Google OnHub is a $200 simple router for the modern age


Google has their hands in everything (or should we say Alphabet). The latest is a new device called “OnHub,” a more modern and simple WiFi router. At first glance the device looks more like the Amazon Echo than a tradition router, but that’s a very good thing. Routers are usually ugly pieces of plastic that get hidden away, but the OnHub is rather pretty.

meet onhub

So what does it actually do? OnHub makes the most of your existing Internet service by using smart software to find the best Wi-Fi connection. Routers typically come with janky software interfaces, but OnHub has a beautiful and simple to use app. This is where you can prioritize a device to get more bandwidth, see how many devices are connected to OnHub, and troubleshoot from away from home.

Now, for the tech specs. OnHub has 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and includes next-generation technologies like Bluetooth Smart Ready, Weave, and 802.15.4. You can get speeds up to 1900 Mbps by supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. The antennas are arranged in a circular pattern to give good coverage throughout your home. It has 4GB of storage for auto-updates, a dimmable light right, and more.

OnHub is available for pre-order right now for $200 from Amazon, Google Store, Newegg, Walmart, Frys, and TP-LINK. Will you be buying one?

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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