The BM1485 chip, the first Litecoin Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chip in more than two years, is designed by the same team that designs the world’s most power-efficient ASIC chips for Bitcoin mining.
The small and sturdy build of the R1-LTC makes it easy to carry in your pocket and set up wireless internet access wherever internet is available.
The R1-LTC’s power consumption is comparable to that of an average WiFi router yet, just by staying powered on like your existing WiFi router, it brings you a chance every 2.5 minutes to win 25 Litecoins!
Even if you don’t win the jackpot, you still continue to get a small steady stream of coins based on the network difficulty of the Scrypt coin being mined.
R1-LTC is also a 2.4G wireless router that supports PPPoE, WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption and a WiFi transmission rate of up to 150Mbps.
The user interface of the R1-LTC uses a web version of the open-source and powerful OpenWrt firmware to deliver a fast and smooth user experience.
The built-in USB port of the AntRouter R1-LTC makes it more useful as you can charge your phone or other digital devices while the AntRouter continues its normal function as a WiFi router and a Scrypt coin miner.
Although the R1-LTC has only been tested to mine Litecoin, it can theoretically mine any Scrypt coin! Furthermore, you can mine on any mining pool you choose, a significant enhancement over the earlier AntRouter R1.