There are myriad devices like the Philips Hue that may be controlled with a smartphone, but how about just… a switch? A company called Avi-on was thinking the identical thing, so it created a movable Bluetooth dimmer switch that simply sticks to your wall with none holes or wiring. It can be utilized to regulate a number of GE-branded Bluetooth devices, like its Smart Bulbs and indoor and outdoor plugs. The system doesn’t require a hub, and Avi-on claims the switch’s battery will last “multi-years.” Should you do want to make use of a smartphone instead, the company also has iOS and Android apps, with features like timers, scheduling and smart device grouping.
For now, buying one isn’t quite as simple as flicking a switch. The product is currently in the development and crowdfunding stage, though Avi-on says it’s going to go into production at the top of this year. Rather than Kickstarter or another funding site, Avi-on has elected to go it alone on the white label Tilt Open platform. If you are willing to back it, the early bird starter kit is $59 for a switch and GE dimmer plug, with complete kits for small homes running $399.