Cisco is a bit busy today with yet another product release. They are routers but these are aimed at home users with little networking knowledge, they’re supposed to be very easy to set up and use. They’re called the Valet series and prices range for $99.99 for the simple version for primarily wireless networking and $149.99 for a combination of wired and wireless networking. They’re also offering the Valet Connector that is an upgrade to wireless N for older computer for $79.99.
The new Valet line is offered in two models – Valet and Valet Plus – based on the size of the home and the mix of wired and wireless devices. In addition, there is a simple Valet Connector to update older computers without built-in wireless capabilities or to upgrade to Wireless-N. Valet users have access to Cisco’s award-winning 24/7 phone support in the unlikely event they have a question or problem. The Valet product line is available immediately at Amazon, Staples, thevalet.com and soon at Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and other leading retailers.
For small to medium-sized homes with primarily wireless -- Valet devices. MSRP: $99.99 -------- For medium to large-sized homes with a mix of wireless -- Valet Plus and wired devices. MSRP: $149.99 ------------- Upgrades an older computer to wireless and ideal -- Valet Connector complement to Valet or Valet Plus. MSRP: $79.99 ------------------