Those looking to upgrade their home’s WiFi system can save a bunch on Nest WiFi packs right now. Amazon has most of Nest WiFi configurations on sale, with some at new all-time lows. You can pick up one router for $115, a two-pack with one router and one access point for $149, or a three-pack with one router and two access points for $199. While that’s a new low on the router by itself, you’ll get the deepest discounts on the multi-packs, which are nearly half off their normal prices.
Google’s mesh system earned a score of 84 from us when it first came out and there’s still a lot to like about it. Each module has an attractive, minimalist design and setting up the system is pretty simple. Each router can cover up to 2,200 square feet and you’ll get an additional 1,600 square feet of coverage with each access point you add. That will likely be the biggest factor in deciding which pack you get; those who live in apartments or smaller homes could get away with a single router, while those with multi-story houses should consider springing for a multi-pack.
In addition to supporting Gigabit internet, the Nest WiFi system also has the convenience of built-in Google Assistant support. In fact, each access point acts almost like a Nest Mini smart speaker. You can tap the top of the point to play and pause, and ask the Assistant to do things like read off calendar alerts and set reminders. And if you don’t want to use voice commands, or just want a bit more privacy, you can flip the switch on the back of the access points to turn off the microphone. The only caveat to the Nest WiFi is that it’s not a WiFi 6 system, and that could be a dealbreaker if you’re set on getting a more future-proof device. However, if you’re just looking for a new WiFi setup that’s fast, reliable and quick to set up, Google’s Nest WiFi fits that bill.
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