These products go way beyond your average smart speaker and smart bulb… and they’re much easier to install than a smart thermostat. I’m talking about being able to remotely control your lights and fans, kitchen appliances, curtains, and even your door lock using the power of IoT… all without needing to replan your house or even call a handyman.
SwitchBot’s devices don’t require redoing your house. They integrate right into the way things are and help automate your house in a way that brings it into the year 2022. We’re looking at three of their most unique smart home products that just fit into your house the way it is. The SwitchBot Bot, Curtain, and Lock together help turn your home into an interconnected automated space that responds to voice commands or even routines. Together, they make the perfect three gadgets to integrate into your house without breaking the bank. The best part? If you’re in a rented house, you can detach the gadgets and take them with you when you’re moving out!
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SwitchBot first made waves with its premier product, the SwitchBot Bot. Designed to be a Bluetooth-connected device that simply sits on top of any switch in your house, the Bot lets you remotely toggle the switch on or off, allowing you to power lights, fans, heaters or ACs, and even kitchen appliances. The Bot simply presses against a switch, turning it on or off, and can be controlled via SwitchBot’s app, or even integrated with your voice assistant, allowing you to set up routines where lights and fans immediately switch on when you enter a room, and switch off when you leave! The Bot simply glues itself on your existing switchboard, and can be easily relocated whenever you want.
The SwitchBot Curtain does exactly what you think it does! The award-winning gadget attaches to your curtain rod, and can automatically move up and down, opening or closing your curtains. It’s designed to be compatible with nearly all sorts of curtain rods (it doesn’t work with blinds, though) and can be controlled via the app or even automated to open or close based on your morning routine as a part of your alarm, or better still, based on how strong the sunlight is, so you don’t have to crank up the AC because your room’s getting hot! You can even automate your bot to shut the curtains as you’re leaving the house, or have them automatically close while you’re watching TV to prevent glare. The SwitchBot Curtain also comes with an optional solar panel accessory that sits facing the outside, so you never have to worry about the bot running out of charge!
However, the latest product in SwitchBot’s catalog is their Lock – a retrofitting device that fits onto any standard single deadbolt lock, allowing you to open it using an app, Bluetooth, proximity, or even voice commands. The SwitchBot Lock simply fits onto your existing deadbolt lock inside your house, and will open or close it using a built-in motor. You can work the lock manually too if you want, or use the SwitchBot app to open or close your door when you’re within Bluetooth range. Besides, there’s even compatibility with the Apple Watch, allowing you to open your door using your smartwatch instead of having to fish around for a set of keys. The SwitchBot Lock can fit onto most standard deadbolt locks, and the company is also working on 3D printed accessories that allow it to work with other designs too. Built to last, the gadget can easily withstand 50,000 locks and unlocks (that’s roughly 14 years if you lock/unlock your door a total of 10 times each day), and runs on two replaceable 3V CR123A batteries that last 6 months based on the same 10-times-a-day metric.
Together, the Bot, Curtain, and Lock are the perfect trio of smart devices designed to upgrade your regular home into a smart one. What’s even more remarkable is the ability to set routines and shortcuts within your voice assistant of choice, turning off lights and opening curtains when there’s ample natural light, or switching on the hallway light and opening the door when you’re back from work. You can set such routines using Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, Siri Shortcuts, SmartThings, LINE Clova, etc., giving you a wide range of IoT ecosystems to choose from. All of SwitchBot’s products come with a 1-year warranty, and the company is even offering a special 35% Prime Day discount to YD readers. Don’t forget to use the coupon code YANKODESIGN during checkout!