Invizbox takes a different approach than most VPNs to online security and privacy. Instead of an intuitive app downloaded onto an individual device, Invizbox is a physical box that connects directly to your router. Premium vendors like NordVPN will let you do both though, offering an easy to install app and compatibility with routers.
It can unblock Netflix, which is a huge plus. But, the fiddly installation is enough to put users off. You could skip all of that with one of these vendors that are reliable for bypassing Netflix’s geo-restrictions and offer easy-to-use apps.
Invizbox does also offer portable versions of the device, but were only able to test the box primarily designed to protect your home wifi network.
Invizbox utilizes the Tor network to offer a secure, stable, and anonymous internet connection with unlimited data and excellent speeds. It comes complete with 256-bit AES encryption, an ad blocker, and a kill switch to protect your data in the event that your connection is interrupted.
Invizbox is contained within a compact, box-style device and works through a WAN connection to your home or office router. Depending on the age and style of your router, the box might also need access to a power source.
The box creates a separate wifi access point that you log into using the details printed on the back of the device. Configuration changes can be made through the online admin pages, where you can change the server you are connected to, create a bridge, and set up a proxy.
Invizbox makes it possible to set up multiple hotspots on one network, so you can connect different devices to different services. On the recently released Invizbox 2, you’ll also find an option to set up customized parental controls.
Invizbox is easy to set up – the Quick Start guide that is included in the package is simple to follow. While we did experience some issues accessing the admin pages, quick responses from the customer support team with helpful suggestions and ideas that worked meant we were soon able to deal with the issue and continue our testing. When you connect to your wifi through Invizbox, you can choose between a 2.5 G and 5G connections.
While customer service response times are excellent, there is no live chat option, so there is some response delay, and this delay is longer on weekends. We also found the help pages difficult to navigate and the FAQ pages limited. However, the installation and Quick Start guides do offer most of the information you need to get set up and achieve a successful and secure connection.
Creating a connection with a server can take time, so some patience is required, but once you have a connection, it is stable and secure. Invizbox operates under a strict no-logging policy to secure your personal details. Your Invizbox login and password details are set at the factory and printed on each individual box, limiting the risks associated with sending the details by email.
Invizbox can access a network of over 500 servers across 30 countries, and we were able to establish a stable and usable connection with each of the countries we tried. We experienced no lagging while streaming content and were able to bypass a wide range of geoblocks, gaining access to regional streaming content and websites, including Netflix and BBC iPlayer. I’d still recommend NordVPN though, it’s our #1 for unblocking Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and many more, thanks to its impeccable reliability and speeds.
Invizbox does allow and support torrenting, giving you access to a wide range of other content.
While Invizbox does offer an attractive package, it’s no match for our most highly rated VPNs. They offer compatibility with routers, plus easy-to-use apps that can be installed on your devices. And, they have the most advanced features on the market.
Is Netflix top of your priority list for a VPN? Check out our review of the best VPNs for unblocking Netflix. Invizbox didn’t make it to this list, but once you’ve seen the packages these five vendors offer, it’s easy to see why.
|Number of countries with servers||60|
|Number of servers||500|
|Number of IP addresses||500|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||Unlimited|