Last week, Google came out of nowhere to announce the OnHub, a stylish new Wi-Fi router developed with partner TP-LINK. It promised to provide a better, easier way to connect to the Internet in your own home.
Today, the Google OnHub goes on sale to the general public.
After a few days testing an OnHub that Google loaned me, I can confirm that it’s a technical marvel that brings form and function together into something really cool and useful, which is a weird thing to say about a router.
The OnHub already saved me a ton of headaches in my San Francisco apartment, where thick walls and a weird layout had previously made getting online a real pain.
But at its $US199.99 price point, it’s really hard to recommend. Especially when you can get a super-high-performance router from the likes of Asus for $US108 from Amazon.
Take a look at what makes the Google OnHub so different — and where it falls short.