TP-Link has collaborated with Google to introduce OnHub at a price tag of US $199.99. It is available for preorder at TP-LINK store, the Google Store, Amazon.com & Walmart.com in the U.S. and widely available at retailers in the U.S. & Canada in the coming weeks. It is a new way to Wi-Fi and it a new kind of router designed to keep up with the latest technology in the home & make Wi-Fi faster, more secure and easy to use.
Trond Wuellner, group product manager at Google, said:
“We count on Wi-Fi more than ever, and we need it to work well to do all the things we love to do online. By working with TP-LINK, we’ve brought together expertise across hardware and software to design OnHub, a new router that gives you a fast connection, makes Wi-Fi management simple, and gets better over time.”
Andy Chen, Vice President Networking Business Unit at TP-Link International, said:
“TP-LINK is the only vertically integrated networking manufacturer and by combining our proven core competencies with Google, we are able to reinvent the way routers live in today’s connected homes. From design to functionality, OnHub delivers a better and more powerful, easy-to-use Wi-Fi experience.”
OnHub addresses some of the most significant challenges associated with Wi-Fi today and it is designed to be out in the open, where it works its best. It has fewer wires, a shell to keep cords tidy and lighting that is subtle and useful. OnHub’s innovative antenna design combined with smart software continually work to enhance users’ Wi-Fi connection.
OnHub is managed by the Google On mobile app, making it easy to set up and manage Wi-Fi. During setup, OnHub selects the settings that will work best for the home, then automatically adjusts if things change so the network is always performing at its best.
OnHub is designed to get better with time. The router automatically installs new features and the latest security updates. OnHub is also Bluetooth Smart, Weave, and 802.15.4 ready, so it can support a growing number of smart devices in the home.