Supposing you're wanting to make the most of your best-in-class internet connection at home, the folks at Netgear have brought forth the likes of their Smart WiFi Router by the name of "Nighthawk." They saw the need for such a high-powered device in the everyday home environment, and they made it a reality. Here you'll find the AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) prepared for the common market, rolling out with a 1GHz dual-core processor, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, and Netgear Beamforming+ technology to boot.
It's the sixth device that Netgear has released with future-ready 802.11ac wireless connectivity, but it's the first that's coming in at under a bill. That's right under a hundred bucks here in the USA, and at that point working with AC1200 dual-band technology becomes accessible by the masses. The company suggests that, when the situation is optimal, this device is capable of handling Wi-Fi speeds up to 1200 Mbps with Fast Ethernet wired connections - but you'll need the right gear to go with it, of course.
On Monday, Netgear added support for Beamforming+ to its R6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit router, as well as its A6200 USB adapter, offering users better wireless Internet performance and reliability. For those who already have one (or both) of the devices, a firmware update has also been rolled out that adds Beamforming+ support to the devices. With the added support, users will see their 802.11ac gain additional speed, among other things.
While Netgear is mostly known for its vast line of networking equipment, like routers, switches, and hubs, the company has dabbled a bit in the network-attached storage realm, but they never fully dove into the trade. However, today's announcement of the company's new ReadyNAS storage lineup looks to make a splash in the SMB storage market.
Netgear is a company that's probably best known by most people for wireless networking gear in the consumer market. The company also produces a range of set-top boxes and other devices as well. Netgear has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire select assets of the Sierra Wireless AirCard business.
The surreptitious rise of next-gen Google TV boxes continues, with the Netgear NeoTV Prime GTV100 following ASUS' Qube in slipping through the FCC and then into the wild courtesy of some leaked prototype shots. The NeoTV Prime is a compact STB with a dual-sided remote, offering a touchpad and streaming media shortcuts on one side, and a QWERTY thumb-board on the reverse.
Well look at that: one minute we're in the middle of summer, and then October is suddenly here the next. Let's jump into the Evening Wrap-Up, shall we? Today we heard that Apple may begin sending out invitations to its rumored iPad Mini reveal event on October 10, and we were impressed by the leaked specifications for an upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone called Aristo. The Kindle Paperwhite started shipping to excited readers across the country today, and we found out that the Android remote wipe is still roaming around out there.
The first step in any awesome developer adventure is to prove to developers that working with a group like NETGEAR is worth the effort - now that they've got Qualcomm Atheros on their team, that goal just got a lot easier. What the folks at the newly announced NETGEAR Developer Program are showing off today to get people pumped up for the program itself is Qualcomm Atheros' Skifta. This Skifta app is not brand new, but it's definitely making the whole idea of developing for NETGEAR hardware seem well worth the effort.
The WiFi Alliance promised us some Miracast products, and Netgear has stepped up to deliver, with its new Push2TV adapter taking on Apple's AirPlay in a gadget that fits in your palm. The Netgear Push2TV PTV3000 Wireless Display Adapter uses Miracast to stream what's on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet screen directly to your TV, though there's also WiDi support for those with older, non-Miracast notebooks.
Netgear has updated its NeoTV range of set-top boxes, undercutting Roku and focusing on easily adding future functionality thanks to a new HTML5 interface. The three-strong NeoTV range kicks off at $49.99 for the NeoTV, complete with Full HD 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus surround sound support, and rises to $69.99 for the NeoTV Max with WiDi and a double-sided remote with full QWERTY thumbboard.