Samsung’s latest invention- SmartThings Station, continues to remind you of its existence in your smart homes. Are you willing to make your home smarter than it already is with so many advanced gadgets? Well, look no further than the Samsung SmartThings Station.
This SmartThings Station is one of the best multifunctional devices that act as an always-on device scanner for SmartThings Find, as a smart home button, a Thread border router, and also as a Matter controller.
This device is a great buy if you are willing to make a smart home and prefer to use Samsung products, particularly a Galaxy phone. While this will function as a SmartThings, smart button, and also a wireless charger with any phone brand, it won’t be as appealing.
The device’s look is similar to any charging pads that are already available in the market. Specifically, it has 2 status lights on one of its sides. One status light is for the hub itself, while the other one lights up for wireless charging. The SmartThings Station supports Thread, Matter, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It can easily connect to most smart gadgets, including plugs, bulbs, TVs, thermostats, etc.
Moreover, this device also functions as a Zigbee controller. Do you want additional Z-wave connectivity? In that case, you must invest in a separate SmartThings Hub by Aeotec. Nevertheless, it’s worth mentioning that some of the popular connected gadgets, such as the Hue Smart Bulbs by Philips, already use Zigbee. So, it’s a valid protocol to have on hand with a lot of support.
The Samsung SmartThings Station is not only a hub for smart homes, but it also functions as a finder to enable you to locate other Samsung devices that you own, such as the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Buds. Also, if you have marked any other gadgets with a Samsung SmartTag Bluetooth tracker, this Station would help to find them too.
The maximum wireless charging capacity is 15 watts. It is advisable that you charge your devices as instructed by plugging them into an adapter with an appropriate wattage. You may use a 25-Watt adapter, but it’s wise not to go beyond this. Also, if you are using an adapter below 15 watts, the device’s yellow light charging indicator will start blinking.
Last but not least, the Station can power your watch, phone, earphones, and any other Qi-compatible gadget (up to 15W). This is a brilliant idea because you’ll need the Station close by so you can press its button, which also makes it close by so you can leave a device there to charge. You will receive a message when the charge is complete so you can pick it up.
The SmartThings Station has a button because Samsung believes that this is a gadget that should be kept within easy reach. Each of the three mappable button actions, pressed, held, and double-pressed can be configured to start a different procedure.
SmartThings is one of the best automation platforms that enables you to connect gadgets from different brands and utilize them in automation and scenes. Also, setting up the device using Matter’s admin platform is simple and quick. So, all these innovative and versatile features of the SmartThings Station make it a great addition to your smart home.