TP-LINK “Pebble” Portable 3G Router Named as CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TP-LINK, a global leader in networking, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its “Pebble” TL-MR5350 Portable 3G Router. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Pebble is a portable 3G wireless router that supports WCDMA HSPA+ up to 21Mbps download speed with a 3G SIM card inserted. It features a long-life 2000mAh rechargeable battery with average 6-hour run time and is compliant with 802.11b/g/n wireless technology in a very small body resembling a pebble. It is ideal for people in need of high-speed mobile broadband sharing while on the go. It also features a micro SD card slot to accommodate up to 32GB of flash memory and a micro USB port, which can be used with an external power adapter or USB port to charge the device. Estimated product availability is Q1 2013.
“The TL-MR5350 combines the best of mobile broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity in a gorgeous form factor designed to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing, ” said Richard Xu, Vice President of TP-LINK USA. “With its intended user base in mind, the device is shaped to fit pockets, palms and desktops comfortably and to effectively go unnoticed when not in use.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(®), the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
The TP-LINK TL-MR5350 Pebble will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO & SMB networking products and the world’s No. 1 market share leader in WLAN and Broadband CPE devices, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in wireless routers, network adapters, access points, ADSL modem routers, 3G routers, Powerline adapters, switches, IP cameras, print servers and media converters to global end users. Visit us at http://www.tp-link.com/en.
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