STARRY recently launched its first consumer product, called “Starry Station”. World’s first ambient touchscreen Wi-Fi hub. This Starry Station is not the bit of hardware you will need to link up to the company’s new, fixed-wireless broadband network. Once the service came, customers will get an antenna called a “Starry Point” that connects to any existing router.
The Starry Station’s triangular shape and aluminum-polycarbonate build feels much more premium than the clunky plastic routers of the world. This is combined with its touchscreen, make it stand apart from many alternatives.
The Starry supports the dual-band quad-stream (4×4) setup of 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, meaning it has a top Wi-Fi speed on paper of 1,733 Mbps, which is the fastest speed to date. It supports all existing Wi-Fi devices on the market.
The Station’s wireless radio plays nice with standard 802.11ac networks, but it is also packs support for future implementations of the 802.15 standard for Internet-of-Things devices.
The Starry Station is just as fast as it is attractive. It enabled download speeds of around 100 MB per second, according to tests I ran using the Speedtest.net app. That is about as swift as the 5GHz network, Netgear AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router usually broadcasts, but it is impressive nonetheless.
In addition, the Starry Wi-Fi Station has a very helpful touchscreen that makes setting up and managing the device simple and easy. The router has solid fast performance and includes parental controls.