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SwitchBot Smart Button Pusher – Fingerbot for Effortless Light Switch Automation, Timer Function, and App Bluetooth Compatibility; Works with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT; Enhance Your Experience with SwitchBot Hub (Sleek Black)

(60 customer reviews)

$35.91

About this item Universal – Works well with just about any rocker switch and button of any appliance. Smart Bluetooth button pusher for your smart home. Supports Press mode(keep pressing)/Switch mode(switch between on and off)/Custom Mode. Easy to install and set up – Tape it right next to a rocker switch or button with the Add-on 3M sticker in 5 seconds. No tools are required. Easy App operation within Bluetooth range. Used twice a day, the battery lasts approximately 600 days. Timers – Use the SwitchBot App to schedule built-in timers, run without phone or Hub. Turn lights or home appliances on/off automatically even when you’re away. Even better with SwitchBot Hub – With SwitchBot Hub(sold separately), you can control your SwitchBot from anywhere, enable voice control and unlimited timers. Works well with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and IFTTT. (only support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi) Now supports HomeKit via Matter: SwitchBot fingerbots are supported via Matter when using SwitchBot Hub2 (2nd Gen), which in turn helps make your device supported via HomeKit. Now add SwitchBot Bot to Apple Home for an even better smart home experience. SwitchBot Ecosystem – Linkage with other SwitchBot products is possible. Open SwichBot devices in set Scenes via App. Supports SwitchBot API.
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Operation Mode ‎ON-OFF-ON Brand ‎SwitchBot Item Dimensions LxWxH ‎1.67 x 1.44 x 0.94 inches Mounting Type ‎Wall Mount Actuator Type ‎Push Button International Protection Rating ‎Non-waterproof Controller Type ‎IFTTT, homekit, Google Assistant, vera, Amazon Alexa Control Method ‎Voice Connectivity Protocol ‎Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Color ‎Midnight Black Unit Count ‎1.0 Count Number of Items ‎1 Manufacturer ‎Wonderlabs Part Number ‎SWITCHBOT-S1 Item Weight ‎1.48 ounces Product Dimensions ‎1.67 x 1.44 x 0.94 inches Item model number ‎Switchbot S1 Batteries ‎1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included) Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‎No Style ‎Bot Black Thickness ‎43 Millimeters Power Source ‎Battery Powered Voltage ‎3 Volts Item Package Quantity ‎1 Number Of Pieces ‎1 Included Components ‎Electrical Controls; electronic-component-pushbutton-switches Batteries Included? ‎Yes Batteries Required? ‎Yes Battery Cell Type ‎Lithium Metal Average Battery Life ‎600 days

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4.1 out of 5 stars Best Sellers Rank #1,678 in Tools & Home Improvement ()

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Date First Available March 7, 2018

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About this item Universal – Works well with just about any rocker switch and button of any appliance. Smart Bluetooth button pusher for your smart home. Supports Press mode(keep pressing)/Switch mode(switch between on and off)/Custom Mode. Easy to install and set up – Tape it right next to a rocker switch or button with the Add-on 3M sticker in 5 seconds. No tools are required. Easy App operation within Bluetooth range. Used twice a day, the battery lasts approximately 600 days. Timers – Use the SwitchBot App to schedule built-in timers, run without phone or Hub. Turn lights or home appliances on/off automatically even when you’re away. Even better with SwitchBot Hub – With SwitchBot Hub(sold separately), you can control your SwitchBot from anywhere, enable voice control and unlimited timers. Works well with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and IFTTT. (only support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi) Now supports HomeKit via Matter: SwitchBot fingerbots are supported via Matter when using SwitchBot Hub2 (2nd Gen), which in turn helps make your device supported via HomeKit. Now add SwitchBot Bot to Apple Home for an even better smart home experience. SwitchBot Ecosystem – Linkage with other SwitchBot products is possible. Open SwichBot devices in set Scenes via App. Supports SwitchBot API. › See more product details

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#1,678 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #2 in Home Automation Hubs & Controllers

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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B07B4D9KVX

Average Battery Life

‎600 days

Battery Cell Type

‎Lithium Metal

Batteries Required?

‎Yes

Batteries Included?

‎Yes

Included Components

‎Electrical Controls; electronic-component-pushbutton-switches

Number Of Pieces

‎1

Item Package Quantity

‎1

Voltage

‎3 Volts

Power Source

‎Battery Powered

Thickness

‎43 Millimeters

Style

‎Bot Black

Batteries

‎1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

Brand

SwitchBot

Connectivity Protocol

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Item Dimensions LxWxH

1.67 x 1.44 x 0.94 inches

Mounting Type

Wall Mount

Actuator Type

Push Button

International Protection Rating

Non-waterproof

Controller Type

IFTTT, homekit, Google Assistant, vera, Amazon Alexa

Control Method

Voice

Color

Midnight Black

Item model number

‎Switchbot S1

Unit Count

‎1.0 Count

Number of Items

‎1

Manufacturer

‎Wonderlabs

Part Number

‎SWITCHBOT-S1

Item Weight

‎1.48 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎1.67 x 1.44 x 0.94 inches

Date First Available

March 7, 2018

60 reviews for SwitchBot Smart Button Pusher – Fingerbot for Effortless Light Switch Automation, Timer Function, and App Bluetooth Compatibility; Works with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT; Enhance Your Experience with SwitchBot Hub (Sleek Black)

  1. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    I liked this bot and it’s very useful in my automation. I have provided 4 stars and left 1 star is because it does not have zigbee. Bluetooth range os a issue.

  2. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to do

    Easy to install and easy for others to connect to and use.

  3. The Beltrans

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    This product works exactly how it’s described. I use it to help with my garage door. It works great but the app is spotty sometimes. Other than that, it works great

  4. Will

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a simple and smart idea

    It just works. Turns on porch lights at sunset. Turns off porch lights at sunrise.

  5. Superdeleted

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic does come in small packages.

    What can I say? This little device is like the blackjack up your sleeve, it makes magic happen. Very versatile little device that can be used in some clever little ways. 5 stars from me for sure. Only changes I would make if it were a perfect world would be to make it even smaller but while maintaining the strength of the arm or make a mount for it that is hard connected via screw or something. There are a couple scenarios where I would like to use one but there isnt enough flat mounting space for it to adhere strongly and when it goes to push the button it instead pushing itself right off the wall. Other than that instead of praising it for all the situations and scenarios if is handy for I want to just note my two favorite uses I have employed at the moment.1. I mounted one at my garage door button. This setup lets me bypass the very finicky MyQ garage opener by putting it within arms reach. Creating a fail safe from locking yourself out or even forgetting your garage keypad code. Also utilizing IFTTT and using a geofence as a trigger I’m able to setup routines to automatically open/close it as I arrive home or leave home. Magic.2. I mounted one on my PlayStation 5 to be able to turn it on (since for some reason Sony hasn’t quite jumped on board with the whole smart features and automations train). So I have verbal commands to turn on the game room where one command starts the ps5, which in turn turns the tv and the receiver on and sets their inputs, then depending on the temp in the room will turn on the fan and/or the ac, and last but not least all the LED lights to set the mood. Presto…magic.and those are just two of the many ways this little device can get used. It can turn almost anything smart. Well worth the price in my opinion and they are really durable. I have one that I have put through the ringer with different methods of mounting using glues, super tapes, clamps etc and still it’s little arm comes out everytime so they last.Get one.

    4 people found this helpful

  6. Colella F.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Helping hand

    This is great for switching on/off the fans and lights I always forget about. I can leave the house and use my phone to turn off the things I always forget. Better yet, I can hook up to Alexa and she will do it on random command or set up in routine for exactly the time.

  7. MarisaMarisa

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, you need it!!

    If you’re like me, you’re thinking: is it REALLY worth $30 to buy this tiny robot when, for free, you could just walk over and push the darn button yourself?The answer is YES.I bought this for my bedroom light. I was considering installing smart light switches except 1) I’m renting and 2) I know almost nothing about doing work with electricity and wiring and really didn’t want to shock myself. I saw this SwitchBot featured in an Instagram video of products you need and I HAD to get it. A lot of times, I’ll get into bed and leave the light on because I’m “not ready to sleep yet”, which of course changes quickly. The bedroom light is a harsh fluorescent that gives me a headache after too long, and there were a number of times that I would want to shut it off because of the headache but be too exhausted to do so. Then I’d drift off and wake up with a jolt at 3 am, mad at myself for leaving the light on and wasting electricity and making my bill go higher unnecessarily.The SwitchBot has fixed that issue. From a press of a button on my phone, I can hear the little robot whirring and the lights cut out.It’s so easy to install with the included command strips. I love that it comes with an extra strip so that when I move, I’ll be able to reinstall it at my new home. It was easy to download the app and pair it with your phone, and I had it set up and ready to use within 5 minutes. The app interface is so simple. I liked that it can integrate with your smart home (I have a Google home and Alexa), but I didn’t buy one of the remotes that it needs to connect to the smart home, mostly because it’s just one SwitchBot and I can still easily do it for my phone. If I end up getting more, then I would probably invest in a remote and set it up with my Google home just for an even easier use.If you’re on the fence: treat yourself and get it.Edit: moved to a new apartment (that sadly doesn’t have the right switch to be used with my beloved SwitchBot), and came back to update that removal was a breeze!

    One person found this helpful

  8. Christopher A.Christopher A.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    I’ve been using the SwitchBot Smart Button Pusher for a few weeks now, and I’m really impressed with it. I use it to open and close my garage door, and it’s made my life so much easier.The SwitchBot is a small, lightweight device that you can attach to any light switch or button. It’s easy to set up, and it works with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi(this requires a Switchbot Mini Hub, so once it’s set up, you can use the SwitchBot app and Alexa to control your devices remotely.)Once I have the SwitchBot Hub I’ll also be automating my garage door. I can set it to open and close at certain times, or I can create custom schedules. I’m excited to be able to open and close my garage door from anywhere. I could do it from my phone, my computer, or even my voice. This will be especially helpful when I’m carrying groceries or when I’m running late for work.Overall, I’m really happy with the SwitchBot Smart Button Pusher. It’s a great way to make your home more convenient and secure.Here are some of the pros and cons of the SwitchBot Smart Button Pusher:Pros:Easy to set up and useWorks with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi(Hub Required)Can be controlled remotelyCan be used to automate devicesAffordableCons:The battery life is supposedly only about 6 monthsIt can be a bit slow to respond at timesIt can only be used with light switches and buttons

  9. K Co.K Co.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well. Installation a little tricky. For long term remote control, use LITHIUM batteries.

    SwitchBot Smart Switch Button PusherSwitchbot has built up an amazing Ecosystem that integrates VERY well with Alexa.I have many of their products, and they are an important part of my arsenal for remote monitoring and controlling my home.I bought 3 of these switches prior to leaving my primary residence for an extended amount of time. One to control the attic fan, one for a recirculator pump and one for halogen ceiling lights.Within 2 months, one switch went offline. By 5 months, another went offline. By the time I came back, only one stayed online for the duration (about 8 months).I went out and bought high grade CR2 Lithium batteries (energizer). Popped the hatch and replaced the offline ones. To my pleasant surprise, the switches REMEMBERED MY SETTINGS. Wifi, switch type (press or switch) etc. And the switches came back online. SWEET.Installing them can be a lot of trial and error. Thankfully they gave extra adhesive and pads with each switch. I wish they gave more though. It’s hard to figure out the proper placement.Other than that, I am super happy with this product. It works well. The Switchbot App is super easy to use. They must have done some serious R&D with their whole line of products, because everything simply works.

    9 people found this helpful

  10. Taylor

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buggy, unreliable at best and explicitly misleading support information

    As others have mentioned, these are a last resort that you only should consider if no more established smart home automation works for your situation. Button pressers are inherently troublesome because it requires adhesion to hold up not just to time, but to repeated stress and flexing during the button push operation. Believe it or not though, adhesion wasn’t my issue here – it’s switchbot. The app is a buggy, slow mess with difficult to understand feedback (it often says you need an update, but when you click the button nothing happens and the message will come back a few minutes later).Now, when your bots die, AND THEY WILL, you go to their support and they tell you not to long press the reset button, as this puts it into firmware reset mode, but to click the button once. That will not work if you have a bricked bot like I had for both of mine. I replaced batteries, pressed the reset button, deleted them from the app, deleted the app entirely, created a new account and re-enrolled every device including hub – nothing ever got them working again. What actually worked was a solution from a reddit thread that appears absolutely nowhere in their documentation in any way.What you actually do is:1) Remove the battery2) Hold the reset button3) Put in battery while holding reset button4) Once you see green light, release the reset button. This may or may not happen, if it doesn’t turn green within 5 seconds you can release the button and pop the battery back out and in. Click the reset button (don’t long press) and it should flash green once.At this point, it will work like new – BUT – you should not have to do this, I bought 2 units new from Amazon and they were both completely dead within 45 days. After putting in new batteries and preforming this procedure, they were back up and running, but I have no trust in longevity at this point. These are janky and overpriced and should be considered only as an extreme last resort and hopefully only for occasional usage.

    One person found this helpful

  11. AhmedAhmed

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install but it’s NOT a smart device

    I just installed it, it’s really easy to install compare to other equipment that I had before. I tried it with the air condition and it works well so far. I just said I press to hold for one second just to make sure it turn it on and off smoothly I’m only worried about the tape and how strong it is but so far it’s working, however it’s not a smart device and I could not turn it on when I’m out of the house using WiFi.

  12. amazonianamazonian

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pellet Stove Automation!

    Life changing.My partner used to wake up at ~4am to turn on our pellet stove then go back to sleep! We had been joking for two winters now, “if only we had a button pressing robot”… as if that was not exactly what we needed.We always vacuumed the stove the night before so the automation was an easy transition. Obvious disclaimer: BE SAFE and CAUtIoUs if you are using switchbot for things like a pellet stove!!!!This specific stove requires the button to be pressed twice, once for 1 second and again for 3 seconds, I was worried about this idiosyncrasy but Switchbot came thru with LOTS of versatility, along with intuitive programming.I do wish It had a calendar in the schedule tab. In order to pick days I do not want the stove to turn on, once I know we are going to be away. This would be a safety net if we actually leave and forget to turn off our daily schedule, as the switchbot downloads schedules so it will work even if you take your phones away. We do not have alexa or anything so maybe this feature exists, if reader is interested.SO COOL, should have gotten this sooner.

    3 people found this helpful

  13. Gerard Tipps

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a software update

    I love the product because it’s a great alternative to changing your light fixtures permanently. I stay in a loft, which is obviously not a permanent place of residence. Dislike I have is that the Bluetooth system and the wifi system doesn’t really work well together. I had a hard time connecting with wifi after I successfully connected through Bluetooth, and vice versa. and once I finally got that situated, a week later it lost connection completely and couldn’t connect again. I replaced it and purchased another. so maybe a software update could fix this , other then that , sometimes in the middle of the night , the switches will flip on and off in sequence as if someone else is turning my lights on and off. really creepy since I live by myself.

    6 people found this helpful

  14. eternalgreenknight

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the competition

    Fingerbot could learn from SwitchBot. That’s right- after the horrible experience of having the Fingerbot Plus I got on Kickstarter die and getting horrible customer service, I looked for another option, found, and bought from the competition here- SwitchBot. SwitchBot has a firmware upgrade that allows customizable programming-similar to what the Fingerbot Plus did for its limited life… Fingerbot could have done a firmware upgrade for the original model, but they chose to sell the Plus model instead of improving their awesome rechargeable original that just needed a minor tweak to be perfect (like the SwitchBot with original firmware, the schedule programming is limited- meaning if you want recurring events, you have to reprogram it throughout the day)… but, I was ok with buying the new Fingerbot Plus for that improvement until the Plus died a couple weeks in and I was basically told that was that- or I could risk buying another (after seeing others complain on Kickstarter of the same issue- no thanks).I figured I would give someone else a shot, rather than buy yet another Fingerbot Plus based on that recent experience. It’s a shame Fingerbot decided to be this way, after I had bought 2 originals from the first Kickstarter, a hub, AND this faulty Plus from the latest Kickstarter… but that ultimately led me here to SwitchBot, so I’m thankful.The SwitchBot alone does what I need, costs less, and had friendly customer support when I asked how to customize a recurring schedule. They provided easy to follow instructions on how to program what I wanted, and a link to request the firmware to make it all possible. Fingerbot could have supported either of their products and gotten my loyalty, but they didn’t and the SwitchBot team delivered.Because I am running a recurring schedule throughout the day, the battery will quickly drain, so I do wish it was rechargeable. However, I am hopeful the rechargeable batteries I got will work, or SwitchBot will make a rechargeable model at some point. Either way, for now, I am very happy with SwitchBot. I’ll update if anything changes.

  15. Gadgets Kid

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect solution to automate switches for old switches

    For me, all the switches in my home are without neutral AND without ground. Switchbot is the perfect solution for me to schedule on off for my home lighting. I only need a solution to automate my lights at home on a predetermined schedule. I don’t need wifi connection or alexa/Google home control.The installation is simple. The 3M adhesive is very strong. Also, an extra spare set is included.I am happy to report that with just my phone , I could program a weekly schedule on the switchbot. The schedule is saved locally on the switchbot . That means even if I don’t have my phone in close proximity , the switchbot will still operate as scheduled.I cannot comment of the functionality with using Alexa or Google Home as that is not my purpose. For a house with very old wiring, (e.g. no neutral and no ground), SwitchBot is the simplest and effective solution to set timer on the light switch.

    2 people found this helpful

  16. Tripp KnightlyTripp Knightly

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    A lot of work to work an espresso machine, but success!

    Espresso machine (La Spaziale Lucca) has an activation switch that sits about 1/3” proud of flush. I had to MacGyver a magnetic platform from wood strips and neodymium disc magnets using my own better VH tape (wood glue, a Dremel, epoxy had their part too). Then sat the whole contraption on a piece of bike inner tube to protect the machine’s chrome. The Switchbot really needs a way to adjust how much the articulating arm protrudes. The lack of that drove me nuts trying to dial in the optimal platform height and hang-over. The long-press feature was critical for me.I would only go to this effort when coffee is involved.

    3 people found this helpful

  17. Amber Ronzitti

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my little SwitchBot

    I connect to my work computer from my personal laptop at home.In order to do so, the computer at work has to be on.Our IT department pushes updates and patches overnight and sometimes, they cause my computer at work to freeze.When it’s frozen, I can’t access it from home. Since I wake up before most of the world (2am to 3am pst), there isn’t typically anyone in the office that can turn the computer on for me and I end up wasting my morning.With the SwitchBot, I can restart my computer from home.(Did also purchase the companion cloud to make the switchbot work over WiFi).The app lets you select how many seconds the “push” level activates for.After setting it up, I tested and found that a 5 second push/hold is the length of time needed to restart my computer. This is a great feature because pushing the button for two short of a time does not trigger the system to restart and holding it for too long cancels the button push request and again nothing happens.I can also change the time the button holds for if needed, but it remembers the last setting used so no need to play with the settings every time the device is used.The sticker isn’t the best to rely on. It is a good sticker and would work for most purposes, but my computer is narrow so there isn’t enough surface area for the bot to attach to . Easy solution though… after I found the best position for the bot to be in on the computer, I used zip-ties to make sure the device is securely fastened on to the computer.I’ve already used the SwitchBot numerous times and it works like a charm.As a reminder, if you are using the SwitchBot outside of bluetooth range, you DO need to also purchase the cloud or “hub” that is sold separately. The “hub” is the part of the device that can connect to wifi. It gets the wifi signal and then transmits the signals to the bot(s) over bluetooth. The cloud needs to be set-up in bluetooth range of the bot to work, but that is about 30′, so you can tuck it away somewhere hidden, as long as there is access to a power outlet for it.I live 10 miles from my office and am able to use my phone with the companion app, switchbot, and hub, to remotely turn my computer on when it is frozen or off.Great Product. So many uses. Hope my use of it is helpful to you.

    6 people found this helpful

  18. christopher rivera

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice button pushing device

    I got this so I could take photos remotely on my camera. The one big gripe I have with this is that, I wish that the button pushing arm had a nub or hump at the end, as I’ve noticed that this may struggle when it comes to buttons that are recessed in as opposed to sticking out. Another thing I wish is if I could control what angle the pushing arm stopped, other than that the app is pretty straight forward and easy to set up a connection, no problems with bluetooth, the time taken for it to push is fairly accurate.

    2 people found this helpful

  19. Eric

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it’s supposed to do well

    I’m a big fan of the SwitchBot Button Pusher.My partner and I were looking for a solution to start our espresso machine in the morning as part of our wake up automation, and SwitchBot has been the perfect solution. We run all of our automations through Home Assistant, and through the SwitchBot integration, we were quickly and easily able to add the button pusher to our smart home.If you are just looking to use the button pusher on its own (not part of a smart home network), the app is easy to use. You can trigger the button on demand or set up schedules through the app.The button pusher was easy to affix to the espresso machine, and it has stayed secured to the machine through multiple moves over the last year. We have had to change the battery only once, which was also very easy to do.Overall, my partner and I are very satisfied with this product.

    One person found this helpful

  20. Ryan Fordham

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Home Automation Tool

    This SwitchBot Bot is incredibly helpful around the house and extremely easy to setup and use! I purchased this originally to automate a light switch in my home using the app but ended up installing it to power my 3D Printer off after the print is complete! The ability to control something from outside of the room is extremely helpful! This SwitchBot Bot was so easy to setup and use! I’d highly recommend to anyone looking to automate their home!

  21. mathom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I needed!

    This is a great little gadget. I have a noise machine my wife and I like to use when we sleep. Invariably we both climb into bed and forget to turn the noise machine on. We can’t reach it from the bed so somebody has to climb out from under the blankets to turn it on (I know, first world problem but there it is). I first tried an automated outlet but this machine does not like having its power turned on and off. It makes it flake out and do weird things. Enter the SwitchBot. I stuck the SwitchBot to the front of the machine next to the on-off button and viola! We can switch it on and off without getting up. I am currently using a Hoobs device to use it with HomeKit so we can ask Siri to do the necessary. I have a SwitchBot hub mini on the way which should eliminate that bit. Watch for a review of that soon. We couldn’t be happier with this solution. It’s been working flawlessly for a couple of years now.

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  22. Jmills

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Been waiting for this for YEARS….

    I have an older EVAP cooler in my house, AZ desert. It’s one of the first digital ones, that was discontinued years ago. No thermostat, remote long dead and gone… And it does not turn back on after a power outage. They are frequent with our summer storms… And if I am gone, my dogs have no cool air. I have a camera in my living room so I can make sure the ribbons I tied to the cooler are flashing, and I check in multiple times a day when it’s hot and no one is home. I have had to have a friend drive over and turn it on for them, they are old and can’t handle heat well. I found this after going on vacation and on the trip home, the power went out , and I thought there’s GOTTA be some button pusher invented by now..I had even asked an electrician about wiring it directly, or something, and bought a device that apparently needed the remote to program it… 🤦🏻‍♀️ for 17 years that’s been my biggest pet peeve and concern, this dang cooler not coming back on. I found this device, and it works PERFECTLY to push the button… I bought the hub as well, and I can control it from work, vacation, anywhere!

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  23. Wall Tower

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works most of the time

    If you want this to work with alexa, you need to get a switchbot hub. I’m not springing for all of that for just 1 switchbot and barely use. When this thing works, it’s reliable, when it doesn’t, you’re going to beat your head against the wall. Customer service is in china so you’ll have to deal with that if something goes wrong. It has some good range on it that prevents me from having to get up every time to hit my glowforge button which is why I got it. Just the spotty service from time to time doesn’t help me love it.

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  24. Mark K.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works pretty well, but with some caveats

    I bought this product to remotely control the air cleaner that run in my office. When I first held it in place for a test, I found it worked perfectly. Then, when I affixed it using the included double sticky tape, it failed. Apparently it was not able to apply enough pressure for the button to register, so perhaps they could include some button tips (as I’ve seen on competing products) to correct for this. I eventually had to remove the front cover and affix it directly to the button, and this worked.I appreciate the programmability, but it does have its limits. For example, you can program a delay, but only up to 10 minutes. I would have preferred one hour, so I could silence the fan for the duration of a meeting, then have it automatically turn the filter back on, but alas.All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the product, and it is working well for me.

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  25. Christoph B. VelezChristoph B. Velez

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bot Switcherbot

    The Switchbot Bot is an impressive and innovative product that presents an efficient solution for remotely powering on electronic devices. By harnessing wireless technology, it allows users to seamlessly initiate their computer’s activation without the need to physically interact with the device. This feature proves particularly convenient for those seeking a streamlined and effortless experience.One notable aspect of the Switchbot Bot is its seamless integration with personal computers. Users can conveniently activate their PCs from a distance, eliminating the need to keep the computer powered on continuously. This not only saves energy but also enhances overall device longevity. The ease of use and compatibility with various computer systems are commendable, making it a versatile choice for tech-savvy individuals.Furthermore, the product’s core functionality aligns perfectly with its creator’s intended purpose. The Switchbot Bot effectively delivers on its promise of wireless control, granting users the ability to initiate their devices remotely and efficiently. Its reliable performance and straightforward operation ensure that the product serves its purpose admirably.Aside from its primary use with personal computers, the Switchbot Bot boasts adaptability across a range of applications. Its versatility extends to various electronic devices, amplifying its utility beyond just PCs. This adaptability broadens the product’s appeal, as it caters to the needs of a diverse user base with varying electronic requirements.While the Switchbot Bot excels in numerous aspects, it is essential to acknowledge that its full potential is realized when integrated into a tech-savvy environment. Users who appreciate the convenience and cutting-edge features of the product will undoubtedly find it to be an invaluable addition to their setup.In conclusion, the Switchbot Bot impresses as a remarkable and effective solution for remote device activation. Its seamless integration with personal computers, fulfillment of its intended purpose, and adaptability across multiple devices all contribute to its status as a standout product in the market. For individuals seeking a smart and efficient means of managing their electronic devices, the Switchbot Bot proves to be a highly recommended choice.

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  26. Sh

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Used this to turn on our b-Hyve hose watering timer

    I wanted a way to make our b-Hyve hose timer work with IFTTT, so I attached this button pusher to the hose timer using duct tape and foam tape. When IFTTT triggered the Switchbot, the little leg pushes the “manual water” setting on the b-Hyve and holds it for 3 seconds, which then turns on the water. Not the prettiest solution but it did what I needed.

  27. Lee

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool

    I needed a solution to turn my computer on so I can use it remotely. I have a workstation and it’s not something I want to keep running all day and night. So when traveling with my laptop and I need more power to render out graphics faster, I use this to turn on my system at home and log in remotely to churn out my renders. A pretty cool setup.The IR blaster is clutch and has also made things so much easier. I created a virtual remote in the app that’s tied to my audio system, lights, fan, TV and heater, and set scenes using those assigned remote buttons. So now I can use it with my Echo devices and able to control my tv, speakers, computer, lights, air condition, and anything that uses a remote, with my voice. It’s like living aboard Star Trek’s Enterprise😅I took a star off because the battery drains pretty fast in my opinion and is not very standard. Also, after all these years you’d think the device could it’s arm faster so that you can program it to to other task than a press or a flick. It would be great to have a double press (think of a double mouse click) option wherie you can time it.I also don’t like how you have to align it in a weird way because of HOW the arm goes up and down. I think there should be another Bot that has the arm going in and out (back and forth) instead. 🤷🏽‍♂️

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  28. E Reed

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to like it, I really do. You’ll need the hub to really use these.

    Ok, let’s start with the first thing. These are cute little button pushers. There is something satisfying about the little “finger” popping out and pushing a button. That’s about it. If you want to use this with any other smart home system, Google Home, SmartThings, etc., you’ll need one of their hubs. Depending on how many “bots” you are using and how far apart they are, you may need multiple hubs. I purchased two of the switchbots and immediately was hit with, download the app, control them with Bluetooth. That’s not what I wanted to do, as I have a fairly large investment in SmartThings. So, I sucked it up and ordered the hub. (just the plain square one, not the pretty cloud hub). Both hubs do the same thing, I needed function, not cutsie. I got the hub and tried to bring my two “bots” into my SmartThings universe. This was more painful than it should be. I would add one and then the next and the first would go offline. I don’t know how many times it took me to get them both loaded and online at the same time, but it was quite a few. The SmartThings integration said beta or something, but I was able to get them integrated pretty easily. I setup a scene in SmartThings to control them. This is where things could be better. The scene runs just fine, but sometimes the “bots” are asleep or playing video games or who knows what. I get about a 95% of the time working, but there is no acknowledgement message that is sent back so SmartThings just tosses the ball to the “bot” and hopes everything works ok. The biggest issue is just that, if it doesn’t work, you have to “sync” the bot back to the app manually. So, if it doesn’t turn on the device, and SmartThings thinks it is on, then you have to turn the device on manually or the next command will do the opposite function. I have a pretty good success rate on the first action, it does ok turning the devices on, it’s the off that I get about a 95% on one bot and 50% success rate on the other. This is ok for what it’s doing, but if it was some mission critical device I was trying to control, 50% success is pretty low. Would I buy them again? Maybe. They do mostly work, but keep in mind that you’ll need a hub to control these “bots” with anything other than your phone, and within Bluetooth range to do that. Since there is no positive or negative feed back (ACK/NAK) to your smart home, it’s about as reliable as telling an 8 year old to wash the dishes. Now for more on the hub, I got the smaller square hub, but it has a really annoying bright white light that stays on all the time, I have this in my bedroom so I have to put something on top of the box to cover the light. You can still see the box “glowing” so I can tell it’s on. Not the best thing I’ve added to my smart home, but it tries and sometimes works. I just wish there was someway to get an acknowledgement to my SmartThings universe, so I could reliably tell the status. I get that it’s a digital world trying to interface with the analog world, but it could be just a bit better.

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  29. Deksam

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but there might be better options

    For nearly 4 years my garage door opener hasn’t worked properly. It’s an older model and it keeps getting unpaired with the remote. Garage door repair person said we need a new system, but we are going to remove the garage doors entirely in the next couple years so we didn’t want to waste money.Welcome the Switchbot Smart Switch. Instead of paying hundreds on a new garage door opener, we spent around 30 or so for a swith to press the garage door button for us.It works pretty well. The app is not the easiest thing to use, but once you download it, the switchbot will automatically get detected as long as your bluetooth is on. From there, you can set up a password for it, then you’ll need to input the password again it’s set to connect to the system.At one point, something went wrong and I couldn’t get it to connect, there’s a little button on the inside of the switchbot to reset the bot back to default. I pressed it, but it didn’t actually reset the password, but it did get me to a point where I could connect it back up to my phone. This is just a heads up, in case you do need to reset the unit back to default, you may need to hold that button a little longer, I’m really not sure since the reset didn’t work for me out of the box.The second issue I had was getting the bot into position for my garage door button. I setup a metal bracket across the garage door opener, and zip tied the switchbot to it. Once in position, I activated the switchbot and a little arm swung out, but fell short of actually touching the garage door button. There is no way to lengthen this arm, so my fix was to take a small adhesive pad and cut it to size. Once I did that and stuck it onto the unit, I was able to have the switchbot hit the button, and the rest is history. It works like a charm, and I can open my garage door from anywhere inside and outside of the house, once again giving my garage door the functionality I had been missing for so long.Some other issues, though, you can’t simply connect this unit up to alexa. The unit needs a switchbot hub, which is an additional cost. In the app it gives you the opportunity to turn on alexa integration, but if you don’t have it connected to the hub, this selection is grayed out. That means that I can’t tell alexa to open the garage. I’m not wasting money on a hub.The battery it uses isn’t a common size. It has only been a few weeks of daily use and I haven’t had issues with the battery dying yet, but I don’t know how long it will last. So far this unit has worked for me, but there are others that have adjustable arms. Had I not found a fix to make this work, I would probably have returned it and gone with one of those, but I’m not going to complain. Just keep in mind what you’re planning on using it for, and make your decision based on that.

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  30. DesertDweller

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it’s supposed to

    We got this to use on an indoor light switch for our outside lights since we always forget to turn them off in the morning or on at night. We didn’t want to have to rewire or purchase anything expensive to put them on a timer, so we decided to give this a shot.We’re three months in and it’s working great; I had to reattach the main unit a couple of times because I kept getting it not quite right, but the adhesive is pretty strong and has held up despite my initial re-attachments. Though it’s in a main area of the house you don’t even notice it (that was our biggest concern), and it blends in well with the switch color itself. The app is easy to use and changing the times for on/off are super easy, especially as the days are getting noticeably shorter.

  31. David Wright

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple is great.

    I have three garage doors and two of them are smart doors that I can open via z-wave. However one of mine is a super smart newer model that requires you to subscribe to a service to be able to open remotely I am not going to pay extra just to have remote capability not to mention that they can then control my garage door. I have been looking for something for a long time that can integrate in my current smart setup but was unable to. I had seen these before but didn’t want to have to go to multiple apps to control devices however SwitchBot recently opened their API and someone wrote a plug-in that can control this. What did amaze me is that before purchasing the hub this can only be controlled with their app and only Bluetooth however I was able to control this from 180 foot away through a window but pretty much line of sight. This is quite amazing as Bluetooth is supposed to only go 30 foot. So far this is working like a charm to open the door via the inside wall switch and still hasn’t fallen off. Just one a note in order to do this you also have to purchase their hub which isn’t expensive and then you can control from anywhere and I can also control via my smart home application.

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  32. EdEd

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect! One of the best Smart Home device that I have ever bought

    It worked flawlessly in switching on/off my Power Amp (my power amp doesn’t have a remote)….Build Quality:It is small, robust and very well built. It blends in well with my Amp…well camouflaged. It comes with 3M VHB double sided tape and stick well onto the rough/mate surface of my amp. Once stick on, it is not easy to remove. It comes with spares 3M VHB double sided tape too, in case you made a mistake and need to re-install it. The finger arm was strong and robust. Surprised to see that the SwitchBot developers could fit such a strong motor into a small footprint device and powered it by a 3V Lithium Battery (CR2). Battery life was superb too. I have a couple of the SwitchBot pusher. My first SwitchBot battery lasted almost more than a year before I need to change them.Setup / Connectivity:It can be setup as a single bluetooth device or connect to the Switchbot Hub. For my case, I have the SwitchBot Hub and it does wonders. Connection was easy, just pull the plastic tab (isolator) from the battery case, select Add device on the Hub and within seconds, my SwitchBot button pusher is connected!With the SwitchBot Hub, I could connect it to IFTTT. With IFTTT, I could indirectly linked my SwitchBot Pusher to my Smartthings Hub (by creating a Virtual Switch in Smartthings, activated through IFTTT). With Smartthings and IFTTT, I could then link my SwitchBot Pusher to my Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote control as well as setup various automation routine too. Just 1 trigger on my Harmony Remote, I could switch on my TV, Music Player and my “manual push button” amplifier, all at once. It works with my Alexa and Google Home too. It is not easy to find Smart Home products that are so versatile and can be easily integrated nowadays.After sales support and Warranty experience:My first gen button pusher encountered some problems with the fingers, I contacted their support through their Facebook page messenger. I got a reply on the same day. Showed them a couple photos and videos of the problem. After verifying the problem with their engineers, without much delay and no further question asked, they offered me a replacement. As I was located in Singapore and Amazon US do not ship to my country during the Covid-19 crisis, I am not able to get the replacement from Amazon US. I informed their customer support about my issues and they immediately made alternative arrangements to send me my replacement. I received my replacement in less than a week after informing them about my issues.Thumbs up! SwitchBot. You guys are great! Looking forward to more of your fantastic products!

  33. DavidDavid

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    great easy to install, works with siri shortcuts , some issues though..

    so these thing are great for some devices that simply cant be made smart like i have a split unit AC and the annoying designers of this daikin split unit put zero ways to make it smart (no infared, no remote; nothing), just has a thermostat in the wall that is annoying and proprietary. so these things made it to that i can just have them push the power button on the AC thermostat to make my AC smart. so thats great and all but there are some issues, i refuse to use alexa or google now i fully commit to siri, so this is really nice for me when normally siri homekit stuff is super costly. it works with siri shortcuts which if made correctly can work with your homekit scenes and be voice controlled. so the issue is that the robotic arm comes down past the bot like way too far like practically half an inch.i have a 3D printer so i was able to print a block that goes under the bot so it can lift it high enough so that the bot doesnt push its self off the wall. but without a 3D printer to compensate its going to be annoying to use these because of how deep past their design they push. you cant merely stick these on the side of the button unless that button is super deep and doesnt have a lot of resistance. otherwise the bot will push so hard it may remove its self from the adhesive. Also there is a coding issue that if you want the same bot to press a single button 2 times it misses the second press sometimes due to connection or latency and the program doesnt allow you to put a “wait” object between each push so it just immediately trys each push and fails most of the time to push the button a second time.I resolved this by adding my TV to the app and putting like a arrow key TV press as a space between the 2 button pushes and it works now. but thats stupid i shouldn’t need to do that to push a button twice. switch bot please include more programming options like delays between button pushes so macros/scenes dont fail.also the hub has pretty crappy range so i needed to buy a second hub just to setup some bots in another room.

  34. syebsyeb

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    FOUR units failed in less than a year! But good customer service. Edit below.

    When they worked it was great but I have four of these and all four failed in less than a year. They no longer connect via Bluetooth or the hub. I did replace the batteries.The instructions to reset are apparently incorrect because nothing happens. For those who try,the instructions say to short press the reset button – but I do that and the green light just stays on and nothing happens.Occasionally the app will recognize one of them but all operations fail.This seems to be a clear software issue either with the bots or the app.Either way I wasted my money with these.Edit: the company reached out to me and asked about my problem. They sent replacements. I will try them out and will update my review if those are good. Added stars start temporarily because now I have working units at least and good customer service.

  35. Rose

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Game changer

    This incredible product has completely transformed our household. With several appliances that are not considered “Smart,” such as ACs and switches, SwitchBot has provided us with effortless and intelligent control over them. The installation process was incredibly straightforward and user-friendly, making it an essential addition to any home.

  36. Stephen AllenStephen Allen

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better than finger bot

    I would make the reset button a little more accessible than having to pop off the cover all the timeI like the programming features on the app as well.

  37. Reyna Quiroz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Easy to use and step up.

  38. Anais ECH

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Practico

    Súper funcional y útil

  39. shredbettyshredbetty

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome remote for humane trapping trigger

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     Ok, full disclosure… I do not use this as intended, not for turning on lights or opening the garage or making coffee. I use this as a remote trigger for trapping cats and kittens for TNVR and rescue. For that, this little device is amazing!It’s little lever is just the right size, shape, strength to hold up the sliding entry door on the tomahawk drop trap and the trucatch traps. The wifi app lets me customize the motion, so the lever just rotates down when I press the on switch, allowing the trap door to slide down to enclose the target cats.This bot is quiet, quick, the battery lasts a long time! And the Bluetooth connection to my phone via the app provides long range functionality and I can operate it anywhere, in industrial parks, risk field, residential neighborhoods, from as far away as 35 yards, around a corner, from inside my vehicle, from inside a building. It’s Bluetooth!I attach it to the traps using a sacrificed pilates medium strength rubber stretch band and two small spring hook clips. The rubber strap secures the smooth plastic bot in place without damaging it.The trap manufacturer offers a remote to do this same thing, but it is bulky, awkward, noisy and slow. Plus theirs costs $150, imports from China on a slow freighter, and burns through the batteries. You also need a clear line of sight as it runs on something not Bluetooth.Instead, I have this little bot and it is now my best trapping tool! I have two and have used them both to simultaneously double drop trap a small colony. The app lets you add as many of the bots as you want and you trigger them independently. These are such a hit around here, I bought 3 for a rescue/trapping group I support, ones for each of their drop traps. Very cool! A must have for anyone doing TNVR or rescue!I’m sure they are great for turning on stuff remotely too 😃

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  40. h

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine, app login name is CASE-SENSITIVE

    works fine, connects via bluetooth, so for simple functionality (ie. press the button in the app to make the device work) i don’t think you need to log into the app. other issue is that it won’t work if the device you’re trying to press is a touchscreen, as those screens (like your smart phone) rely on conducting the small electrical charge from your fingers. did some googling, and it’s really not easy to fake that, so i think this is as good as you’re going to get for basically buying an automated finger.the reason i’m knocking off a star is the app – after creating my account, it booted me off, said i just changed my password (well, i didn’t, i just created it). fine, so i try to log in again, says my sign in info is incorrect. fine, put in my login name to get my username and password reset – says my login name doesn’t exist (email address which i always use). after fiddling with it a couple times, i realized that the login name for the app IS CASE SENSITIVE. are you kidding me? so my username/email with the first letter in caps, is non-existent, but with lowercase, it’s fine. no mention of the login name (not password, but the login name) being case sensitive on the login screen. i see some other reviewers had login issues too, thinking the app simply doesn’t work – your phone probably capitalizes the first letter automatically but perhaps you created the account name with all lowercase. switchbot app devs – ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

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  41. LuisLuis

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    **UPDATED** BEWARE! Low quality batteries installed from factory!

    **UPDATE JUNE 26th, 2023**The seller reached out to me via e-mail and explained that the batteries you get with new devices are certified and custom-made. However, in some cases, the following may occur:- It is possible that Amazon sent items that were returned by other customers (though these are supposed to be unused/brand-new items).- Batteries can naturally drain during storage and transportation, even if unused (in my opinion, items must be in shelves for several months and without the insulation tab for this to happen. Otherwise, they should last at least a few days or weeks, but not being completely dead out of the box).In any case, I was told they will be improving the quality of their batteries based on the feedback they received, and hopefully, new units will start shipping with higher quality batteries.Finally, they offered me a compensation for the extra expenses I incurred (to get new batteries), which showed me that they do care about their customers, so, I’m adding 2 more stars to the overall rating as a sign of appreciation for their support.—————————————————————–Despite SwitchBot recommends using Panasonic batteries only (Panasonic CR2 lithium battery), new units come with low quality batteries from factory that are fully drained by the time you get them.After installing one and getting a low battery warning during setup, I decided to open a new one and was immediately disappointed as I found “Fandom” batteries on both devices, and both of them fully drained. Now I have to order new batteries to get these things to work.

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  42. Product works well!Product works well!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Product works well

    Easy to use, app has schedules which work, sticks on (didn’t face any issue with 3M etc), overall would love to have more of these all over the house….price could have been a tad lower as manual ones cost 5-6$.

  43. T Carlton

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but weak

    My setup used the device itself via bluetooth and not the hub. I used the app to have the device switch on/off at differing times.Pro – The app and its integration to the device is greatCon – The device does not produce enough newtons of pushSo this means for me is it works great on any button that has little resistance and does not work at all on devices that have moderate resistance. In my specific application the device worked great on a light switch but not on a garage door button.I will say that the device tries to work. It basically pushes so hard that the 2 sided bond strip does not hold and the device falls to the floor. And if you tape the device firmly to the wall it cannot push the button enough. Perhaps the garage door button needs more than the devices 8N of force where as the light switch does not. The Amazon listing should have specified the amount of force it could produce as opposed to have to research it when it failed – imo, as I could have measured it before purchasing. So I will use it for something not just what I wanted.

  44. Antony

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Genuinely helpful product, easy to install and use

    I love that it’s affordable, easy to setup and has a very user friendly app. I use it to control my room’s light switch which is kind of at one end of the room so inconvenient to operate especially at night. Genuinely recommend the product to anyone looking for a smart switch control.

  45. Ben Roberts

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Niche, but useful as a last resort

    On the surface this seems like a great solution to a list of home automation problems. But if you do a little more research, almost anything this is designed to do can be done better with other home automation products. Why use a battery powered robot to flip a light switch when you can just use a smart switch, smart bulb, or smart relay? And all of those products can be used remotely without needing a hub if you’re using Wi-Fi instead of ZigBee/Z-Wave. However, for situations where you simply have no other options the Bot can be useful. I used one to trigger a coffee maker when there was simply no other way to start a brew without pushing a button. Even then, the response time of the Bot can leave a lot to be desired. I know it’s using BLE, but I use BLE devices all the time that don’t take five seconds or more to respond to commands.Lastly, what I think would make the entire Switchbot line absolutely killer is if they released ZigBee versions. It shouldn’t require any more power to run, could be more responsive, and could tie into existing home automation systems instead of needing a proprietary hub. It seems like an all around win, which makes me wonder why Bluetooth was ever the first option.A note to Home Assistant users: if you use a Shelly Gen 2 devices like the Shelly Plug, it can be very easily configured to work as a Bluetooth gateway which will operate the Bot without the use of a hub at all.

  46. music lovermusic lover

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! Once Fitted For The Application!

    Purchased a new coffee maker, unfortunately the On/Off rocker switch was not in a position that could accept placement of the Switchbot Bot. So enter good old American ingenuity, I designed and built a simple base bracket to mount the Bot to. I had a flat piece of sheet metal and aluminum “L” angle from a previous project, and built a metal base with bracket to accept the Switchbot Bot, painted the base bracket to match the coffee maker with paint also left over from a previous project. In the end it worked out well because I wasn’t really thrilled about securing it directly to the coffee maker.Setting up the Switchbot had 1 little hiccup. It paired immediately, however the software did not update. I set a schedule in the app, and it seemed to accept it, however when I opened the app a few hours later to test it, the schedule was missing and the Bot was not recognized.So, I opened up the Bot and pressed the reset switch in the corner of the battery compartment, and the device is now working flawlessly. I have numerous other Switchbot devices that have worked flawlessly over the last 2 years. I’m sold on Switchbot!!

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  47. T. Chuang

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with toggle switch…

    I was looking for something to remotely turn on my pc (just cannot do the WOL). This device, yes, can do the job. You would need the hub in order to control it via Wifi; otherwise, it is short-range Bluetooth control only. It takes some time to finish the installation with app configuration.It seems to be working fine after the setup. It does the job of button pushing; however, it is a great pity that it does not work with toggle switch! OMG, there are tons of toggle switches in this country and this device is not compatible.The hub can control infra-red controlled devices and this is a really good thing and it is a justified cause for the investment of the hub. The entire setup works with Google Home and IFTTT; it surely gains some more scores, too.

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  48. Mrs. Woolridge

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    No more sitting in the dark!

    In my office I have something blocking the sensor so when I am in there it constantly cuts off. With this new little tool I can tap my phone and “Let there be light” I love it!

  49. Juan

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    it works with flaws

    it does work but it seems to lose connection all the time. the schedule function works 90% of the time, so sometimes it would require you to open the app and turn it off manually. it is quite noisy as well. So overall it works because it offers a feature no other brand does, but its not perfect.

  50. Jack Miller

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is awesome

    All I wanted was to able to link my Chamberlain garage door with Android auto so that I could operate my garage door hands free when I got close to my house but was still outside of homelink RF range.The MyQ app isnt compatible with Android auto so i resorted to creating an IFTT scene however the security features of MyQ will only allow you to close your garage door and not open it.This totally solved the problem and all of the headaches. I simply attached the switchbot to an unused garage door clicker. You could just as easily attach to the wall mounted opener in the garage though. It was then super simple to create a google scene that linked into Android auto both with a voice command from steering wheel and also an icon on the android auto display on the cars main infotainment screen.Solution works flawlessly and I wish had just done this in the first place.Note that you also need to purchase a switchbot hub to achieve this result. The product listing clearly states you need a hub but I saw a number of negative reviews from people who didn’t read that part. The hub is cheap and takes 30 seconds to install.Giving this product and solution a huge thumbs up.Updating review as just found another use for a second switchbot.My second scenario was for an oil filled radiator in my sunroom which doesn’t have a heating vent. What I wanted was very simple. A radiator to come on at 0600 and take the chill off while the main heating system was heating the rest of the house. Finding a smart radiator is next to impossible so I had to get creative. My first thought was to throw a smart plug onto an existing radiator that I had with mechanical switches but the mechanical thermostat was incredibly inaccurate. Next thought was to use same smart plug with a digital radiator I had but like most digital heaters in the event of power supply interruption they return to standby state meaning a smart plus was no use.Welcome switchbot #2. Simply attached the switchbot to the front of the radiator where the digital controls are so that it physically presses the power on button. Then added a schedule so that it turns on every morning at 0600 and off every night at 2100. That way I’m not paying to heat the sunroom all night long when then main house heating is set to a much lower temperature.The things are so versatile and really in bridging the gap where we are at the moment between some devices being available as smart and others not so much. Pretty sure that within a month or 2 I will find another use for switchbot #3

  51. MDD

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Has so much potential

    These little switchbox devices are great, unless you want to use it on an on&off push down (and pull up for purposes of the bot) switch. Our ACs are older and require a press push down on and off functionality. The switchbox is great for the press down, but not the pull up. The reason for this is because the manufacturer did not think of these (or any other) types of switches. The little adhesive pull up pad provided is not good at all. The wire can extends, causing the line to be too long to actually finish the pulling function. I even tried using two switch bots and that was just not doable due to configurations. Switchbot also recommends using these sticky pads for this very function, but also did take into consideration the different pad sizes or even adhesive capabilities etc. This is such a design flaw for a product that has so much potential. My recommendation is for the manufacture to look into providing optional heads to use, as these little switchbox could do way more than just push and pull soft light fixtures. In their other products, they seem to think of this, but not the switchbot bot. I highly recommend they consider this.

  52. Itsme

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be a little stronger

    Anyone who owns a Jura Coffee machine knows they’re fantastic but have a glaring flaw: No scheduled on/off feature.I chose to try the switch bot first as it seems to have the more robust ecosystem and app. The app was easy to use but while testing over Bluetooth the in-app button worked only about 70-80% of the time from 2’ away.Unfortunately the switch bot DOES not have the strength or arm size to press the button on the Jura Z10 and I would guess the E6 either. The button sits slightly recessed and requires a “click.” I tried extending the arm and raising the button with a small piece of rubber padding and in the end it just wasn’t strong enough.It is a clever idea. This swing arm vs the other style means this is more suitable for a wall light switch where you may physically want to use the switch but I would go with the other brand (that has a physics button on it) for instances like coffee machines or appliances.

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  53. TheSharkTheShark

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Button Pusher! Requires Hub to Work with Alexa.

    First, let me say this company really does try to ensure your satisfaction with their device. They want you to be happy with your purchase. Customer Service was very accommodating.This button pusher works really well with Bluetooth from your phone. However, if you plan on using it with Alexa, you will need to buy the hub device they recommend. It took a little bit to get it set up on my network with the hub, but now it works flawlessly.What I would like to see with this device in the future is wifi incorporated into the button pusher device itself. Wifi capabilities are already engineered into light bulbs. I am positive wifi capabilities could be incorporated into the button pusher without increasing the footprint too much. This would also allow you to incorporate more button pushers into your home automation network.

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  54. Ska

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 1 year and 2 months!

    It’s a great product but ours stopped working and had a glitch! We were just outside the warranty period and couldn’t replace.

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  55. Amazon Customer

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT remote!

    See below for my original review. I originally left a 1 star review as I felt the item title and listing did not accurately depict that this is not a fully “smart” object on it’s own. It does allow you to operate the device within bluetooth range, but you can not operate it fully remotely, without either an additional device from the company or building your own and using their API. So rather than $30, you will need to spend $95 (at current prices on Amazon) to remotely push a button when away from home (or wherever else you are using the switchbot).Customer service reached out to me after seeing the original review and offered to send me, free of charge, the device that turns this into a truly remote button pusher. I received it promptly, set up was easy, and it works smoothly and as expected. The customer service rep also said they had made some changes to the listing to try making it a little more clear what this device can and can’t do.I still think it’s a bit confusing, and again, am disappointed the company does not make the Switchbot fully remote from the start, again, especially considering you can get smart outlets and lightbulbs that are fully remote, integrate with homekit/etc. for $10 or even less (vs. $95). I hope they can update this product in the future so that 2 devices are not needed to do what these other devices can do in just 1 device.___I assumed this would be like any other “smart” item where you can control the device from the app, wherever you are. Not so. This item should really be called “Bluetooth button pusher,” not smart button pusher.It ONLY works via Bluetooth. Meaning, it can only operate when you are in the vicinity of the device. If you are looking for something to push or switch a button remotely (in my use case- turning on a PC while away from home), as I imagine most folks who purchase this are- you’re out of luck. Turns out you must separately buy a $40 hub to enable that functionality. Or if you’re handy, you can program your own hub with a raspberry pi. But even that turns what should’ve been a simple, works right out of the package purchase into something a lot more time intensive.“Smart” lightbulbs, smart outlets, etc. are $10 these days and operate *truly* remotely out of the box. SwitchBot has no excuse for not doing the same for this device, and it comes off as a bait and switch by not being clear that this is merely a Bluetooth device, and forcing you to pay a total of $70 for the functionality you expected with the original purchase.

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  56. OrcatrainerOrcatrainer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Convert your dumb light switches into smart ones the easy way.

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     Since I was annoyed by my graphic card’s RGB lights on while gaming in the dark, but not willing to install yet another program that will take lot of computer’s resources to turn those OFF, I decided to go with this Switchbot system. Of course, it only works if your graphic card is equipped with a RGB ON/OFF button like mine did.The SwitchBot Bot couldn’t be simpler. The Bluetooth-only device is about the size of a pillbox and features a tiny, telescoping arm that pops out of the center of one side before retreating into the unit. The arm can only extend a couple millimeters, which means it can flip a rocker-style light switch, or any other “press style” switches.A bit more about this device:It’s universal, and works well with just about any rocker switch and button of any appliance. It’s also a smart Bluetooth button pusher for your smart home. It supports Press mode/Switch mode/custom mode. With the included add-on sticker, switch mode helps to turn your light on/off.And of course, it’s easy to install and set up – Tape it right next to a rocker switch or button with a (included) 3M sticker in 5 seconds. No swapping, no tools are required. Easy App operation within Bluetooth range. Used twice a day, the battery is supposed to lasts approximately 600 days. Still, will have to test that though and see if true.While the Bot is clearly focused on light switches, if you have another device with a button in just the right place, like I did with my graphic card RGB, the Bot might work with it, too. I was able to get the Bot to work with turning ON/OFF my RGB without any problem (see video). Some other user may see another use for it on their coffee machine, or any other devices that are not “smart”, but do have a simple button on them.

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  57. Mandy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    An easier way to wake up in the morning

    I like to sleep in complete darkness. But also have difficulty waking up in the morning. These make it a lot easier to wake up in the morning as I can have my curtains open and let the sunlight wake me up. They over a “quiet” setting but I haven’t tried it since these are pretty much my alarm now. It is a bit annoying to have to schedule both of my curtains to open at the same time. I have two separate windows and curtains and even though they are both in the same room there doesn’t seem to be a way to connect the two so I only have to go into the schedule once. But that’s a minor detail for me

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  58. MichaelMichael

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works!

    This solution for button pressing seemed kind of silly to me at first but had been working reliably for some time on my bug trap. I also got the Hub Mini but it’s a little overkill since I don’t ever manually operate it or change the schedule.

  59. Z. E.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won’t stay connected, no warranty.

    Update, 2023-08-15:So, I have two updates, and I’m upping the review to two stars (for now) as a result.The first is that I was eventually able to get the unit to reset, but after it did it went from showing that the battery still had a full charge remaining, to saying that it was nearly dead.Replacing the batteries on both units with new Energizer CR2 batteries seems to have gotten things working much better, at least so far, but I’d really love some answers on why the batteries shipped with the bots appear to have been defective.The second bit of news is that someone from SwitchBot reached out yesterday, offering warranty coverage and help trying to resolve the issue.That would have normally been enough, especially with the above, to raise this above 2 stars.Except… The language on the website is still the same, and it’s unambiguous.It isn’t acceptable to only offer warranty coverage to people who write negative reviews.I have passed along my update, my question on the batteries, and a request for some kind of timeline for getting the language on the website updated, and I will update the review with any updates that I get back from them.Original review:When I first got the two units, there was a weird connection issue.Added them to the app, and the hub I bought to go with, then a short while later, they both dropped off.Ended up going through the firmware recovery process, and then everything worked fine.It is now the 30th, and the return window ended on the 24th.And one of the two has again dropped off. Non-responsive in the app, triggering a reset doesn’t fix it.Alright, hold down the reset button, remove the battery, put it back in, release the reset button.Go through the firmware recovery process again.And… Nope, still not showing up.Alright, time to open a warranty case, right?> Our warranty policy applies only to SwitchBot products that were purchased via our official store. If you purchased SwitchBot products from another platform or channel, please contact the corresponding platform directly for further assistance.> Ships from Amazon> Sold by WootOh.I bought it now, off the buy box on Amazon.So, _maybe_ going through the recovery process yet again will do… Something. At least for a little while. Maybe.But if not, I have a paperweight, with no product support, and no warranty.The other bot, immediately next to it, is still working. The hub is still working.But this isn’t exactly a great experience.

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  60. Gabriel L. De Mattos

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Underpowered but it works

    For buttons with simple shapes that need minimal force, this product works well. Also, I’ve noticed a 1.5-second delay upon pressing from the app.I tried using it on my dog’s collar remote, specifically for the sound function. While it does make contact, the force applied is insufficient for effective activation. A workaround I found was placing a small square on the button, though its success varies based on its placement.I appreciate the concept behind this product. However, a sturdier version with plug-in capability would be ideal.

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