This TP-Link router automatically moves its antenna for the best Wi-Fi

Alice Newcome-Beill

The Verge

What we all thought routers would look like

In what is likely one of the stranger innovations at CES this year, TP-Link is showing off the prototype for its new Archer AXE200 Omni router. There are plenty of new routers taking advantage of 6E connectivity debuting at this year's CES, but the engineering of this particular router is sure to raise some eyebrows.

The AXE200 features four antennas that automatically fold out and rotate to seek out the best possible signal, wherever it happens to be. While the necessity of this particular feature is debatable, it's pretty wild to see a router come to life and instinctively articulate its arms like some kind of alien homing beacon.

While the effectiveness of this particular feature isn’t certain, the...

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