iDevices Launches HomeKit-Compatible Wireless 'Instant Switch'

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  1. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    #26
    That’s a very parochial view - our light switches are shaped differently from yours.
     
  2. vipergts2207, Feb 17, 2018
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    vipergts2207 macrumors 68020

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    #27
    That’s very nice for you. Many people prefer their “switches” go into pre-existing gang boxes for a seamless look and no redundant, unused switches on the wall. Which again, was the original complaint being registered here. If Tap works for you, great, however some people require a solution with a little more refinement and polish.
     

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  3. steve knight macrumors 68030

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    #28
    The legitech pop buttons work well too they handle a lo or different devices.
     
  4. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    #29
    The iDevice Switch clocks like this:
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    Tap looks like this:
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    Neither look like this:
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    Like I said, parochial.
     
  5. vipergts2207 macrumors 68020

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    #30
    And while my Lutron switches, the iDevices switch, and the ‘dumb’ rocker switch all look different on the face, they all have one thing in common. They can all be installed in a gang box. Unlike the Hue Tap.
     
  6. err404 macrumors 68020

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    #31
    Then get a Hue Dimmer. They are cheaper anyway.
     
  7. vipergts2207 macrumors 68020

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    #32
    I don’t actually need any switches as my needs are already covered by a variety of Lutron switches. That being said, the Hue Dimmer isn’t properly sized anyway and doesn’t fit in a standard decora wall plate.
     
  8. wesley96, Feb 18, 2018
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    wesley96 macrumors 6502

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    #33
    Well, not in his country’s standard gang box. So all those switches you mentioned are no-go as far as he is concerned and Tap is actually better in this aspect that it can be installed on any surface. Different needs and situations.

    ...anyways, so I understand that the switch shown in the article controls iDevices stuff which are HK compatible, but the switch itself is NOT compatible with HK? That’s disappointing. I liked the pricing, but then this limitation makes it a deal breaker.
     
  9. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    #34
    Those are still coming, just not here yet: https://idevicesinc.com/evolution/
     

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