Ecobee’s new voice-powered light switch moves closer to whole-home Alexa
Canadian smart home tech maker, Ecobee is best known for their connected thermostats, which are one of Nest’s strongest competitors.
The launch of their newest product, the ecobee Switch+ offers full compatibility with Alexa, HomeKit and Assistant for remote voice control. The new light switch includes Alexa Voice Service and far-field voice detection microphone that essentially puts an Echo speaker in your wall wherever you have a light switch handy. It should work with most standard light switches, although not 2-way switches where multiple switches control the same light or lights. (TechDad would be happy to properly install this for you!)
The Switch+ is now available for pre-order from ecobee for $99 and through select retail partners including Amazon. In-store availability and shipping starts on March 26.