Possibly one of the most exciting hardware security devices of 2018 is only weeks away from being released. The InvizBox 2 and ‘Pro’ edition is a compact sized home VPN router that aims to take security and privacy protection to the next level.
InvizBox 2 is a small device not much bigger than your hand that will take care of securing every internet capable device in your household by enabling VPN connectivity.
Even devices that don’t natively support VPN connectivity such as Smart TVs and other ‘internet of things’ devices like cot cams, smart kettles, fitness bands, thermostats, pet feeders and more will work.
InvizBox 2 is intended for home or office use. Simply connect it to your regular router and away you go. You’re then able to connect directly to a VPN protected connection via ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. Set-up isn’t required but is of course possible if you like to tinker.
InvizBox 2 is a game changer
Adding VPN functionality to a standalone hardware device is nothing new. In fact the company behind the InvizBox 2 last year released a similar portable device, InvizBox Go and there are many other ‘VPN Routers’ on the market.
What is lacking from most is speed. While all the devices will definitely connect you to a VPN they are limited to one VPN connection and speeds of around 10-15 Mbps at best.
While this is fine for checking your emails or browsing an odd website, it certainly isn’t enough to stream high-quality video or allow a whole family to connect to the device and use the net securely.
With the InvizBox 2 Pro promising speeds of up to 400 Mbps and the smaller brother InvizBox 2 device up to 100 Mbps the speed alone is something to get extremely excited about. If the devices live up to their claims then it is a serious game changer to the hardware security device industry.
What’s in the InvizBox 2
For the price of the device speed is the obvious benefit but aside from speed, there are a whole host of additional features. It features a quad-core processor which is responsible for the breakneck speeds and if you opt for the Pro device you’ll get an even more powerful quad-core processor.
The standard InvizBox 2 comes with 512MB RAM and the bigger brother Pro device features a whopping 1024MB of RAM.
InvizBox 2 features 1x WAN port to connect it to your router and 1x LAN port allowing you to connect hardwired for a speed advantage. Further devices such as phones, tablets, laptops etc can connect on either 2.4G or 5G WiFi. The Pro edition features a massive 4x LAN ports + 1x WAN making it suitable for an office or a busy home.
Another feature that is extremely exciting is the ability to configure more WiFi hotspots for different VPN connections. For example, you can have 1 WiFi hotspot that uses a US-based VPN server and another that uses a Switzerland-based VPN server.
The beauty of this is you can connect your TV to the USA-based Hotspot to access American services such as American Netflix and connect your laptop to the Swiss-based VPN hotspot to protect your browsing privacy. This works concurrently without the need for disconnecting or reconnecting.
Security at the core
Most things you buy these days are completely manufactured, programmed and sealed in China. If you’re worried about the security of the device then the fact the InvizBox 2 devices are flashed and programmed in Ireland and then tamper-proof sealed before being dispatched to yourself should give you peace of mind.
On top of that, the software behind the devices is fully open-source, updates via TOR and uses 256-bit AES encryption.
If that all that isn’t enough then you can put names to faces about the team who created the product and with over 50 years of experience combined in data security and product development you can rest assured there’s a team that care behind the project.
Secure yours and secure your privacy today
While the InvizBox 2 and Pro edition aren’t the only VPN hardware devices on the market, they’re one of the few (or only) companies who has prior product experience. Having previously released their original InvizBox in 2015 and InvizBox Go in early 2017 they have shown a track record of offering reliable and well-built products.
From initial photographs and specs of the device, the InvizBox 2 and Pro edition looks to be a catch-all solution to home internet security. No longer will you need to install VPN software or apps on multiple devices or be hassled connecting to just one location at a time. Plus those devices that don’t have VPN functionality will now also be covered.
The InvizBox 2 will take care of all of this for you and more. If you’re interested in getting your hands on an InvizBox 2 or InvizBox 2 Pro then you can pre-order now. Demand is expected to be high so if you want yours on release day I recommend pre-ordering yours now.
With the InvizBox 2 and 2 Pro slated for an early and late July release respectively, it won’t be long before you can get your hands on one and enjoy internet privacy peace of mind across your entire household or office.
The InvizBox 2 Pro costs just US $199 (approximately £147) and comes with an included 12-month VPN subscription powered by our Number 1 rated no-log VPN service, IPVanish.