Plume recently announced that its Adaptive WiFi system is now available for the purchase, following pre-orders earlier this summer. Plume is a mesh-based home Wi-Fi sys that uses compact ‘pods’ to provide coverage in every room of your house. The system is managed by a backend system that monitors the network and adjusts it according to devices and load.
Plume’s got a pretty appealing form factor, plugging directly into the outlet, rather than sitting on a table, tethered by a cord. The devices sport an Ethernet port for the hardwiring, though that seems to somewhat the defeat the purpose. The company also promises a 2 minute automatic setup, which should take some of pain out of the home networking process.
The devices are designed to constantly monitor the signal strength and adjust accordingly to help boost connections through the home, using what company calls ‘adaptive WiFi’. The company’s app makes it possible to set up guest networks and also gives diagnostics about wireless speed and coverage.
Setup takes about two minutes using Plume’s app, with these Pods communicating with Plume Cloud to deliver ‘coverage, reliability, and speed far beyond any other solution,’ the company claims in the press release. You will just the Plume app on your smartphone to control everything and invite guests onto the network. Like the Eero.
Like those offerings, Plume takes a similar approach of arriving solo on in a bundle, so users with the more square footage can pick up multiples to blanket their home. The price point for the Plume’s pods is certainly appealing, at $70 for one, $180 for a pack of three and $330 for a half-dozen. Announced over the summer, the sys is now available and shipping through the startup’s site.