SwitchBot – Teaching old Switches and Buttons new tricks

The SwitchBot Bots are small, battery-operated, Internet-of-Things (IoT) robotic switch (or button) presser. In short, it is a device with a robotic arm that physically toggle a switch or press a button. It can be triggered via Bluetooth LE or voice assistants (e.g. Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri) when operated with the SwitchBot Hub Mini. The SwitchBot Bot retails for US$29. At this price, you can teach old mechanical switches new tricks – that is, to be IoT like their newer smart switch counterparts.

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