Google decided it wanted people to stop googling ‘best router’ and so it went and built its own Wi-Fi router! Built in partnership with TP-Link, OnHub is Google’s very own version of a smart Wi-Fi router with the fastest possible connectivity.
A stylish looking, wireless cylindrical device that claims to work as well as it looks (even the shape is supposed to help maintain constant and consistent speeds), OnHub comprises a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and 13 antennas that swiftly scan and beam the surrounding waves at 1900Mbps to save you from the horrors of slow buffering and halting internet connections. The device supports 802.11ac, AC 2.4GHz and 5 GHz WI-Fi along with Bluetooth and Google’s very own Weave (Internet of Things layer) smart home language which might not seem like much now but will ultimately allow you to control and interact with future smart home devices.
Talking about their latest innovation in a blog post, the company said, “Today, with our partner TP-LINK, we’re launching OnHub, a different kind of router for a new way to Wi-Fi. Instead of headaches and spotty connections, OnHub gives you WiFi that’s fast, secure and easy to use.”
With the companion “Google On” Android and iOS apps, the user can set up their router and see their bandwidth consumption, manage connected devices, check the network, troubleshoot issues and even share guest password with a single tap. The device will receive regular patches ad updates.
The OnHub is already up and available for pre-orders in US at online stores like Google Store, Amazon.com Inc and Walmart.com; it is priced at $199.99. It is expected to hit the shelves in US and Canada on August 31, however there is no word on the global availability.