It might be particularly easy to re-do your home wireless network. HSN is running a deal that bundles a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with the original Home speaker for $300 — not bad when the mesh router kit often costs more by itself. Given that the two Points included with the Nest WiFi also double as smart speakers, this could give you voice commands across your home without having to buy anything else. Best Buy is also selling a Nest WiFi 2-pack with no Home speaker for $200 if your network won’t be quite as elaborate.
Google’s past WiFi routers have had difficulty standing out, but the Nest WiFi’s inclusion of smart speaker functionality gives it an edge over some models. So long as you’re close to an access point, you can talk to Google Assistant. The system is also easy to set up, and the design is sleek enough that you might not feel compelled to hide it in a corner.
There are some limitations. There’s no Ethernet on the mesh points, so this won’t work if you need the bandwidth or low latency of a wired link. You also won’t get WiFi 6 speeds. This is for all-households where wireless convenience matters more than raw performance. If that sounds like your home, though, this might be just what you need.
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