Today Amazon announced that they have agreed to acquire eero a company that makes whole-home WiFi routers. As Amazon movies into streaming and smart home devices offering WiFi seems to be a perfect fit for Amazon’s business model.
“We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. “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.”
“From the beginning, eero’s mission has been to make the technology in homes just work,” said Nick Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of eero. “We started with WiFi because it’s the foundation of the modern home. Every customer deserves reliable and secure WiFi in every room. By joining the Amazon family, we’re excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring eero systems to more customers around the globe.”
Right now eero kit starts with 1 base station and 1 beacon for $299. It will be interesting to see what happens once they are owned by Amazon.
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