Cisco has unveiled the Linksys AC 1750 HD Smart Wi-Fi Router (model EA6500), which is compatible with the new 802.11ac standard. It offers speeds of up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, as well as 1.3Gbps on 5GHz. The router also offers better reliability and range, which the company boasts should also help lower power consumption of mobile devices.
The new router is also compatible with Linksys's recently shipped AC Universal Media Connector, which connects devices including gaming consoles, Smart TVs and Blu-ray players wirelessly.
Linksys also detailed its new Smart Wi-Fi platform. The technology allows users to remotely access their Smart Wi-Fi router-based networks and devices by utilizing Smart Wi-Fi Tools and Apps. A 'SimpleTap' feature will allow customers to connect devices to their Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers with just a tap of a button. Alternatively, you can carry out a quick swipe or scan of a device or tag.
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro is now available for $219.99, while the Linksys AC Universal Media Connector can be purchased for $159.99.