Whilst normally I will only review WiFi repeaters on this site, today I just had to bring you a quick write up on one of the coolest routers I’ve ever seen. It’s called Almond and brought to you by Securifi, a company of which you have most likely never heard of.
But that’s ok, because neither had I. Upon investigation I found that Securifi is a company formed by a small group of network enthusiasts so these guys really know their stuff. They’ve also really come up with a smash hit on their first attempt with their very first product, Almond, receiving rave reviews from the New York Times, Ars Technia , CNET and many others!
But what has got everybody raving about Almond? Well it’s because it is the world’s first touchscreen wireless router. This is a router that you will want everybody to see, not tuck away in a dark corner of the room. Traditional routers and other networking devices are managed via a web-based interface, but with Almond, you have complete control from the touch screen on the front of the router itself, how easy is that!
That was the goal for Almond, to be the most user-friendly router on the market. You can use it as your primary router, as a wireless bridge for older Ethernet devices or use it as a WiFi Extender!
Hopefully I can get hold of one in the near future in order to do a full review. Looking at the Securifi website I noticed that they are now taking pre-orders for an upgraded Almond+.
In the meantime, here’s the lowdown on the original Almond Router:
- 300Mbps MIMO, 2 antennas
- 2 LAN + 1 WAN Ports
- Power Supply: 5V, 1A
- Port Forwarding, Firewall, DMZ, UPnP
This router is currently the number one best seller on Amazon and the customer feedback looks excellent. I don’t think you could go wrong with Almond, but if you’re really only interested in an extender device, it might be best to stick to a device specifically designed for that task. At least until we’ve had a chance to put one through it’s paces. Stay tuned!