Samsung SmartThings Link - a new Z-Wave and Zigbee USB adapter only $15 on pre-order

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Samsung SmartThings Link - a new Z-Wave and Zigbee USB adapter only $15 on pre-order

Post by Gamester17 » Friday 29 September 2017 16:48

Hardware tip for those living in the USA or Canada!

Samsung is offering their new SmartThings Link USB dongle for only $14.99 right now:

https://shop.smartthings.com/smartthings-link

These supports both Z-Wave and Zigbee but have no documentation so could only be used in Domoticz if and when some clever developer reverse-engineer their serial UART protocol.

https://shop.smartthings.com/smartthing ... ison-chart

Right now they also offer free shipping in the US for orders over $25 so tip is to buy one of the Smart Bulb bundles, starting at $34.99 including SmartThings Link USB adapter.

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Re: Samsung SmartThings Link - a new Z-Wave and Zigbee USB adapter only $15 on pre-order

Post by woodtrix » Friday 29 September 2017 18:34

I would not.

These are for expensive nvidea shield stuff..
which you do not mention :?

and buying stuff on the assumption some "clever" developer decodes to proprietary protocol somewhere in the future... :cry: :cry:

and then as a tip also get the "package" including light bulbs... :oops:

why buy more hardware that is not working unless you have an expensive nvidea shield or the protocol is figured out...

no...

the usb stick is cheap enough maybe for a dev willing to play with it and risking throwing away $15... :ugeek:
or you already own a nvidia shield :-)

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Re: Samsung SmartThings Link - a new Z-Wave and Zigbee USB adapter only $15 on pre-order

Post by ben53252642 » Friday 29 September 2017 19:06

Why not just buy a dongle that already works like the Aeotec or z-wave.me UZB, both are only around $80 - $100 anyway...

In Australia thats about the same price as a Smart Switch 6 appliance module so really not very expensive.

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