The reviews are in. And the results…

This week Starry Station started to make its way into the world. The results? From setup to daily use to performance and beyond, Starry Station shined in every category. We’ve gathered some of our favorites quotes below.

Setup is a breeze.
Traditionally in the router category, setup has been a major struggle. Until now. Here’s what a few reviewers had to say about getting started with Station.

"Starry turns the unusually mundane task [of setting up your network] into a game..." (TIME)

"The setup process is dead simple." (CNET)

"Starry Station will be a breeze to set up and use...I was up and running in minutes." (The Verge)

...And so is daily use.
But it wasn’t just the setup they found simple. Seeing who’s online. Choosing a Wi-Fi name. Contacting Support. Overwhelmingly, reviewers noted the ease and simplicity of the entire experience.

"...a wonderfully usable piece of design..." (Fast Co. Design)

"There's no need to interpret blinking lights...every bit of information you need is accessible with just a few taps." (TIME)

"Starry Station is packed with all the high-end networking gadgetry you'd expect from a premium router, but the real story is how friendly it is to use." (Tech Insider)

Performance is exceptional.
It may be super simple to use, but that doesn’t mean it underperforms. Quite the contrary. When put to the test, Starry Station proved that simplicity and outstanding performance can (and do) coexist.

“...delivers fast speeds, it's easy to set up, it offers more flexible controls than most routers, and it looks nice." (TIME)

"...passed the stress test with flying colors, being able to constantly handle heavy tasks between multiple devices for two days without disconnecting even once.” (CNET)

“It has a sustained speed on the 5GHz band of 711Mbps at a close range of 10 feet, which is among the best I've seen.” (CNET)

Putting it all together.
Starry Station was designed to give people a better, easier way to do what they love online. Based on the initial reviews, it’s clear that that’s reflected through the overall experience Starry Station delivers. An experience only the Rolls Royce of routers could provide.

Add your voice to the mix. Order Starry Station today.
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Your Connected Week No.2

Just in time for the weekend, we’ve gathered some of the week's most interesting Wi-Fi and Internet-related stories and packaged them up for your reading pleasure.

VR in the ER
VR is staging a big comeback in the gaming world, but it’s also poised to be a major factor in a less-expected space: the operating room (we know the title says ER, it just rhymes better). While it’s common for patients to be conscious during brain surgery, this week marks the first time a patient in France wore a VR headset during the procedure. By creating a controlled, artificial environment, neurosurgeons were able to map specific areas of the brain and perform tests that they previously could not. Because the patient’s vision was a particular concern, they created an environment with “luminous objects” and no single focal point to ensure his sight wouldn’t be impacted.
(Engadget)

Just Add a Tiny Starry Station
In Barbie’s 50-some years, she’s held roles as an aerobics instructor, a flight attendant, a doctor, a surgeon... the list goes on. It appears her hard work has paid off, as she’s landed the ultimate (tiny) smart home. The multi-level, Wi-Fi equipped pad can be controlled from an app, and features motion-sensors and voice-enabled commands. Want to go down the elevator? Throw a party? Make pancakes? Simply tell the house, and it takes care of the rest. Barbie’s smart home goes on sale to the general public this fall. It’s still unknown if Ken has gotten his mancave.
(Mashable)

Sidewalk Wi-Fi
An Android tablet is one of the last things you’d expect to find on a New York sidewalk, but that all changes as of this week. On Thursday, some of New York’s new public Wi-Fi hubs, which will begin replacing all of the city’s phone booths, were outfitted with the tablets. They’re intended to let people check emails, make phone calls, look up directions, find out about events in the area, and get other info. In addition to the tablets, the Wi-Fi hubs are also equipped with USB ports to let people charge their phones and other devices. The Wi-Fi signal from the hubs is said to reach an average of 150-feet, though some have shown a signal that travels much further.
(The Verge)

Smart is the New Swiss
A Strategy Analytics report shows that smartwatch production outpaced Swiss watch production for the first time. In Q4 2015, there were as many as 8.1M smartwatch shipments, compared to just 7.9M Swiss watch shipments. To put it in perspective, just 1.9M smartwatches were shipped in Q4 2014, only one year earlier; that’s a pretty remarkable increase. If smartwatches are becoming the new norm, does this mean we can just call them watches? Only time will tell.
(Tech Insider)

What were the Wi-Fi stories that helped you procrastinate this week?