25.06.18

TP-Link introduces smart home hub/router

TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus router and smart hub installed on table corner in home

TP-Link have just introduced a router that does a little bit more than your standard mesh router.

TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus router is a venture into the world of router/smart home hub hybrid, and it boasts quicker speeds then all previously released offerings (i.e. tri-band AC2200 WiFi – peaking at 867Mbps on the 5GHz band).

The Deco M9 Plus can function as a hub for as many as 100 ZigBee and Bluetooth devices around the home for management of lighting, heating and more, in addition to providing home-wide networking coverage.

Two gigabit Ethernet jacks and a USB 2.0 port are additionally on hand for connecting to wired devices.

The manufacturer has also been keen to point out that Alexa and IFTTT support is on the horizon too for further control options.

The TP-Link Deco M9 Plus router is a US release for now (priced at $300 for two, or $179 for one), but more countries are expected to follow.