The Logitech Pop smart button joins Apple's platform

Above Logitech Pop Home Switch

Above Logitech Pop Home Switch

The HomeKit-enabled Pop will be available in the near future; Logitech will sell it as a starter pack for $59, which includes one button and the bridge; additional buttons will cost $39. That's where the Pop Smart Button comes in.

The Pop Smart Buttons, a suite of smart-home ready accessories launched last year, previously offered compatibility with compatible with most smart home brands including Phillips, LIFX, Sonos, Harmony, and Belkin. Nonetheless, the POP button is about the get a lot more exciting, as it is receiving integration with Apple's HomeKit platform.

A new Apple HomeKit accessory can help you control your entire smart house with the tap of a button. They've always been programmable, so you can go into the Pop app and make them send commands to a variety of different connected devices. Whether turning down the lights to get ready for bed or opening your smart blinds to expose some daylight, POP gives easy control to the whole family.

The new Logitech Pop Smart Button Kit will set you back $60 and will be available "soon" - exclusively through Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores. The POP Smart Button can also be used with non-HomeKit devices, like Sonos wireless music systems, or Logitech Harmony hub-based remote controls by using the companion Logitech POP app. And existing Logitech Pop owners are getting a software update - users will be able to control Osram Lighting, Hunter Douglas Shades, and Lutron. Availability in other retailers will come later this year.

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Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people's lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about.

With the new "next generation" incarnation, Logitech and Apple are combining their respective smarts to open up more possibilities for creating a connected home.

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