While Android Wear 2.0 has been available from Google for a couple of weeks now, device makers seem to be taking their sweet time in rolling out the update. Not that having to wait surprises us as Android users, but this week, Fossil and ASUS have at least updated users on their rollout intentions via Twitter. (more…)
Best Buy’s deal of the day is a $90 discount on the Asus OnHub wireless router, dropping it to just $99.99. If you are at all in the market for a router, you should strongly consider this deal, especially when you consider the fact that it works with Google WiFi to help create a mesh network in your home.
As a wireless router, the Asus OnHub is an AC router with 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands, works with 802.15.4 networks, sports Bluetooth, and has 7 antennas. It also has fun stuff like a proximity sensor to locate nearby devices. The router is all controlled through the Google WiFi app (formerly OnHub app), giving you access to everything on your network, including pausing access or providing a boost to specific devices. (more…)
ASUS made the ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom official this week at CES, filling in all of the blanks left from Monday’s leak that we wrote about. The ZenFone AR will deliver the first Snapdragon 821-powered augmented and virtual reality experience, while the Zoom 3 features a massive 5,000mAh battery and large dual-rear cameras. (more…)
We are still a day away from the official beginning of CES, at least for media, but that won’t ever stop the internet from digging up whatever it can find and sharing it. Detailed by Evan Blass (@evleaks) on Twitter, ASUS will introduce the ZenFone AR smartphone this week, which will be the second Google Tango device available on the market. (more…)
This may be last minute, but I think we’ve found the Cyber Monday deal of the day over at Amazon. The ASUS OnHub, Google’s Nexus-like take on a WiFi router that likely helped birth the idea behind Google WiFi, can be yours for just $89.99. That’s $110 off.
What is OnHub? It really is like the Nexus of routers in that Google created this smart WiFi platform, but had other people build the hardware. In this case, it was ASUS, but TP-Link also created one for Google. These routers are controlled via app, are dead simple in terms of control and setup, offer help and solutions when thinks get wonky with your internet, get smarter with automatic software updates, can automate parts of your home through IFTTT, and will work with Google WiFi units to turn your home into the ultimate mesh WiFi network. (more…)