The external design of the USB-N53 perfectly matches that of the RT-N56U and RT-N66U routers. The tapered edges and the glossy facade on the front face match perfectly and give a little bit of added personality. The irregular lines actually make for a very cool overall appearance we've grown fond of with the RT-N66U. Overall it's pretty good looking. The USB dongle has a cap similar to a USB drive that must be taken off (put it some place you won't lose it!) before use. A simple WSP button is neatly embedded into the right side for quick and easy setup and configuration.