Netgear announces new home networking gear
31st Aug 2011 | 13:37
Powerline, wireless and TV network adapters unveiled
Networking company Netgear has announced three new products designed to shunt bits to your internet-enabled entertainment devices at IFA 2011.
The Powerline Nano Dual-port Set works like any other powerline adapter, with the advantage that the units themselves are small enough not to block a second outlet. The adapters come with two ethernet ports, and are capable of speeds of up to 200 mbps.
Powerline adapters are as cumbersome as they are convenient so if Netgear can shrink the form factor it will make them far more attractive.
The Nano Dual-port Set will be released in Europe in November, and is set to be priced at approximately £98.
TV on the radio
If you're resolutely against the idea of powerline networking, or somehow live in a house without powerlines, Netgear's other products may prove more enticing.
The Universal Dual Band Wireless Internet Adapter for TV and Blu-Ray players is designed to do exactly what it says on its rather elongated tin.
The adapter connects to any ethernet-enabled TV or Blu-Ray player and allows wireless streaming at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, the latter of which Netgear reckons is perfect for HD video.
It's also designed to blend in with home entertainment devices, and can be powered by a TV's onboard USB socket or directly from the mains.
The Universal Dual Band Wireless Internet Adapter for TV and Blu-Ray has a release date of September, and a suggested retail price of approximately £55.
Finally, the Universal Push2TV Wireless PC to TV Adapter broadcasts the contents of a Windows PC's screen on HDMI-compatible TVs.
The product consists of a USB flash drive-sized adapter for your PC, and an HDMI adapter for your PC.
Installation is said to be a simple one-time affair, and it's capable of displaying in full HD 1080p on your television.
The Universal Push2TV HD Wireless PC to TV Adapter will be released in September with UK pricing of around £78.