Google has now made its Google Nest Wi-Fi mesh system available and it starts at $169 in the US or £149 in the UK. The previous version, Google Wi-Fi was one of most popular systems on the market when it was launched but the new version from Nest has built-in speakers and microphones which gives access to the Google Assistant.
The Nest WiFi is $169/£149 for one single router, the two pack will cost $269/£239 and the three pack for larger homes will cost $349. Each additional access point will cost $149/£129. It doesn’t seem the three pack is on sale here in the UK.
There are however a few drawbacks with the Nest Wi-Fi. The main unit does not have many ethernet ports on the back. Most traditional routers tend to have 4 ports. So if you do need to hard wire some devices, you may need to get a network switch.
Also, it misses out on WiFi 6 (802.11ax) which may be an issue for some. If you do need the latest, it may be best to wait for some newer hardware to come out soon.