Indeed its not something that most will need but there is enough of a market for it.£300 for a hunk of plastic... Horrendous design, does nothing that 99.9% of users will need over and above a standard £50 router.
I don't get this madness for £300 routers at all. I game alot and had zero issues with standard V3 virgin box and Unifi wireless kit in the house.
Who is anybody to judge what people spend their money on as long as they don't go looking for handouts to fund it.It will appeal to the same crowd that have plastic grass, hot tubs and leased Range Rover in the drive. Its another e-peen look what I have got - 'my router is considerably more ostentations than yours'. Probably find them sitting on a silver mirror table in the living room.
To some extent yes. But a lot of devices are low usage and people should really move high usage devices to ethernet where possible. Anyway, probably a £150 will do most people rather than £300.design and "gaming" on a side, but whoever expects that "typical 50€ router" can handle 10-20 devices, or more, which is not that rare in a typical household, is wrong. A long time ago when they were serving a PC or two, that was fine but today all those 5€ ones that we get from providers are just crap for most households.
Today everything has an app, and everything connects to wi-fi. And router does not really care if it is a soundbar, a bulb, a switch, a timer, a something........it needs to handle them all, some more often then the others but for all that they need a bit more power inside than some 5€ SoC from 2013.
Mine FRITZ!box 7590 is not a gaming one, and not that new anymore so is lacking many things that this one has but was not that far in price from this one when it was introduced to the market.
So yeah, while most don't need a 300 one, most wont really be served well with those basic ones either.
If you would like to re-read my post I never judged anybody on what they spent their money on, my UDMP cost over £350, I was judging the aesthetics of the device and who that may appeal to, because the consensus so far is that it is 'butt ugly', But I did suggest that there is a certain type of person that it would appeal to (which is currently an internet meme, a bit like the Darren and Karen memes.Who is anybody to judge what people spend their money on as long as they don't go looking for handouts to fund it.
If they want a review, simples. Looks of features that you probably don't need and not great value for money.
BTW, I have £275 router. One the best purchases I've made.
So can you name a tri-band Wifi 6 router costing less which performs better or just as well? You have to look at what hardware you're getting under the hood, not just whether you find the router design attractive or not. Pretty much all wifi 6 kit is expensive, tri-band wifi 6 routers even more so.this would not be on my list as IMHO there are much 'better' devices out there for similar or less money
One reason to pay more for a decent router is that you'll get better support.I think I've officially become middle aged... because I can't understand under what circumstances I'd pay more for a router than my entire broadband package :/ I long for the good old days where the justification was simply that I could see loads of settings that I would tweak an inevitably make no difference or break my connection entirely resulting in a factory reset until a new firmware comes out and I go through the whole process again!
I would but the lady indoors would not be happy at all, so had to settle for more TPs sedate aesthetics.I would not place such a router next to my computer, but I can totally see why a pro-gamer would be unbelievably happy having it next to the pro-gaming desk setup. Such a setup allows pro-gamer's personality to shine. In the sea of pretty boring routers and range extenders, GX90 offers an original alternative. Let's remember that the concept of aesthetics is very subjective. Some people prioritise a peaceful, quiet product appreciating its functionality, some prefer a loud product that stands out. One man's trash is another man's treasure. If it matches one's star wars/star trek/fantasy/science fiction room's theme then I think it is a great proposition. Plus, as @psychopomp1 mentioned tri-band Wifi 6 routers tend be expensive. Wi-Fi 6 running at a top speed of 6.6Gbps below £300, that's a solid offer. Being able to create a third network using the second 5.0Ghz band at a speed of 4.8Gbps, and assign it as dedicated band for gaming exclusively sounds fair. Let's not forget, however, that many products still do not support WiFi 6.