Beam

Encrypted router protecting your data, location and devices

Beam is a router that provides more than just WiFi, it encrypts all of your information so your internet provider can't see what you're doing and services can't track you. It protects all the devices in your home from threats online and keeps your physical location hidden so you can access any part of the internet, from anywhere in the world.

Reviews

  • 560943
    David WestProduct @ Nibble Apps
    Pros: 

    Amazing controls, privacy and speeds

    Cons: 

    Bring on October...

    Having used Flter previously, I am 100% convinced of Beam's capabilities and technology. It's going to be a powerful product and one that I could not be more excited about reviewing.

    David West has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Nice Firewall features,

    Cons: 

    It's VPN on Router

    I don't think the product can "protect", the video promo might mislead people that this will protect them 100%

    Bahr Abdul Razzak has never used this product.

Discussion

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Peter DiPretaMakerHiring@pdefine · founder @ flter
Hi everyone, as @david_west said this is our second Indiegogo campaign. We have a special launch day deal where you can save 40% off if you pre-order today. Happy to answer any questions!
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David WestHunter@david_west · Product @ Nibble Apps
Privacy is one of THE hottest topics right now. And so here’s a product that we should all have in our homes and offices. I have been using Flter https://www.producthunt.com/post... (the product’s predecessor) for almost 9 months now and can vouch for it’s incredible simplicity and reliability. I’ve been running it 24/7 as a second wifi hotspot at home, connecting Philips Hue bulbs, wifi-enabled plug sockets, games consoles, phones and the like - all to a separate wifi network running a VPN & adblocker underneath. The experience has been great, switching location from within the smartphone app, enabling/disabling the ad blocker too, with the only limiting factor having been network speeds (up & down). It was by no means slow, but I gather Beam will make any bottleneck for fibre broadband a thing of the past, whilst also offering tech that effectively makes it future-proof. Super excited to test out this new unit and get my hands on one in the coming months. And best of all, there’s a tidy discount I gather for all of us when pre-ordering today.
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Benjamin Lupton@balupton · Founder, Bevry
@david_west can you do a youtube video of your flter setup - can't seem to find any on Youtube. I'm particularly interested in having Flter either replace my router (connect it directly to the modem and not use another router), or have Flter go between the modem and an eero network.
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! Will check it out !! Does it ship to India ?
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Peter DiPretaMakerHiring@pdefine · founder @ flter
@ayush_chandra Thanks so much! Yep, we have international shipping.
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Eric Wilson@ecwilson · Product Lead & Co-founder, Pro.com
The hardware looks cool, but this appears to require using their VPN service. A VPN is only as good as the juristiction they're located in, the specific logging policies (traffic, DNS requests, timestamps, bandwidth, IP addresses), their demonstrated activism/philosophies, leak detection, obfuscation, encryption levels, ethics, etc. I wouldn't consider using this until it gets reviewed by https://thatoneprivacysite.net/v.... If their VPN service checks out, this looks like a pretty great product that I'd consider buying. But I'd prefer if it let me plug in any VPN service.
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Peter DiPretaMakerHiring@pdefine · founder @ flter
@ecwilson Hey Eric. Beam will work with 3rd party VPN services just like our first device did, however, more advanced features like remote access and split tunneling won't be available since we aren't able to edit a 3rd party VPN configuration. Beam is also optimized for Forcefield and will be 2x to 3x faster than other services. Also we have purposefully designed our server software to not log any traffic through our network. If we were subpoenaed we would not have any information to give. You can read more about our privacy policy here: https://forcefield.passel.io/pri... and we're based in New York. Thanks!
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Sam Ayres@sam_ayres · Web developer
Why would you need to buy a 200+ dollar router when VPN support is fairly common functionality on most relatively new routers? I think fundamentally the only benefit is a user requires less knowledge to set it up? 🤷‍♂️