Starry Station

Nobody likes their WiFi router. But the Starry Station aims to get on your good side from the get go. Instead of a bunch of seemingly meaningless lights, this triangular device represents network status and your devices on its large touchscreen display by way of floating orbs: bigger means more data used, blue means healthy, and red means something’s not working right with that particular device. When the inevitable latter happens, Starry Station gives you tips on how to fix the issue instead of requiring you to reset the router. It also lets you set rules and restrictions to better balance your (or, more likely, your kids’) time online, displays its WiFi password onscreen with a click instead of on a sticker underneath, is 802.15 ready, and dynamically runs speed tests at various times in the day to ensure you’re getting the speeds you’re paying for.

Learn more at Starry – $350