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There are a million different smart home gadgets out there, but how many of them are truly essential? That answer will vary depending on who you ask, of course, but the list of essentials is often quite short. Wi-Fi smart plugs like the best-selling TP-Link Kasa smart plugs you can get for $9.50 each today on Amazon might be near the top of the list, and a good camera like the eufyCam2 with fingerprint unlock is also key. More advanced users might add something like the MyQ smart garage door opener to their lists, and we would too.

Now, we’re going to introduce you to a new smart gadget that will instantly rocket to the top of your list of smart home essentials. If you really want the best possible experience, there’s one gadget you’re going to need. It’s called the SwitchBot Hub Mini, and it only costs $87.01 at Amazon. This little device is the missing link between your new smart curtains and a true smart home experience. The Hub Mini acts as a bridge so that you can use things like IFTTT, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit to control your blinds. Sync your open and close functions to sunrise and sunset each day, or even open and close your curtains with an Alexa voice command. The possibilities are endless!

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Here’s what you need to know from Amazon’s product listing:

  • ★ Easy to use – Easy to set up the Hub Mini in SwitchBot App. With “Smart learning” mode, it can mimic your existing remote control in 5s. USB-powered and portable, you can take & place it in everywhere. (*SwitchBot Hub Mini only support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.)
  • ★ One for all – Pair your air conditioner, TV, and other infrared appliances to the Hub Mini. All devices in ONE App. Enjoy the convenience at fingertips.
  • ★ Your “Mini” step to a smart home – It’s the gateway of SwitchBot ecosystem. Connect all SwitchBot devices and home appliances to the Internet, enable the Cloud Service of your SwitchBot devices. Start building up your own smart home with SwitchBot!
  • ★ Enjoy voice control – Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and IFTTT. Control your SwitchBot devices and home appliances with a simple voice command.
  • ★ Save energy and save money – Wondering if you have turned off the bedroom AC or not? Just turn it off in SwitchBot App or set a helpful scene, you will NEVER forget to turn off the appliances.

SwitchBot Hub Mini Smart Remote - IR Blaster, Link SwitchBot to Wi-Fi, Control Air Conditioner,… List Price:$88.46 Price:$87.01 You Save:$5.44 (6%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now


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