Ecobee Switch+, a smart light switch that offers Siri HomeKit voice control

By Mayor James On 17 Mar, 2018 At 02:04 PM | Categorized As Featured, Gadgets | With 0 Comment

After being teased last summer, ecobee has announced availability and pricing for its new Switch+ smart home accessory. Switch+ is accessible for pre-order beginning today and ships on March 26 for $99.99 in the US and $119.99 in Canada. Like other smart light switches, this new ecobee Switch+ incorporates Alexa integration and in addition HomeKit support for controlling lights — yet Switch+ takes mix with Amazon’s voice assistant a step and beyond by building it in to the light switch.

Ecobee is presumably most known for their connected indoor regulators, which are one of the most grounded contenders out there for Nest. The organization’s been building different items, as well, in any case, and growing nearer ties with Amazon and its Alexa virtual collaborator. The Switch+ has the nearest ties yet, since it incorporates Alexa Voice Service and far-field voice recognition receiver clusters to basically put an Echo in your divider wherever you have a light switch helpful.

ecobee Switch+

In addition to integrated Alexa and HomeKit reconciliation, Switch+ works with Google Assistant, Samsung Smart Things, and IFTTT also. Contrasted with more customary savvy changes from organizations like Lutron and Leviton, Switch+ carriers a heftier price tag, however touts an inherent mic and speaker to drive the Alexa experience.

The Switch+ is now available for pre-order from ecobee official website and some select retail partners, including, unsurprisingly, Amazon, in both the U.S. and Canada, for a retail price of $99.99 U.S. or $119.99 Canadian and in stores March 26. The product had been announced in the spring of 2017, with a pilot program launched in tech events september 2017.

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