Starry, Inc., a Boston- and New York-based technology company focused on revolutionizing how consumers connect to the internet, today unveiled its first consumer product, Starry Station. Starry Station is the world's first ambient touchscreen Wi-Fi hub, beautifully designed to provide users with a window into their home's internet health, Wi-Fi conditions and device connectivity, all through an interactive 3.8" capacitive touchscreen.
Loaded with features including Starry's internet Health Score, full internet health monitoring system and built-in persistent auto-speed test, Activity Map and Device Finder, ScreenTime parental controls, and customer support assistance available at a tap, Starry Station is built with a dual radio that is 802.15 ready for future IoT features and has the ability to support a wide range of connected devices in your home or business. With Starry Station, users have the ability to understand, at a glance, how their internet and Wi-Fi connections are performing at all times.
Starry Station will retail at $349.99 and people will be able to reserve at Starry.com until February 5. After February 5, Starry Station will be available for sale on Starry.com and pre-order on Amazon.com through Amazon Launchpad (Amazon's innovative program for startups). All orders will begin shipping in March 2016.
"For most people, access to the internet and Wi-Fi is essential to the way they live and work," said Alex Moulle-Berteaux, Starry Chief Marketing Officer. "Yet the connection to it is a hard-to-use utility box. We created Starry Station to completely reimagine the user experience. We wanted to improve reliability and give people visibility into their internet and Wi-Fi, through our ambient touchscreen display. Now people can see speed, health, and usage and not be in the dark about connectivity issues. Our belief is, if consumers have a better understanding of how their internet and Wi-Fi is performing, we can help improve performance and make life a little easier. Starry Station is our answer to a market that has long ignored design and usability."
Starry's mission is to connect people and things, wirelessly, seamlessly and effortlessly with beautifully designed products and platforms. The company is re-imagining broadband access by developing an ecosystem of products designed to simplify and improve your connected life. Starry's launch was announced today by founder and CEO, Chaitanya "Chet" Kanojia at the Helen Mills Event Space in Manhattan.
Founded by Chet Kanojia and the elite team of engineers that helped create Aereo, Starry is backed by a group of premier investors including FirstMark Capital, Tiger Global, IAC, KKR, HLVP and Quantum Strategic Partners.