I don’t know about you, but the one thing that gets to me the most when I’m playing video games is having a high ping. Watch me swear and curse as I aim the crosshair over the enemy’s head, only to find my in-game character lying in a pool of blood after a few seconds’ delay.
Thankfully, that doesn’t happen often for me. On a good day, though, I’m still faced with the intermittent wireless connection when I watch YouTube videos in my room.
That’s where the Samsung Connect Home and Samsung Connect Home Pro systems come into the picture. An expandable mesh network slated for release on 23 November, these devices are able to remove blind spots for internet coverage within one’s home, allowing for a more wholesome Wi-Fi experience.
It’s all pretty impressive – each router has a range of up to 1,500 square feet, and that means all five of them can reach up to an impressive 7,500 square feet of space. With that much coverage, users will no longer be held hostage by choppy gameplay and slow video streams. Apart from that, its self-optimisation ability also helps every device to connect to the ideal bandwidth available, which, frankly, sounds like paradise. No more blaming my family members for hogging the bandwidth if I get pwned online.
You know what else is impressive? The fact that Singapore is the first country to welcome the Samsung Connect Home, apart from the US (but of course).
In a way, it’s quite similar to the likes of Google WiFi and the Linksys Velop, but it’s not quite the same – after all, it can function as a SmartThings Hub as well. Simply put, the Samsung Connect Home device is a compelling concept, a fine balance between a mesh Wi-Fi system and a smartphone hub. With its connection to the SmartThings Cloud, everything can be remotely controlled and monitored. The possibilities are endless.
If you’re saving up to splurge on the holiday season, we’ve got news for you – both Samsung devices are relatively affordable, priced at a reasonable S$198 and S$298 respectively. Quite the steal, indeed.
All this writing will never be able to capture the true power of the Samsung Connect Home systems, but you can always head down to SITEX 2017 for a hands-on experience. And let me tell you this, it’s definitely worth a try.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.