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Google Wifi: The first Wi-Fi system that won't empty your wallet

Announced at Google's launch event in San Francisco, the Google Wifi is the first Wi-Fi system on the market that costs less than $300. You can also get a single unit for just $129.

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100 percent Google

The Google Wifi is the first router made entirely by Google. Two previous Google OnHub routers were made by TP-Link and Asus. Google was only responsible for their software.

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Compact design

The new router is compact and comes with an elegant design that can blend in with the furniture of a home.

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A Wi-Fi system by itself or in groups

The Google Wifi can operate as a single router ($129) for a small home. If you have a larger space, however, you can get a system made up of three identical units ($299.) The additional two units will function as wireless access points to automatically increase your network's Wi-Fi coverage.

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Available by the holidays

The new Google Wifi is slated to ship in early December, with preorder starting in November.

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