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Logitech POP Button

First Apple HomeKit Button

Logitech has announced its next generation programmable button for simple smart home control—the POP Smart Button. The new POP Smart Button will work with Apple HomeKit, expanding the ability to control even more connected devices and provide all of the features and functionality offered in the first generation. With just a push, you can turn off the lights, lock the door, turn up the heat, and more without ever moving from your couch.Logitech POP Button

“Today’s smart home is about bridging simplicity with a more shared experience. We are passionate about enabling customers to get the most versatility and entertainment within their connected homes. Adding Apple HomeKit to POP allows us to provide even more ways to simplify access to your HomeKit-enabled home for the entire family to enjoy.”Renee Niemi, vice president and general manager of Logitech Smart Home

The Logitech POP Smart Button Kit includes one smart button with three gestures to customize your control plus the POP bridge needed to connect the button onto a WiFi network. Users can then extend control throughout their home with additional POP Add-on Smart Buttons, available in four colors—White, Alloy, Coral, and Teal. Each POP bridge can connect to an unlimited number of buttons.

Logitech POP Button KitUsing POP Smart Button with Apple HomeKit is easy when paired with Apple’s Home app—POP already comes pre-paired, so discovering the device with the Home app is simple and secure. Just configure the scenes you want and let POP do the rest. Whether turning down the lights to get ready for bed or opening your smart blinds to expose some daylight, POP gives easy control to the whole family.

Logitech POP ButtonPOP Smart Button can also be used with non-HomeKit devices such as Sonos wireless music systems, or Logitech Harmony hub-based remote controls by using the companion Logitech POP app. In addition to compatibility with Apple HomeKit, the Logitech POP Smart Button offers the ability to control Osram lighting, Hunter Douglas and Lutron blinds, and more, extending interoperability beyond existing integrations including August, Philips Hue, and Logitech Harmony.

 

Availability

 

The Logitech POP Smart Button Kit ($59.95USD) and POP Add-on Smart Button ($39.95USD) will be available exclusively at Apple stores and Apple.com soon. Availability in other retailers will come later this year. If you own the first generation POP Home Switch, you can update your software to take advantage of new non-HomeKit integrations. For more information, visit Logitech.com.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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