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Early Prime Day deal: Buy the Eero 6 mesh router, get a free Echo Dot and free Hue bulbs

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, PJDM’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Simply final week, Amazon introduced two brand-new Eero mesh routers that add in a Zigbee hub for connecting with issues like good lights and good locks, in addition to full assist for Wi-Fi 6, the latest and quickest model of Wi-Fi. Known as the Eero 6 and Eero Professional 6, they’re obtainable for preorder now. And whereas Prime Day doesn’t officially start until Oct. 13, offers on each of the brand new Eero 6 programs are already stay. In each instances, the general costs for the programs are unchanged, however Amazon is throwing in some free units to sweeten the pot.

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The fee for a three-piece Eero 6 system with the router and two range-extending satellite tv for pc units is $279. That system will not hit shops till early November, however in case you’re keen to preorder, you’ll be able to at present get it bundled with a free Echo Dot and two free Philips Hue bulbs. Complete value: nonetheless $279, which is a heck of a deal.

Due to that new Zigbee hub within the Eero router, you can pair these Hue bulbs immediately with your own home community, and with Alexa, which is the place that free Echo Dot is available in. From there, you can flip the lights on and off, modify the brightness and coloration temperature, or set off your favourite good lighting scenes with a fast voice command to Amazon’s assistant.

Just a few issues to remember, although. First, whereas this deal nets you the brand new, Wi-Fi 6 model of Eero’s mesh router, it does not get you the newest Echo Dot with its new spherical design. As an alternative, you get the earlier, puck-shaped mannequin from 2018. No biggie there.

Second, the 2 Hue bulbs are Hue White Ambiance LEDs. That signifies that they’ll change coloration temperatures on the white gentle spectrum, with shades starting from a yellowy, candle-like glow to hotter, extra bluish-white daylight tones. They can not change colours on the RGB spectrum, nonetheless — so no greens, blues, pinks, purples, reds or something like that. That is a little bit of a bummer, however a minimum of the brand new Eero routers make it so you do not want a Hue Bridge in case you’re simply going to manage them by way of the Alexa app.

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In the meantime, in case you’d somewhat improve to the fancier Eero Professional 6 system, which additionally comes out in November, you’ll be able to at present discover the $599 three-pack bundled on Amazon with a free Fire TV Cube, which normally sells for $120 by itself. That router can hit sooner high speeds than the common Eero 6 listed above, and the triband design options an extra 5GHz band you could dedicate to system transmissions between the router and extenders. That is the most effective method for quick, high-end mesh networking, as our tests repeatedly show. Including in a free Hearth TV Dice helps reduce the sting of that greater asking value, too.

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Ry Crist