Asus has unveiled two brand new wireless routers that come with unique designs. These are the Asus Lyra and Blue Cave wireless routers. Interestingly, both routers come with one distinct feature: no antennas. An Asus rep mentioned that the company did this so that these routers would somehow “blend in” with other household items.
The first router that was showcased is the Asus Lyra. According to Asus, the Lyra comprises of three small, white and circular routers, which communicate with one another to create a mesh network. This, of course, would reduce the possible of one having to encounter a “Wi-Fi dead spot” at home or work.
Next up, is the very peculiar Asus Blue veve wireless router. Ever seen a Dyson cooling fan before? Well, that’s exactly what the Blue Cave router looks like – minus the bulkiness, of course. That aside, like the Lyra, Asus’ Blue Cave is also rather small in size and it comes in white too. Another interesting trait about this router is that it comes with IFTTT (if this then that) service support. This service allows the router to respond to custom “triggers” that’s set by the user.
Another interesting feature about both of Asus’ newest motherboards is that they come with “family overview” functions as well. For example, the Asus Lyra wireless router comes with its own mobile app, which includes a function to monitor what people that are connected to the network are doing. Website blocking, data usage monitoring, and other similar functions are available too.
According to Asus, both the Lyra and Blue Cave will be made available in Q3 2017. Pricing was, unfortunately, not mentioned.