New Wi-Fi routers from D-Link come in four different color options
Some of D-Link's newer Wi-Fi routers already sport a distinct aesthetic with a cylindrical design that's somewhat reminiscent of Apple's Mac Pro (but smaller). Someone decided D-Link's routers still needed more flair, so the company released a new and colorful line of AC750 routers. D-Link's new DIR-818LW model is available in red, teal, black, and white, each of which features the familiar cylinder design and AC750 Wi-Fi connectivity.
"Wi-Fi routers have never had the reputation of being the most aesthetically pleasing products in the home, and we set out to change that with our color routers," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "With the launch of our new line of AC750 Wi-Fi Routers, customers not only get a powerful home network capable of supporting the most demanding applications, they also have a stylish device they can proudly display on the desk rather than buried underneath it."
Color options aside, the DIR-818LW is a dual-band router with support for up to 433Mbps on the 5GHz band in 802.11ac mode and up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band in 802.11n mode. It also has four built-in GbE ports, USB 2.0 port, and support for mydlink Cloud Services, which allows you to remotely monitor your network using your tablet or smartphone.
The DIR-818LW isn't the fastest spec'd 802.11ac router on the market, though it's one of the more affordably priced at $80 MSRP (available exclusively at Amazon through May).