Mesh Wi-Fi systems aren’t like traditional monolithic routers. Instead, they rely on several smaller units placed around your home, with each broadcasting that delicious internet-bearing signal. On the plus side, mesh routers blanket your entire house in Wi-Fi. On the negative side, since these systems require a lot of hardware, they tend to be much more expensive than standard routers. But as part of today’s killer Amazon Prime Day deals, the Amazon-owned Eero mesh Wi-Fi system is on sale for a whopping 50 percent off.
This particular system is comprised of the main Eero Pro router and a pair of beacons, and usually costs $399. On the day Amazon finalized the Eero acquisition, it dropped to an unheard-of $299. Now, it’s all the way down to $199 for Amazon Prime Day. Cue Keanu Reeves: Whoa.
“The second-generation Eero Home WiFi System is attractively designed, easy to set up and use, and very capable,” we said in our review. “The router delivered triple-digit throughput in every room of my 2800-square-foot home—more than enough bandwidth to support several HD video streams simultaneously.”
One of the major downsides we found? Its steep $399 price tag. At $199, it’s a steal—but Prime subscribers only have until midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday to snag it. (Not a subscriber? You can sign up for a 30-day free trial here.) For even more juicy deals, check out our curated roundup of the best Amazon Prime Day sales.
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