There has been many high profile product launches this month from the likes of Apple and Amazon, so you might have missed Google’s launch of their brand new Wi-Fi router called ‘OnHub’. Google claim this brand new router will solve the most commonly occurring network issues in the home and small workplaces.
Google have worked really hard to make this router look aesthetically pleasing in order to solve a common efficiency problem. Google Group Product Manager Tron Wuellner, explained “many of us keep our router on the floor and out of sight, where it doesn’t work as well. We replaced unruly cords and blinking lights with antennas and subtle, useful lighting, so you’ll be happy placing OnHub out in the open, where your router performs its best.”
The router has a whole number of new features including 13 antennae and ‘smart software’ that allows OnHub to search for the best channel for the strongest connection when it is set up. The software runs in the background while the router is woking to continually adjust the channel. The OnHub is a clever little router as it also allows users to prioritise some devices to ensure that they have the fastest connection.
The OnHub offers users a new and innovative way to manage their router through the Google On smartphone application, which allows users to monitor bandwidth, run network checks, offer solutions to router problems and share the router’s password easily via text or email.
This state-of-the-art router is another device to add to Google’s ‘smart home’ range, with the company already promising continuous online updates and further OnHub devices from other hardware partners.
The “easy router that cures bad Wi-Fi” (Mashable) has not launched in the UK yet, but expect it soon.
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