Western Digital has made the move over to the router market with its new family of My Net products.
These routers are designed to help take the load off a home network that can often be overloaded with multiple connected devices. Video streaming and online gaming are often the most network intensive tasks and often get their speed throttled when lots of other devices are using data. This can now be controlled to ensure speed is always at a premium.
“With so many people within the home simultaneously watching movies, playing games and browsing the web via their iPad, iPhone, Xbox and other devices, the network demands placed on today’s connected home has grown exponentially,” said WD connected home solutions vice president and and general manager, Scott Vouri.
“Our successes in creating Connected Home solutions with our WD TV media players and personal cloud products have given us valuable insights into the network-overload problems of home wireless users, and entering the wireless home networking market offers WD an exciting opportunity to strengthen our Connected Home offerings that are aimed at enhancing the home entertainment experience for consumers.”
The new range consists of five products including the My Net N600 for $149.99, the N750 for $249.99, the N900 for $349.99, in addition to the N900 Central which includes built in storage in 1TB and 2TB models for $399.99 and $499.99 respectively.
Al models will be available in the first week of July.