Early Bird Pricing on Smart-Made-Simple Automated Light Switch Still Available for a Limited Time
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Mar. 4, 2015 – Switchmate, a hardware startup dedicated to producing the simplest possible smart-home products, today reached its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 and is officially starting production of its first product, the Switchmate smart switch. The device is a light automation solution that requires no rewiring or deconstruction – it snaps magnetically onto any standard switchplate, allowing users to flip the switch via their mobile device. Switchmate was backed by over 600 people and sold over 1,500 units within the first 36 hours, and is expected to ship in Q4 of 2015.
“We’re thrilled to reach our goal the day after we launched.” said Switchmate founder Daniel Peng. “It’s a testament to our mission of making home automation simple. It’s why we founded Switchmate, and we’re happy to see that our backers are as excited about that as we are.”
Elegantly designed with a clean white faceplate and a single push-button, Switchmate can affix to any standard toggle or rocker light switch, and uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to enable users to control the switch via the Switchmate companion app. Users can turn their switches on and off at will, or schedule their lights to turn on and off at pre-set times. A Switchmate-empowered light switch can also be turned on and off manually, to avoid dependency on a given mobile device.
Switchmate is available for pre-order until April 1st – get yours today on Indiegogo for as low as $30 USD each.
Switchmate, founded in 2014, is a Palo Alto-based startup dedicated to making the simplest smart home devices on the market. Their first product is a smart light switch that requires no rewiring or installation. The device is a sleek, minimalist lighting solution that snaps magnetically over standard switch plates, instantly turning them into smart switches. The Switchmate companion app allows users to turn lights on and off, on schedule or on demand, from their smart phone. Switchmate raised their first round of investment from PejmanMar Ventures and is a Highway 1 and StartX portfolio company.
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