WiFi routers work best when they’re not tucked behind your gadgets, stuck on the floor, or otherwise positioned where you can’t see them… because if you can’t see them, the antennas have to work harder to blanket your space with wireless connectivity.
So Google’s come up with an interesting way to get you to stop hiding your router: dress it up and make it look like artwork that you want to show off.
The company has introduced a new set of interchangeable shells for the TP-Link OnHub router.
Google will offer three shells of its own for between $29 and $39.
There’s also information available for folks that want to make their own shells. The OnHub Makers gallery shows designs from artists and other crafty folks that used glass, paper, and other materials to create custom shells.
Right now all shells are designed specifically for the TP-Link OnHub router. There’s no word on if or when Google will offer shells for the Asus OnHub router.