Review: Vocolinc Offers the First HomeKit Supported Essential Oil Diffuser With the 'FlowerBud'

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    Apple's HomeKit platform has expanded to support a variety of device categories since its launch in 2014, now including lights, thermostats, ceiling fans, sprinklers, outlets, and humidifiers.

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    Although close in style to humidifiers, one specific accessory missing from HomeKit has been an essential oil diffuser, and now connected smart home brand Vocolinc has introduced the FlowerBud Smart Diffuser to rectify the situation.

    Setup

    Out of the box, the FlowerBud Smart Diffuser looks somewhat similar to other essential oil diffusers, and it's broken into two parts for quick-and-easy assembly. There's a 6.5-inch wide base that holds the water reservoir, and on its front there is a button for the mood light and one for the diffuser itself.

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    The water reservoir holds 300 ml of water, but you'll have to make two passes with the included measuring cup to fill the base to capacity, since it only holds about 150 ml. Underneath, you'll find a port to connect the AC adapter's barrel plug into, and the slightly elevated rubber feet make everything level even with the cord passing through.


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  2. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    If you use an essential oil diffuser make sure your choice of oil isn't toxic to your pet.
     
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    I can't wait for the first HomeKit supported toilet paper rolls. How did people ever manage to use oil diffusers without HomeKit support?!
     
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    I think I’ll come out with a HomeKit connected toilet seat so you can pre-flush for a fresh bowl before you sit down.
     
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    Or worse, yourself...;)

    I hate these things, remind me of toilet refreshers which are even worse, can't breathe when I get into a toilet when someone pulled the "trigger".
     
  7. ignatius345, Nov 12, 2018
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    Cut to the year 2049. A FATHER and SON are huddled in a makeshift shelter in a world ravaged by climate change. The boy picks up a long-broken Vocolinc Essential Oil Diffuser.

    "What's this, dad?"

    "That? It's a networked essential oil diffuser."

    "But didn't making disposable electronics like this require resources and add carbon to the environment?"

    "Maybe so, son. But we could use our iPhones from anywhere on Earth to diffuse essential oils."

    "But why would you want to turn on an oil diffuser if you're not near it?"

    "Shhhh. Keep looking for cans."
     
  8. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    HomeKit controlled air pollution for your home
     
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    Says so on the box in the picture. I could see this as something you can set to turn on as part of a Siri shortcut when you are leaving work to give a little fresh scent as you commute, and then turn off as you arrive. Either way, their LED homekit lights are pretty decent as a budget option. I used them on a bookshelf solution and they were very reasonably priced.
     
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    Seriously. It's horrible to arrive home after a long day of work and find your home is totally unscented.
     
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    I am impressed by their product, nice design, but those bulbs should have a big brother/sister (or 2), light output at about 500 Lumens is meh.
     
  12. hagar macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think essential oils are toxic, like air fresheners are.
    But having these HomeKit enabled seems rather pointless.
     
  13. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

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    Yay, all the moms who fix femur fractures with essential oils can now do it at the touch of their iPhone.
     
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    The Internet of Junk.

    Not everything should be online.
     
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    The price isn’t too bad, I was thinking of getting some oil defuser for my mom.
     
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    There, I fixed the headline.
     
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    I programmed my harmony to control my diffuser. I don’t like turning things on by hand anymore. I hope I can just one day say a few words and my food is ready. :confused:
     
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    Christ, can we quit with the Internet Luddite BS. Maybe the item isn't meaningful for you but no one wants to wade through 10 posts about it.
     
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    I sort of have this already covered, with a pair of Yankee Candle's 'dumb' Scenterpiece tart warmers on an extension cord on a smart plug, but this is interesting, especially at the price (seeing as how it was less than the cost of my setup).
     
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    Wait... is this a NieR reference!? OwO
     
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    Soapbox much?
     
  24. JWD macrumors member

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    How awesome, going to research this a little more to see if it’s worth a buy. My wife is a dōTERRA essential oil wellness advocate so she may love this in our home. Thanks for sharing
     

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