LAS VEGAS--Netgear announced at CES 2013 its first wall-plug dual-band Wi-Fi range extender, the Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender Wall-plug Edition (model WN3500RP).
You plug it into a wall socket within the range of an existing Wi-Fi network to help extend its range. It's also the first Wi-Fi range extender that can be directly connected to speakers for music streaming using AirPlay, via its standard 3.5mm audio jack, or the USB speakers via its USB port.
The WN3500RP comes in a relatively compact design: about the size of small laptop power adapter. Its can be mounted directly on a power socket or with a separate power cord in case you don't want it to crowd the power sockets. The device's USB port can also be used to host a printer and share it with the rest of the network.
The new Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug Edition (WN3500RP) is available now and costs $100.