Network routers aren't exactly the most exciting devices on the planet. They help your multiple network devices send and receive data from a single internet connection, provide WiFi signals, and sometimes even provide a little mass storage. They are a silent, low power device, that whiles away the day doing these tasks with little recognition. So when ASRock announced the debut of the "ASRock Gaming - Make 'Em Pray" product series at COMPUTEX 2015, which included a router named G10, we were a little skeptical.
On paper, it looks like a perfectly competent high end WiFi router. The G10 will cover the basics, including Gigabit wired connections, support for 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi signals over 8 dipole high power antennas, and USB 3.0 ports for printer and storage support. There's a gaming mode, which is really just some advanced QoS to give priority to games. There's even some nifty add-ons. You'll find an HDMI dongle to project your mobile device onto an HDMI complaint screen using Miracast, and infrared transmitters to control your Internet of Things devices.
Will this reinvent the router though? That's hard to say. We'll have to see when the production units are released for review. Until then, all we have is the press release below.