iiNet fans are in a frenzy with news the iiNet Labs has released a new modem to the market. This has come much sooner than we expected with the last edition, BoB LiteTM, making itself a permanent device in the homes of Australians only months ago.
So with the new Bob2TM release date yet to be announced, anticipation is high. We caught up with BoB2TM recently to discuss what he plans to bring to Australian homes and what makes him different to anything else you’ve seen so far.
So how have you ended up in Australia? It must have been quite a journey!
Well this is my first time here. I’ve come from this cool place called iiNet Labs, or more specifically the brains of anyone who has used my previous model. Making a modem is a little like making a baby. When iiNet and innovation love each other very much… No really, it’s been a rollercoaster alright. My innards were taken from more than 3000 customer emails and suggestions. Then the guys at iiNet Labs put me together and here I am!
Do you think you’ll make many friends here?
Without a doubt. Especially with my new colour screen and my competitive pricing, who wouldn’t want a piece of this? *laughs* I’ve also got my little brother BoB LiteTM to hang out with until the rest of my family rocks up.
What would you say is your best feature?
It depends. Some people like the fact that I can be wall mounted but some are really into geeky things like my having the latest 802.11n standards in wireless technology. They all seem to be into my sleek new look – streamlined baby!
So they say you’re all-in-one, what exactly does that mean?
Well I don’t come fitted with a pair of tweezers but I can do all of those cool internet things people are going nuts for lately. IPTV (fetchtv), USB ports, powered by DECT and the latest cordless telephony CAT-iq for VOIP… is that enough acronyms for you? But really I do whatever iiNet needs me to do. Just like a good pair of jeans, I go with everything – the full suite of products.
Things are changing in Australia, aren’t you worried you might find yourself homeless when the NBN rolls in?
Not at all! You wouldn’t think I’d set up home in Australia and not be prepared for the future do you? I’m completely NBN ready. I wouldn’t expect anything less from my makers who are big fans of the new network.
Well it’s been great chatting with you, is there anything you would like to say to your fans before we wrap up?
Yeah definitely. Hey guys! Really looking forward to meeting you all. I hope I go with your furniture! Oh, and did I mention I have a voicemail function now? See you real soon.