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CES 2015

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It's been awhile since NETGEAR had new home NASes, so how about the new ReadyNAS 200? The company is claiming the two-bay RN202 and four-bay RN204 will move files at 200 MB/s! The dual-core Cortex A15 1.4 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM might have something to do with that optimistically high spec, as would the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports that would need to be aggregated (this is supported) to achieve it.

Other features include BTRFS file system with unlimited volume snapshots, support for Apple Time Machine, DLNA, iTunes and Plex media servers and free mobile apps for remote access and photo backup. (See our recent ReadyNAS OS 6.2 review for other features.)

The RN202 and RN204 will be available in "late" January at MSRPs of $359.99 and $499.99 respectively for diskless models.

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 202

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 202

Other Announcements

For those of us without the ability use our smartphones as hotspots or don't want to eat up our precious data plan allowance, NETGEAR's Around Town Mobile Internet could help. Operating on Spint's 4G LTE network, the portable hotspot (aka AirCard AC778AT) connects up to 10 Wi-Fi devices via its 802.11 b/g/n radio.

A 1.77-inch color LCD screen displays real-time information for monitoring connected WiFi devices, battery life (spec'd at up to 12.5 hours / charge), network name, data usage, and more.

NETGEAR Around Town Mobile Internet

NETGEAR Around Town Mobile Internet

Also new is a companion 4G LTE Boosting Cradle with Ethernet (DC113A) that provides a convenient place to dock the Around Town for charging and has two built-in MIMO antennas to boost your LTE signal. It also has aGigabit Ethernet port for connecting wired devices that aren't WiFi-enabled or adding 4G connection to any home router with an Ethernet WAN port.

The Around Town Mobile Internet is available for pre-order now at Amazon for $199.99 MSRP including 1 GB of data. The 4G LTE Boosting Cradle with Ethernet is also available for $69.99 MSRP. Data reloads are $25 / GB.

Finally, NETGEAR wanted y'all to know its Arlo Smart Home Security Camera announced in November is a CES Innovations Award honoree for the Smart Home. 'Nuff said.

NETGEAR Arlo Smart Home Security Camera

NETGEAR Arlo Smart Home Security Camera
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