Amped Wireless' long-gestating TAN 1 may look like a chocolate bar, but you'd probably regret dunking it in your coffee. The high-powered WiFi adapter connects over USB to Windows 8 laptops and tablets, promising to triple the range of your device's built-in wireless gear. After what seems like an age, the hardware is finally making its way to stores, and will set you back $59.99 when it goes on sale today!.
Amped Wireless Boosts Wi-Fi Range of Windows 8 Devices up to 3X
TAN1 clip-on Wi-Fi adapter provides Windows 8 tablets and notebooks with greater power, versatility
Chino, CA – April 30th, 2013 – Following the momentum of the Windows 8 launch from
Microsoft, Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless
communication products for the home and office, today began shipping the TAN1, the first high power Wi-Fi Adapter designed specifically for use with Windows 8 tablets, Ultrabooks and laptops.
"With more than 60 million licenses sold as of January 2013, Windows 8 is quickly becoming
a success with consumers and businesses. And while there are some great new features for
managing Wi-Fi in Windows 8, manufacturers are still compromising Wi-Fi performance for
aesthetics and slimmer form factors," stated Jason Owen, CEO, Amped Wireless. "With the
TAN1, Windows 8 users now have a true plug and play solution for uncompromised long range
Wi-Fi performance that allows for connections to Wi-Fi networks from much greater distances. Home users can roam freely throughout their home without worrying about disconnects or buffering, while business users can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots with ease while at airports or hotels."
The TAN1 features Amped Wireless' award winning high power technology to provide
Windows 8 tablets, Ultrabooks and laptops with up to three times greater Wi-Fi range and
performance compared to standard embedded Wi-Fi adapters.
The TAN1 connects to the USB port of the device, requires no additional software or driver
set-up and provides instant long range Wi-Fi connectivity. It features an elegant, compact
form factor that may be used on a flat surface or safely fastened to the edge of a screen with an adjustable clip. It can also be fastened to most tablets using protective cases (the TAN1 is not compatible with Windows 8 RT, Android or iOS devices).
Key Features of TAN1 include:
- Plug and play solution that provides Windows 8 devices with up to 3x the Wi-Fi range
compared to the embedded Wi-Fi adapter
- High power 600mW Wi-Fi amplifiers and high gain antennas improve Wi-Fi
- Low noise amplifiers for improving Wi-Fi receiving capabilities
- Adjustable clip to accommodate all tablets and cases
- Includes Wi-Fi Analytics App for Windows 8 for analyzing and optimizing Wi-Fi
The TAN1 High Power Wi-Fi Adapter for Windows 8 retails for $59.99. It can be purchased
now at www.ampedwireless.com and will be carried in retail locations nationwide beginning
early May 2013.