KickSarter Friday – An innovation in the home router.
If you have been desiring a wireless router which does not cost you an arm and a leg to purchase, you need to read on. If you are looking for a wireless router that does not make you jump through connections to a PC to configure, you need to read further. As there are many products out in the market, but few which can provide you an easy to use interface and a very reasonable price. On top of that, how would you like to have a centralized place to control items in your home.
Enter the Almond+ from Securifi and is this weeks KickStarter project. With a goal of $250,00, this project has already passed $216,000 with over a month to go and shows just how successful this one is going to be. And you only have to look at some of the specifics about this to get an understanding why most people are going to want to get their hands on one of these. And you are going to be paying $99 for this when it is available.
To start with, the Almond+ is a 2.8 inch touch screen router. No more having to connect a PC to set it up, making it a delight to work with. If that is not enough, they are supporting 802.11ac along with 802.11n and is backward compatible. You will get access to both the 2.4 Ghz and the 5 Ghz bandwidth from this small unit. There are 4 + 1 Gigabit ports on the Almond+ which at this price is not something you see. And a range of 5000 ft from the Almond+ is going to make this a great home wireless router.
But that is only the router part of the product. This can provide you with home automation as well, supporting Zigbee and Z-Wave. You can use the Almond+ to control your heating and lighting if it is so enabled and deal with security alerts from the interface. Even better, you can control these from an iOS or Android app on your smart phone. And not just within range of the router, but over the Internet. That makes this a great item to control your home while you are away. If you have sensors on your front or back door, alerts for them being opened can be received by Almond+ and if you want, sent to your smart phone alerting you of that event. There are lots more items that can applied to this if they are enabled for home automation control and monitoring.
The Almond+ is planned to be released to those who pledge at least $99 or more toward the project. Those individuals should see their very own Almond+ in September this year. If this sounds like something that you are truly interested in, head on over to the KickStarter page for the Almond+.