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I was planning to buy wemo bridge to use siri. Noticed that apple is selling for $29.99. Link here [apple.com]. USually it sells for $39.99. If you dont like the product then don't TD this post and move on. Let legit buyer save 10 bucks.
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Amazons selling for $38. Good deal if you need it.
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Good price! I was able to use 10% EPP discount through my employer as well.
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Amazons selling for $38. Good deal if you need it.
Been tracking it for a bit. It held steady at $35 for a while there. $38 is a recent increase. (see camel^3)
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If you dont like the product then don't TD this post and move on. Let legit buyer save 10 bucks.
Weird post, OP.
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Hmm didn't know this existed, I had just bought a SmartThings last week...this would have been a bit cheaper.

I wish they'd introduce a battery powered smart switch for their stuff.
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Hmm didn't know this existed, I had just bought a SmartThings last week...this would have been a bit cheaper.

I wish they'd introduce a battery powered smart switch for their stuff.
SmartThings will save you money in the long run. Having support for many protocols gives you access to lots of different sales. For example the $10 zigbee door sensor or that pops up every now and then. Or last week's $30 z-wave thermostat. The WEMO dimmer costs $80, while a z-wave one goes for around $30. Also It's really nice not to be tied to Siri and Homekit.


Since you mentioned battery powered switches, there are quite a few available for zigbee and z-wave. Here is one easy to use example:
https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-L...0196M620Y/
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SmartThings will save you money in the long run. Having support for many protocols gives you access to lots of different sales. For example the $10 zigbee door sensor or that pops up every now and then. Or last week's $30 z-wave thermostat. Sengled zigbee bulbs are very cheap compared to something like HUE. Also It's really nice not to be tied to Siri and Homekit.


Since you mentioned battery powered switches, there are quite a few available for zigbee and z-wave. Here is one easy to use example:
https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-L...0196M620Y/ [amazon.com]
You seem very knowledgeable. I have used Wemo and have loved them, but recently bought a bunch of GE z-wave products on clearance for my new home. Is Wemo better then GE Z-wave or does it matter? What would you recommend for best Smart Home integration in a new home? TIA!
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Weird post, OP.
I kinda like how he/she just lays it out. A lot of people TD because they don't like the product, but it's a good reminder to TU/TD based on the merit of the deal.
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You seem very knowledgeable. I have used Wemo and have loved them, but recently bought a bunch of GE z-wave products on clearance for my new home. Is Wemo better then GE Z-wave or does it matter? What would you recommend for best Smart Home integration in a new home? TIA!
Wemo is fine, I still have a few in my house from when I started. It's an easy way to get into the hobby. If you have a bunch of them though, you can hit the limit of what your Wifi router can handle. (a lot of consumer routers start having trouble over ~25 connections).

Z-wave is nice because it has it's own frequency, not the crowded WiFi spectrum. And it's a mesh network, so the more devices you add the stronger your signal and range get. It also talks directly to your hub, unlike WiFi where you have to connect to some internet server. Just makes things a little quicker and more reliable. If prices are the same, and you have a hub, there's no reason not to just buy z-wave stuff.

If you are looking for a home automation hub, SmartThings is probably what I'd recommend off the cuff. It's a good combination of cheap and easy to use, and a lot of stuff officially supports it. There are a lot of good options though, depending on how technical you are or how much money you want to spend.
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I kinda like how he/she just lays it out. A lot of people TD because they don't like the product, but it's a good reminder to TU/TD based on the merit of the deal.
I would think the personal-dislike is one legit and good reason to TD. Apparently "Not a good product" is officially allowed reason for TD and there's no distinguishing between "I don't like it because of my personal preference" and "I don't like it because it is objectively not good". Also to be honest I don't think we can easily separate these two reasons since we are regular human beings with dominantly subjective mind.
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SmartThings will save you money in the long run. Having support for many protocols gives you access to lots of different sales. For example the $10 zigbee door sensor or that pops up every now and then. Or last week's $30 z-wave thermostat. The WEMO dimmer costs $80, while a z-wave one goes for around $30. Also It's really nice not to be tied to Siri and Homekit.


Since you mentioned battery powered switches, there are quite a few available for zigbee and z-wave. Here is one easy to use example:
https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-L...0196M620Y/
I agree, but for some reason I have not been able to get the switch you linked to to work in my setup. Hopefully I will find another option.
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Friendly reminder that if you have a Raspberry Pi laying around, you can use it as a bridge for all sorts of smart devices, including Wemo-branded ones. Requires a little setup, but not much.

https://github.com/nfarina/homebr...spberry-Pi
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