Who said devices can’t be functional and good looking at the same time? Almost nobody believes this anymore since the first smartphone was launched on the market making phones just as valuable as jewelry. Google has introduced OnHub, the wireless WiFi router that will make you want to place it in an overt space instead of hiding it behind the couch.
The launching of the new WiFi router was made with the help of an online video that the company has posted on their official YouTube channel. The footage starts by showcasing various situations when online users lose their Internet connections and naturally… their minds. Particularly since they were involved in something important on the Internet.
The solution to all their problems is introduced to us towards the end of the video: the new wireless OnHub. The router is simple to program and it no longer requires users to go through the ordeal they normally had to in order to set up their routers.
In addition, the connection is never lost because OnHub has been purposefully designed to improve itself. This simple statement may leave much room for interpretation, but developers have explained that the router constantly scans the available Internet bands and opts for the one that is more stable; thus, maintaining a constant flow.
The router is synced with an online app which means the device has no flickering lights on its surface. Google thought the previous modem-inspired models were too out of date, so they chose for a much modern and stylish look.
The form of the router has been completely changed, as well. You won’t even know it is a router, unless you are being told so, which means Google has attained its objective. The new device reminds us of a home décor object, particularly a lamp due to its elongated shape.
Moreover, the slick, luminescent circle that has been added on top of the router deepens the resemblances between Google’s OnHub and a modern home lamp.
There is other good news, according to Google. The WiFi router is wireless. All the cables and wires have been placed inside the can-like router because many wireless users have complained of the large presence of cables in their homes. Customers, who are willing to spend $199 on Google’s OnHub router will finally get rid of this problem.
The wireless device is only available in the U.S. and Canada, according to the official declaration that the company has made, but it will gradually be introduced in other countries, as well, depending on customers’ response to it. So far, it seems OnHub is very popular as Google online store is already out of stock.
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