Amazon announced Eero Max 7, the WiFi device that combines a router, a range extender and a repeater, at its annual fall event on Wednesday. The device promises 10 gigabit Ethernet connections, with speeds that let users download a 4K movie in just 10 seconds or a 50 gigabyte video game in less than a minute, according to Amazon. It costs $600 and will be available soon through Amazon and some internet service providers. During the event, Mimi Swain, vice president of Ring, suggested the device will be ideal for large homes, businesses and “high-demand networks.”
Eero devices can be connected to each other to create a mesh network, or a WiFi setup that spreads the system across multiple points for better range and performance. Amazon calls the Eero Max 7 its fastest yet. Eero Max 7 supports the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6 GHz radio bands with speeds up to 4.3 Gbps for wireless connections and 9.4 Gbps for wired connections. It has four Ethernet ports, and one device can support 2,500 square feet of wireless coverage, according to the company.
Amazon acquired Eero in 2019 as a part of its connected devices strategy. Most notably, Amazon connected Eero to its Echo Dot speakers so that the speakers can double as Eero WiFi extenders. During Wednesday’s event, Amazon also announced that its Echo Hub will have a USB-C connector for Ethernet connections with devices like Eero.
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