Google’s New OnHub Wi-Fi Router Priced at $269.99 in Canada [VIDEO]

We already know our Google overlords are slowly taking over the world right? Today’s new offering is OnHub, the company’s new wireless router that automatically “makes the most of your existing Internet service by using smart software to find the best Wi-Fi connection.”

The cylindrical design of OnHub aims to blend into your household, and can be controlled via an upcoming Google On iOS and Android app, similar to how AirPort Utility controls Apple’s wireless routers.

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The device supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless, has built-in Bluetooth 4.0, can support speeds up to 1900 Mbps with its 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, part of 13 total antennas arranged around the unit, able to support up to 128 devices. There’s also 4GB of onboard storage for “auto-updates”.

While the U.S price is listed at $199 on Google’s website, an earlier version of the site seemingly leaked the Canadian price at $269.99, available online soon from Google Play and Best Buy, “in the coming weeks”. Here’s a screenshot we took before the website changed (it’ll probably come back soon):

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Apple’s AirPort Extreme can support up to 50 users and costs $249 CAD. Google’s OnHub pricing of $269.99 isn’t too far off, but still spending nearly $300 for a wireless router is definitely an investment.

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  • Tim

    Why on god’s green earth would anyone pay $270 for a router? I paid $29 for mine on Amazon. It manages about 5 devices on a 30mbps connection in a 2 floor condo and I haven’t had one bloody issue. No thanks, Google.

  • Cody

    ……because there’s no way in hell yours could handle speeds of like 150+mbps

  • Tim

    Actually, it’s rated to handle 300mbps over 11n, not like I’ll be paying for that connection anytime soon though. Look up the TP-LINK TL-WR841N. Oh and I lied, it’s $22.

  • ticky13

    Figuring in exchange rate and sales tax, much cheaper to pick one up if you’re in the U.S.

  • raslucas

    You’re basically comparing a PSX to a PS4…

    Also don’t forget that there are people that like to configure their routers to prioritize traffic and other things. For those people, they need the extra power, range and features from a router such as this.

    Your router doesn’t even have 5 ghz.

    I get that you don’t need such a router, but a lot of people definitely do need it.

  • True, but there’s also the time cost to get to the US and back. but if you’re there for work or vacation definitely a good idea.