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Spaceship Routers

November 7, 2018.

Netgear Nighthawk AX8.

Nighthawk AX8. © Netgear.

Netgear unveiled its first 802.11ax-compatible routers, the new standard recently renamed Wi-Fi 6. Though the Nighthawk AX8 and Nighthawk AX12 are very high-end routers, we’re not impressed so much with their function as with their form: with their sleek “wings”, they look like they’ve come straight out of a science-fiction film. But the angled wings actually do serve a function, hiding and protecting the antennas, turning an eyesore into an objet d’art. The AX8 will be available in November for US$400, and the more powerful AX12, in Spring 2019.

Circuit Breaker, “Netgear’s first Wi-Fi 6 routers look like sci-fi spaceships.”