Netgear Smart Home Devices, NeoMax TV And More

There were lots of announcements from Netgear earlier today at CES.  Most of these focused around the Smart Home, an area which should triple over the next couple of years.  Netgear  unveiled new home security cameras which are wireless and fit in the palm of your hand.  The Vue Zone and the Vue Phone Night Vision Camera transmits video wirelessly and will email you if there is unexpected motion in the house so you can see immediately what the camera is seeing.  They also released a new version of Plus2TV which allows easy streaming from your mobile devices to your television.  There are new dual band 11ac WiFi products allowing faster connectivity in a world of growing devices.

The Genie App allows the users to generate QR codes as a way to share home networking, printing and the like without sharing your password.

The NeoTV Max has a built in Sling Player so that accessing content from your Slingbox from other TV’s is a breeze, helping to, as they describe it, “turn your regular TV into a smart TV.”  Their new NeoTV Prime is a partnership with Google TV.  David Henry, Netgear’s VP Product Marketing, described it as “Google TV done right.” It combines Google TV and the ability to run apps from Google Play with enhanced support for home media and connected USBs.   You can cross platform search with a dual sided remote/qwerty keyboards and it predict and make recommendations for future viewing.