Shut Up and Take My Money: Starry Wi-Fi Station
Simplifying the touchscreen router concept that was started by Securifi’s Almond series, the Starry Wi-Fi Station is a new router that lets you see the devices connected on your home’s wireless network.
On the 3.8″ LCD screen, devices that are using more data have larger blue bubbles. It also notes current usage and a red color will be used for devices with issues.
Other data that can be accessed on the screen include the current download and upload speed available on your network. The screen can also be used to limit Wi-Fi accessibility based on device and time, ideal for any parents that want to restrict their child’s Wi-Fi access to specific days of the week. That would be ideal for limiting access during school nights, just to make sure homework gets done.
The router also collects speed information over time, thus you will have hard data for your next call to your Internet provider to complain about slow speeds. Of course, the router offers 802.11ac connectivity. It’s also 802.15 ready, providing the potential for even faster speeds in the coming years.
Of course, the price of the Wi-Fi Station is the biggest problem. Starting at a price point of $349, it’s significantly more expensive than other routers on the market. Even the Almond+ touchscreen router is $100 cheaper than the Starry.
You can check out more details about the Starry Wi-Fi Station on the official site. You can also watch the video below as well as check out more product pictures.