Asus blew a hole through its latest wireless router and it looks pretty sweet
There’s really no way you could miss the huge blue hole in the centre of Asus’ new router.
The rather aptly-named Blue Cave is the Taiwanese tech giant’s latest AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi router.
But there’s more to the hole than pure aesthetic design.
Speaking to Mashable on the showfloor of the Computex technology show, an Asus spokesman explained that the antennas of the device are built into the roof, so you’ll no longer have those ugly rods sticking out of your router.
The hole is meant to separate the antennas from the motherboard, which sits at the bottom of the router.
The Blue Cave also touts the ability to handle large capacity transfers, to enable you to stream 4K videos and support wireless file sharing without lag.
You can also manage the router from your smartphone or tablet — where you can control what apps can access the Internet and view network usage.
And in light of recent malware attacks, the Blue Cave also comes with “AiProtection”, the company’s security offering, powered by TrendMicro.
Asus has yet to officially announce how much the device is going for, but a spokesperson revealed that it would be “under $200.”
Soon, there’ll be no need to hide your routers behind your desks.
Stay tuned for more news from the Computex 2017 in Taipei, as we cover it from the showfloor.
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