We know that wi-fi routers get the best range when they're near the center of the home and placed out in the open. Unfortunately, that means the little bricks of black plastic and wires are usually a pain to hide. But as wireless connectivity gains a stronghold in American homes, we'll see more and more routers with style—like this retro orb lamp.
Granted, the stark white orb style of this lamp wouldn't fit in with an ornate traditional home. But the idea behind the Elis Wi-Fi Lamp from Onda Communication could catch on.
Instead of a router that's only a router, make your wi-fi wizard do double duty as a lamp or some other piece of home tech. Soon we could see routers built in to different styles on lamps—or we might see the idea expand to everything from chairs to speakers.
All you'd need to do is be able to power it and plug it in to an Ethernet cord, so the possibilities are endless. Of course, if this retro-modern white globe is your style, it should be in production soon. Check back with Onda Communication.
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