If you went out and took a survey, people would probably list Wi-fi as the second most important thing to survival, probably rating higher than food and water. After all, when you wake up in the morning, the first thing you reach for is your smartphone, not that glass of juice sitting on the table.
If wifi is the boon of modern times, then the bane of our existence lies in configuring that wifi router, an exercise that can be devilishly frustrating. But, the ever-generous Google, may have an answer to our woes in the form of the wireless router it has announced in partnership with TP-LINK.
OnHub, a wireless router developed by Google, is a marvel to behold. But it’s unconventional design isn’t what sets it apart, although we do do consider that an added bonus. OnHub provides an internet experience that’s not only fast and secure but also easy-to-use.
What’s the USP of this this router? The fact that it reaches airwaves in every nook and corner of your home thanks to its “unique antenna design and smart software”. Another great feature is that you can even focus on a specific device in your home to get a seamless connection. For example, if you want to catch a film on Netflix and not waste internet on your mobile phones, you can easily prioritize your net connection to do that.
And if you want to check the total bandwidth of all of your devices that are connected to OnHub, all you have to do is go to Google On mobile app to fetch data. Apart from this, the app will also enable you to send passwords to friends and run diagnostics in case your router isn’t functioning properly.
We simply can’t wait to get our hands on this amazing router, but it’s currently only available in the U.S. You can preorder it for $199.99 on Google Store and Amazon. The Indian market will just have to wait for its turn. But till then, we can at least dream of a brighter wifi future for ourselves.