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Eero’s Pro 6 highlights the latest early Black Friday sales

Plus deals on Philips Hue bulbs, Brydge iPad keyboards, headphones, and free PC games

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Eero’s Pro 6 offers mesh Wi-Fi options as a standalone unit or in a pack of two or three.
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November has come roaring out of the gates with some strong deals and early Black Friday sales. It’s not every year that you can start buying holiday gifts and know you’re getting the best deals possible, even before we push the clocks back, but that’s what we’re looking at here with these discounts on Eero mesh routers.

You can pick up a one-pack, two-pack, or three-pack of Eero Pro 6 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 routers at Amazon and Best Buy for all-time low prices. Eero mesh routers are popular for good reason. They offer one of the simplest and streamlined ways to bring a solid Wi-Fi connection to all corners of your house, regardless of its size or tricky layout. And, you can add more routers to your mesh Wi-Fi system later on.

When we reviewed the Eero Pro 6 line, we had mixed feelings about how “Pro” these models were at their high-end gigabit performance. Though, our primary complaint was how expensive they originally sell for, and these deals go a long way to rectify that. Plus, this is the model to get if you need to connect several devices, including wired ethernet devices, since each router has two ethernet ports.

For larger homes (up to 6,000 square feet, according to Eero’s spec sheet), a three-pack of the Pro 6 is just $449 at Amazon and Best Buy. That’s a full $150 off the usual price of $600. While it might sound like overkill to go for a three-pack if you don’t own a small mansion, keep in mind the layout of your house. The multiple nodes can help if your home has a bit more of an oblong-shaped floor plan, like a ranch-style that is longer in one direction, or if the routers’ signal needs to pass through several walls or a floor.

Don’t own a giant house, or you’re rocking the apartment life? Don’t worry — we did not forget about you. You can also pick up a single Eero Pro 6 on sale right now. It’s just $171 at Amazon and Best Buy, compared to its usual $229. It’s not a bad idea to start out with just one since you can always add more routers to the system later on.

Amazon is also having an early Black Friday sale on Philips Hue smart lighting. The sale is just for today, and it offers some exceptional pricing on both color and white E26 bulbs. You can get a three-pack of color bulbs for $80, a big discount off its full price of $135. This is a great price for Hue bulbs, and they can adjust to nearly any color you desire, rendering them great for accent lighting in lamps or even as the main bulbs for any room. They don’t come with a Hue Bridge to connect them via your local network, but they are controllable via Bluetooth with the Philips Hue app. The Hue ecosystem is expansive, too, so you can always add more to it. This is a great pack to get started or to further build out your repertoire of smart bulbs.

If you prefer more fine-tuned control through the Hue smartphone app or even via a wall-mount switch, the Philips Hue white LED smart button kit is another option to consider. These bulbs cannot take on every color of the rainbow, but they can be adjusted from a relaxing warm white to an energizing bright white. This kit comes with the Hue Hub, so you can expand the system and use more smart functionality through the app. The included smart button can also mount to a wall, without any wiring, allowing you to control the lights without a smartphone. This is a lot of functionality and convenience for $80, which is the current sale price today at Amazon.

There is one more Hue deal at Amazon to consider, pairing this smart button kit with a Bluetooth smart light strip for $144.

Philips Hue white LED smart button three-bulb kit

  • $80
  • $100
  • 20% off

The Hue smart button kit offers three white LED bulbs that change from warm-white to energizing daylight-balanced white, the Hue bridge capable of controlling up to 50 bulbs, and the wall-mountable smart button for smartphone-free operation.

Brydge’s solid lineup of iPad keyboard cases feature a trackpad and are on sale this week, offering a nice alternative to the pricier smart keyboards from Apple. They also double as protective cases when folded shut. Some notable discounts include:

Brydge Air Max Plus for fourth-gen iPad Air and iPad Pro 11-inch

  • $130
  • $150
  • 14% off

The Brydge Air Max Plus is a detachable keyboard and trackpad for the newest iPad Air from 2020. It has a magnetic snap-fit case and full backlit keyboard with trackpad. Compatible with the iPad Air (fourth-gen) and 11-inch iPad Pro (first-gen through third-gen).

Brydge 10.2 Max Plus for base-model iPads

  • $100
  • $130
  • 24% off

This Brydge 10.2 Max Plus offers a keyboard and a multitouch trackpad so you can get more out of a seventh-gen through ninth-gen iPad. It protects your tablet from all angles, and its battery is claimed to last up to six months each charge.

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