Logitech launches a button for controlling your smart home

Logitech has introduced the $99.99 Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack and $39.99 Pop Add-On Home Switch. The former is compatible with a range of lighting and smart home products including lighting, door locks, and blinds from companies like LIFX, Phillips Hue, Lutron, and INSTEON, and you can mix and match product controls on an individual switch.

Each switch can trigger three actions using different presses – a single press, a double press, and a long press. For example, you can set individual switches to turn smart products on/off, adjust brightness and scene presets, or access your favorite Sonos music playlists and stations.

The Pop app (available for iOS and Android devices) scans your Wi-Fi network for compatible devices in the home. Then, you can assign individual devices to a switch or combine multiple devices into a single trigger using Recipes -- simple combinations of product controls you can set up using the Pop app. 

If you want to set the mood with lighting and the music turned up for date night, you can do that easily with a single press of Pop. Or if your kids want the music tuned to a specific playlist or the lights bright to help them concentrate when they’re studying, they can easily do that with another press.

Plus, pairing your Pop Home Switch with a Logitech Harmony hub-based remote expands the types of devices that Pop can control exponentially with the addition of every entertainment product Harmony can control. The Pop Home Switch can be used to trigger one-touch Harmony Activities, such as “Watch TV” or “Listen to Music”, combining both home entertainment and smart home devices like lights, locks, blinds, and more.