Gadget of the Day – D-Link PowerLine HD

Home Wi-Fi connection a little patchy? Or perhaps you've been put off by Daily Mail horror stories of six-headed tumours blighting small people? Eithe

Home Wi-Fi connection a little patchy? Or perhaps you've been put off by Daily Mail horror stories of six-headed tumours blighting small people? Either way, there is an alternative to ripping up the carpet and laying Ethernet cables – your electric sockets.Though hardly an innovation, D-Link's kit has made it as easy as plugging in a, er, plug. Hook up one of the adaptors to your router and one to your PC then just slot them in to the nearest sockets and hey presto – instant wired network.Of course, unlike Wi-Fi, your new set-up will work with any Ethernet enabled gear such as a Squeezebox or adaptorless Xbox 360.Running at 200Mbps it'll handle HD video and LAN party gaming, so no problems there. It is pricey, but then so is that shagpile.Essentials D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Starter Kit Price: £130 On sale: Now Contact: D-LinkRelated stories:D-Link related stories: REVIEWED: Apple Airport Extreme Logitech bags Slim Devices New wireless network is electric