Today Google unveiled its first product since the big Alphabet news: the OnHub, a $200 router launched in partnership with router maker TP-Link.
The device, described by Google as “simple, fast and really, really ridiculously good looking,” is available for preorder starting today. The router hardware appears to have been primarily developed by TP-Link, with Google handling the software for setting up and managing the at-home Wi-Fi via an app called Google On.
Although we’ve yet to try the device and can’t back up Google’s claim that it’s “fast, secure, and easy to use,” the OnHub is certainly an attractive gadget. And Google shares that this iteration of the OnHub won’t be the only one:
We also plan to design new OnHub devices with other hardware partners in the future. Stay tuned for news from our second partner, ASUS, later this year.
The OnHub is available for preorder in the U.S. via the Google Store, Amazon, and Walmart sites — online only for now. Google shares that the device “will be available for sale in retail stores in the U.S. and in Canada in the coming weeks.”
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