Trendnet has built up a portfolio of more Powerline Adapters than you can shake a snow globe at, and the networking company almost let 2011 close without one more release. Almost. With just over a week to go before the calendar flips to 2012, Trendnet launched a new compact Powerline AV Adapter, model TPL-306E, that replaces and is about 30 percent smaller than the older TPL-303E series.
Inexpensive wireless routers have rendered powerline adapters a niche category in home networks, and one TrendNet continues to happily serve. The company's latest offering is the 200Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter, model TPL-306E, which is capable of extending your Internet connection to areas your router might not reach, such as an Internet television in your mancave or a game console just out of reach on the second floor.