IDevices wall dimmer first impressions

Cupertino, January 16, 2022

I received 12x [iDevices Dimmer Switches]( Black Friday for $ 50 each and I replaced the light switches in my house. Wirecutter had described them as too expensive, so I hoped that was the biggest downside? May be? I've seen very little talk about these devices. Like everyone else, I want something as reliable as Lutron Cassette, but looking damn normal. Excuse me. They look normal. They've been reliable ... for the last 48 hours. I have a few, uh, grievances, but none of them are so bad that I'd rather take any other product. Disadvantages: 1. HomeKit is tough now. The pairing requires 2 iOS devices, so you can use 1 to manually configure wifi through iOS wifi settings, and the other to pair the homekit and actually bring it home. If someone else receives "Unable to associate" messages immediately, there is a solution and it's not that bad. Since these are hubless wifi devices, I had to do the little dance 12 times. 2. Pressing the main toggle button doesn't feel great. There's a click, but the button doesn't hit the bottom fast enough after that click, so it's not clear by instinct if the click exactly corresponds to the button's activation. 3. Probably due to gesture recognition, there is a 10 ms delay in activating the lights. If you hold down the button while waiting for the lights, you activate one of the gestures itself, raising the brightness from zero, which is not what anyone would expect from a "normal look" light switch. 4. All features are available for homekit. For example, it is configured as a double switch, in which one of the lights is the light fixture connected and the other is the built-in LED lamp. For me, this complicates the Home app too much. For someone else who wants to use these things to show the weather, maybe it's great. I'd like to change some settings in iDevices and keep HomeKit easier.

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