D-Link’s DIR-510L portable router and charger hits the FCC


Here’s an interesting new product from D-Link.  The DIR-510L portable router and charger combines a 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery, two USB ports, and a wireless router.  This allows users to charge their USB devices while using the DIR-510L as a hotspot.  The device’s USB ports can also be used to connect a USB modem and/or USB drives, pictured above, to share files.  The DIR-510L also has an Ethernet port, which allows users to plug in a USB cable and use the device as a wireless modem.

D-Link hasn’t announced pricing or a release date for the DIR-510L.  But you can see D-Link’s filing for the device here.

Sony Bluetooth wrist notifier arrives on the FCC. Is this the latest smartwatch from Sony?


A previously unannounced device from Sony called the SWR10 won approval from the FCC today.  FCC filings call the device a “BT Wrist Notifier”, and test reports indicate that the device won approval for its use of Bluetooth.  Label notations also show an NFC logo, which you can see in the center of the label pictured above.

It’s unclear what exactly the BT Wrist Notifier will do.  In the past, Sony has referred to its LiveView smartwatches as wrist notifiers.  However, the label location photo above shows an odd form factor for a watch.

You can check out Sony’s FCC filing here.

Moshi’s VersaKeyboard iPad case hides a removable Bluetooth keyboard


iAccessory maker Moshi pushed their latest device, the VersaKeyboard, through the FCC today.  The VersaKeyboard combines a case with a folding stand, and a Bluetooth keyboard.  The case’s keyboard slides conveniently into the back of the case, so it keeps out of the way when not in use.

The VersaKeyboard is priced at $99, and is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2014.

Moshi’s FCC filing doesn’t disclose much new info, but its filing today is a good indication that the VersaKeyboard is on schedule.

LIFX’s smart lightbulb arrives on the FCC


Today LIFX’s smart lightbulb made an appearance on the FCC, winning approval for its use of Bluetooth and WiFi.  So why cram so much wireless goodness into a bulb?  LIFX bulbs can be completely customized from your Android or iOS app.  Users can define schedules for the bulbs, or even have a bulb light up when the user approaches.  The color of LIFX bulbs are also customizable – users simply change the color of LIFX via a color wheel on the smart lightbulb app.

LIFX lightbulbs are LED powered and are expected to last 27 years.  The bulbs cost $89 each, and are available on the company’s website here.  LIFX has already shipped to its Kickstarter backers, and the third batch of LIFXs are expected to ship in Q1 2014.

You can see LIFX’s FCC filings, which include internal pictures of the bulbs, here.


DICE+ arrives on the FCC, bridges the gap between digital and board games


Yes, even dice have gone digital.  Poland-based Game Technologies SA crammed Bluetooth, an ARM microcontroller, accelerometer and temperature sensor into the DICE+ game controller, enabling users to unite their iOS or Android device with the six sided cube we’re so familiar with.

DICE+ connects to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, and provides a wealth of gameplay options.  And since DICE+ knows what number you’ve rolled, the device eliminates much of the manual counting and piece-moving that can slow regular board games.

FCC filings for the DICE+ shows the device torn down, below.  The device uses a circuit board that folds into a cube shape, while providing things like a USB connection and room for Bluetooth chips.

You can buy the DICE+ here for $40 and view Game Technologies’ FCC filing here.


Clover Network’s POS system arrives on the FCC


Clover Networks wants to remake retail with its all-in-one Clover Station.  Unlike traditional POS systems that feature multiple parts that are hard to deploy and manage, the Clover Station comes in two sleek pieces, pictured above, that can be easily installed out of the box by retailers.

FCC filings for the Clover Station show that the device received approval for 802.11 a/b/g/n.  Clover also notes that the Clover Station will continue to accept payments when the Internet is down.  You can view Clover’s FCC filing here.

Clover Networks will sell the Clover Station through First Data.  Retailers can sign up on Clover’s waitlist here.


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