Who would have thought that, in the future, you will be able to see something like a router and photo frame in one? Well, here it is. The D-Link DIR-685 Wireless Storage Photo Frame And Router has finally arrived. This device is a very interesting (not to mention, surprising) ingenuity from its makers.
The router has a small photo frame display (3.2 inches). It also has a space for a 2.5-inch laptop hard drive. The DIR-685 works as a wireless hub for all your network connection needs. Its wireless capability is comparable with an Airport Extreme or a Linksys WRT610N. The speed of this router is pretty much the same as with the other two routers, and it can stream network connectivity even through walls and what-not.
This device surprisingly has some pretty features like a BitTorrent downloader, an iTunes server, an FTP server and a network file sharing with user management. It also has a UPnP streamer to video players.
The photo frame runs with the standard FrameChannel software, enabling it to have RSS feeds, news, weather, sports, plus Photosharing sites like Flickr, Facebook, MobileMe, Picasa and Photobucket.
The two-in-one D-Link DIR-685 is priced at $230.