If you’ve been following our deals coverage, you may recall that we highlighted a similar promotion from Amazon last week. To avoid any confusion, here’s how they differ: the two-pack Amazon is selling for $239 features two routers, instead of a router and access point. Practically speaking, the less expensive bundle gets you slightly less coverage — approximately 3,800 square feet instead of 4,400 square feet. Unless you need all the coverage you can get, it’s probably best to save the extra $40 and go for the more affordable bundle.
Engadget’s Daniel Cooper awarded the Google Nest WiFi a score of 84 when he reviewed the device last fall. Google’s latest mesh router system is easy to set up. It also has an attractive design that won’t have you hiding it behind some shelves. Additionally, the access points double as speakers with Google Assistant built-in. Whether that’s a pro or a con will depend on how you feel about opening your home to digital assistants. One definite drawback is that the system doesn’t support the latest WiFi 6 standard, so you’ll probably end up looking at another pricey upgrade for your WiFi setup sooner rather than later. At $200, however, the Google Nest WiFi is a compelling option, particularly if your home would benefit from a mesh system.
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