Samsung SmartThings Hub £59.99 at Currys
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Samsung SmartThings Hub £59.99 at Currys

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Usually 99.99. Not *quite* as cheap as the Black Friday offers but still pretty good! I have one and setting up with an old tablet and ActionTiles it’s great as a hub!
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Thank you, heat added 😊
Is this the 1st or 2nd gen? Is there such thing as 1st and 2nd gen?
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Alllfff37 m ago

Is this the 1st or 2nd gen? Is there such thing as 1st and 2nd gen?


Not sure but this is the same as mine and I’d guess that’s the ‘newest’ version
It’s the 2nd gen
timtim861 h, 34 m ago

Not sure but this is the same as mine and I’d guess that’s the ‘newest’ ver …Not sure but this is the same as mine and I’d guess that’s the ‘newest’ version


Thanks. Just reserved in my local currys. Will have it under the tree and act surprised. Merry Christmas
Tempted, but then do I need it? No.
Would I like it? Yes.

That's £59.99 saved then
Edited by: "anthony69" 23rd Dec 2017
anthony696 m ago

Tempted, but then do I need it? No. Would I like it? Yes.That's £59.99 …Tempted, but then do I need it? No. Would I like it? Yes.That's £59.99 saved then


You'll save £40 if you buy it today rather than £100 in a couple of months, when you realise you need one
I've got Alexa, Hue, evohome, LightwavrRf and Sonos so I definitely like things that are smart. As hard as I try though, I just cannot see a good reason/use case to justify my buying into this.

Has anyone got a link to some clever recipes for these that ITTT doesn't already cover?
Any advantage having this if I already have a raspberry pi with home assistant and a z wave USB stick?
Will wait for it to drop to £49.99 as back in Nov
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bikeydz15 m ago

Will wait for it to drop to £49.99 as back in Nov


That was Black Friday, who knows if it will go back to that.

It is really great as a ‘central’ controller for all your smartthings. The more I figure out the more interesting it gets. ActionTiles is great to make a home remote out of a tablet. I have only crappy electric heaters and I’ve used this with SONOFF switches to make them remote controlled.
I picked up the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit from Very for £99.99 (pretty much the same price everywhere), but as a new customer I got a £30 credit on an £80+ spend, so only £69.99 for the lot - now that's a bargain!
I picked one up during BF, £50. At this moment in time, this is the best hub out there! If you want to use Philips hue bulbs but don't want the hue bridge, you can use Smartthings hub, if you want to use Ikeas Tradfri bulbs without the hub, smartthings will get the job done. If you want to use the awful Hive thermostat with Google home, smartthings will make the Hive hub obey! I've personally tested with all 3 aforementioned products and all work perfectly. Smartthings is the one hub to rule them all, and in the darkness make them it's b!tch
Wezi12 h, 2 m ago

I picked one up during BF, £50. At this moment in time, this is the best …I picked one up during BF, £50. At this moment in time, this is the best hub out there! If you want to use Philips hue bulbs but don't want the hue bridge, you can use Smartthings hub, if you want to use Ikeas Tradfri bulbs without the hub, smartthings will get the job done. If you want to use the awful Hive thermostat with Google home, smartthings will make the Hive hub obey! I've personally tested with all 3 aforementioned products and all work perfectly. Smartthings is the one hub to rule them all, and in the darkness make them it's b!tch


Thoughts on the Tradfri Bulbs compared to Hue?
Craig_Winchurch2 h, 22 m ago

Thoughts on the Tradfri Bulbs compared to Hue?


I got Phillips Hue on 3 for 2 from Argos, worked out to a few pennies shy of £30 for 3. Tradfri are about £9 each. On paper this should be a no brainer, Phillips hue ftw? However, having installed and used both, for me, personally, the extra 200 lumens the Tradfri give (approx 1000 over the Philip's 800) made them the better choice for me. Another point on this, if you want cool white light (approx 7000k) over warm light which both the sets I tried were (approx 2700k) then you'll have to shell out a whole lot more for the Phillips Hue, Ikeas Tradfri come in at £15, again just shy of 1000 lumens.

Tradfri have got a bit of a bad rep due to packaging (really?),, the api not being available to third parties and pairing is apparently a ball ache. But, for the smartthings user, these are non issues
Edited by: "Wezi" 24th Dec 2017
Wezi10 h, 13 m ago

I got Phillips Hue on 3 for 2 from Argos, worked out to a few pennies shy …I got Phillips Hue on 3 for 2 from Argos, worked out to a few pennies shy of £30 for 3. Tradfri are about £9 each. On paper this should be a no brainer, Phillips hue ftw? However, having installed and used both, for me, personally, the extra 200 lumens the Tradfri give (approx 1000 over the Philip's 800) made them the better choice for me. Another point on this, if you want cool white light (approx 7000k) over warm light which both the sets I tried were (approx 2700k) then you'll have to shell out a whole lot more for the Phillips Hue, Ikeas Tradfri come in at £15, again just shy of 1000 lumens.Tradfri have got a bit of a bad rep due to packaging (really?),, the api not being available to third parties and pairing is apparently a ball ache. But, for the smartthings user, these are non issues


The API has been released though hasn't it surely it's a copy and paste job or is that too much hard work? You find yours connect fine without the gateway hub or did you require it? Merry Xmas
Craig_Winchurch1 h, 34 m ago

The API has been released though hasn't it surely it's a copy and paste … The API has been released though hasn't it surely it's a copy and paste job or is that too much hard work? You find yours connect fine without the gateway hub or did you require it? Merry Xmas


You can get a custom Tradfri device handler for smartthings which will work for all Tradfri bulbs, yes. For the base £9 bulb though the default zigbee dimmer works just fine, no custom device handler or tradfri gateway / hub required. As for pairing, I found no problems. I read one article which stated the smartthings hub has to be practically touching the bulb to pair! My bulb is attached to a ceiling lamp and and my ST hub under the TV, say about 3 metres distance. I switched the ikea bulb on and off about six time's, a second each way, didn't notice anything noteworthy, left the light ON then scanned for 'things' in the ST app. my light switch is at the opposite side of the room to the ST hub, not that in itself will make a difference, but after a short while, the ST hub picked up a 'thing'. I had to configure the bulb online to a zigbee dimmer device then worked flawlessly with Google home. Hope that helps.

Have a good Xmas 🎄!
Edited by: "Wezi" 25th Dec 2017
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