MacRumors Giveaway: Win a HomePod Mini and Smart Button From TUO

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with accessory company TUO to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a HomePod mini and a Matter-compatible TUO Smart Button to go along with it.

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Priced at $34.95, TUO Smart Button is a simple accessory that is able to activate any of your home automations with the press of a button. TUO is the first Matter-certified Smart Button that supports Thread.

With Matter integration, it can be added to a HomeKit setup so long as you have an Apple Matter hub, which includes the HomePod 2, ‌HomePod mini‌, and Apple TV 4K. Thread allows for better connectivity and interaction with other Thread-enabled products as long as you have a Thread border router. In the ‌HomeKit‌ ecosystem, the ‌HomePod‌ 2, ‌HomePod mini‌, and the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K (latest $149 model) have Border router support, as do many other ‌HomeKit‌ devices.

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The Smart Button has a simple, straightforward design and it can be placed anywhere in the home. It comes with a magnetic wall plate and a set of stickers that you can add to denote what the button does. Because it's so compact (about an inch and a half), it is unassuming and blends well with decor.

While there's a single button, it supports a total of three gestures, including a single press, a double press, and a long press. That means three separate actions or automations can be activated with the TUO Smart Button. According to TUO, the button can even be used as an "unofficial" doorbell when it's set up to play a sound on a connected smart speaker.

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Automations in ‌HomeKit‌ can encompass several actions, like turning off all of the lights in one room at a time, so the TUO Smart Button offers quite a bit of flexibility with the three button options. The entire top part of the TUO can be pressed down, so it is easy to activate your automations even with the small size of the device.

The TUO Smart Button uses a CR2032 battery that is able to last around a year depending on how much the button is used. Aside from Thread, it is also able to connect to a ‌HomeKit‌ setup using Bluetooth. If you don't have ‌HomeKit‌, or have a home with multiple smart home platforms, the Smart Button also works with other Matter-supported systems.

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We have five TUO Smart Buttons and five ‌HomePod mini‌ speakers to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner(s) and send the prize(s). You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (October 20) at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 27. The winners will be chosen randomly on or shortly after October 27 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Top Rated Comments

klasma Avatar
6 weeks ago
The price is kinda steep for a button, but it’s commendable that it’s using replaceable batteries.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
6 weeks ago

Coming in hot with the "does anyone really win these??" post...

I ('') don't ('') know ('') if ('') anyone ('') would ('') believe ('') the ('') answer ('') anyway ('')...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yoheywut Avatar
6 weeks ago
Pretty expensive. You can order a roll of NFC stickers for much cheaper. Just have to hold your phone up to it to trigger it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
6 weeks ago
Finally, my house can have its own Action Button.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BeerDrinkerDan Avatar
6 weeks ago
Coming in hot with the "does anyone really win these??" post...

Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SamGabbay Avatar
6 weeks ago
Fun fact: these are awesome.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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