There are a lot of options when it comes to configuring your home WiFi network for top performance. And as wireless technology continues to improve, the number of options continues to grow with companies releasing upgraded WiFi equipment that deploys these innovations in a variety of ways.
The Mesh technology has been around for a while but the Wi-Fi 6 is still relatively new. Over the next year or so, many devices will see the new wireless standard showing up more and more as Wi-Fi 6 in the future now. Households now have a multitude of always-on and always-connected smart home devices, many of which are running high-bandwidth applications like streaming 4K/8K Ultimate HD connections across multiple screens.
One example is the NETGEAR Orbi Tri-Band WiFi Mesh Systems which is a pioneer in the WiFi mesh market. Unlike competing dual-band mesh systems that transmit all data on only the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, Orbi features a third backhaul radio band for dedicated communication between the router and the satellites in the network. These next-gen Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems are designed for the connected world of today and the future. It is a combination of the two biggest technologies for wireless home networking i.e. Mesh and Wi-Fi 6.
Here are a few Mesh systems from NETGEAR which can look out for:
NETGEAR Orbi RBK352 dual-band mesh system
NETGEAR’s Orbi RBK352 is a simple two-piece WiFi router that works as a pair in a mesh system. Armed with the power of Dual-Band WiFi 6 (AX1800) technology, the Orbi performs with a strong, fast and reliable wireless network in every corner of your home. Once deployed, you can experience 4 streams of pure WiFi 6 that can deliver throughputs of up to 1.8Gbps, benefitting anything that it’s used for – be it lag-free gaming or smooth streaming. Now you can be assured of the best entertainment experiences even with up to 8K UHD streaming options. The NETGEAR ORBI RBK352 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (AX1800) is available in India through various e-commerce platforms and authorized NETGEAR stores at a discounted price of INR 18,199/-.
NETGEAR Orbi RBK353 dual-band mesh system
The device offers a super-fast internet speed of up to 1.8Gbps, enabling the router to support lag-free high-definition gaming and 4K/8K UHD streaming. The Orbi RBK353 is ideally designed to work flawlessly in medium and large-sized homes and offers an essential whole-home Wi-Fi solution that covers up to 300 m2. It comes with two high-performance internal antennas with high-powered ampliﬁers, powered by a Quad-Core 1.8GHz processor, the new Orbi RBK353 Router comes with 512MB NAND Flash memory and supports 1GB RAM. The NETGEAR ORBI RBK353 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (AX1800) is available in India through various e-commerce platforms, through authorized NETGEAR stores at a price point of INR 26,999/-.
NETGEAR Orbi RBK852 Tri-band Mesh System
This NETGEAR Orbi Wi-Fi 6 two-pack Mesh system promises a coverage area of 5,000 square feet, and there are four wired Ethernet connections on each satellite as well as the main router. The Orbi RBK352 uses NETGEAR’s tri-band mesh technology and has both 2.4GHz and 5GHz front haul along with a 5GHz backhaul. This Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System – covers large homes up to 5,000 sq. ft with fast Wi-Fi and includes a Wi-Fi router and one satellite. The system comes with the latest generation Wi-Fi 6 technology which is faster than ever, with 4X increased capacity compared to a Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) system. The NETGEAR Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System is available at a price point of INR 60,999 through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller’s channels, e-commerce sites, and major retailers.
NETGEAR Orbi RBK853 Tri-band Mesh System
NETGEAR Orbi RBK853 Tri-band Mesh system is an ideal upgrade for the customers who wish to get the benefits of both the Wi-Fi performance and coverage of a tri-band mesh and the capacity to handle multiple devices with Wi-Fi 6 for their home but at a more attractive price point. This ultimate performance whole home Mesh WiFi System covers large homes up to 6,000 sq. ft with fast WiFi and includes a WiFi router and two satellites. NETGEAR Orbi RBK853 Tri-band Mesh system is designed for larger families or gadget hounds and can support over 60 devices on the network at one time. The 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports on each router and satellite also make it convenient for those who want to set up home offices or entertainment spaces. The NETGEAR Orbi RBK853 Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (RBK853) can be purchased through various e-commerce and authorized NETGEAR stores at a price point of INR 83,999/-.
HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Gaming Headset Launched at INR 4,690
HyperX has released its much-awaited HyperX Cloud StingerTM 2 gaming headset for PC gamers. Featuring HyperX’s signature durability and comfort with premium leatherette and soft memory form, the new headset comes packed with DTS® Headphone: X® Spatial Audio to boost localization accuracy and 3D audio spatialization. Along with impressive audio, the lightweight and comfortable design of Cloud Stinger 2 makes it a perfect fit for long gaming sessions and chatting with friends.
Commenting on the announcement, HyperX said, “Bringing a new and improved addition to our popular selection of Stinger headsets, we are excited to expand the lineup with the Cloud Stinger 2. Offering another top-quality headset option packed with impressive features for both function and comfort, Cloud Stinger 2 stays true to its lightweight predecessors’ quality and comfort at a low price point, now with DTS Headphone:X audio for more enhanced in-game immersion.”
The Cloud Stinger 2, an upgraded version of HyperX Cloud Stinger, is designed to cater to a wide range of gamers’ needs. Just weighing in under 300g, the headset promises to deliver a quality user experience by providing clearer audio via its large 50 mm drivers and a comfortable and adaptive fit around the neck through its 90-degree rotating earcups. The Cloud Stinger 2 also features a swivel-to-mute, noise-canceling flexible microphone, easy-access audio controls on the earcup, reduced background noise and clear voice quality, making it an ideal choice for gamers looking for a comfortable and quality headset at a budget-friendly price.
The HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 gaming headset is now available in India for INR 4,690. For more information, please visit HyperX Amazon Brand Store.
OnePlus Nord Watch Launched, Know All Features Here
OnePlus has launched the OnePlus Nord Watch, the first wearable under the Nord category. The OnePlus Nord category was launched to make the OnePlus fast and smooth experience more accessible to users at an affordable price. In line with that, Nord further expanded the category this year with the launch of Nord Buds and Nord Buds CE. Made from waterproof and weatherproof material, the OnePlus Nord Watch is equipped with a dedicated health and fitness tracker, and a battery that can last up to 10 days.
Fast and Smooth Experience
Underneath a gorgeous exterior, the OnePlus Nord Watch comes with a 4.52cm (1.78-inch) AMOLED display. Its speedy refresh rate of 60 Hz and HD resolution complement your daily life with ample response time and a clear display with a brightness level of 500nits which reduces smear and blur even under the sun. Staying connected is an easy feat as you can seamlessly link the OnePlus Nord Watch to your smartphone through the N Health app. This connected ecosystem allows you full remote access to features such as receiving message notifications and controlling music played on your phone.
Stay Ahead of Your Health
With your fitness goals in mind, the OnePlus Nord Watch maximizes your movements by doubling as a fitness monitor. It pairs up with a customizable mobile app called N Health, which allows you to track your overall state of health and monitor daily activities such as step counting, calorie measurement, and sleep quality. This fitness companion immerses itself into your active life, recording your movement when you do exercises such as yoga or cycling. The Nord Watch is equipped with 105 fitness modes. It also automatically logs in to your steps when you go for a run or a walk.
The OnePlus Nord Watch generates a personal health summary in less than two minutes, ably displaying your heart rate, stress levels, and oxygen saturation (SpO2). For women, the watch helps predict your monthly menstrual cycle with a built-in algorithm.
Sleek and Sturdy Design
The OnePlus Nord Watch is fully equipped to handle whatever you throw its way by being waterproof and weatherproof with a high rating of IP68. The strap is created to take you further with a breathable and sweat-permeable material. In contrast, it comes with a sturdy metal frame which fortifies it against falls. You can match your daily style with over 100 wallpapers available through the N Health app.
A Powerful Battery
The OnePlus Nord Watch cuts down charging times through a reliable long-lasting battery with 230 mAh that lasts you up to 10 days of usage or 30 days of standby time. As using a Bluetooth connection can take a toll on battery life, the OnePlus Nord Watch lowers power consumption when on Bluetooth. Its Bluetooth 5.2 doubles the transmission speed for quicker data transfers.
OnePlus Build Quality
There are smartwatches, and then there’s the OnePlus Nord Watch. Durability and quality are tied to the OnePlus name, and the OnePlus Nord Watch is no exception. The watch has passed 168 hours of burn-in testing and comes with buttons that have been tried over 200,000 times. There is also great power in its watch strap as it can take tension up to a weight of 8 kilograms.
It comes in Midnight Black and Deep Blue and is compatible with Android 6.0 and iOS 11 and above.
Price and availability
The OnePlus Nord Watch is available for INR 4,999 and will be on sale from October 3rd from 12noon on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App and select OnePlus Experience Stores. The Nord Watch will be available on Amazon from October 4th from 12noon onwards.
Axis Bank card holders can avail a special discount INR 500 discount on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App and select OnePlus Experience Stores.
From October 4th, ICICI Bank card holders can avail an additional discount of INR 500 on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App and select OnePlus Experience Stores
GIGABYTE Launches Four GeForce RTX 4090 Series Graphics Cards
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd launched four GeForce RTX 4090 series graphics cards that powered by NVIDIA® ADA Lovelace architecture. GIGABYTE launched three air-cooled graphics cards – AORUS GeForce RTX 4090 MASTER 24G, GeForce RTX 4090 GAMING OC 24G and GeForce RTX 4090 WINDFORCE 24G, and one water-cooled graphics card – AORUS GeForce RTX 4090 XTREME WATERFORCE 24G. To fully unleash the unparalleled performance of this new architecture, GIGABYTE equipped its GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards with amped-up designs and improved features, giving hardcore gamers and content creators more of everything.
GIGABYTE has launched a variety of air-cooled solutions to meet the market’s demand. The AORUS MASTER is recommended for the enthusiasts who want the ultimate performance and colorful RGB appearance. The GAMING OC is the best choice of performance-minded gamers. The WINDFORCE is the best choice for those who desire a neat and elegant design, while maintaining both performance and durability. In addition, there is the AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE all-in-one water-cooled solution. It is the best choice for gamers who want the advantages of water-cooling and easy installation.
The AORUS MASTER graphics card features the new fan blades and a special surface design, WINDFORCE bionic shark fan increases the static pressure by up to 30% while reducing noise level by up to 3dB at the same time, compared to the regular fans at the same RPM. The larger heatsink module with the angular fins creates more surface area and cooling capacity than ever before. Paired with the vapor chamber in direct touch, multiple heat pipes, and the enlarged screen cooling vent at the back, the AORUS MASTER graphics card assures top-notch thermal performance, even at demanding loads.
AORUS is also bringing back an upgraded version of the signature triple-ring RGB lights, RGB Halo. This beloved feature, offering addressable lighting effects on the rotating fans, will definitely make every build glow in style. The LCD Edge View on the side of the AORUS MASTER graphics card gives users another option to personalize their cards with texts, images, or gifs. One can also monitor critical stats, like power consumption, temperatures, fan rpm, etc.
On top of the features above, the AORUS MASTER graphics card features aerospace-grade PCB coating, a Dual BIOS design with quiet operation mode and ULTRA DURABLE certified components. Due to the amazing 24+4 power phases design and precise power control, the graphics card has lower component temperature, less noise, and less signal interference. In addition to the upgraded metal back plate, the new anti-sag bracket is tailored to the graphics card to prevent the PCB from sagging. It provides the optimized reinforcement and enhances the overall visual appearance.
The GAMING OC graphics card uses the WINDFORCE cooling system. It features three unique blade fans, alternate spinning, large vapor chamber with direct touch to the GPU, composite copper heat pipes, 3D active fans, and screen cooling to maximize the heat dissipation. The WINDFORCE fans utilize graphene nano lubricant, which extends fan life by 2.1 times, delivering nearly the lifespan of the double ball bearing while providing quiet operation. Paired with the excellent power design and ULTRA DURABLE certified components, the graphics card can work at lower temperature and higher performance. The graphics card features Dual BIOS with silent mode to provide a quieter experience.
The GAMING OC graphics card also inherits the RGB Halo from AORUS. The triple-ring RGB lights offer addressable lighting effects on the rotating fans, will definitely make every build glow in style. In addition to the upgraded metal back plate, the graphics card also comes with a tailored anti-sag bracket that provides the optimized reinforcement and enhances the overall visual appearance.
The WINDFORCE graphics card also uses the WINDFORCE cooling system. It features three unique blade fans, alternate spinning, large vapor chamber with direct touch to the GPU, composite copper heat pipes, 3D active fans, and screen cooling that work together to provide efficient heat dissipation. The graphics card also features Dual BIOS to provide a quiet operation. The graphics card uses the metal plate with the brushed and mirror surface to express the art of texture, making the card more aesthetic and more suitable for the users who prefer the neat and elegant design. It also comes with a VGA holder.
AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
The AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE all-in-one graphics card provides the best-in-class performance and quiet gaming experience through an easy-to-install solution. The large copper plate and heat pipes contact the GPU, VRAM and other critical parts, so that the heat can be transferred to the liquid cooling zone for achieving enhanced heat dissipation. The triple size 360mm aluminum radiator comes with three 120mm double ball bearing fans keeping the graphics card at low temperatures.
The sturdy FEP tube minimizes loss of water and has high thermal stability as well as high pressure tolerance to greatly enhance product life and durability. The 460mm tube length helps the radiator installation on the top and front panels of the PC case, the tubes are built on the rear of the card which can avoid the interference with the CPU cooler. In addition, the surface of the graphics card is visually highlighted with different material crafts, brushed, and mirrored textures, giving the card a high-end, professional, and luxurious appearance.
The AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE also features aerospace-grade PCB coating, ULTRA DURABLE certified components, amazing 24+4 power phases design and precise power control that makes it the best choice of water-cooled graphics card.
GIGABYTE offers the best power supply solutions
The GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards use the latest PCIe 5.0 16-pin power connector, which can draw over 450 watts of power. GIGABYTE offers the best PCIe 5.0 power supply solutions for GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards – the UD1000GM PCIE 5.0 power supply. The UD1000GM PCIE 5.0 power supply has a high-quality 16-pin cable, which can support up to 600 watts of power to the graphics card. It can replace the traditional power supply with the adapter, which greatly reduces installation inconvenience and provides better cable management. The power supply inherits the spirit of GIGABYTE Ultra Durable product design, introducing a variety of high-quality materials and technologies. It is the best choice for GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards.
To deliver a better user experience, AORUS and GAMING OC graphics cards provide customers with a 4-year warranty (requires online registration within 30 days of the purchase date) so that they can enjoy gaming and create content without any worry.
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