Eero (company)

Eero (company)

An electronics and Internet company that has created mesh networking equipment for home Wi-Fi. It was founded in 2015 and is located in San Francisco, California.

About

eero is a San Francisco-based company wireless Internet company with products for household use of Wi-Fi. The company was acquired by Amazon in 2019 for $97 million.

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The company creates various products that allow for Wi-Fi to reach all areas of a household. The products are intended to be used throughout the house and are particularly useful in deadzones, where its wireless routers can usually extend Wi-Fi services. Customers can order the product and download the company's application. Then, the eero device is plugged into the customer's existing modem and the customer is given information about where to place the eero devices for optimal Wi-Fi coverage in the house. The products use TrueMesh technology that consists of routing algorithms and the analyzation of real-time date to keep the speed of the Wi-Fi consistent.

eero offers multiple products to its customers, including the eero, eero Pro 6, eero 6, eero 6 extender, and eero Beacon. Customers can also buy products in packs including devices from eero's parent company, Amazon, such as the Amazon Echo Dot.

Timeline

October 2020

eero partners with internet providers to sell its routers to customers.

2019

Amazon acquires eero.

2015

eero is founded.

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Eero (company) Series B round, May 2016
50,000,000
May 25, 2016
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Jim Salter
October 7, 2020
Ars Technica
ISPs can offer customers self-install Eero options with co-branded mobile apps.
Jim Salter
September 24, 2020
Ars Technica
You wanted a security drone flying around inside your home, right?
Dan Seifert
November 19, 2019
The Verge
Eero is launching the biggest update to its mobile app since its debut in 2016, with a simplified design, quicker access to information, and dark mode support.
Dan Seifert
November 18, 2019
The Verge
Nokia isn't the first name you think of when it comes to routers, but its WiFi Beacon 3 mesh system has some unique features you can't get on Eero or Nest Wifi.
Dan Seifert
October 14, 2019
The Verge
The big new feature in Eero's latest system is something everyone can appreciate: a lower price. But it's not the best system if you have gigabit home internet.
Igor Bonifacic
August 27, 2019
Engadget
Amazon-owned Eero is introducing two new subscription plans in the US to complement its popular mesh WiFi routers. The first, Eero Secure, replaces the company'...

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