D-Link Launches The Xtreme N DIR-685 Storage Router
D-Link is now shipping the new DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage all-in-one router. The 685 has a built-in N WiFi module that allows the device to communicate with network attached storage devices and there is a 3.2″ LCD screen that allows it to play streaming video or as a digital photo frame. The screen on the 685 can also display graphs, gauges, weather, and other streaming Internet content.
The NAS feature on the router supports UPnP server functions and BitTorrent downloads. A 1TB 2.5″ SATA drive can be inserted into the side of the router. The router has 2 USB ports and 2 gigabit Ethernet ports. There is also a WiFi Scheduler that can turn off the WiFi radio at a specific time. The N DIR-685 is priced at about $300.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry