Updated: Aug 18, 2021
NETGEAR is well-known for their networking devices and routers, but now they’re branching out into other smart home devices. On 6 May 2019, NETGEAR announced the Singaporean availability for some interesting products that is guaranteed to take your home to the next level.
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If you like displaying art in your home, but can’t decide which piece you’d like, the smart art frame Meural Canvas (starting from SG$1,499) has you covered. Each frame comes with a three year subscription to the Meural Art Library, with over 40,000 of the most iconic works of art, from artists like Vincent Van Gogh to even NASA satellite imagery.
For the artistic users, there is even an option to upload their own artwork or photography to be displayed. The frames come in three different colours and can display art in either landscape or portrait orientation, switching automatically as it detects how the frame is hung.
Wi-Fi coverage can be spotty in larger houses, which is when a mesh Wi-Fi network comes in handy. NETGEAR’s Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System (SG$799) is finally here, comprising of the Orbi router bundled with a smart speaker, the Orbi Voice, that doubles up as a device to boost your Wi-Fi range, ensuring total coverage in homes.
The sound quality is nothing to scoff at either, since NETGEAR has collaborated with Harman Kardon to make sure that the speakers sound great. There’s even Amazon Alexa built into the Orbi Voice, so the speaker can be used to control your smart home devices.
Networking devices and routers are what NETGEAR is known for, and they’ve introduced Wi-Fi 6 with the launch of the Nighthawk AX Routers in Singapore. With four, eight and 12 stream routers available in the AX4 (SG$399), AX8 (SG$659) and AX12 (SG$799) models respectively, there’s something for everybody who desires increased network efficiency, reduced latency and faster data speeds.
NETGEAR has also introduced a new entry-level gaming router, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 (SG$399). This is a AC1750 dual band router, with speeds reaching up to 450mbps on the 2.4GHz network and 1,300mbps on the 5GHz network.
Utilising DumaOS, users can configure the Geo-Filter function to only allow connections to servers within a set distance, thus avoiding the inevitable lag spikes when connected to servers located across the globe.
All the products are available now, with the Meural Canvas available on Lazada (Walnut, White, Black) and in retail stores. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 is available in major retail stores Harvey Norman and Challenger Superstore, while the Orbi Mesh WiFi System and Nighthawk AX Routers are available at Harvey Norman, Challenger Superstore and Best Denki.