Eero is back: a little over a year after kickstarting the home mesh networking trend, the company is announcing its second-generation hardware. According to the company, the new Eero provides double the speed and range of its predecessor, yet has the same footprint and form factor as before. The second-generation Eero is also the first product on the market with fully functioning Thread support, so it will be able to connect to a variety of smart home devices expected to arrive in the near future.
New hardware isn’t the only thing from Eero today — the company is also launching a new subscription service called Eero Plus. The service, which costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year, provides enhanced parental controls; a security service that Eero says will protect your network and devices from malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks; and priority access to Eero’s customer support. CEO Nick Weaver describes the services as “similar to Amazon Prime,” and says the company will add more features to it without raising the cost in the future.