The battle is on for the fastest WiFi speeds and the craziest looking router between companies like D-Link and Asus.
D-Link today just announced its latest AC5300, AC3200 and AC3100 Ultra Performance models. On top of speeds up to 5.3Gbps for the AC5300 model, the 802.11ac devices features a very striking look that will certainly stick out if not hidden away.
In order to achieve these speeds router companies are having to use more and more antennas to achieve their performance which is aiding the alien like looks some of the new routers are starting to have.
The AC5300 has 802.11ac tri-band which can achieve speeds between 3.1 and 5.3 Gbps, along with Gigabit Ethernet, high-power antennas and onboard USB 3.0 ports.
You can control the devices with a smartphone or tablet, and D-Link also outed an optional DWA-192 USB 3.0 adapter, which connects to laptops and PCs to give them an 802.11ac connection.
D-Link also announced new PowerLine HomePlug kits, with speeds up to 2Gbps. The company says the DHP-701AV (2 Gbps) and DHP-601AV (1Gbps) adapters use the fastest two wires in a typical three-wire power installation with pushbutton connection for ease of installation and security.
No word on UK release dates or pricing just yet.