Netgear has unveiled their 2015 CES lineup with a number of announcements at their showroom suite in the Marriott Las Vegas. Many of the products announced are targeted directly towards gamers as they are the ones who mainly care about network traffic and wireless usability. The other slew of announcements centers around creating or enhancing your Smart Home.
“Our new product introductions at CES highlight how NETGEAR innovates to provide you with the seamless connectivity options that work best for your home and mobile lifestyle. The concept of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) exploded into the public consciousness last year, yet what isn’t as well understood is the high performance network that is needed to make it a reality,” said Patrick Lo, CEO of NETGEAR. “Our products power the Smart Home, ensuring the devices you want to connect are enabled by a reliable, secure, and easy-to-use network. We make it possible for you to do the things you want — high-octane gaming, streaming HD entertainment, working remotely, keeping an eye on your home and property — from wherever and whenever you want, using the device you want.”
Netgear has already won a significant amount of CES Innovation awards (CESweb.org/Innovation) for their products on display including:
Netgear will also be premiering a 4G LTE Mobile Internet product that bundles a hotspot with data that wont expire called Netgear Around Town Mobile Internet (www.netgear.com/AC778AT). The AC778AT delivers WiFi where you want it and enables you to share a single secure mobile broadband connection with up to 10 of your friends or family members. Netgear’s Around Town Mobile Internet is available for pre-order now in the U.S. via Amazon at an MSRP of $199.99 including one gigabyte of rollover data. Additional data can be purchased for $25.00/GB.
Another new Netgear debut is the new Powerline 1200 (PL1200) (www.netgear.com/PL1200) and Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet (PLP1200) (www.netgear.com/PLP1200) Adapter Kits that feature next-generation Powerline technology with up to 1.2 Gbps of speed. These powerline adapters are designed to offer easy, plug-and-play setups to bring wired Internet access using existing electrical wiring to any room in your home without running long wires or drilling into walls to install Ethernet cables. The Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet adapter includes a pass-through power outlet so you can still use the power socket for TVs, game consoles, etc. Both of these Netgear Powerline 1200 adapters even automatically power down when not in use to save on energy. The Powerline 1200 Adapter (PL1200) is available this quarter at an MSRP of $79.99 in the U.S. The Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet Adapter (PLP1200) kit is available this quarter at an MSRP of $89.99 in the U.S.
Netgear also plans to show off their new ReadyNAS 200 Series Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices (netgear.com/readynas-for-home). These devices are available in two- and four-bay desktop models for media enthusiasts, photo hobbyists, and home power users. ReadyNAS 200 is designed to transfer files at speeds up to 200 MBps and automatically backs up your network PCs and even supports Apple’s Time Machine backup for Macs. NETGEAR ReadyNAS 200 Series will be available in late January at an MSRP in the U.S. of $359.99 for a diskless 2-bay model (RN202) and $499.99 for a diskless 4-bay model (RN204).
You can check out all of NETGEAR’s CES-related announcements at the company website at www.netgear.com/ces.