Checking out the router, I’d describe it as two-tone. Its main side is gray, while the rest is white, a blue LED on back, the foldable plug up front, and the bottom is home to the LAN/WAN port and the reset button.
Also, as you’d expect for a Mini Pocket Router, it is rather small. My iPhone 3GS and 2.5” external hard drive are both longer than the TL-WR700N, but the router is thicker than the other two devices.
The space required for the foldable plug does cause some issues for powerstrips. It is impossible to use a 3-prong plug when the TL-WR700N is plugged in. Even with my larger power strip that has areas for transformers, the TL-WR700N butts heads with adapters on the opposite side. This wasn’t a major concern to me, but something worth noting.
If you’d like to see a more in-depth take on the packaging and design of the router, check out the unboxing video:
Jan 30, 2015 0