Amazon just bought Eero?
Just as my I just go comfortable with my new Eero system, they get bought out by Amazon? Looks like IM going to dust off my old 6th Gen TC and return the Eero. No faith in Amazon when it comes to privacy issues. Thoughts?
Yeah... LOTS of questions about this, both here and in email (and Twitter and every other way folks know to get in touch with me! ;).
We discussed this briefly in MGG 748, and I think it’ll happen again in MGG 749. 🙂
It’s one of those things… we each choose our place on that continuum between security and convenience.
As for other options... nothing is perfect, and we've always said that. eero is most certainly among the ones at the top of my list. For many people eero is my first recommendation.
Plume's new SuperPods are right up there with them, too (Plume's original Pods, not so much). But Plume likes to run at 40MHz 2.4GHz channels, which, in my opinion, is simply irresponsible Wi-Fi. They say they ratchet back when in a congested area, but (a) I don't believe them because I can see it and (b) why even go 40MHz in the first place? 2.4GHz has literally no room for that in 95% of homes. I digress.
Ubiquiti's AmpliFi (and UniFi) are great solutions, and I really like AmpliFi for most consumers. Of course, as I say that I think about its caveat: flexibility. If you buy a "pack" of AmpliFi units, it can only be used with itself. This means if you have an existing AmpliFi setup and decide you want 3 more access points, you can't buy the 3-pack because that's hardware-locked to its own setup. Very bizarre.
These caveats probably don't apply to you (or, well, AmpliFi's doesn't anyway), but still... these are the things we dig into and find and then ... nothing's perfect. 🙂 But a lot of stuff is good, including everything I've mentioned in this post.