Amazon's eero announces new Pro 6E and 6+ mesh Wi-Fi routers
Amazon has launched two new mesh Wi-Fi routers, the eero Pro 6E and the eero 6+. Both devices support fast speeds with access to the new 6 GHz band, which will reduce latency. The routers also double-up as a Zigbee smart home hub.
Eero claims that the Pro 6E is its fastest router to date, supporting speeds up to 2.3 Gbps when wired and up to 1.3 Gbps wirelessly. The eero Pro 6E has up to 2,000 sq ft of network coverage and can support up to 100 devices. With two gadgets, you can cover 4,000 sq ft, and with a third, you expand your range to 6,000 sq ft. This broader coverage means you could use the system in homes and businesses.
According to eero, the 6+ is its most affordable gigabit router yet and it can support Wi-Fi via the additional 160 MHz radio channel. An upgrade to the device versus the eero 6 is the two 1.0 Gb Ethernet ports. This router can cover up an area of up to 1,500 sq ft.
Both gadgets include eero's TrueMesh technology, which routes traffic to minimise dead spots and reduce drop-offs intelligently. Eero has stated that the device will receive over the air updates, with other security and network management features unlocked via a separate subscription.
The new mesh routers are now available to buy with the eero Pro 6E costing US$299 and the eero 6+ priced at US$139. A knock-on effect of the latest product release is a reduction in the older model's price; the eero 6 devices now start at US$89.