This is something that not many of us get the chance to experience, fast broadband that is! Well for those who do have access to this there is the brilliant router in the works. It is called the Almond+ and it comes with a touchscreen interface and offers access to 802.11ac + 802.11n dual band internet. There are apps becoming available too that will make light switches and sockets interactive with Smartphone’s, how cool is this!
According to the Almond+ Kickstarter page, this is the thinking behind the device;
Today we have one remote for our TV, one for the DVD player, one for IP media player and another for the set top box. Do we want the same mess of controller boxes to make our homes smart? In a sensible world, the smart home controller would be built into the router itself. That is exactly what we’ve set out to do with Almond+. It is not only one of the fastest routers (1.17 Gb/s) on the planet but also a highly capable smarthome hub.
Once this cool router goes on sale, expect to pay around $100 (£64) for it.