There are smart lights, smart locks, smart dryers, smart toothbrushes and the like, but there seems to be no smart switches around yet.
That is a situation inventor and entrepreneur Connery Lee found himself in and came up with a cunning way to solve.
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“I have been working in the IoT, and more specifically the smart home arena for years,” Lee told Digital Trends. “But one night after reading in bed before going to sleep, I realized that I couldn’t even turn off my bedroom light from my bed.
“I evaluated all kinds of so-called smart switches on the market, but they are too troublesome to install and bring potential fire risks. I thought a robot could help me, but we still don’t have real robots in our homes. Therefore, we began to create Switch Bot, a useful, simple and convenient bot to solve that problem and others like it.” He added.
Switch Bot, which gives itself the attention-grabbing tagline “the world’s smallest remote robot,” is a tiny device for mechanically controlling the switches and buttons in your home — all from the comfort of your mobile device. In essence, it makes dumb devices into smart(er) ones.
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