It does this by creating a mesh network that passes data along a path by "hopping" it from node to node until it reaches its destination. This is what makes it more effective than routers that extend a signal from a single hub.
Mesh networking technology is not new. It is in fact being used throughout the world already, and is transforming the way data is being shared via mobile. For example during protests in Hong Kong and Taiwan last year, activists relied on a free phone app called Firechat that enabled them to send and receive text messages without any cellphone connection. The app is also being used where connectivity is unavailable such as underground train stations.
In addition to the cash generated from pre-orders, Eero has also received $5 million (£3.25m) in external funding (the round was led by First Round Ventures earlier this month). The Eero can be pre-ordered directly from the company's website. It will cost $125 (£81) for one or if your home or office requires more than once device, you can purchase a three-pack for $299 (£195). These are discounted prices (the RRP is expected to be $199 (£129) and $499 (£325) respectively). Hopefully the company will be able to handle the huge surge of orders, and meet their estimated shipping date of Q3 2015.