Initially announced at this year’s CES, Linksys’s Velop mesh Wi-Fi system is set to retail through JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.
A tri-band modular Wi-Fi solution that can be installed in various mesh configurations within a home network, the Velop is designed around achieving both technical performance and aesthetic elegance. Essentially, it looks like their answer to Netgear’s Orbi.
Each Velop node you set up is small and can be placed anywhere in your home, acting as a router, range extender, access point, and bridge for data traffic.
When working in tandem, Linksys says the Velop will offer network speeds of up to 2200 Mbps – though you’re unlikely to find many homes in Australia able to reach that cap.
Regardless, according to Linksys’ ANZ Country Manager Greg Morrison, “If you are upgrading to the NBN broadband network, then you want to make sure you get that speed in every corner of your house.”
Australian customers can have their pick of a 1-pack ($348), 2-pack ($649) and 3-pack ($799), pricepoints somewhat higher than those originally indicated at CES.
Linksys say the Velop’s mesh system ensures the optimal path is always selected to ensure the fastest speeds to each device, while delivering 100% speed to the edge of the home.
The Linksys Velop will be available through JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman from the 15th of June, a little later than the April launch window Linksys originally suggested at CES.