Another unusual feature of the Multy X is that, when you connect the Multy ‘skill’ to your Amazon Alexa account (see www.snipca.com/ 27310), it can respond to several voice commands via an Echo or the Alexa app. If your connection seems slow, for example, you could say, ‘Alexa, ask Zyxel Multy to test internet speed’. Or if visitors have just left, you might say ‘Alexa, ask Zyxel Multy to turn off guest Wi-fi’. It sounds a bit like you and the Zyxel Multy are getting a divorce and Alexa is the teenager stuck in the middle, but it works. They could have made the name less of a mouthful – after trying ‘Alexa, ask Zyxel Multy’ a few times in a south London accent, you’re more likely to get a contract for a rap record than a response from your Wi-fi box. Still, we like the idea of talking rather than wading through settings, and this is a good start.