Sick of buffering and WiFi dead zones in your house? Here's a simple gadget that can help.
Home internet has come a long way since the clunky old days of dial-up, but WiFi isn’t always the paragon of convenience that it’d have us believe. We’re talking about dead zones, weak spots, and that yawn-inducing buffering bar.
Thankfully, until WiFi works out how to better navigate solid brick walls, help is here in the form of Eero, a little white box with the power to flood every inch of your house in nice juicy WiFi.
Depending on how big your space is, you’ll probably need to grab a trio of Eero devices to dot about your home, with one device plugged into your mode, and the other simply tethered to a standard power outlet. If you already have ethernet wiring, you can also hardwire your additional Eeros, if you like.
When your army of Eeros is plugged in, they work by automatically connecting to each other to form a single wireless mesh network that blankets your whole home, spelling the end of buffering and dead zone heartache. What bliss.
Eero comes with a smartphone app that lets you monitor and control your fleet. Here, you can see which devices are connected to the network and what WiFi speed each one is clocking.
Like most nifty smart tech these days, Eero doesn’t really require much attention once it’s plugged in. It downloads all of the latest security updates automatically, and it never requires a manual reset like your existing router most likely does. This is because it runs regular checkups to fix any problems before you’ve even noticed there’s a problem.
A single Eero is $199 (£149), but you can grab three for $499 (£354) from Eero’s online store.