08 October 2020
Google has silently refreshed its original WiFi router with some nifty changes and an unexpected price drop. It means buyers will get all the goodness of a new router for even more affordable pricing. The new Google WiFi has a design similar to the original version but with a few subtle differences here and there.
The new Google WiFi features the same puck design but its 49% plastic is made up of recycled materials. This should be good for the device's sustainability as well as the environment. It is capable of supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz band WiFi networks simultaneously. The device has a slit in between for light that acts as a status indicator.
Under the hood, the new router comes with the quad-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. There is 4GB of onboard eMMC storage along with two Ethernet ports. It is capable of offering coverage up to 1,500 square feet and a total of up to 4,500 square feet with the help of three units.
The biggest highlight of the new router is the price drop. The Google WiFi is now available for $99 and a pack of three can be purchased for $199. This is a significant difference from the original pricing of $129 and $299 respectively. The new offering is already available for orders via Google Store.