I was planning to post a positive note about a clever thing I spotted in PopSci magazine. It's the Linksys WRTSL54GS wireless router / NAS server. Then I read the negative reviews on Amazon. So I won't even post a small pic here.
I would like to have a device like this, where you connect your own USB HD and it provides the network front end for NAS functions. That way I could easily upgrade to larger and faster drives. From the reviews, it looks like most of my friends could probably use it (they could overcome most negative comments) - except for it not supporting NTFS formatted drives.
And so, if any of you gadget-geeks out there know of a decent alternative, then please share it.