MEGATech Videos: Hands-On with the Securifi Almond+ Wireless Router (COMPUTEX 2014) Michael Kwan June 2, 2014 MEGATech Videos Even before COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 officially opens its doors, the MEGATechNews team has been hard at work collecting some of the awesome gadgety stories from the show. We visited the Taipei office of Securifi to get a closer look at the upcoming Securifi Almond+ wireless router. Some of you might already know about the original Almond and the Almond+ builds on that touchscreen foundation to provide you with so much more. For a little frame of reference, the Securifi Almond is a wireless router that boasts an integrated touchscreen display. You can get the router setup and running without ever turning to your computer, including configuring all the different settings like getting a guest network. The Almond+ goes even further with even more of that router functionality, but it also expands into the world of home automation. Unlike alternative products (like the Belkin WeMo system) that tie you into a single closed ecosystem, the Securifi Almond+ is designed to work with most Zigbee and Z-Wave home automation products. What’s more, they can not only be added and removed from the touchscreen interface (as well as through a more conventional web-based interface on your computer), but you can also control the home automation products through the router’s touchscreen, plus through your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Securifi Almond+ has been a long time coming, having received close to $1 million in backing via Kickstarter. Since that time, the Securifi team has improved the hardware with a faster processor that can support more memory. The challenge now is working out all the complications on the software side of things, which will always be a work in progress. Have a closer look at the Securifi Almond+ wireless router through our video here. The good news for all of you who backed the Almond+ through Kickstarter is that the first production run is set to kick off the week after COMPUTEX and the first batch of shipments will be sent out some time shortly after that. This has been a long time coming and Securifi still has more kinks to iron out for support and software, but at least you’ll have it in your hands soon. The expected MSRP will be in the $250 range when the Securifi Almond+ is ready for a proper retail launch. Share This With The World!