Google and hardware partner TP-LINK have developed the OnHub, a wireless internet router that Google claims is faster, more reliable, and easier to use than other routers.
In a blog entry the company says, “A unique antenna design and smart software keep working in the background, automatically adjusting OnHub to avoid interference and keep your network at peak performance. You can even prioritize a device, so that your most important activity — like streaming your favorite show — gets the fastest speed.”
Throw in a modern design that keeps wires out fo the way and it’s hard not to admire the device which steals at least some of its design sensibility from the Amazon Echo.
Google and TP-LINK have created an Android and iOS app that allows buyers to easily control the device, with the added benefit of letting you share the password with friends via email.
The OnHub costs $200 and is available now for preorder from Amazon, Walmart, and the Google Store. Google says the device will start shipping in a few weeks.
The most surprising part of the device? It isn’t being delivered by Google’s NEST team, which specializes in connecting the home.