Google has reduced the price of its OnHub routers at the Google Store. The ASUS branded OnHub now costs $129, $70 off the regular price, and the TP-Link OnHub comes in at $145, $54 off the normal asking price.
The routers’ chief purpose is to deliver faster and more consistent Wi-Fi throughput, in a more intuitive package. They offer speeds up to 1900 mbps, come with 13 powerful antennas to reduce the number of dead zones in a household/office, and support more than 100 simultaneous connected devices. What’s more, they work with the Google Wi-Fi App for Android and iOS so you can control your network with your phone.
Of the pair of wireless routers, the ASUS version is the more modern, it arrived a number of months after the original TP-Link unit and offers some additional “wave control” gestures. Both have been superseded by the Google Wi-Fi router from last year, but they’re still capable products and work with the Google Wi-Fi mesh network if you want to use one as an additional access point.
If you’re interested in these, check out the ASUS OnHub at the Google Store here, and the TP-Link OnHub here. Google hasn’t mentioned a time-frame for the price cuts, so it’s possible that these have been dropped indefinitely to clear stock.