Managing sophisticated network products has never been easy, and it probably never will be completely seamless but D-Link's latest mydlink Cloud products aim to get us one step closer to that nirvana.
The new range of routers, NAS boxes and IP cameras, as well as including a whole host of features that make it easy to setup your home network, also allow you to manage your home network from anywhere round the world. Simply login to the mydlink website and you can see your router and all the devices you have connected to it. From here you can manage your router (turn off/on WiFi, block users, etc) access your NAS (download and upload files to it) and even view a feed from your IP camera, and much more. There are apps for your phone and tablet too.
The full range of mydlink Cloud compatible devices is as follows:
- Cloud Camera (DCS-930L)
- Day/Night Cloud Camera (DCS-932L)
- Enhanced Day/Night Cloud Camera (DCS-942L)
- Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cloud Camera (DCS-5222L)
- Cloud Network Video Recorder (DNR-322L)
- Cloud Router N300 (DIR-605L)
- Cloud Gigabit Router N300 (DIR-636L)
- Cloud Gigabit Router N600 (DIR-826L)
ShareCenter NAS boxes:
- ShareCenterTM 2- Bay Cloud Storage (DNS-320L)
To mark the release the range D-Link is hooking up with Amazon, Ebuyer and Play to offer discounted bundles of the devices. These start with the 'Good' bundle consisting of the DIR-605L router, DCS-932L IP camera and DNS-320L (without any hard drives) for £129.99. Then there's the 'Better' bundle with a DIR-636L router, DCS-942L IP camera, and DNS-320L (no drives) for £269.99. And finally there's the 'Best' bundle with a DIR-826L router, DCS-5222L camera (full tilt zoom etc), and DNS-320L with 2x1TB drives for £359.99. These all approximate to a 15% discount over buying the products separately.