Amazon has announced that it’s acquiring Eero, the maker of mesh home routers. Amazon says buying Eero and its technology will help its mission to advance the smart home — and it will certainly make Alexa-compatible gadgets easier to set up if Amazon also owns the router.

We are incredibly impressed with the Eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” Dave Limp, Amazon’s SVP of devices, said. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers.”

Eero kicked off a wave of “smart” mesh router setups designed to overcome the coverage issues and dead zones of traditional routers. Instead of a…

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/11/18220960/amazon-eero-acquisition-announced

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