The new Samsung Connect Home WiFi mesh system will be available for pre-orders on June 4. Announced in March this year, the router has a SmartThings hub built right in, making it simpler and easier to connect all of your smart gadgets.
Those who suffer from weak WiFi signals and crawling speeds will soon have a Samsung Mesh’s WiFi system to consider. As with other mesh network systems, you can purchase various Samsung Connect Home modules to spread around your home to abolish dead zones by navigating to BestBuy.com website. A single module costs $170 whereas a pack of three costs $380.
According to the company, one unit covers up to 1500 square feet whilst three will triple the coverage area, i.e. 4500 square feet. On the other hand, for those with high bandwidth needs, a pro version with the coverage of 1500 square feet will be sold for $250. With this option, you can connect up to five devices. Plus, it offers you a maximum coverage range of 7500 square feet.
Though Connect Home’s pro module covers the same range, it offers the double speed up to 1.7Gbps as relative to 866Mbps that the regular one offers on the 5GHz band.
Samsung Connect Home modules are compatible with the SmartThings home automation protocol, so you can use a single smartphone app to fix WiFi troubles, control lights, security systems, thermostats, and other smart home devices from manufacturers like Philips and Bose. Moreover, the modules have no exterior antennas and are intended to blend in with your décor, so there’s no need to compromise WiFi range by placing them inside a cabinet.
Talking about its cost, Samsung Connect Home is a bit pricier than the $300 asking price for Google WiFi three-pack. However, its built-in SmartThings hub is an additional advantage since you won’t need extra hardware to control all your smart home devices like appliances and lights.
In case you can’t make it to Best Buy, Samsung Connect Home launches worldwide July 16.
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