Although we really like Apple’s latest Apple TV-shaped Airport Express router, we can’t help but miss the prior version’s convenient, on-wall-outlet mounting concept. Accessory maker Satechi has decided to offer something similar to the original design at a really aggressive price, with the Wireless Multifunction Mini Router ($50). The 802.11b/g/n device doesn’t beat Airport Express in the looks department, but it still seems to have a lot going for it.
Once you’ve plugged Satechi’s router into a wall outlet, you just have to connect your broadband modem to start spitting out Wi-Fi. It can also serve as a repeater, allowing you to extend the range of your wireless network, and has a LAN port for wired connections. It’s a good deal for fifty bucks, and even better for the $40 introductory price.