New ‘Pregnant Mode’ for Chinese Routers

In today’s society, we are truly immersed in wireless communications; from our tv services to mobile phones. In recent years, a lot of panic has occurred due to the possible negative side effects of wireless transmissions, such as using a mobile phone too much possibly giving you cancer.

Chinese firm Qihoo unveiled a new device that is aimed at the previously baron market of pregnancy safe routers. This comes as an improvement to a previous product originally released and comes equipped with three settings; as listed on its website as Wall Penetration, Balance and the Pregnant Women option.

The third option supposedly decreases the radiation outputted by the device by 70% as they claim. The opposing tech giant Xiaomi has accused the Qihoo firm of scaremongering. “The so-called pregnancy mode is just a marketing tactic. Wi-fi usage is safe, so please rest assured when using it” Xiaomi said in a post on a social media site Weibo.

However, the two firms are rivals, and Xiaomi has very recently launched a new product of their own which offers six terabytes of storage and high speed connections, but does not include this setting.

Would router radiation concern you if you or your partner was pregnant? Would you buy this router based on the new feature? Let us know in the comments!

Thank you to the BBC for providing us with this information