Don’t we all love setting up modems? Just a few cables and settings, and you’re sorted! Well, no. We’ve probably all had problems with them somewhere along the line, and it can be very frustrating not having Internet. And that’s how Google created OnHub: With simplicity in mind. It’s supposed to be as simple as the shape of the router, round and sleek.
Google claims that “The Google On app guides you through an easy-to-follow setup, so you’ll be online in minutes”. You’ll still need a cable or two, but thats nothing really. The router twists open to allow access to ports and cables. Once you’ve connected up the hardware, you can go and download the dedicated OnHub app, which allows you to setup your router. This is not your usual setup method and it’s supposedly much easier to setup than conventional routers. Google also mentioned how most people put their routers near the floor which hinders performance. The tall design and sleek look means that homeowners are more likely to put it higher up on a table, which will increase performance.
Once connected, you’re able to see an overview of your network, like how many devices are on your WiFi and how fast your network is. You’re able to prioritize connected devices, which means you can set which phone/s has the faster connection on the network. There are 13 antennas within it, 12 are for the normal signals which its sends out in all directions and the 1 to detect congestion. There are many different features, go have a look at them at Google’s OneHub page.
For $199.99, you can grab it from various retailers. There are two colors, blue and black, although you’ll need to order from Google or TP-Link in order to get the black. Only pre-orders are currently open, so go ahead and order one; they’re expected to come out within the next few weeks.
UPDATE: The router is currently sold out. Looks like it’s in good demand! Why don’t you try again later?