Ubiquiti has been busy. There area ton of new items to recently released and I'm going to share two of my favorites.
The UAP Flex HD and the Unifi Dream machine. The Flex HD is a mouthful of descriptors like most of UI gear is. It's a 2Ghz 2x2 MIMO, 5GHz 4x4 MU-MIMO, POE, Indoor/Outdoor, multi mount, mesh point that is no bigger than a can of Coke.
You will still need the Unifi controller although you can configure it with basic functionality with the Unifi App. I've always found it's best to configure with your controller and then use the app as an add-on. There are several mounting options that include sitting it on a shelf! That is something that Unifi has not had before unless you count the ceiling AP I have awkwardly
mounted placed on top of a few books. It can be found on the Unifi store for $179.
The Dream Machine is an altogether different beast that I hope lives up to its naming. This is the gateway drug, for lack of a better term, to the Unifi world. The starter kit. It is an Access Point, Gigabit Switch, Security Gateway, and the Cloud Key all in one package. The latter being the most significant as this is something that has deterred new users from getting started with Unifi. Requiring new users to purchase a $100 item just to run the AP's has been somewhat of a roadblock in the past. Granted, that is improving every year with the ability to run it in the cloud, on a NAS, a Pi, Docker, MacOS, and of course Windows, it is still a barricade to getting up and running when manufacturers such as Eero offer simplicity in an app.
The switch includes 4 LAN Ports and 1 WAN port. All of which are Gigabit and security services such as IPS are rated at Gigabit speed. It's $299 in the Unifi store but I'm unsure how nicely it will play with other Unifi gear. This may be a nice "first AP" with its built in Cloud Key if you can add additional units or other Unifi access points.