Why Does This Crazy Router Look Like a Wind Turbine?

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The Japanese company Logitec, not the same company as Logitech mind you, is releasing this crazy router called LAN-WH450N/GR that has an antenna that looks like wind turbine blades. What the hell? The three antenna design supposedly lets the 802.11n router hit network speeds of 450Mbps.

Yeah, whatever Logi-no h-tec, I ain't buying it. So why did they release such a thing? Some theories:

• One is better than none, two is better than one, three is better than two. No one counts to four.
• It'll ideally be placed next to a window to generate power for itself
• It's a quadrocopter missing a limb
• It can be used as the claw
• I scratch your back, you scratch my back, router scratches all our backs
• It probably makes for a good iPad stand!
• Their router looks like the PS3 fat and they needed something to throw Sony Legal off their trail.
• Logitec just needs to make crazy shit so people don't get 'em confused with the Logitech everyone already knows.

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Or maybe it does exactly what Logitec says it does and is completely necessary. Who really knows! $230 or ¥19,000. [Logitec via Oh Gizmo]

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DISCUSSION

Question: Who actually has an internet connection that actually goes that fast? I don't mean speedtest.net tests, but actual real world speed tests. (BitTorrent is a decently accurate way of measuring speed)

#sidenote

If any of you assholes actually have speeds that high, I will personally track you down and do a series of magical things with your fiber optic cables to lower it down to a humble 1MB/s.