February 29, 2016 5:15 PM EST

As long as Wi-Fi has been a thing, wireless routers have, by and large, been flat-out ugly. They typically have all the visual flair of an aging cable box, most with the unfortunate addition of antennae or two sticking out the rear. Most people, understandably, try to hide them under the television or tucked away in a bookshelf. The problem is that keeping your router out of view can degrade access to your Internet signal. Thankfully, technology firms are finally realizing this vital piece of modern kit can also be beautifully designed. These three recent models stand out.

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