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Google WiFi

Google WiFi

from  $117.97+
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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

If you're looking for a router that mixes smart design with simple features and solid performance, Google WiFi is a solid choice. However, users who like to get their hands dirty may prefer the control and flexibility of more conventional products. For the rest of us, Google WiFi will likely eliminate some key pain points and provide an easy transition to the connected home.

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Pros
  • Simple setup
  • Modular design for better coverage
  • Family-friendly control features
  • Modern design
Cons
  • No web interface
  • Lacks some advanced features
  • Only two cable ports
83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
82
Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
Google Wifi is the best Wi-Fi system on the market.
 
80
The Verge
Google Wifi is the next logical extension of what Google started with OnHub last year ... if you’re going to invest in a mesh system, Google Wifi is the one I’d pick.
 
80
PC World
It’s not the right router for everyone, but there’s plenty to like and it’s priced right.
 
90
9to5Google
The real question is whether this $129 router by itself is worth it when, for most people, an ugly $50 AC1200 dual-band router from Linksys or Netgear will work just fine after it’s set up. That’s for you to decide, but I think the situation changes when you have multiple of these.
 
80
PC Mag
If you're looking for a super-simple way to get Wi-Fi to every corner of your home, Google Wifi could be the answer. Delivering seamless wireless connectivity on a single network, the system is easy to install and configure, looks great, and delivers solid throughput.
 
80
Business Insider
If you need to cover your home in good Wifi for basic needs, you'll be happy with Google Wifi's performance and its cheaper price tag.
 
70
VentureBeat
What Google has here is a good first stab at improving home Wi-Fi, but not necessarily something everyone needs right now — it’s worth experimenting for yourself to figure out what’s best for your home.
 
90
Android Police
Google Wifi gets a strong recommendation from me, and ... skip the individual access point and just buy the 3-pack without further consideration of the "two or three" question. Three will be just as good and probably better, and the $40 you'll save picking up two is near impossible to justify.
 
80
Android Authority
If you’re looking for routers that are simple but powerful, this is for you.
 
90
Android Central
If you just need one Wi-Fi router and want something expandable (and pretty cool to use through the app) definitely go with Google Wifi here. The price is comparable to any good Wi-Fi router and you'll appreciate both the network performance and ease of use.