Torch simplified WiFi router is a tool for parents

Torch is an elegantly designed Wi-Fi router that aims to keep kids safe online and, subsequently, makes parents lives a little more simple. The router is designed to limit, monitor and otherwise enable parents to better control their kid's access to the Internet, doing so through the promise of simple interfaces and ample tools. Parents are able to see things like how often a site is visited, recent activity, and more.

The router seems to be the lesser part of the overall setup — the software is the big perk, simplifying the router interface and making it easier for parents to see what each of their kids are up to, including through a mobile app. Web access can be "paused" for a specific child, as well, such as when they need to do their homework.

The router itself is attractive, as well, measuring in at 5.3 x 5.3. x 1.3 inches, with a concave wooden top and white plastic bottom. There's a USB port, two Ethernet ports, and the power adapter, with both 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz and a/ac/n 5GHz supported.

The folks behind Torch are seeking $150,000 USD in funding on Kickstarter, where they are coming in close at $123,000 raised so far with 9 days remaining. Those interested can get an "early early bird" unit with a pledge of $145 USD; it will, assuming everything goes as planned, ship to backers in March 2016.

SOURCE: Kickstarter