There have been many successful and unsuccessful Kickstarter campaigns. One such campaign that was looked upon as the most affordable home automation solution, Hook has finally reached the fulfillment phase. According, to the Hack-a-Joe Labs team all Kickstarter preorders were shipped as of July 12. This news has been a long time coming for the backers and finally they can begin to experience the benefits of the Hook.
Hook supports a variety of third-party Smart devices, including coffeemakers, light bulbs, electrical outlets, window shades, and light switches. The hub is a gateway that connects Smart Devices to the Internet. It also provides users with the ability to remotely monitor and control multiple devices simultaneously. All you need to do is download the Hook app on your smartphone, pair Hook with your existing Internet router, and you will be set to go.
Hook is not powered by electricity, but instead USB. To make this possible, the hub in embedded with a USB port, so you can utilize a traditional USB adapter to connect it to your computer or laptop. If you own a 2,000 square foot home, you will not need to purchase more than one Hook, because it is designed to cover 150-200 feet of space, even in two-story homes.
Hook currently supports Nest, Amazon Echo, and Etekcity, but the team hopes to implement the compatibility framework even further in the near future. The Hook Home Automation Hub is currently available for $49.95. Just visit the Hook Smart Home website and place your order, today.