Google has introduced the company’s latest Wi-Fi smart home router – Google WiFi at a starting price tag of US $129. It will be available for pre-order in the U.S. in November and it will cost US $129 for single pack & US $299 for three-pack at the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy & Walmart.
Google WiFi is an expandable system that lets you add Google Wi-Fi points in a large room thanks to the mesh WiFi technology. Google WiFi, the smart router uses the mesh Wi-Fi technology to support modularity, each Google Wi-Fi point creates high-powered connection and the different points work together to determine the best path for your data. This results in fast Wi-Fi everywhere in the house and not just new the router. The 3-pack is mean for users with a house larger than 1,500 square feet.
It sports LED light to show network status, an Ethernet port and a USB Type-C port for power. It also supports dual-band 5.0GHz Wi-Fi and AC1200 standards, with support for Bluetooth Smart specification.
Google says that the Google Wi-Fi, built on the strengths of OnHub that was launched last year. Also, the Google WiFi comes with Network Assist technology that works in the background and automatically places you on the cleats channel and optimal Wi-Fi band for your device.
The Google Wi-Fi works with a companion app and it lets you pause Wi-Fi on kids devices and shows you which devices are connected and how much bandwidth they are using. The app is available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store. In addition to this, Privacy and security features like verified boot and auto updates were also touted.