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Meet eero, a Wi-Fi hero ready for the holiday season


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This holiday season, the latest-and-greatest smart TVs, VR headsets, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, and gaming systems will likely be topping everyone’s wish lists—possibly within the same family. But what’s the use in gifting these devices if your Wi-Fi network can’t handle the bandwidth?

That’s where eero comes in. The home Wi-Fi system is designed to juggle the wireless demands of multiple devices within the same household, cutting through walls and floors while continuing to provide reliably fast internet connections. The eero system is also doing something other Wi-Fi systems don't typically doreaching a consumer audience through daytime broadcasts like The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which included the eero in this year’s 12 Days of Giveaways.

The eero combines powerful Wi-Fi technologies, including TrueMesh technology and Qualcomm MU-MIMO (Multiple User-Multiple Input Multiple Output), into one beautifully designed device. With TrueMesh, your Wi-Fi can “hop” across each eero to reach your device, as it’s engineered to autonomously choose the quickest path to take as it jumps through rooms. And MU-MIMO works to serve multiple Wi-Fi devices simultaneously, instead of one at a time.

With eero, you can pile multiple devices onto a single Wi-Fi network, without having to huddle around your single router. But don’t just take our word for it: In addition to the Ellen show, eero has made its way onto multiple holiday gift guides this year, including Brit+Co’s Coolest Tech Gadget Holiday Gift Guide, the Wall Street Journal’s Best Tech Gifts 2016, and Forbes’ Under 30 Holiday Gift Guide.

This holiday season, eero can help keep all of your current and new devices connected.

Learn more at the eero site.


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Guest blogger Mike Feibus is Principal Analyst of Feibus Tech. He is a well-recognized and oft-quoted expert on connected health and fitness, smart home, connected car, augmented reality/virtual reality, privacy and security. Feibus is also a regular technology columnist for USA TODAY and Fortune. The views expressed are the author’s own, and do not necessarily represent the views of Qualcomm.

The demand on Wi-Fi networks has changed. But Wi-Fi technology has been sometimes slow to respond.

Indeed, the proliferation of connected devices combined with exploding demand for video streaming is straining Wi-Fi deployments across the globe most glaringly on congested networks during peak usage times.

FeibusTech believes that the just-announced 802.11ax Wi-Fi chipsets from Qualcomm Technologies are set to change all that. The wireless pioneer unveiled a new approach to the evolution of Wi-Fi with a pair of chipsets that support 802.11ax. The emerging industry standard borrows cellular-industry advances to help Wi-Fi serve much more data to many more devices. The two chipsets the IPQ8074 for routers and the QCA6290 for laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other client devices — together make up the first comprehensive offering announced for the developing Wi-Fi standard.

Now, finally, the focus of Wi-Fi development is shifting from optimizing bandwidth connection speeds to an individual device to maximizing capacity. That is, ensuring that all devices on crowded networks get the bandwidth they need. The market needs to understand that capacity, not peak speed, is the most important measure for Wi-Fi networks, and that is why we think 802.11ax is a game changer.

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