Get Wired: Why Google’s Wifi System is a Game Changer


What It Is: Oh yeah, I know this isn’t THAT new (it was revealed back in October) and I know that a router as a gift isn’t THAT sexy. But it’s practical, and it’s smart – and those are two qualities of great gifts. Designed to be insanely user friendly and to help your home from dreaded dead spots, the system can be multiplied with additional Wifi points that easily tuck onto a shelf.

In fact, the whole thing is set up via an app that helps you see what devices are connected – and gives you the power to shut wifi power OFF (handy if the kids are meant to be doing their homework or going to bed and are busy playing video games or surfing online). And if you run into issues you can use the app to help troubleshoot what’s going on. Also cool? You can prioritize a single device to get a little burst of extra power as required – perfect if you’re streaming a movie or playing a video game marathon.

Who It’s For: Your family. Your parents. Your kids.

What It Costs: $180 for a single unit or $440 for three units.

Where It’s At: Walmart, The source, Best Buy, Staples, and the Google Store.

Nab an extra entry into my Joe Fresh giveaway! Tell me in the comments below – what do you think of this wifi solution as a gift idea? Want it? Want to gift it?


39 Responses to “Get Wired: Why Google’s Wifi System is a Game Changer”
  1. Sherry Kinnear says:

    I know my husband would love this.

  2. Kim K says:

    My hubby would love something like this!

  3. Perfect for my hubbie, daughter overused WIFI today

  4. Vivian Dionne says:

    This is great idea for the family.

  5. katydidit21 says:

    I think it is great idea for a family.

  6. aketch says:

    Great idea all around!

  7. Tom D. says:

    I want one, two or three for my family.

  8. Heather Swanson says:

    interesting gift for my daughter

  9. Carol M says:

    I think this would make a great gift.

  10. Florence Cochrane says:

    Very interesting. Sounds like a great product to have.

  11. Kayla says:

    It’s a pretty good looking router. I’d be interested in trying it.

  12. Alyssa says:

    I like the idea but it’s too expensive for myself

  13. Aimee says:

    This would help me cut down my kids screen time. I am a subscriber

  14. intensev5 says:

    My family would love this!!

  15. Judy says:

    This is a useful item.

  16. Audrey Skinner says:

    I think this is a great idea and I would definitely gift it to myself.

  17. baylou says:

    I like practical gifts. And if you’ve experienced wifi dead spots they can be annoying.

  18. Joan G. says:

    I like the idea but I would not pay the price for the device.

  19. Carol Oddy says:

    I like the idea behind device, very practical. No longer have a child in the house, but I would use this in my apartment.

  20. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I think it’s a great gift idea. My brother would love this.

  21. Lorna says:

    Hmm for daughter, but I’m definitely not “geeky” enough yet to own/operate one.

  22. cookie3 says:

    I like this & would love to gift it to me.

  23. Susan says:

    I think this would be a great gift. Just wish it was more affordable.

  24. Donna L. says:

    I’d gift this to myself!

  25. Anne Derkat says:

    My hubby is the one who would love this and know how to use it.

  26. Kj says:

    Oh my … wouldn’t that solve so many dead zone products for me. Fingers crossed.

  27. Alison K says:

    BONUS Joe Fresh ENTRY : I think this wifi solution as a gift idea would only work if you knew your recipient would be thrilled with such a gift, like how many women really go gaga over a new iron? I’d want it to increase my wifi signal. I’ll gift it to say a cousin or tech friend as long as I know they would appreciate it.

  28. janicour says:

    I would love this. Great idea!!

  29. Lindsey says:

    I don’t really have a use for it.

  30. Mary Danieli says:

    I want it – have been waiting to get WIFI.

  31. Shelley N says:

    I love this as we used to have a house that was just terrible for dead spots and we had to set up all kinds of things to overcome it (correction my husband the tech guy did and he would love this gift). My kids are young adults so they do not need the turn off function but that would have been great when they were younger. I would love to gift this to my husband as he would really like it.

  32. Denae Boucher says:

    This is a great idea! My house has many dead spots.

  33. krisha4444 says:

    oh this is totally cool! I dont need it personally but I know my mom sure could use it at her cottage and my brother at his house. Will have to let them know about it

  34. jared says:

    would totally use if i needed more wifi boost

  35. veronica mallozzi says:

    It could be a great resource in the house.

  36. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love to have this in my house!

  37. cherylrainfield2 says:

    I love the sound of this!

  38. Donnas says:

    I wouldn’t mind receiving this as a gift at all.

  39. Pam says:

    I think this would be a great gift for hubby.

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