Linksys has added to its Velop vary of Wi-Fi mesh networking merchandise with a brand new dual-band providing for the UK.
The new Velop Dual-Band is pitched on the entry-level, with a extra wallet-friendly price ticket than the Velop Tri-Band items, with the associated fee beginning at £89.99 (for a pack of 1).
You can combine and match the tri-band and dual-band items as you want – they’re totally suitable with one another – and the Velop Dual-Band mannequin gives all of the software program options present in its sibling (together with parental controls and Alexa compatibility).
The essential distinction with the dual-band mannequin is that it’s a bit extra compact than the tri-band units, being roughly two-inches shorter. This makes them a bit simpler to stash neatly about your own home.
And clearly the opposite distinction is that it operates over two bands somewhat than three, because the identify suggests – with this product, you get dual-band 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi over 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
The system works like every different mesh networking product, which means you’ve gotten a number of items positioned strategically about your property, with one successfully changing your router, and the others appearing as Wi-Fi extenders to sort out wi-fi dead-spots in a completely seamless method.
A devoted app on your iOS or Android smartphone helps you swiftly arrange the system, and handle the varied options from then on. Everything is designed with ease-of-use in thoughts.
Linksys additionally introduced that subsequent month, it’s going to start out promoting an official Velop Wall Mount to permit the items to be mounted excessive up, and out of the best way.
The Velop Dual-Band mesh Wi-Fi system can be on sale at main UK retailers come the top of the month. As talked about, a pack of 1 will value £89.99, with a two-pack costing £149.99, and a trio of units setting you again £199.99. (Compare that to a three-pack of Google WiFi, which prices £329).
You additionally get a powerful three-year guarantee with the product, and as an introductory provide for UK punters, Linksys provides you with a free Wall Mount for each unit you buy earlier than June 30.