We’re starting to see a lot of devices wearing multiple hats, so to speak, and the D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 is no exception. Not only is the DIR-685 an 802.11n Wi-Fi router, it also packs network attached storage (NAS) and D-Link’s SharePort Technology, which allows printers, scanners and other devices to be shared over the network via USB.
Perhaps the most intriguing feature announced for the DIR-685 is the inclusion of a 3.2 inch LCD monitor. In the press release, D-Link states that the monitor, which supports 1.6 million colors, “displays device status via graphical gauges, digital photos, streamed video, weather forecasts and other live streaming Internet content”. Out of curiosity – how many of you would watch streaming video on your router?
It’s likely D-Link will display the Xtreme N DIR-685 at CES later this week or will at least announce a few more details on the product. It’s unknown at this time what the device will retail for and when we should expect to see it.