Lightweight TRENDnet Router Gets Spotlight at CES
The new 3G Mobile Wireless N Router is powered directly by a laptop’s USB port, and it can hang off the back of the screen with built-in hooks.
Designed for professionals on the go, this compact router connects to the Internet from any 3G / 3.75G cellular phone signal. No installation is required when the modem is auto-recognized; simply plug the 3G / 3.75G modem into the router to share an Internet connection with multiple users.
The router shares a single Internet connection from a compatible Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, or other USB 3G / 3.75G modem with multiple users.
The TEW-656BRG follows the April launch of TRENDnet’s TEW-655BR3G 3G Wireless N Router. The key feature of that product was its built-in batter. The latest model, the TEW-656BRG, is a lighter and smaller version of that 3G router. This model has no battery. Instead, it’s powered directly from a laptop’s USB ports. †
“Now users can share a single 3G Internet connection while in between flights at the airport, at a job site, carpooling to work, or even on vacation with the family,” stated TRENDnet at CES.
TRENDnet’s Zak Wood, director of global marketing, says the TEW-656BRG provides customers with choices. “Users who prefer a self-powered router can purchase our TEW-655BR3G, and those who prefer the convenience of simply plugging into their laptop to share a single 3G connection will love our new TEW-656BRG,” he says.
The 3G Mobile Wireless N Router, model TEW-656BRG, will be available from online and retail partners this April. The MSRP for the TEW-656BRG is US $69.99.