TPlink is well known for consumer WiFi networking devices. For the first step into the gaming market they needed a design that would hold up against the established competition.
“TP-Link’s Archer C5400X is a gaming router
aimed at the gaming market… For gamers.
Either that or, judging by its looks, it’s a sacrificial
plinth for cats who’ve been very naughty.”
„Whole thing runs the risk of looking
like a cross between a piece of sculpture
and a coatrack. Still, its aggressive look
will mean that gamers will want to show
off the Archer C5400X rather than hide it. “
„At first glance, the Archer C5400X looks
like an upside-down robot spider sent from
the future to hunt you down. But in reality,
it’s a router that offers friendly amenities
like three Wi-Fi bands and eight Gigabit LAN ports.”