When’s the last time you changed the password on your home’s wireless router? Heck, do you even know how to do that? Most people would probably answer “never and no”, respectively of course. Wireless routers are pretty common place in most homes these days, but often those that own them don’t know how to modify their settings, let alone change their password. Tech startup Securifi is looking to change all that with their touchscreen wireless router, the Almond.
On the side (or face) of the device is a 2.8-inch 320×240 touchscreen. While you won’t be able to watch an episode of “Vampire Diaries” you will be able to easily and quickly setup and administer your router without the need of a computer. That means with a few touchscreen keystrokes you can change your router’s WiFi password, view it in a plain text and change other settings, such as what type of encryption you’d like to utilize.
But don’t be mistaken. Securifi hasn’t sacrificed features in favor of simplicity. You’ll get the same specs found in the same routers you’d purchase at Best Buy, which includes 802.11n, MIMO throughput, WPA/WEP security, Ethernet ports (there looks to be only 2) and more.
Securifi hasn’t said when their Almond router will go on sale, but they expect it to arrive sometime in Spring of this year for under $70.