At the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas, Asus has showcased their newest product under routers and connectivity category – the WL-330NUL, a USB pocket router. The product is a wireless router, and from the tech event, it has been recognized as the world’s smallest router capable of full wireless network sharing.
Though the company has elaborated very limited details about this new product, its key features have been introduced at the tech conference. As the world’s smallest USB wireless router, the WL-330NUL only weighs 25 grams – similar to a size of a thumb drive. It supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity with speed of 2.4 GHz, can manage different security conventions, and allows users to use WiFi by just connecting to the device. Also, the company has emphasized the WL-330NUL’s Ethernet port to allow creating and managing wireless network hotspots for multiple computer usage.
For its other specs and features, the Asus USB Pocket Router has a folding USB port as its main socket for power, supports both USB 2.0 and 3.0, and has dimensions of 65 by 20 by 15mm. With its great portability, the device can be brought anywhere as it has no additional wirings and power cords, as well as AC adapters for building wireless hotspots for a wireless network sharing. And for those notebook laptops that do not have built-in Ethernet ports, the WL-330NUL can be used as a direct Ethernet adapter for them.
The Asus USB Pocket Router, or the WL-330NUL, is expected to be released on February 14, 2013, but its price remained unclear, though speculations have stated that its price can be about $30. Nevertheless, interested buyers can have this product pre-ordered at Expansys.com.