What I’ve Got: Eero

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I am sure almost everyone reading this post has struggled
with poor WiFi connection. These difficulties result from a router’s inability
to broadcast a strong WiFi signal through the doors and walls that define your
most remote rooms. Generally, WiFi uses two signals to communicate data: 5 GHz
waves and 2.4 GHz waves. The 5 GHz wave can transmit more data but is unable to
travel through solid objects well. On the other hand, the 2.4 GHz wave
communicates less data but can travel through solid objects better. Thus, the tradeoff
between speed and range is a common issue in WiFi broadcasting. Traditional
solutions involve either installing multiple routers or scattered WiFi
extenders. The routers require a burdensome setup with proper wiring, and the
extenders often reduce your bandwidth (the capacity of your data transmission).

Eero solves these issues by allowing you to install the multiple
hubs throughout your house that connect through wireless signals. Each hub is
elegantly designed in a palm-sized, sleek case that covers state-of-the-art technology:
two radios, which maintain your original bandwidth, and 5 antennas. The simple
design, a glossy white shell with an off-centered “eero” label, is paralleled by
the surprisingly few electronic ports that protrude its back. Additionally, the
name Eero itself is borrowed from the late architect, Eero Saarinen, who is
known for his neofuturistic style, a connection which perhaps resembles Eero’s
futuristic mesh technology. Lastly, these complex technological solutions juxtapose
Eero’s simple, humble design – a common theme for modern technology companies.

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