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Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wi-Fi: Mashable’s Favorite Wi-Fi Names

03 Aug

In honor of Wi-Fi Day Tuesday — 8.02.11 — Mashable asked our community to tell us about the best Wi-Fi network names they’ve seen.

We received a staggering number of responses. Submissions ranged from jeers at people stealing Internet, pop culture references (it seems our community loves Arrested Development and The Offspring), pranks and the occasional obscenity.

Here are some of our favorites (click here to see the rest):

  • Police Surveillance Van 2
  • Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wi-Fi
  • Use This One Mom
  • Abraham Linksys
  • Series of Tubes
  • 404NetworkUnavailable
  • PlzBringVodkaToApt1310
  • Pretty Fly for a Wi – Fi
  • Bluth Model Hotel
  • The Banana Stand
  • I have Wi-Fi and You Don’t
  • Router? I Hardly Know Her
  • No Free Wi-Fi for You
  • Free Virus
  • SUPERThanksForAsking
  • Network Not Found
  • BAD ERROR 313: disconnect
  • SkyNet Global Defense Network
  • AllYourBandWidthRbelongToUS
  • lookmanowires

Did we miss your favorite? If you think it’s worthy of inclusion, let us know in the comments.

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Sennheiser MX W1 Totally Wireless Earphones

26 Aug

Sennheiser MX W1 Totally Wireless Earphone (Image courtesy Andrew Liszewski

If you’re like me and truly hate the annoying wires connecting your MP3 player to your earbuds, you’ll like these wireless alternatives from Sennheiser. While they’re no where near as small as a set of wired earbuds, they’re definitely the most discrete wireless models I’ve seen to date. Instead of Bluetooth, they actually use the Kleer Corporation’s digital transmission technology, and while it works in the same 2.4 GHz range as BT, it actually allows for the transmission of uncompressed CD-quality sound.

They do require you to carry a transmitter with your MP3 player (or any device with a headphone jack) but that seems to be a minor inconvenience. On a full charge the transmitter will last for about 10 hours, while the earbuds will last for about 3 to 5 hours. However, they come with a special carrying case that has a built-in battery of its own allowing you to fully recharge the earbuds up to 3 times. All in all the only real dealbreaker I can find is the $499.99 price tag from, and unfortunately it’s a big one.

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