We all need a router to create our home network. The Soap Router is quite special though. It is an Android tablet with Zigbee, Z-Wave, Insteon, Bluetooth, 433 and X10 support. You get a HD touchscreen too. For starters, this can replace your old 802.11AC router. The device is designed to facilitate home automation. You also get parental controls and built-in security. You can cluster multiple Soap routers to create a faster network.
The Soap router will be available in various models:
- Soap Solo: Freescale Solo Processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 7″ HD display
- Soap Dual: Freescale Dual core Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 7″ HD display
- Soap Quad: Freescale Quad core Processor 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 7″ HD display
- Soap 8.4: 8.4″ HD display, Quad Core Processor 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, and a 128GB SSD with a 8.4″ HD display
The device is compatible with Windows, Linux, Google Chrome, and OS X. It can communicate with your home automation devices, allowing you to control your connected devices from an app. As far as parental controls go, you get content filtering, time limits, and blacklisting. Virus and malware protection is built-in. The device even has fake vulnerable areas to trap hackers.
The Soap router runs Android 4.4. and supports Google Play apps. It looks quite special. You can get it on Indiegogo.