OnHub: The Lovely Wi-Fi Router From Google and ASUS



Google is teamed up with ASUS to start building the OnHub router that they’ve announced in August.

Google said that it wanted to “give you Wi-Fi that’s fast, secure, and easy to use.” Today, Google and ASUS announced that they’re working together on a version of OnHub which will run you $219.99, $20 more than Google’s original OnHub (TP-LINK).

Google and ASUS OnHub

Why is it more expensive? Well, it does have a nifty new feature called “Wave Control,” which lets you speed up your Wi-Fi for a specific device by waving your hand over the top of it. Sounds like a bit of voodoo magic, but Google says it works like a charm.

In addition to the new OnHub device, Google announced that it will ship the first software update for the devices which will help it intelligently decide which antennas to use to beam Internet your way, based on how you’re holding them, which room they’re in, etc.

Both devices are available on Google Play, yet the ASUS is only up for pre-order at the moment with a promised release date of early November. They both look like trashcans to me and I’ve yet to play with one. We’ll let you know when we do, though.