Back in September we heard the rumors that Google was planning to launch a new router device called Google Wifi, and sure enough during the company’s Pixel event, they have taken the wraps off it, and boy does it look pretty good! The Google Wifi is a hockey puck-shaped device that Google claims will help it blend into your home.
Now as you might already know, Google has the OnHub router and so you’re probably wondering what makes Google Wifi different? The difference is that Google WiFi is designed to be modular, meaning that how many you need to place around the home is entirely up to you. The idea is that by covering your home with Google Wifi, it will help to boost coverage, so in a way you could look at Google Wifi as being some kind of WiFi booster as well.
Google is also boasting how the device can optimize your internet service behind the scenes without anything needed from the user. There is also a smartphone app in which you can manage your WiFi, pausing access to the internet for some users on your network if you feel that they are consuming too much bandwidth, and so on.
The Google Wifi will be available for pre-order come November, and will be available for purchase in December. It is priced at $129 for a single pack, or $299 for a 3-pack.