Logitech’s Pop is getting an Apple HomeKit upgrade, allowing the programable wireless buttons to act as light-switches, scene-triggers, and more for iOS fans. Launched in August last year, Pop offers a triple-function button that can be customized to control hundreds of devices in your smart home. Now, there’s a second version for those who went the HomeKit route.
It’s still relatively early in the smart home movement that’s been making headway into the mainstream market and that means there’s a ton of untapped potential for creative and innovative solutions. One of them was just introduced by Logitech—it’s the Pop Home Switch, or basically a programmable button that can control multiple smart home
While the smartphone was once hailed as the hub for controlling all of your smart home devices, Amazon’s Echo has shown with Alexa that voice commands are more intuitive.
Logitech thinks controlling smart homes should be as simple as a press of a button. Or two presses. Or a long press.
It can even talk to your Harmony hub and start Sonos playlists.
As slick as smart home technology may be, you lose some ease of use. With certain exceptions, you can’t just flick a switch to set everything in motion. Logitech thinks it can change that. It’s introducing the Pop Home Switch, a button (yes, the name is a bit misleading) that can control multiple devices at once. It not only talks to typical smart home tech like lighting (including Philips Hue bulbs) and door locks, but also Logitech’s own Harmony hubs.