Asus puts world’s smallest router in a USB stick

For the most part a wireless router is a book-sized box that you sit in a corner and forget about. The design doesn’t really matter as long as it provides a strong and reliable wireless signal. But if you’ve got limited space, or need to have a router that’s a bit more portable, Asus will soon have you covered.

During CES the company unveiled the world’s smallest wireless router, and this thing is tiny. The Asus WL-330NUL weighs just 25 grams and looks more like a USB stick than a typical router, measuring just 65 x 20 x 15mm. Even so, it offers 802.11 b/g/n support, a single Ethernet port, and can be connected to your PC/laptop via a free USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. It doesn’t require a seperate power connection either, as it can get all the juice it needs over USB.

As well as being tiny, Asus advertises the WL-330NUL as a good solution for travelers who not only want to hook into a wireless network, but also want to share a wireless hotspot with others.

You can pre-order the ASUS WL-330NUL from Expansys for shipping on February 14, but no price has been listed yet. Hopefully it doesn’t carry a large premium just because of its small size and inherent portability. If it’s cheap, the WL-330NUL might be worth picking up and throwing in your laptop bag.

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