European Hardware Award winners tested by 9 top technology media review sites
SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 12, 2016 — The Nighthawk® X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) has been named Best Router in the 2016 European Hardware Awards competition to honor exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X6 is the product of NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a leading provider of networking equipment for the home and small businesses. Nighthawk X6 won over five other nominated routers.
This annual list of the best hardware on sale across Europe is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Judges from the experienced editorial teams of nine EHA member publications represent the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: KitGuru (United Kingdom), Hardware.Info (The Netherlands), Hardwareluxx (Germany), CowCotLand (France), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), HispaZone (Spain), PurePC (Poland), SweClockers (Sweden) and Lab 501 (Romania).
The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router delivers more high-speed WiFi connections to more devices through its breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology that connects automatically and simultaneously to every WiFi-enabled device in the home. Nighthawk X6 also offers a 1GHz dual core processor that supports combined WiFi speeds up to an incredibly fast 3.2Gbps*, three WiFi bands (one 2.4GHz and two 5GHz), six high-performance antennas, Smart Connect intelligence, and Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). This powerful combination of features ensures that every device is assigned to the WiFi band where it can connect at its maximum possible speed. The result is that faster devices can connect and perform unhindered by slower or older WiFi devices—meaning ALL devices can download, stream, and game at their maximum speed. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, smart home devices, and IP security cameras become X6-accelerated so consumers can roam freely and enjoy strong WiFi coverage and performance anywhere in the home.
“We’re honored that Nighthawk X6 has been recognized by the EHA and top technology media as the Best Router in the European market,” said David Henry, senior vice president of home networking products for NETGEAR. “The challenge in home networking today is to meet the insatiable demand of an ever-growing number of WiFi devices for more bandwidth in order to stream even more video content. We designed the Nighthawk X6 Router with the capacity, flexibility, and intelligence to solve for these challenges enabling the Nighthawk X6 to deliver an award-winning, best-in-class experience for mobile streaming, sharing and gaming.”
Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X6:
- – Blazing-fast 802.11ac WiFi speed up to 3.2Gbps*
- – Tri-Band WiFi delivers more high speed WiFi connections to more devices
- – Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application and device
- – 6 high performance antennas for maximum range
- – Smart-Connect automatically connects slower and faster devices to separate WiFi bands
- – 1GHz dual core processor with 3 offload processors
- – Beamforming+ improves wireless range and reliability
- – USB 3.0 port offers high-speed, ReadySHARE® USB storage-ready access
- – FREE ReadySHARE Vault PC software for automatic backups to USB storage
- – NETGEAR genie® with remote access, a personal dashboard that makes it easy to monitor, control and repair your home network when you’re away from home
Watch this video for more information about the multi-award winning Nighthawk X6.