WLAN routers are not known to impress through its innovative design, however the new N1 from Belkin certainly stands out from the crowd.
Wednesday last week Belkin announced their forthcoming N1 model with a somewhat new concept and the highest WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) ever.
In addition to great design it’s equipped with an advanced interactive network display that allows you to view the activity of your network.
Besides a sleek Download/Upload Speedometer this provides info about network bandwidth usage, number of connected devices, guest access network key and the date and time.
Technically N1 doesn’t differentiate that much from other WLAN routers, except it’s equipped with 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and that it supports the 802.11n draft 2.0. More info on the N1 Vision Intro page.
The router is available late July 2007 with launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia to follow. Pricetag – $200, not to bad considering your wife now allows the router to be more accessible than before (when it was hidden behind the sofa or in some closet)…