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Philips - hue Tap Remote Switch - White

Model: 456699/473363SKU: 7863116

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 484 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Typical HUE accessory

    Posted
    Tripp
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    Like most accessory products and applications from this company it underwhelms. The lights themselves are great but this device is limited to three light/function as per par for the course

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, design could be improved

    Posted
    OrbitalGun
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    The setup with my Hue bridge was very easy. The Tap works well as a bedside switch (wanted a solution that enabled me to activate a specific scene without having to cycle through multiple scenes like with the Hue wireless dimmer switch) and is small enough that mounting it on the wall would not be aesthetically displeasing. However, the physical functionality of the device requires that the buttons be pressed in exactly the right way for it to register. The entire Tap is a large button that depresses (associated with Function 1). The 3 individual buttons (Functions 2-4) also depress the entire Tap, but should trigger separate actions. I've found that if the small buttons are not pushed exactly in the center, they will register as Function 1. Not a dealbreaker for me at all, but I can easily see how it could annoy others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay, could be much better

    Posted
    Hitch
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    The first weird thing about this device is that you have to give each button a hard push until the whole thing clicks, so you're pressing through two levels of pressure rather than giving it a "tap" as its name suggests. It's also limited in its function in that it can only control scenes in one room. This is a big oversight - it should have the option to be used to set scenes in your entire house, so you could install one in the entrance and have everything turn on with one push.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Usefull

    Posted
    Drkstar
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    This is a nice replacement for your normal light switch since it can be put anywhere. The only problem I have is that each button can only be programmed for one function. I was hoping that one button could be used to turn a light on and off, but you have to use one butting for on and another button for off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but does not work perfectly

    Posted
    breeman
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    Useful addition if you have Hue bulbs so that you don't have to fidget around in an App to turn on the lights or start a specific scene. Does not always work the first time you push a button, mostly functions 2-4, button one seems to work reasonably well, sometimes have to push a button a few times for the action to start, seems to be related to the switch generating it's own energy for transmitting the setting to the controller. You might try their new dimmer as a better alternative.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as useful as it could be

    Posted
    TomDavidson
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    So at the end of the day, it's four buttons that each do ONE thing -- keeping in mind that "off" and "on" are two different things. And while you can use their experimental "lab" software to code one button each as a toggle or progressive dimmer -- to dim a defined group of lights through a range (which baffling does not include "all the way off") or switch a group off and on -- you can only do this with one button each. So you can't currently have TWO buttons that each work as toggles. Honestly, the "no battery" gimmick here is just a gimmick, and the functionality isn't where I would have expected it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can be flakey sometimes

    Posted
    Kerry
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    I want to love this thing and it is really cool, but every once in a while it just drops the connection to the hub and you have to go through the tedious process of reconnecting it. Also, the functionality out of the box is not worth anywhere near $60. To get the most out of it, you really need to download something like HueTaps for Android, which will allow you to cycle through multiple scenes with a single button, increasing the usefulness exponentially. Still, unless you can afford to go with something like one of the newer Harmony remotes that support the Hues, this really beats needing to get to a smartphone or ipad every time you want to turn your lights on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some nice features, but still looking for more

    Posted
    Darkon
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    Pros: - Allows you to program 4 lighting schemes and switch between them easily. - Does not require batteries - Controller can be removed from wall-mount dock Cons: - Pushing the buttons is a bit "clunky" since you need to push hard enough to power the device. - No dedicated on/off button. You must use one of the four buttons to turn the lights off, leaving you with 3 buttons for lighting schemes - No dimmer functionality. It would be nice to have lighter/darker buttons like they have on the other remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    overpriced and limited function

    Posted
    XboxFan
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    Get the dimmer switches for half the price. I bought two of the taps and while the kinetic energy power thing is neat I found the tap to be sketchy to work with. Unless you stick it down with something it will turn and you end up hitting the wrong buttons (not to mention having to remember which button does which lights). As I said before get the $25 dimmer switches. They work better at least for me. You lose one option for the same money but get dimming that you don't get from the tap switch

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend