Device: Starry Station Wi-Fi
Producer: Starry Inc., in Boston
Learn more: starry.com
We all know the blinking light on our router is a bad sign. An LCD touchscreen explaining what's wrong with our router seems like a better way to deliver bad news.
Just named one of Inc. magazines Best in Class in its annual Iconic Design awards, the Starry Station Wi-Fi hub takes the guesswork out of your lagging internet speeds with data to help you determine what devices are using the system, the strength of your signal and even why your connection is down. Starry Station delivers lots of helpful info packaged in a sleek piece of cutting-edge hardware, rather than a blinking light emitting from a black box.
"We wanted to improve reliability and give people visibility into their internet and Wi-Fi, through our ambient touchscreen display. Now people can see speed, health, and usage and not be in the dark about connectivity issues. Our belief is, if consumers have a better understanding of how their internet and Wi-Fi is performing, we can help improve performance and make life a little easier," says Alex Moulle-Berteaux, chief marketing officer for Starry.