US networking company Netgear is asking Australian customers to pay 54% more for a new consumer home network repeater called the Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, than what they sell the same device for in the USA.
Made in China, the new device which is designed to boost a Wi Fi signal around the home is being sold in the USA, with a recommended retail price of US $90 (A$84). The same device is being sold by Netgear in Australia for $129.
This device, which plugs straight into a power socket, automatically repeats the signal for the primary home Wi-Fi router can be purchased online in the USA for as low as $80.
At this stage the Company has not explained $45 difference for the product in Australia especially as the Australian dollar is trading at $1.07 to the US dollar.
Netgear ANZ director of consumer channels Brad Little. “The Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender makes it possible to enjoy a robust wireless connection in remote corners of the house, or even outdoors that previously had low or no Wi-Fi signal.”