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Officially , But Amazon is already making some very sweet deals. The online retailer recently announced an upcoming launch , As the names suggest, Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6. Adds full support for each Includes a Zigbee hub to connect things like, and And . And preorder deals on both new Eero 6 systems are already live.
In both cases, overall values for the system are unchanged, but Amazon is throwing in some free tools to sweeten the pot on this free Prime Day deal.
A three-piece ERO 6 system with a router and two range-extended satellite devices cost $ 279. The system won’t be hitting stores until early November, but if you’re willing to pre-order, you can currently pair it with a free echo dot and two free Philips Hue bulbs. Total cost: still $ 279, which is one heck of a deal.
Thanks to that new ZigBee hub in the Eero router, you can connect those Hue bulbs directly with your home network, and with Alexa, which comes in the free Echo Dot, from there, you’ll be able to. Turn the lights on and off, adjust brightness and color temperature, or let Amazon‘s assistant trigger your favorite smart lighting scenes with a quick voice command.
Some things to keep in mind though. First of all, while this deal equips you with the new, Wi-Fi 6 version of Eero’s Mesh router, it doesn’t get you the latest Echo Dot with its new circular design. Instead, you’ll get a previous, puck-sized model from 2018.
Second, two hue bulbs are hue white ambience LEDs. This means that they can change the color temperature on the white light spectrum, with colors ranging from a pale, candle-like glow to warmer, more blue-white day tones. They can’t change colors on the RGB spectrum, though – so no greens, blues, pinks, purses, reds or anything like that. It’s a small one, but at least the new Eero routers make it so that you don’t need the Hue Bridge if you’re just going to control them via the Alexa app.
Meanwhile, if you upgrade to the hardcore Arrow Pro 6 system, which also kicks off in November, you can currently find a $ 599 three-pack bundled with the free Fire TV Cube on Amazon, which is typically $ Sells for 120. That router can hit speeds faster than the regular Eero 6 listed above, and the Tribend design has an additional 5GHz band that you can dedicate to the system transmission between the router and the extender. This is the best method for fast, high-end mesh networking, as our tests repeatedly show. Adding in a free Fire TV cube helps reduce that high asking price sting, too.
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The deal won’t go live until Prime Day (Oct. 13), but you’ll also be able to save $ 75 on last year’s three-pack of Eero Systems. There is no support for Wi-Fi 6 with this one (and no free Philips Hue bulbs or Echo speakers), but it is still a fully capable system for those with ISP speeds below 500Mbps. A well-reviewed mesh router with two extenders for less than $ 200 is a steal. Read more on Tips Clear