For this week's giveaway, we've partnered with accessories company TUO to offer MacRumors readers the opportunity to win a HomePod mini and a TUO Smart Button that is compatible with Matter. Priced at $34.95, the TUO Smart Button is a simple accessory that allows you to easily control your home automation with a single touch. It is the first Smart Button certified for Matter and supports Thread.
If you have an Apple Matter hub like the HomePod 2, HomePod mini, or Apple TV 4K, you can integrate the TUO Smart Button into your HomeKit setup. Thread provides improved connectivity and interaction with other Thread-compatible products when you have a Thread border router. The HomePod 2, HomePod mini, and Apple TV 4K (latest $149 model) in the HomeKit ecosystem support border router support, along with many other HomeKit devices.
The TUO Smart Button features a sleek and simple design that can be placed anywhere in your home. It comes with a magnetic wall plate and a set of stickers to indicate the button's functions. Despite its compact size of approximately one and a half centimeters, the button supports three gestures: single press, double press, and long press. This means you can activate three separate actions or automations with the TUO Smart Button.
According to TUO, the button can even be used as an "unofficial" doorbell that plays a sound on a connected smart speaker. With its three-button options, the TUO Smart Button offers great flexibility for automations in HomeKit, such as turning off all the lights in a room at once.
The top portion of the TUO can be easily pressed down, making it effortless to activate your automations despite the device's small size. The Smart Button uses a CR2032 battery that lasts approximately one year, depending on usage. It can connect to your HomeKit setup via Bluetooth in addition to Thread. If you don't have HomeKit or use multiple smart home platforms, the Smart Button also works with other Matter-supported systems.
We have five TUO Smart Buttons and five HomePod mini speakers to give away to lucky MacRumors readers. To enter and have a chance to win, simply use the widget below and provide your email address. Your email address will only be used for contact purposes to reach the winner(s) and deliver the prize(s). You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.
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The contest begins today (October 20) at 9:00 AM Pacific Time and ends at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on October 27. Winners will be randomly selected on or shortly after October 27 and contacted via email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide their shipping address before new winners are chosen.
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