As part of its completely virtual CES, TP-Link has announced a whole line of new routers. As I mentioned CNET These include multiple Wi-Fi 6E routers and an Alexa router.
This isn’t the only announcement TP-Link has made of new products recently. The company recently unveiled a whole new range of Kasa products including smart doorbells. This product, in particular, bears a striking resemblance to the Hello Nest doorbell as many people have commented.
This wasn’t the only Kasa production that TP-Link announced. They also showcased a new external camera, a Kasa Spot Pan Tilt camera and a new external smart plug. All of these products are expected to launch at some point during 2021 without any pricing details yet.
This makes TP-Link a big few days with the announcement of this batch of new routers as well. This includes routers capable of transmitting in the 6GHz range and one with built-in Alexa voice functionality.
TP-Link announces a batch of new routers
The aforementioned Alexa router, named TP-Link Deco Voice X20, adds to its 2021 Deco network lineup. This router will feature a built-in speaker and microphone to help expand Alexa’s footprint at home.
Some have questioned how much this would actually be an attraction to consumers. Given the Alexa saturation in the homes of those who bought the system, would that be a big incentive?
However, this device still gains support for Wi-Fi 6 which results in higher speeds and the latest features, so there is still a big uptrend.
TP-Link is also planning to launch a number of new networking devices that support Wi-Fi 6E later in 2021. Wi-Fi 6E is the latest designation for Wi-Fi 6 and can transmit on the 6 GHz band that opened last year.
The two products that can support this will be the AX7800, the TP-Link Deco X96, and the AX5400, the Deco X76 Plus. The latter comes with an integrated smart home hub.
TP-Link has also announced the launch of new single-router routers in place of networking systems. The company plans to release Archer AX96 in the later stages of 2021. This router is a tri-band AX7800 router with a separate 6GHz band.
Additionally, TP-Link showcased the new Archer AX206, a premium gaming router. TP-Link claims that this device will come with “unstoppable” transfers and “eliminate” latency.
TP-Link also introduces new alternatives to Wi-Fi 6E
For those who don’t want to be featured on Wi-Fi 6E, TP-Link has also announced several Wi-Fi 6 options as well. These include the Deco X90 which is a tri-band AX6600 network router with a 2.4GHz band and a 5GHz band.
This range also includes the Archer AX90 which is a standalone tri-band router with Wi-Fi 6 and similar specifications as the Deco X90.
This makes a busy year for TP-Link in terms of its router output. We expect to see more details about the release dates and prices over the next few weeks.