Fibaro today announced a new version of its popular Z-Wave control device called, "The Button," which will work with Apple's HomeKit products.

The Button, which is less than two inches in size, is a new battery-powered multi-touch HomeKit device that is designed to allow users to activate a HomeKit scene.

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No bridge, hub, or gateway is required to use The Button, allowing it to integrate with any HomeKit setup. The Button can be programmed with up to three different actions activated with a single click, two clicks, or a long press.

When pressed, The Button has a buzz feature that provides audible feedback and confirmation of which scene was activated via a single buzz, a double buzz, or a long buzz.

Available in red, white, and black, The Button will be available for purchase for $59.99 starting during the first quarter of 2018. Additional colors will be introduced later in the year.

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purplehaze0 Avatar
80 months ago
One for Kim , one for Donald.
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EatinPonies Avatar
80 months ago
I'm confused. I already have HomeKit light my house up when I return home. I can shut it all down when I leave. I can tell HomeKit "good night" and it will prepare for bed time.

...All *with my voice* on my watch or my phone and not returning to hit a button somewhere. Why do we need this?
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mabhatter Avatar
80 months ago
Who DOESN’T need a friendly Big Red Button?

Just waiting for my HomeKit compatible Volcano Island and Sharks with Fricken Lasers.
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parseckadet Avatar
80 months ago
Because it has nothing to do with Z-Wave. The author just used it to mention that Fibaro has had something like this for years in their Z-Wave version and now they made a HomeKit version of this previously Z-Wave product.

So it's simply and only a HomeKit product.
So lazy reporting, got it.
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JosephAW Avatar
80 months ago
I already have my "Easy" button from staples
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