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Almond+ : 802.11ac Touchscreen WiFi Router + Smart home Hub

A project in Taipei, Taiwan by SECURIFI

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Blazing Fast 802.11ac WiFi - 1.17Gb/s. Compatible with 100's of Z-Wave & ZigBee smart sensors. All in one exquisitely designed device.
Backers: 7606
Average Pledge Per Backer: $112

Funded: $855,625 of $250,000
Dates: Jan 23rd -> Mar 9th (45 days)
Project By: SECURIFI
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Quick Update

April 1st - via:
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Thank You.

March 11th - via:
Thank you all for making Almond+ one of the top projects on Kickstarter. Your overwhelming support validates everything we have done so far. Now, we can’t wait to deliver Almond+ to all of you. We are eagerly looking forward to working with you as... (Read More)

Almond+ and Ube

March 8th - via:
We connected with the fine folks over at Ube and figured why not integrate its control into Almond+. Almond+ will be able to control any light connected to your Ube smart dimmer. Almond+ will treat your Ube exactly like any other dimmer switch,... (Read More)

New Pledges, USB Hub Support and Developer/Beta Tester Sensors.

March 7th - via:
New $109 Pearl White PledgeAmazing! We reached $750,000! As promised, we now opened a new $109 Pearl White Almond+ pledge. Those who want to change, please make sure to do so before the campaign ends. Due to popular demand, we have added USB Hub... (Read More)

Almond+ Router/Smart Home Hub Kickstarter blasts by goal

March 6th - via:
Those who watched TUAW TV Live a few weeks ago may remember me describing some of the issues that I've run into with streaming video up to Ustream at the same time that my wife is connected to her office VPN. Hawaii's finest tech guru and new TUAW dude Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd mentioned that he'd resolved similar problems by moving from an Apple AirPort Extreme to something called the Almond. After a few minutes of listening to Doc, looking at the device specs on Amazon, and checking out some of the buyer ratings, I bought one for US$80 and I'm happy I did. Securifi, the same company that created the Almond, is now running a Kickstarter for the Almond+, which should be of even more interest to Apple fans. (Read More)

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March 5th - via:
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5000 backers, Aus / NZ / HK, Q&A Session

February 21st - via:
We reached 5000 backers with 15 days still to go. Incredible. We love you all. We have some great news for the backers from down under. There are already 315 of you and we decided to make the special Aus/NZ/HK version even if we dont reach 500. You... (Read More)

Developers, Developers, Developers

February 15th - via:
Nice! We reached $500K sooner than we expected. Thank you again for your support The Premium Developer Pledge is now live. Exclusive early access to our SDK Receive a black Pre-Production unit in Jun/Jul  Receive a production Almond+ in any color of... (Read More)

Stretch Goals, Beta Testers, Developers

February 11th - via:
Thank you for making the Almond+ campaign such a wild success. So much excitement and enthusiasm for a Router! Hard to believe, huh? You are all Awesome. Thank you. We are happy to announce the much anticipated stretch goals. $500k - Almond+ will... (Read More)

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We did it !!

February 3rd - via:
A BIG Thank you to all you backers for helping us reach the goal. We are excited to make Almond+ a reality. Tell your friends you helped made it happen! For those of you who dont know how to pitch Almond+ :)  Its an easy touchscreen router and an... (Read More)

Clarification on Update #1 about switching Pledges

January 26th - via:
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January 26th - via:
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January 24th - via:
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Securifi Almond+ wireless smart router Kickstarter launches

January 23rd - via:
Securifi was showing off the Almond+ Wireless Smart Router during CES, and as of today, they have officially launched as a Kickstarter offering. Those interested will be able to pledge their support in hopes that the project gets fully funded and produced. That being said, the Securifi Almond+ project has a goal of $250,000 and pledging options starting at just under $100. (Read More)

Futuristic Touch-Screen, Home-Control Wi-Fi Router Already Has $90K Backing On Kickstarter After Just One Day

January 23rd - via:
Securifi’s new Almond+ router, a touch-screen router — really the touch-screen router, since the only other router available with a touch screen is the earlier version of the Almond, released mid last year and still available on Amazon for $80 — went live today on Kickstarter. It’s already lassoed over $90,000 in backing as this post goes live, with a goal of $250,000; that’s a third of its funding goal, just within its first day on Kickstarter. (Read More)

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January 23rd - via:
We've been talking about Securifi's Almond router a fair amount, since the new year rolled around. Darren put the thing through its paces, just after the company announced plans to release its successor -- or, rather, plans to Kickstart the followup. As of this morning, the crowdfunding push has landed. The Taipei-based company launched the Kickstarter page for the next generation of its beloved touchscreen router. (Read More)

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January 23rd - via:
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Almond+ Wireless Router And Smart Home Hub Hits Kickstarter, Pre-Orders Start At $95

January 23rd - via:
The Almond+, a successor to Securifi’s popular Almond home wireless router, made its Kickstarter debut today after making its first hardware demo appearance at CES this year. The router adds 802.11ac network compatibility to the Almond’s existing basic, no computer necessary touchscreen hardware, along with support for Z-Wave and ZigBee based smart-home devices and appliances, making it a standalone central control hub for the connected home. (Read More)

IRL: Securifi Almond, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the LG Optimus G

January 20th - via:
This is the one place where it's okay for us Engadget editors to be slightly behind the times. Back at CES a couple weeks ago, for instance, we got hands-on with the Securifi Almond+, a touchscreen router with a fancy all-white design and even fancier support for Zigbee / W-Wave home automation. Here in "IRL," though, we're just fine to talk about the OG Almond, which doesn't offer quite so many add-ons. Rounding things out, we've also got some anecdotes about the Galaxy Note II and Optimus G, neither of which need an introduction at this point. (Read More)

Securifi Almond+ is Best $99 Home Automation System

January 16th - via:
DIY home automation systems were everywhere at CES 2013 but none was more compelling than the new Almond+ from Securifi. Securifi started life with the Almond wireless 802.11n router, featuring a small built-in touchscreen for diagnostics and feedback – a handy little product, given the difficulty that most consumers have configuring and troubleshooting routers via the PC. (Read More)

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January 8th - via:
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