As consumers it’s easy to get caught up with just buying any and every IoT device we lay eyes on. What we tend to forget about is the network providing all of that bandwidth that’s needed to stream our favorite movie or allow all of our devices to talk to each other. The wireless network is the nervous system of the smart home and the router is heart of it all.
Which brings us to the Eero Wi-Fi and Bluetooth home router that has the ability to create a mesh network. Typically reserved for Enterprise, mesh networks deliver a more consistent signal throughout a building as you move around compared to traditional Wi-Fi which degrades as distance increases. Creating a mesh network with Eero is as simple as purchasing multiple units and they automatically connect to each other.
As mentioned before, the Eero features Bluetooth connectivity which serves to both, connect to the Eero app on your phone and blanket your home in Bluetooth. The app is useful for sending guests login information and network invites so you won’t have to worry about who is on your home network. Eero also keeps your fantastic mesh network up to date and secure by auto updating periodically.
Eero isn’t short on great features for the everyday consumer and the same goes for Eero’s technical specifications. Handling any processing duties is a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor complemented by 512MB RAM and 1GB of flash storage used for updates. For easy adaptability the Eero has dual Wi-Fi radios in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands utilizing the latest Wi-Fi 802.11a/c standard. Wired connectivity includes USB 2.0 and Dual auto-sensing Gigabit ports WAN and LAN.
Its rare that as a regular consumer that we have the access to some of the technology that large companies get to enjoy but it seems the folks at Eero want us to get the goodies too. Eero starts at $199 for a single one and a three pack fit for your MTV crib will set you back $499. For ordering or more information check out their website here.