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d.kiran 28 19 September 2, 2016 at 02:32 PM in Home & Home Improvement (4) More Monoprice Deals
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Last Edited by cricket702 September 2, 2016 at 03:49 PM
http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10530

I did not see this posted. Seems like a good deal. Reviews are decent. Apparently the app is not as good.

This is the lowest I have seen for a switch like this.
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#2
As one of the review states - "Hardware is there - App needs work". Without a reliable app, this is more of a paperweight.
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#3
I tried this thing and it is a bit disappointing.

I would spend the money on a WiFi smart plug like Wemo.
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#4
They're unloading it cheap and probably won't provide support in the future. Risky, especially since its current state is buggy. This would have been a great alternative to wifi plug adapters.
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Any alternative apps for it?
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Quote from NihonNoir View Post :
Any alternative apps for it?
you could hope for full integration with a hub controller like Vera/Smartthings, etc Vera already has the BTLE activated, it's just not really working yet.....but one day.....might be worth picking up for someone.....i'm good.

i have the GE/Jasco version of the bluetooth switches, in-wall and plugin on/off/dimmers and outdoor switch.... those aren't even working yet, i dont the command set for this is different.
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The outside of this kinda looks like the bluetooth switch from plugable technologies i almost bought once ($35)... I wonder if their app would see one of these and maybe work better....

Search PS-BTAPS1 on amazon
And plugable in app store

Edit: after reading reviews on amazon the plugable app looks to also be a bit buggy. Gonna hold off on buying the monoprice one... Probably a hassle even at 5$
I dont really want wifi plugs on my network (yeah paranoid) which is why i was looking at the bluetooth ones.
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Last edited by feivel1981 September 2, 2016 at 11:36 PM
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Apple only device...😒
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#9
In for 2. I'm going to see if I can sniff the Bluetooth and write a basic app for controlling these from a PC.
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Apple only device...?
Works with Android.
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#11
does this work with or is anticipated to work with Alexa?
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#12
In for one. Cheap enough to overlook it being a bit buggy.
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Quote from ajgoda90 View Post :
In for 2. I'm going to see if I can sniff the Bluetooth and write a basic app for controlling these from a PC.
PLEASE publish results if you have any luck! Also, you're amazing!
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Quote from MuzzikLova View Post :
does this work with or is anticipated to work with Alexa?
Doubtful. I have numerous TP Link Smart Plugs (all purchased on sale for between $18 and $20 each). They work flawlessly via the app or via voice with Alexa. Been very happy with them. Wish I could get these at a fraction of the price but the reviews are pretty bad so I'll pass.

For those who want to buy it, I did see the following comment on another deal site which may come in handy:

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15% OFF WITH THE COUPON CODE "LABOR15"
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Quote from feivel1981 View Post :
The outside of this kinda looks like the bluetooth switch from plugable technologies i almost bought once ($35)... I wonder if their app would see one of these and maybe work better....

Search PS-BTAPS1 on amazon
And plugable in app store

Edit: after reading reviews on amazon the plugable app looks to also be a bit buggy. Gonna hold off on buying the monoprice one... Probably a hassle even at 5$
I dont really want wifi plugs on my network (yeah paranoid) which is why i was looking at the bluetooth ones.
Plugable app works on this switch. The only problem is the instant control. It'll delay 7~8s, which is a really bad experience. However, it fix the Timer issue, which will force the end time to 6pm by the Monoprice app........

Anyway, it worths only $5.
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