updated 01:40 pm EDT, Wed September 23, 2009
TRENDnet outs tiny USB draft N adapter
TRENDnet has unveiled the 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter, a network link it claims is the smallest 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter ever. The device is only slightly longer than its USB connector and is built for netbooks and other PCs where it's preferable to leave the adapter attached even when the system is in a bag. It still supports full-size features like Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
The peripheral is officially compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista and can get a signal as far as 160 feet indoors and 320 feet when outside, or about three times farther than 802.11g. Prices at various retailers range from $28 to $32.