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Not so long ago, hopping onto the internet required more than just opening a browser. In the dial up days you’d have to wait for your modem to screech and squawk as it connected. Looking back through years of nostalgia, those sounds were strangely satisfying and often times melodic, which explains why someone has created a tiny electronic keyboard that lets you turn a dialup modem’s sounds into your own symphony.
Fresh from the news that it’s buying Internode, iiNet’s is already teasing its upcoming hardware. Simon Watt from the company’s Lab team says early 2012 will see a product that a “few wireless modem owners will find it very interesting.” (These sketches labelled Bob3 accompany his post). Then he mentions a “super-secret new product”…
The sound of waiting for your dial-up modem to connect probably induces enough nightmarish flashbacks as it is. But when you slow that same smattering of scratches and clangs down 700 per cent, you get the soundtrack to the scariest part of every Wes Craven movie ever.
If you’re the type of person who gets all excited by the prospect of updating your router (you know who you are) and you’ve got a thing for iiNet, you’ll be excited to know that iiNet has priced and dated its successor to the well-received BoB device, the BoB2.
Telstra’s just released their previously business-only Ultimate USB modem to the masses, along with a couple of new data plans.