Top 10 Best Looking Routers

Normally we stuff our routers under desks or other furniture, the better to hide them. The bad news is, wireless routers have the greatest range when they’re placed in open areas. The good news? Not all routers have to be ugly chunks of plastic. The industry has seen a recent shift in design values, resulting in nicer looking products. In fact, several new entrants to the market have touted superior semblance as one of the main features of their offerings. Some of these, such as the eero and Luma, are positively elegant while others are crazy-cool spider looking masterpieces. Without further ado here are the 10 best looking routers available.


Apple AirPort Extreme

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station RouterApple has always been renowned for its smart design policy. This product is no different, and as per usual Apple has achieved minimalist perfection.

The base station’s undecorated prismatic form gives it a pleasing aesthetic. Modern rounded edges provide the finishing touch. With this design Apple has once again proven that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


ASUS OnHub

OnHub Wireless Router from Google and ASUSGoogle teamed up with ASUS to produce this strikingly, smooth looking router. It was exquisitely designed specifically to be placed out in the open.

The OnHub from ASUS has a sleek cylindrical shape with a widening base. Its clean polished visage is accented by a subtle light ring near the bottom.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


ASUS RT-AC88U

ASUS RT-AC88U RouterASUS is known for its gaming gear. Plenty of its products are focused purely on gaming and it’s associated needs, namely speed and good looks.

The RT-Ac88U is no exception. A dazzling machine resplendent in black and flashy red. Its cutting edges and bold geometrics combine for a splendid display of superiority.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


D-Link AC3200

D-Link AC3200 Ultra DIR-890LR RouterD-Link has been steadily improving in the design sphere. Of course there’s always room for improvement, and D-Link could certainly use some to smoothen a few rough edges.

But make no mistake about it, this router is uncompromising on fashion. From its octagonal shape to its glossy red color, the AC3200 is a grand affair. With its spidery antennas and beaming facade, this work of art will look great on your desk, outshining all else.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


ASUS RT-AC5300

ASUS RT-AC5300 RouterASUS has a long history of flamboyant presentations, and once again they wow with a high-performance gaming dreamboat.

Angles are the name of the game for this one.  The RT-AC5300 is a head-turning, sharply styled beast. A whopping eight fully adjustable antennas give this extravagant router a crown-like look. A dash of red completes the regal bearing.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


Keewifi kisslink

Keewifi kisslink Wireless Smart RouterKeewifi is a Beijing based startup whose goal is to make Wi-Fi a better experience. Their first international product was funded by Kickstarter and was named one of the top inventions of 2014 by MSN.

The kisslink is a playful looking router with a cute curve and one simple button in the center that replaces all the usual buttons and pinholes. It features thoughtful details such as hidden cable ports and slick LEDs.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


eero

eero Home WiFi systemEero is a new company whose single product claims to be “the world’s first home WiFi system.” Eero,  as the device is called, is a set of three routers designed to be spread around the home to create a mesh network that provides optimal coverage.

Eero’s form is a simple rounded square with corners edging slightly downward. The spare look and glossy finish give it a pretty presence.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


Luma

Luma Home Wi-Fi SystemLuma is a unique startup endeavoring to simplify the wireless experience with a “surround WiFi” system capable of delivering a crystal clear signal to every part of your home.

This six-sided beauty is a paragon of elegance. Luma’s classy fashion is complemented by a luminous ring of grace in the center. Luma comes in three stylish colors: White, Gray, and Orange.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


Starry Station

Starry Station Router

Starry is another new entrant to the wireless industry. This company wants to revolutionize consumer internet by providing easier access. Starry’s first available product is a router that aims to introduce transparency to a usually obscure system.

Starry Station’s beautiful triangular shape makes it quite an appealing gadget. Prominently featured is a bright touch screen for convenience.

You can view pricing and other information, as well as our original review, on the individual product listing.

You can also view the product on Amazon.

 


Ubiquiti AmpliFi

Ubiquity AmpliFi

Ubiquity is not new to networking. However, most of their products are usually marketed toward enterprise customers. This product marks a departure from the usual business fare.

Ignore the slight resemblance to a washing machine. Amplifi sports a small rounded cube design. Front and center is a beautiful circular touch screen. Around the perimeter of the bottom is a delicate light.

Amplifi will soon be featured in our Shop, where you will be able to view pricing and other information as well as our original review.

Amplifi has not yet been released and is currently only available for preorder on the official Amplifi website.

 


What do you think about the 10 best looking routers?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and of course, this list is not definitive. The routers featured in this article are just a sampling of what’s out there. If you know of any good looking routers that you think should be on this list, feel free to tell us about them in the comments. This post may be updated and items added or removed.

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