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.
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.