One Day Sales Hit Leviton HomeKit Switches, Beats Pill+ Speakers, and Sideclick Siri Remote Accessory

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    A few one-day-only sales today have discounted some useful Apple accessories and HomeKit products, including discounts on Leviton dimmers and light switches over at The Home Depot. The retailer's "Special Buy of the Day" has eight of Leviton's products on sale (one of which is now sold out), with 26 percent taken off of each device.

    While there are basic, non-IoT outlet and dimmers on sale, Leviton has a few Wi-Fi smart switches that work with Amazon, Google, and Apple ecosystems. Below we'll list the remaining five Leviton Wi-Fi enabled smart products on sale at The Home Depot today, along with each smart home system that they work with. Also note that each of the products listed below come in a pack of two:

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    [*]Decora Smart with Z-Wave Technology 15 Amp Switch (Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Wink) - $67.95, down from $89.94
    [*]Decora Smart Wi-Fi 15 Amp Universal LED/Incandescent Switch (Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google, Proprietary App) - $67.95, down from $89.94
    [*]Decora Smart 15 Amp Switch (Apple HomeKit) - $67.95, down from $89.94
    [*]Decora Smart Wi-Fi 600-Watt Universal LED/Incandescent Dimmer (Amazon Alexa, Google, Proprietary App) - $74.95, down from $99.94
    [*]Decora Smart 600-Watt Z-Wave Technology Dimmer (Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Wink) - $74.95, down from $99.94

    Best Buy has its own one-day-only deal going on today as well, with the Sideclick Universal Remote Attachment for Apple TV at $19.99, $10 off its normal price of $29.99. The Sideclick attaches to your Apple TV Siri Remote (or other previous-generation Apple TV remotes), and lets you connect to a Blu-ray player, sound bar, DVD player, and more.

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    If you're looking for the newest Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker, Fry's Electronics is selling the device for just $148, down from its original retail price of $229.95. You can get the Pill+ in Black, White, and Red, and if you're interested make sure to take advantage of the deal soon since it'll be ending tomorrow, October 12. You should see the discount price once the speaker is in your cart.

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    In other deals-related reminders, if you've been on the fence about Super Mario Run, be sure to download the full version of the game before the sale price of $4.99 ends tomorrow. Similarly, The Home Depot's $20 off discount for the Nanoleaf Aurora lighting kit will end tomorrow. For a full refresher on the latest sales going on this week, head over to our Deals Roundup.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors

    Article Link: One Day Sales Hit Leviton HomeKit Switches, Beats Pill+ Speakers, and Sideclick Siri Remote Accessory
     
  2. backontwo macrumors newbie

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    The switches are still too expensive in my opinion. I’ll stick with my openHAB2 Homekit integration and my $20 Z-Wave switches for now.
     
  3. TheRealTVGuy macrumors 6502a

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    And of course, the one that's sold out is the HomeKit Enabled Dimming switch 2-pack.

    Damnit!
     
  4. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502

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    The Sideclick is great. It makes the Apple TV remote much more functional and easier to use.
     
  5. thisisnotmyname macrumors 65816

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    Just a quick warning that you'll need electrical changes if your existing switches don't have a neutral wire. If you are doing this yourself be aware that it could take more than just unscrewing and rescrewing some things, or if you use an electrician like I did just be aware that the could take longer than expected (and have the price rise).
     
  6. beelsebob1 macrumors newbie

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    As thisisnotmyname pointed out, lack of a neutral wire is a potential problem. The other nasty problem is that a lot of 3-ways and 4-ways are wired with only 14/2 romex running between the switches. The remotes for the Levitons need live an neutral supplied to them, so you need 14/3 romex to include the control wire.
     
  7. Icarus73 macrumors regular

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    I had never heard about openHAB until I read your post. I looked into it a little bit. It looks very complicated for someone with limited tech skills. I've fiddled with some web development, but never anything substantial in Terminal, or any other coding experience. I don't mind learning new technical things, but how realistic is it for a "n00b", if you will, to set up openHAB2 on a raspberry pi and enable homekit to work with maybe 4 or 5 dimmers?

    I can copy and paste, but troubleshooting on my own with code is likely not going to be successful....
     
  8. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    most HomeKit switches are around $40 normally....
     

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