Ah, AirVPN. This company’s been on the VPN scene since 2010, making it one of the OGs. In internet years, that’s practically a dinosaur. But does it still have what it takes to keep up with the young bloods of the VPN world? Let’s take a closer look, but with a friendly and slightly paranoid mindset, just like that one friend who’s always skeptical about everything.
First things first, there’s no native iOS app for AirVPN. Gasp! But hold up, it’s not all doom and gloom. This double-edged sword also means you can download OpenVPN and WireGuard config files directly, avoiding the need for a potentially snooping app. That’s a win for the privacy-conscious folks (and we know you’re out there).
Now let’s talk design. AirVPN’s interface looks like it’s stuck in the early 2000s, giving us major “vintage” vibes. Some may argue it’s a nostalgic aesthetic, but others might see it as a sign that the company needs to step up their game. It’s like spotting a flip phone in a world full of smartphones – it’s charming, but is it really practical?
Server-wise, AirVPN has a modest number of around 200 servers. That’s not exactly “over 9000,” but it gets the job done. It’s a bit like having a small, close-knit group of friends who you can trust, rather than a massive party with strangers who may or may not have your best interests at heart.
Now let’s address the elephant in the room: the 2016 fake blackmail incident. It’s a bumpy chapter in AirVPN’s history, but it’s worth noting that the company weathered the storm and came out stronger on the other side. A phoenix rising from the ashes, if you will.
In conclusion, AirVPN is like that old, reliable car you’ve had for years. It may not have all the bells and whistles of newer models, but it’s been a dependable companion. As we look at it with a friendly, skeptical, and slightly paranoid lens, we can appreciate the trust it has built over the years. But, at the same time, we can’t help but wonder if it’s time for an upgrade. The choice is yours, brave internet warriors.