WiFi is about to get updated with a new wireless technology called 802.11AD, which hasn’t been designed to replace 802.11AC, but has been designed to provide better WiFi speeds.
Interestingly, TP-Link has today revealed that they will be the first to take advantage of this with their new Talon AD7200 router, which not only looks awesome but also has some pretty awesome features.
Including a total of eight antennas, the router has an imaginative design that means it doesn’t look much like a router and instead a bit like a UFO. On top of that, it also has 802.11AD/WiGig functionality for faster transfers between devices that support it.
TP-Link said that it is capable of reaching transfer speeds of up to 4.6Gbps when operating on the WiGig band or up to 1.73Gbps on the 5Ghz band and up to 800Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band.
The Talon AD7200 also has two USB 3.0 ports around the back, with four gigabit Ethernet ports for hardwired connections.
The router also comes with a built-in VPN service, parental controls, and a guest network that allows you to give your friends and family access to your WiFi, without giving them your main password.
However, for all that, you are going to have to put some money aside, currently it’s available on a number of sites for around $350.