Hot Products Ready For The 2009 Holiday Season

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The D-Link DIR-685 was first announced at CES in January, but took until this summer to finally see the light of day. Billed as an "All-In-One Router/Storage/Photo Frame," the DIR-685 mixes the features of an SMB Wi-Fi router with the convenience of a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, and adds the personal touch of a photo frame. This is truly the definition of convergence.

With support for 802.11n, the DIR-685 also has a slot that holds a 2.5-inch hard drive for network storage, as well as a 3.2-inch, 1.6-million color LCD screen, which, besides being capable of displaying system information and status of the device, also functions as an Internet digital picture frame. The photo frame feature can display pictures that are stored on the internal hard drive as well as from Internet photo-sharing sites such as FrameChannel, Flickr, Picasa and Facebook.

Other features include an FTP server, bit torrent client, iTunes server and streaming media server.

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