This wireless remote allows users to manage and control scenes for lighting, entertainment, security, and temperature in the Home app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch via Bluetooth or Thread. Support for Thread will be available post-launch.
"The magic of this product is in its simplicity," says Karl Jonsson, senior director of product management, Wemo. "We are also very invested in the future of Connected Home over IP (CHIP) and continue to be aligned with its belief that smart home devices should be secure, reliable, and seamless to use."
Designed for easy automation using long-press and short-press functions, the Wemo Stage activates up to six customized HomeKit scenes (i.e. movie night, bedtime, energy saving) for a tailored home environment. An alternative option to in-app controls and experiences, the Wemo Stage Scene Controller provides users with a physical accessory dedicated to controlling the various HomeKit-enabled devices in their home such as lighting, locks, and thermostats.
The Wemo Stage includes a self-adhesive faceplate for easy mounting anywhere with no hardware installation required, and a magnetic slot for the scene controller to click into place so it can be used as a replacement wall switch or portable remote control. The Wemo Stage can also be used with standard Decora faceplates.
Pricing and Availability:
The Wemo Stage Scene Controller is now available to purchase for $49.99 USD.