SwitchBot Smart Switch Pusher: A Comprehensive Review
Not all appliances can be controlled remotely, but with the SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher, now you can. With Matter support, you can control your appliances via HomeKit, even if they are not initially compatible.
The device may seem like a simple solution for lazy folks, but it can actually make your appliances smart without any complicated setup. Whether it’s a light switch or a coffee pot, the SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher can help make any appliance with a button smart at an affordable price.
Measuring at 1.67 x 1.44 x 0.94 inches and weighing 1.38 ounces, the Switch Button Pusher is compact and lightweight enough to attach to your devices. It may appear bulky at first glance, but it blends in with a basic light switch when viewed from a distance. It also comes with a little arm that pops out when prompted to turn on a device and retracts once it’s done operating.
The device comes with an insert that allows you to attach the included sticker, which is used to pull back on whatever it’s attached to, such as a switch rocker, to turn it off. The device is powered by an included lithium metal battery that lasts up to 600 days, and it’s easy to replace once it’s depleted. Additionally, there is a reset button inside the device for easy troubleshooting.
The setup is simple, and you can control the switch from your device. The device has two modes: Switch Mode and Press Mode. You can also program an NFC tag to control specific actions on the Smart Switch Button Pusher if you have an iPhone 6 or later.
To use the Smart Switch Button Pusher within the Home app, you’ll need the SwitchBot Hub 2, which enables Matter support to bridge your SwitchBot products to the Apple smart home ecosystem.
Considering all its features, the SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher is worth checking out if you want to make your basic appliances smart without spending a lot of money. However, it may not be for everyone, especially if you’re not willing to invest in additional accessories to make it compatible with your home setup.
– Compact design
– Turns appliances on and off
– Long lifespan
– Strong adhesive attachment
– Requires the SwitchBot Hub 2 to be compatible with Matter
– Loud when operating
Rating: 4 out of 5
You can purchase the SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher from their website for $29.99. It’s also available on Amazon for the same price, and is available in black and white.