D-Link Gets Colorful With New Wireless Routers

Looking to spice up your desktop with flashy new colors? D-Link has you covered with its new line of AC750 Wi-Fi Routers (DIR-818LW). This new batch has a cylinder form factor and four different colors to choose from: Red, Teal, Black and White. They'll be sold exclusively through Amazon throughout May for a mere $79.99 USD.

"Wi-Fi routers have never had the reputation of being the most aesthetically pleasing products in the home, and we set out to change that with our color routers," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc.

As the name and price indicates, these colorful routers won't be pushing the 1300 Mbps theoretical speeds. Instead, customers will see up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and up to 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. There are also five Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired connectivity (one is dedicated to WAN), and a USB 2.0 port for sharing files up to 250 GB across the network.

According to D-Link, the routers are compatible with the company's mydlink Lite application for iPhone, iPad and Android. This app allows users to see via their smartphone or tablet what websites are accessed, to set up email notifications if unauthorized connections are made on the network, block unwanted connections and more. Desktops and laptops can access this information through a browser-based client.

The company also provides a SharePoint app, which has a remote access mode and a local mode for accessing files while out on the town or vegging on the couch. Developed for Android and iOS, this app grants access to the connected USB drive and to any device connected to the Gigabit ports. As with the previous app, desktops and laptops can access these files using a browser.

"With the launch of our new line of AC750 Wi-Fi Routers, customers not only get a powerful home network capable of supporting the most demanding applications, they also have a stylish device they can proudly display on the desk rather than buried underneath it," Kelley adds.

Additional information about the new routers from D-Link can be accessed here.

  • ubercake
    Why? Who came up with the cylinder idea? I just don't get it. There's no space-savings efficiency and it would be awkward to hang on a wall. Maybe set it on a matching circular table or a table that is it's opposite on the color wheel? That would look very fashionable.
  • vmem
    do you even need to ask? APPLE of course. with their new cylinder mac pro
  • icepick314
    how about external antennas?
  • beoza
    Their cylinder shaped routers have been around for about 3-4yrs now.