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Samsung introduces a new smart home hub with built-in wireless charging and quick access to routines: Features and more

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Samsung unveiled SmartThings Station at CES 2023, a user-friendly and low-cost smart home hub that also serves as a fast charging station. At the event, Samsung also announced new Dolby Atmos soundbars powered by Q-Symphony.

Samsung launches SmartThings Station to improve your smart home experience

SmartThings Station

The new, simple-to-use smart home hub enables simple control and interoperability of multiple connected devices. Users of the SmartThings Station can automate a variety of aspects of their home. They can create routines that make their lives easier while also saving energy, such as making it simple to turn off lights and appliances. 

Simple to use: pop-up pairing with a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone, and you can pair and use it with a simple scan of a QR code (only for Matter devices). 
App for SmartThings: A smart home hub connects thermostats, lighting, and power outlets to the smart home server, allowing them to work together. SmartThings Station automates app routines in SmartThings while eliminating the need for physical device control.

Smart Button on the SmartThings Station

By pressing the Smart Button on the SmartThings Station, users can activate a SmartThings app-created routine. Customers can activate up to three different routines by pressing the smart button briefly, longly, or twice. Routines can also be set up using the SmartThings app, whether the user is at home or away.

SmartThings Find

SmartThings Station integrates with Samsung’s asset tracking service, SmartThings Find. Double-pressing the smart button activates a nearby phone, making it easier to locate.

  • Samsung Galaxy users can use SmartThings Station to keep track of their registered devices, which can range from smartphones, tablets, watches, and earphones to keys or a wallet with a Galaxy SmartTag or SmartTag+ attached. 
  • SmartThings Station locates smart devices or tags around the home and alerts users when a tag or device departs or returns by scanning for devices.

A Fast Charging Pad

The SmartThings Station can charge devices wirelessly with up to 15 W of power. Because it accommodates people’s schedules and routines, fast charging is an inspiring feature to include in a smart home hub. Users can choose to be notified when charging is complete, allowing them to resume where they left off in a game or charge another device.

Availability

SmartThings Station costs $60 (approximately Rs. 4,965) and will be available in black or white in the United States and Korea beginning in early February 2023.

At the announcement, Samsung Electronics’ Executive Vice President and Head of SmartThings, Device Platform Center, Jaeyeon Jung, said:

Having a smarter home shouldn’t be complicated or expensive. So we wanted to create SmartThings Station as a simple, reliable and expandable smart home hub. The number of devices in a connected home continues to grow, especially in light of the recent Matter standard launch. We’re proud to play a role in making it easier to embrace this exciting technology.


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