Google WiFi officially unveiled at Pixel event

Brodie Fogg 5 October 2016

GOOGLE-WIFI

Google officially unveils its stylish, modular Wi-Fi device.

As part of its launch that saw Google officially announce a slew of new products, including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Daydream VR View, the search giant also confirmed a stylish, modular Wi-Fi system, not unlike eero's home Wi-Fi solution.

Google WiFi can use up to three Wi-Fi modems at any time in a modular home setup, allowing the user to manipulate their configuration to perfectly suit the shape and size of their home.

Google WiFi supports AC1200 wireless and dual-band 2.4GHZ and 5GHz networks.It also automatically manages and prioritises traffic routing from your phone to the closest Google WiFi unit.

Google WiFi can also be managed from a smartphone app, where users can manage privacy settings and connections with ease – Google suggested that this could be used to switch off the family's individual Wi-Fi connections when dinner is ready.

How much is Google WiFi?

Though Australian pricing is still to be revealed, Google announced US pricing during its live stream. One Google Wi-Fi unit will set you back US$129, or you can buy a bundle of three at for US$299. That suggests Australian pricing for a single unit will be around $190.

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