Logitech on Thursday announced their new Pop Home Switch, which is designed to make controlling your Smart Home as easy as pushing a button, (or pushing a button twice, or three times, More about that later).
The wall-mounted Pop Home switch wirelessly connects to a Bluetooth hub that is plugged into a power outlet. The Pop Switch allows users to activate up to three pre-programmed moods with a single, double, or triple press.
Logitech Pop Home Switch is compatible with a wide range of lighting and smart home products including lighting, door locks, and blinds from companies like LIFX, Phillips Hue™, Lutron, and INSTEON®, and you can mix and match product controls on an individual switch.
Each switch can trigger three actions using different presses – a single press, a double press, and a long press. For example, you can set individual switches to turn smart products on/off, adjust brightness and scene presets, or quickly access your favorite Sonos music playlists and stations.
Logitech says setup is quick and easy, simply install the app on your iPhone or Android device, and it will scan your network for compatible devices. Then, users can assign individual devices to a switch, or combine multiple devices into a single “recipe.” For example, a user could set a recipe to turn down the lights, and turn on the music for a romantic setting.
The pop Home Switch can be paired with the Logitech Harmony hub-based remote to expand the types of devices that the Pop can control with the addition of every entertainment product the Harmony can control.
“Sometimes you just want to set the mood for movie night without opening multiple apps to turn down the lights, turn on the TV and the sound bar and draw the blinds.” said Renee Niemi, head of the Smart Home business at Logitech. “With Pop, you can do all that with a press of the switch. It makes the smart home simple and accessible for everyone — not just the person with the smartphone.”
The Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack and the Logitech Pop Add-on Home Switch should be available later this month. The suggested retail price of the Pop Home Switch Starter Pack is $99.99 and the Pop Add-On Home Switch suggested retail price is $39.99. The Pop app will be free for both Android and iPhone users, and is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
For more information, visit Logitech.com.