Trendnet Offering Up Energy Efficient Wireless Router

No matter the type of computer related product it is, they all have one problem in common if they plug into the wall – sucking too much energy. One category in particular, routers, can do its share of damage to both your carbon footprint as well as your wallet. A handful of more energy efficient routers are appearing on the market these days though, with the latest debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show being Trendnet’s 300Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router (TEW-673GRU).

The Trendnet TEW-673GRU scores some points in the green category due to its energy efficiency. Trendnet says this wireless router, because of special embedded power saving technology, reduces port-based power consumption by up to 70 percent. An included Energy Star certified power adapter also reduces energy consumption by an additional 30 percent compared to other adapters.

image via Trendnet

image via Trendnet

Non green-focused features of the TEW-673GRU, which will be available next month for around $150, include dual band technology which creates two different wireless networks at the same time on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio frequencies, Gigabit Ethernet ports, a color LCD management interface and two USB ports so one can wirelessly share devices like printers on a network.

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