OnHub devices are great products, but Google has been all about making its own devices lately. This is why today they are announcing Google WiFi, a router “designed to support the new ways we use WiFi”. But what does that even mean? Google is mainly selling two features here: expand-ability and ease of use.
Those with large homes or offices have probably encountered problems with WiFi range. There’s only so much routers can do, but Google makes it possible to easily expand your wireless reach by using multiple units that will work as a single network. A new feature set called Network Assist will optimize your network on the background, seamlessly transitioning you between WiFi points.
And Google WiFi, much like OnHub devices, can be easily controlled via an app. One can use the official application to pause network access from specific devices. Of course, you can do much more from the app, but this is the only example Google has chosen to use today. I guess there’s a lot of frustrated parents around!
Google’s new router is simple and good at what it does, but after all it is just a router. And at $129 it is not the cheapest. Regardless, the ability to expand your network will be priceless if that is within your needs. Not to mention the fact that it is one gorgeous tech product that will blend into any environment.
Interested? You won’t have to wait too long to get Google WiFi. It will be available for pre-orders in November and will ship in early December. Price starts at $129 for a single pack, or you can grab a bundle of 3 for $299. Are you signing up for it?