It’s simple, it’s cheap, it’s cool, it’s easily adaptable, it’s Google’s OnHub! Rumor has it that Google launches rooter for smart homes. Whether you own a cool bachelor studio, an apartment in a quiet zone, or a family home from where you can feed your children, Google invites you to try out their exquisitely beautiful router, play some games and surf the internet via OnHub.
The new device not only allows for internet services to travel like light waves in outer space, but it looks quite cool, minimalistic, discrete and trendy. Google believes in the functional benefits of this new design. The fact that it looks nice will keep you away from the task of thinking of a hidden place to stick it under. Usually, people keep routers away from public sight, under desks or behind TV’s. The drawback in that is that they don’t work at their maximum capacity when hidden under furniture or other devices. Moreover, other wireless networks in the area which compete for the same frequencies make you encounter slowdowns or connectivity issues. And add that to the fact that your device is under that thick wood desk filled with papers and get used to the fact that your internet connection will not exactly be at lightning’s speed.
On a common basis, dealing with wireless routers is awful. This is where Google has tried to make it better.
Today, Google &Co prepares to launch OnHub, after partnering with one of the kings in the wireless routers business, namely TP-Link. OnHub will be retailed for only $199 and it promises to make your WiFi better, stronger, steadier and more reliable. Also, you will have the ability to update and fix your connection. As rumor has it, presales start today and devices will be ready for shipment in the following weeks.
The most fantastic thing about OnHub is the great way it looks. Forget about that monstrous piece of technology that sickens your vision, with wires and antennas spiraling out from each side of it. OnHub is an elegant solution for internet connectivity, addressed to the ones who believe that esthetics and details matter in great amounts.
OnHub is a large cylindrical device with a discrete blinking light on its top. Its outer coating is removable and it comes in either blue or black but more colors will be coming soon.
Google’s new rooter will be available for preorder from online vendors, including Google’s online store, Walmart and Amazon. Google also announced that it will be available in retail stores in Canada and the US soon.
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