Google’s getting into the router biz

Google on Tuesday launched preorders for the OnHub, a new 802.11ac Wi-Fi router it hopes will simplify wireless connections and will also act as a hub for smart home appliances.

The OnHub — built in partnership with router maker TP-LINK — employs an unusual cylindrical design, hiding 13 antennas inside its frame. It also replaces a router’s standard set of LEDs with a single ring light that shows one of four colors to indicate device status.

I’m not sure I’d go as far as calling it an “unusual” design, looks pretty similar to Apple’s AirPort Extreme to me? It does have a butt load of antennae though. This could also be Google’s first step into home automation with a compatibility to the ZigBee standard.

Naturally you can’t buy/reserve it outside of the US right now but it does launch on my birthday if you’re stuck for gift ideas. Just saying…

Source: Google launches OnHub Wi-Fi router, delays ‘Ara’ modular phone tests to 2016

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