Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI), which is primarily known for their computer accessories, has decided to enter the smart home market. The company has been in business for over 30 years and has manufactured products for music, computing, and gaming. The latest addition to the company’s massive portfolio is the Logitech Pop Home Switch. The product is designed to provide the homeowner with rapid and convenient control over their smart home system. The button requires a quick setup and can be configured to work fluidly with a wide array of smart products, including smart lights, blinds and even smart door locks.
The product is compatible with products from various companies, including Lutron, INSTEON, Phillips and LIFX. It is also possible to configure several product control on an individual switch. The device can be used in three different manner. It can be activated with a single push, double push, and even a long push. With these configuration options, it is possible to turn smart devices on and off, access music playlists, and even adjust brightness for lights.
The setup couldn’t be easier. The associated application will automatically scan your home’s Wi-Fi network, while acknowledge all compatible devices. From there, a single device can be set to a specific button. It is also possible to combine several devices into a single button push, by using Recipes. The possibilities are truly endless. The Pop Home Switch also works fluidly with the Logitech Harmony hub-based remote. When combined with the Harmony, the number of compatible devices will increase substantially.
The Logitech Pop Home Switch will be available in a starter pack and it is also possible to purchase Add-on switches. Both products are expected to be available within the United States sometime in August. The associated Pop app will be available to Android and iPhone users. It should be made available for download sometime in the coming weeks. The Pop Home Switch Starter Pack is expected to retail at $99.99, while the Add-on Home Switch is expected to cost around $39.99. For additional information, be sure to check out the company’s official website here.