Amazon unveils new eero mesh mesh system

Amazon unveils new eero mesh mesh system

Alongside updates for smart home products from Ring and Blink brands, Amazon today introduced a new version of its eero mesh Wi-Fi system, the eero Max 7. Amazon's new tablet features Wi-Fi 7 technology, its patented networking technology and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, which Amazon says will allow customers to download a 4K movie in 10 seconds or a 50GB video game in less than a minute.

The new device supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz radio bands, and delivers wireless speeds up to 4.3 Gbps and wired speeds up to 9.4 Gbps. It also includes two 10 and two 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which means it can support multiple wired devices.

The upgrade means the eero has a wider range. Amazon claims the eero max 7 provides twice the wireless throughput of the eero Pro 6E with a greater range. A one-pack will offer 2,500 square feet of coverage and a three-pack will provide up to 7,500 square feet of coverage. The devices use TrueMesh to route data through the fastest path in the network and limit interference, enabling customers to have fast internet in every room.

The new eero looks different, with a new form factor that improves its thermal design, so it doesn't necessitate a fan.

The device is designed to enable low to no latency, ideal for new technologies like VR, 4K or 8K video streaming and gaming. It can host up to 200 connected devices and includes Matter support, the ability to act as a Thread Border Router and a built-in Zigbee smart home hub.

The company also released a new Ring Stick Up Cam Pro with radar-powered 3D motion-detecting technology for $179.99 for battery and plug-in, and $209.99 for solar, among other new Blink products. These include a battery extension pack that can last up to four years, a Blink outdoor 4 floodlight - free camera for $159.99 and the Blink Sync Module Pro, which is coming early next year for $49.99. The two other Blink devices are expected to ship on October 17.