A few months back, Google started to get into the router market, by selling and designing them, by creating a partnership with TP-Link, the well known networking product seller. Now, Google as partenered with ASUS, to build a slick and futuristic OnHub, just like the TP-Link one.
This partnership thing, reminds me of the Nexus program, which Google works with different companies to launch a new smartphone/tablet.
The ASUS OnHub costs around $219.99, making it $20 more expensive than the TP-Link one. You can pre-order it right now at certain retailers such as Newegg, but you can also find it on Google’s online shop.
The design on the ASUS OnHub is very similar to the TP-Link one, but it comes with a gesture recognition feature, which means that , when you wave above it you can order the device to perform several different tasks such as giving more bandwidth to a certain device.
You can control it through the Google On app by installing it on your phone or tablet, as for software updates, they happen automatically when the network isn’t being used.
The first rollout will be happening very soon and with a new smart antenna algorithm, that can be translated to a smarter and more efficient way to distribute the Wi-Fi signal to your device.
The ASUS OnHub has AC1900 support, 1.4GHz dual-Core CPU, Bluetooth Smart, 802,15,4 abd weave ready. It’s also equipped with a congestion-sensing radio, a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, a single Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, one USB 3.0 port, a speaker, a ambient light that changes colour based on the network status, and a proximity sensor due to the weave functions.