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Rivet Networks announces the new Killer USB type C 3.1 to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter

Killer's new Ethernet dongle. (Source: Rivet Networks)
Killer's new Ethernet dongle. (Source: Rivet Networks)
The Killer brand of networking products has unveiled its latest adapter: one with a USB type C connector at one end and an RJ-45 jack rated for up to 2.5 gigabit Ethernet at the other. Rivet Networks asserts it is the world's first adapter designed for competitive gaming or other high-performance PC tasks in mind.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Does your new or planned laptop upgrade have USB type C ports only? Oh well, no high-speed wired connections for you, right? Maybe not. Rivet Networks' best-known brand Killer has released a new Ethernet dongle rated for 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps, which connects via the latest type of USB port up to the 3.1 standard.

Killer asserts that this 2.5 Gigabit (with Cat. 5e or better cables) is designed for gamers or other intensive PC users in mind. It is rated to prioritize or refine network traffic with respect to these tasks, using software such as Killer’s Extreme Gaming Mode; Prioritization Engine; GameFast Technology; Intelligence Engine; DoubleShot Pro and Control Center 2.0.

The new Killer Ethernet USB Dongle is also compatible with the 2.5GBASE-T Alliance PHY Specification, IPv4, IPv6 and supports "jumbo" 16K-byte frames. It also complies with the IEEE's 802.3az Energy Efficient standard for wired connectivity, as well as its 802.3x Full Duplex Flow control. It is available on Amazon from now at a price of US$49.99.

Some more claims made for the new Killer dongle. (Source: Rivet Networks)
Some more claims made for the new Killer dongle. (Source: Rivet Networks)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-22 (Update: 2020-09-23)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.