onhub Stories June 22, 2017

Google today is rolling out a software update to Google Wifi and OnHub devices. The update comes as version 9460.40.5 and brings bug fixes and a few other improvements, including new features and capabilities…

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onhub Stories September 23, 2016


We already know that Google is planning a whole slew of hardware products for its October 4th event, but now we know of one more: Google WiFi. This little white box — purportedly similar in size to the Amazon Echo Dot — will apparently cost $129 and allow you to connect multiple Google Wifi access points within your home to easily create one big WiFi network… expand full story

onhub Stories April 28, 2016

OnHub router gains home automation capabilities with new IFTTT integration

In an interesting update, Google’s OnHub routers now has integration with automation service IFTTT. If This Then That allows users to easily initiate a command that is set off by pre-programmed action. OnHub’s IFTTT channel is already live with an OTA update rolling out now.

onhub Stories March 21, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: Google OnHub $160, Nexus 5X 16GB (unlocked) $250, LG G4 32GB (unlocked) $290, more

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Google OnHub Wireless AC1900 Router w/ hand gesture control: $160 shipped (Orig. $220)

LG Nexus 5X 16GB (Factory GSM Unlocked) for $250 shipped (Orig. $379) | eBay

LG G4 w/ 32GB flash GSM 4G LTE (factory unlocked): $290 shipped (Orig. $460)

Travel light w/ Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $710 shipped (Reg. $899)

Save big on Apple’s newest laptops: Retina MacBook Pro $1,000 (Reg. $1,299)

Amazon Gold Box – Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 for Mac/PC disc or digital download: $50 (Orig. $100)

Affinity Photo: Apple’s Mac App of the Year 2015 is now matching its lowest price ever: $40 (Reg. $50)

Buy or upgrade Parallels ($49-$79) & get 7 Mac apps free: 1Password, Parallels Access, & more (Reg. $269)

2016 All-Star Mac Bundle brings together 11 high-quality apps: $20 (Orig. $263)


Amazon’s best-selling headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Over-Ears $100 shipped (Reg. $123+)


Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones $15, more

How-to: Use your car and an inexpensive inverter to replace the need for a home generator


SpotCam’s latest IP surveillance camera offers records 24-hours of footage in the cloud for free

You can now mow your lawn via Apple Watch w/ Husqvarna’s new Automower app

onhub Stories February 2, 2016

OTA update to Google’s OnHub routers adds guest Wi-Fi network, device renaming

Unlike most routers that remain static after you purchase them, Google’s line of OnHub routers are meant to receive software updates and new features. While it launched without the standard feature of a guest Wi-Fi network, an update rolling out this week to both models remedies that…

onhub Stories December 8, 2015

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Since routers work better when they’re left out in the open (rather than hidden down in the depths of the cabinets of the desk in your 1st floor office), Google thought it would be a good idea to make that one of the main selling points of OnHub. The new router platform is actually a really pleasant experience as a router (and looks a lot better than most of the current options), but the TP-LINK model’s price tag is just really hard to swallow. And rather than introducing a cheaper OnHub, Google recently decided to launch a more expensive one from ASUS.

Not much about the OnHub makes sense at this point, at least from my perspective.

Now (in hopes of making the platform more attractive?), Google has launched three new stylish covers for the already-$200 TP-LINK router. The Mountain View company is calling them shells, and they’re available in both bamboo and plastic. Oh, and Google is inviting creators to create their own shells as well through OnHub Makers…

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