The newest Eero Router from Amazon goes next-gen with actual support for Wi-Fi 7. The device which was announced alongside a new Alexa and Fire TV gadgets, the new Eero Max 7 now promises to be the fastest router from Amazon.
The Newest Eero Router from Amazon
The yearly September hardware and services event from Amazon on Wednesday reportedly featured the debut of a new mesh router for the Eero lineup, which is known as the Eero Max 7. And just as the name suggests, the device in question is meant to be a future-facing Wi-Fi powerhouse with early support for Wi-Fi 7, the next-gen Wi-Fi standard that as you should know promises to build upon the expansion of Wi-Fi 6E into the 6GHz band, with an expected widescale launch in the year 2024.
This is not the first router to get an early seat on the Wi-Fi 7 bandwagon. The TP-Link, Asus as well as many others are all making big bets on Wi-Fi 7 as well. And just like those other options, the future-forward approach in question translates to certified splurge pricing, with a single Eero Max 7 device that is priced at $600. Two-packs as well as three-packs will all be available for $1,150 and $1,700, respectively, with the devices in question expected to ship in time for the holidays.
Specs and Features of the New Eero Device
And as for the specs on the other hand, the new Eero device promises wireless speeds across the 2.4, 5, and 6GHz bands of up to 4.3Gbps. With the growing availability of multi-gig internet plans all over the place, as well as the growing density of overlapping Wi-Fi networks in crowded regions and areas, there is definitely much appeal in a speedy mesh network that really knows its way around the 6GHz band.
Older-gen devices (Wi-Fi 6 and earlier) as you should know will not be able to connect in that 6GHz band, but that also simply means that if it is you have a new phone or laptop with support for Wi-Fi 6E (or eventually, Wi-Fi 7), then it will reportedly be able to utilize that 6GHz band just like a members-only, VIP section but all within your home network.
The Eero Max 7 for even faster speeds also features upgraded Ethernet ports in the back. Each Eero device specifically features two Ethernet jacks that help to support speeds up to 10Gbps, along with another two jacks that can easily go as high as 2.5Gbps.
The Eero Max 7 Doubles As A Smart Home Hub For Zigbee
And just like the last round of Eero devices, the Eero 6 Plus and the Eero Pro 6E, the Eero Max 7 as you should know also doubles as a smart home hub for Zigbee as well as Matter devices, as well as a border router that can also help to manage and extend the network of Wi-Fi devices that reportedly follow the Thread protocol.
The Official Release Date Set For Eero Max 7
There is however no official release date set for Eero Max 7 just yet, but Amazon on its end states that it will be available online as well as at retailers such as Best Buy in the later parts of this year, as well as via internet service provider partners such as Frontier.
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