by Apparel Resources News-Desk
12-February-2019 | 2 mins read
Amazon announced that it is acquiring Eero, the maker of mesh home routers. The merger agreement between the two companies is the latest indication of Amazon’s expansive effort to control the electronic ‘plumbing’ of modern homes and lifestyle, adding to the lineup of Amazon products that includes smart speakers and internet-connected doorbell cameras.
“We are incredibly impressed with the Eero team and how quickly they invented a Wi-Fi solution that makes connected devices just work.
We have a shared vision that the smart-home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers,” Dave Limp, Amazon’s SVP of devices, said.
The San Francisco-based Eero is already delighting Amazon customers with its products and services overcoming the coverage issues and dead zones of traditional routers.
The device uses multiple access points instead of a single router device to blanket an entire home or apartment with a strong Wi-Fi signal. It is controlled with an intuitive smartphone app.
Another feature called Eero Plus offered at US $ 99 per year extends security and parental controls beyond the out-of-box capabilities its routers and beacons ship with. One Eero router retails at US $ 199 and each range- extending Eero Beacon costs US $ 149.
“By joining the Amazon family, we’re excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission and bring Eero systems to more customers around the globe,” said Nick Weaver, Co-founder and CEO, Eero.
Amazon acquired smart doorbell and camera maker Ring last year and bought Blink in 2017. The firm already has millions of Echo speakers and third-party gadgets tied to its Alexa ecosystem in homes.
The deal is subject to “customary closing conditions.”