NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X6 TRI-BAND WIFI MESH EXTENDER WINS PRESTIGIOUS IF DESIGN AWARD FOR 2019

SAN JOSE, CA – March 5th, 2019 –  NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, is pleased to be recognized with an 2019 IF DESIGN AWARD for the Nighthawk® X6 Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender (EX7700), the latest member to the Nighthawk WiFi  mesh family of extenders. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, hosts the iF DESIGN AWARD competition.

EX7700The Nighthawk X6 Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender won over the 67-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with the product’s capability to provide powerful whole home WiFi by extending the range of your existing router using NETGEAR patented Fastlane3 technology. The competition was intense with over 6,375 entries, which were submitted from 52 countries in hopes of receiving this seal of quality. Selected by the top names in design since the 1950s, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design.

“NETGEAR is thrilled to again be recognized by the IF Excellence in Design panel of judges,” said John Ramones senior director of product design and user experience at NETGEAR. “We strive to make our products elegant and engaging while delivering the highest network performance.  NETGEAR was the first company to introduce the network extender to the industry and has since developed the Orbi Wi-Fi mesh system. With the Nighthawk X6 Tri-band Mesh Extender, we have married what was learned with Orbi and have delivered it in a package that will work within any network.”

Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR® Nighthawk® X6 Tri-band WiFi Mesh Extender (EX7700) is now available from major retailers. At an MSRP of $159, with the capability of working with your existing WiFi router, the EX7700 is one of the easiest and least expensive way to build a WiFi mesh system for any home.

About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 23,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 22,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

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