Everyone likes Consumer Reports and other publications which research comparisons between products. Unfortunately, such comparisons are rarely found for electronics. Having published an impromptu chart comparing Wi-Fi solutions for Microcontrollers in 2015, I found the appetite for comparing apples to apples in Wi-Fi. Recently, I updated the chart, adding new Wi-Fi chips and modules now on the market. I also created an additional chart listing commercial products using Wi-Fi chips, many of which are, wait for it, good ol’ Adafruit products!
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