iiNet launches BoB 2

  • Sleek design
  • FetcTV enabled ror streaming
  • BoB comes with built in answering machine

iiNet has launched BoB2, the long-awaited successor to its all-in-one ADSL2+ broadband modem, BoB.

BoB2 has all the features of BoB with a few added extras, including a built-in answering machine, colour handset screen, secure wireless and, according to iiNet, an even sleeker design.

BoB 2 supports VoIP as well as PSTN handsets and has two USB ports for sharing files over a home network, or for charging USB devices such as mobile phones.

iiNet has also released the iiNet Wireless Bridge, which enables fetchtv to be streamed around the house, without the need for any cables or wiring.

Both devices were created in-house by iiNet Labs, the research and development division of iiNet.

BoB2 is available to new and existing iiNet customers for $279 or $199 on a 24 month contract. Customers who can do without the handset can opt for the cheaper BoB Lite, which is available for $129 on a no-contract basis or just $69 on a 24-month contract. The iiNet Wireless Bridge is $119 for a pair.

Steve Harley, general manager of iiNet Labs, said: "More than 4500 customers told us what they wanted from a modem router and BoB2 is the result. I don't know the word for better than awesome, but BoB2 is it."

BoB2 joins the iiNet family along with BoB and BoB Lite, which are designed to combine a wireless modem with a VoIP phone. The BoB line is available exclusively to iiNet customers.