderful device from Netgear. Enjoy!

  2. I don’t think every n adapter is necessarly better than every g adapter (download speed & distance from the access point). I wish someone would test these small n adapters against one of the better g adapters.

  3. It only works in the 2.4GHz band, 5GHz is not supported. Still,its cheap.

  4. I think the buffalo one is smaller, or at least around the same size. But hey, who’s keeping score?

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