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ASUS Blue Cave antenna-less Wi-Fi router launched at Computex 2017

The router can also controlled via IFTTT.


At Computex 2017 in Taipei, which kicked off yesterday, ASUS has been making some big announcements. After launching world’s thinnest convertible ZenBook Flip S, and some other ZenBook laptops, has now launched an antenna-less Wi-Fi router, which looks quite distinct.

The router, also called the Blue Cave, is antenna-less. In comparison, standard routers have anywhere between two to four antennas. Instead, there is a hole in the middle which ASUS likes to call a “central aperture” that directs the signal. The so-called central aperture, which is bathed in gentle blue light, is not just for the aesthetics of the router. The hole directs the signal, and with the internal antennas, the motherboard is set on the bottom, with the hole providing some useful distance between the two.

Additionally, ASUS says the router will ensure smooth 4K UHD video streaming and lag-free gaming. And with its ‘Internal Antenna’ technology, ASUS believes that the Blue Cave will offer up to 20 percent faster internet speed. It also supports IFTTT for automated tasks in smart homes. ALSO READ: Computex 2017: Asus launches world’s thinnest convertible ZenBook Flip S, new ZenBook laptops, and more

“Blue Cave is an elegantly designed AC2600-class dual-band smart Wi-Fi router that combines superb performance, commercial-grade security and family friendly features with stylish good looks. The use of powerful, specially designed internal antennas in Blue Cave is the key to its stylish and elegant antenna-less design, which features a unique and attractive central aperture that is bathed in gentle blue light,” said ASUS.

The Blue Cave also features latest Intel chipset that delivers ultrafast AC2600-class dual band Wi-Fi speeds. Plus, it also features ASUS’ AiProtection, the first commercial-grade security for home networks. It’s a free-for-life security solution powered by Trend Micro Smart Home Network, which protects every connected smart device on the network, including IoT devices. ALSO READ: Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL) review: Move beyond selfie phones, enter live video

  • Published Date: May 30, 2017 11:25 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 30, 2017 11:40 AM IST