D-Link passed its SmartBeam Access Point, model number DAP-1525, pictured above, through the FCC today. This sleek device can be used like a traditional WiFi router, or as a wireless bridge to extend your wireless network. The device supports dual-band Wireless-N, and features six-element directional antennae and four gigabit Ethernet ports on its back.
While this functionality isn’t particularly unique, the design of the Smart Beam Access Point is certain to turn heads. Unlike typical rectangular access points, the Smart Beam Access Point has a cylindrical shape and is designed to stand vertically like a can of Pringles. No one said you can’t be stylish will eliminating WiFi dead zones.
The SmartBeam Access Point will be released this Spring for $150.