An In-Depth Review Of The Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack

By   February 9, 2017

The Smart Home market continues to grow, with convenience being the biggest draw, along with energy efficiency. The smartphone is the most popular device utilized to control these gadgets, but things get a little tricky, when controlling multiple devices simultaneously.

To simplify the use of Smart Home gadgets, Logitech decided to create the Pop, a portable button that works with a simple touch. The Logitech Pop sends personalized commands to Smart devices, with unique presses, including a single, double and long.

 

Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack

 

The Logitech Pop integrates effortlessly in home networks, with a bunch of connected devices. The device has a lot of competition and its price tag may turn some consumers away, but it works great with specific Smart Home ecosystems.

The Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack consists of a plug & play bridge and two buttons. The buttons connect to the bridge utilizing Bluetooth and the bridge connects to the other gadgets utilizing Wi-Fi connectivity.

Pop is a flexible button that utilizes a hub, which allows every member of the family to connect to the all the devices in the home. This is unlike Smart buttons that anchor to a specific phone, which limits usability to only the person that has the authorized phone in their possession. In this case, the authorized phone is required for the button to translate its Bluetooth signal into a Wi-Fi command.

 

Logitech Pop Third-Party Compatibilities

The Logitech Pop does not have a long list of partnerships, but the IFTTT integration expands its capabilities.

  • Smart Locks – August
  • Smart Light Bulbs – Lifx, Insteon and Philips Hue
  • Platforms – SmartThings, Belkin WeMo, IFTTT and Lutron
  • Logitech – Hub-based Harmony remotes

Thanks to the IFTTT integration, users can control every Smart Home gadget that is connected to the home network and every service or device that is supported by the IFTTT platform.

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