Black Friday Bonanza! The Samsung SmartThings Hub is now only £50
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, Black Friday 2017, of course! Deals abound, and Amazon has delivered shoppers the gift of a cheap Samsung SmartThings Hub, so you can really call your home ‘smart’. For only £49.99, you can buy the Samsung SmartThings Hub from Amazon.
The Internet of Things (IOT) has meant that we can finally turn anything on by a tap of a button on our phones, from the lights, to the heating, to the security cameras that protect our homes from theft. The thing is though, if you’ve recently purchased a bunch of smart devices, you’ll notice that they all come with their own apps. A lot of these devices are unable to speak to each other which reduces their full potential. What’s the point of having a bunch of connected devices that aren’t being put to full use?
This is where Samsung’s SmartThings Hub comes in. Working as a central command centre that loops all of your devices into one simple box, you can simplify your life by connecting everything together.
The Samsung SmartThings Hub works by connecting to your router through the use of an Ethernet cable, and supports most types of “smart” devices, whether they connect via Wi-Fi or the low-power wireless ZigBee or Z-Wave standards. The chances are, your IOT devices will work with the SmartThings Hub but even if one of your devices isn’t compatible, what sets SmartThings apart from other hubs is that the support for it can be developed by you or the SmartThings community of developers.
The associated SmartThings Hub app, though, is the really clever feature of Samsung’s device. Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, the app can make futuristic things happen. By scanning your house for smart systems, the app allows you to simply tap on the ones you want to connect. You’re then able to group your devices into rooms, like the kitchen or the lounge and assign events to each room or group of devices. Combining these events together can create spectacular events. For instance, you could program your SmartThings Hub to turn on the lights when your smart-alarm rings, then brew you a coffee as soon as you step into the bathroom, so it’s ready for you when you get to the kitchen. The possibilities are endless.
With Amazon halving the price of the SmartThings Hub for Black Friday, you’d be silly not to take advantage of it, especially if you have a lot of IOT devices or plan to invest in some for the future.