Date: January 6th, 2011
Writers on the CES Floor: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor) / Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
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Trendnet is also another company we have not been in contact with in the past. We will aim to change that in 2011. Initially we were given a tour of their 450Mbps gaming focused Wireless N adapters which can be seems to be focused towards gaming consoles and computers. here is also a version with several additional LAN connections so you can have your whole home theater system live on the internet with one stylish adapter. Sure beats taping a wireless switch to the back of your TV if you need the additional connections.
Another product line they were actively pursuing was the rebirth of the Powerline network connectivity in the North American market. With excellent connection speeds, plug and play functionality and the ability to also create a wireless hotspot in locations with poor wireless connectivity, this could be a product that active wireless users may find interesting to solve some network trouble in certain less than ideal home configurations.
As always, green is in. TrendNet introduced us to their energy efficient line of routers and network switches that essentially are the same as last year's model other than the power saving firmware (TEW-652BRP) that will power down a connection port when it isn't being used or turn it off completely. With tighter energy standards becoming law in such places as California, in a wide application this could save consumer populations millions in wasted electricity. As always, we will go into more detail once we have the product in hand in our testing labs.
And that about wraps it up for Day 1. Day 2 will have us covering QNAP, the Lunch@ Pieros media event, Seagate, Antec, XFX and Xigmatek. I hope our feed can take all the pavement we will be pounding today. Stay tuned.