Eero 6 Wi-Fi 6 routerSource: Amazon

What you need to know

  • Eero is launching two new routers based on Wi-Fi 6.
  • The Eero Pro 6 is the flagship offering and has tri-band connectivity, with the Eero 6 offering dual-band radios.
  • The devices work seamlessly with one another and have a Zigbee smart home hub integrated.
  • Both the Eero 6 an Eero Pro 6 are now up for pre-order, with sales kicking off from November 2.

Wi-Fi 6 is slowly gaining mainstream momentum, and the best Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers are no longer limited to the high-end segment. There are plenty of great options to choose from in the budget and mid-range categories, and Amazon is now making its foray into Wi-Fi 6 networking with the Eero 6 series.

Amazon is launching two Wi-Fi 6 routers in the Eero 6 series: Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6. The devices work seamlessly with one another, but what's particularly interesting is that they are also compatible with older Wi-Fi 5-based Eero devices, giving you the ability to mix and match Eero devices to maximize internet coverage throughout your house.

Let's take a look at the hardware on offer. The Eero 6 Pro is a tri-band solution, with the Eero 6 offering dual-band radios. Both devices have a Zigbee smart home hub integrated, allowing you to connect things like smart lights and other products directly without the need for an additional hub. They also have dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and Eero says you can add up to 75 devices to each router. Eero is also launching an Eero 6 Extender that is available for $89 and can add up to 1,500 sq. ft. of coverage.

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The Eero 6 is going up for pre-order from later today for $129.99, with a 3-pack available for $279. The Eero Pro 6 is also up for pre-order for $229 as a standalone unit or $599 as a 3-pack. The Eero 3-pack bundle comes with two free Hue LED bulbs, and the Eero Pro 6 3-pack has a free Fire TV Cube for a limited time.

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Eero 6

With Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and excellent value, the Eero 6 is the ideal way to upgrade your home Wi-Fi. You get two Gigabit ports, compatibility with earlier Eero devices, and up to 1,500 sq. ft. of coverage with each node.

Eero Pro 6

The Eero Pro 6 is designed for enthusiast users, delivering tri-band connectivity and 2,000 sq. ft. of coverage from a single node. The built-in Zigbee hub lets you easily connect smart home products directly to the router, making it an even more enticing option.

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