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 "Halo" TL-WR706N 150Mbps Portable Wireless 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.

The TP-LINK Halo TL-WR706N is one of the world's smallest 150Mbps portable wireless routers with a built-in power adapter. The Halo shrinks the size of a traditional wireless router to a tiny, cylindrical wall-socket mounted device. With its 802.11n wireless card that supports speeds of up to 150Mbps, internal antenna, and built-in power adapter, the Halo excels in both form and function.

The Halo's concept comes from the halo of the total solar eclipse, with light being cast around its edge, like a wireless signal being broadcast from the device. The product is designed with a simple circle that constitutes the cover and a cylindrical shape which are ideal for broadcasting wireless signals. Estimated product availability is Q1 2013.

"With Halo we reinvented the boring, table top or wall-mounted wireless router into a sleek, portable form factor with built-in power plug, and powerful wireless speed and range that delivers a convenient wireless experience without the mess of cables and complex setups," said Richard Xu, Vice President of TP-LINK USA. "Halo offers the high performance wireless experience that users have come to expect from TP-LINK in an appealing original design."

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 Halo TL-WR706N 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, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

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