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Model:
PSPT1-WH01
SKU:
2052134
Your price for this item is $49.99

Customer reviews

Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm finding more and more uses everyday

    Posted .

    This product is well built and very stylish. Set up was a breeze. After only a few clicks and a bit of flashing lights from my Nexus 4, the unit was onto my home WiFi network and ready to use in only a matter of minutes. After the most recent software update, the unit is working flawlessly. The vibration motion sensor is very very sensitive and can pick up the slightest of moment of the unit or vibration. I've used it to alert me when my washer or dryer has finished it's cycle and it works perfectly. No more trekking down to the basement to check. I find it works best when I use the magnets of the unit to stick to the side of the washer since the vibrations are more noticeable there. I've been playing with this everyday since I've gotten the unit and I'm finding more and more uses. Recently try using the unit along side of IFTTT (IF This Then That) free web service to track and record temperature readings onto a online Google Docs spreadsheet. What I did was set up the Spotter temperature triggers for specific above and below temperatures and to notify me by sending me a email to my gmail account. From there the IFTTT service will take the emails sent from Spotter and use the subject of the emails which included the temperature and add it to a Google Docs Spreadsheet with a time stamp. It worked perfectly and I can now print out the results of the daily tracking. The WINK app is in it's infancy but as the software becomes more and more developed, the uses for this product grow. Great product and look forward to further updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor implimentation of a cool concept

    Posted .

    I really like this concept, but the sensors are not accurate. When it was 60 degrees in my home, the sensor stated it was 72. I had the thermometer right next to it. The temperature dropped to 56 and the reading actually went up to 77. The humidity sensor is about 15 percent off. It currently states 24% humidity when it is actually at 40%. Also, there is now way to manually set an IP address. It will only acquire one through DHCP. I'm probably the only one who will even notice this though. There is no way to check on the device without an Android or iOS device. It seems odd that a device like this wouldn't have an html interface. A check of their website reveals that there will be an updated firmware released for it. If this update doesn't get it working before my 45 day return period, I will definitely be returning it. If they do get it working I will update my review if Best Buy allows that (this is my first review in quite a while). On the plus side, programming the device is really slick. You simply hold your device's display to the spotter, and it sends Morse Code like signals with your WiFi information.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Continues to Blow Me Away

    Posted .

    I got this because I thought it would be incredible to integrate it with Quirky's Pivot Power Genius to turn on my lights when I open the door. While that functionality continues to blow me away, I didn't realize how many other things I'd use it for as well. Monitoring my laundry was a nice early plus. And being able to be notified when it's getting too humid (I'm in Houston) lets me know when to hop onto my Nest and turn on the AC. I can't wait to see what other neat uses I come up with for this thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You won't know what you did before this!!

    Posted .

    If you love the Quirky Spotter sensor like I do, you'll have a hard time remembering how you had peace of mind and ease at home or work without it! The Spotter is easy to use, reliable and glitch-free for monitoring. It also looks sleek and unobtrusive. For me, it provides me great security and peace of mind AND the total convenience of being able to change the locations or uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY! Not ready for consumers.

    Posted .

    I have owned this device for about 3 weeks and of those 21+ days it has maybe worked a total of 3 hours. I have been in contact with the company's tech support almost since purchase and have also posted to their forum. Still the device does not work as advertised. The company claims that all new technology has bugs and they are trying to work them out. However, a buggy device is one thing, a device that does not work is another. That is where this falls. I can connect to my home network with it and send notifications from it for the first 5 minutes of power up and then it goes to sleep. The company claims that this is not the case for all of the devices but many have this issue and they can send out firmware to fix problems quickly. Here is my issue, they do not want to admit that they released this product before proper testing and they do not want to admit that the sleep issue with the device renders it useless AND after complaints about this I have waited over 3 weeks and they still cannot fix the problem than myself and many others are having. Quirky's claim to having a customer service and tech support staff that 'rules'(in their words), is really just a joke on the consumer. So after my long winded review/complaint my final words are DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! Unless you want to buy a device the sporadically works and listen to the company keep saying, "we are going to figure this out." Shouldn't that have been done prior to release in major retail chains!?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great little monitoring tool

    Posted .

    Setup couldn't be simpler, and I love being able to monitor temperature of certain rooms in my house while I'm away. This was my main requirement and it passes with flying colors! I have only played with the other sensors and they all work as expected, so can't wait to come up with more use scenarios for this little guy!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun and logical

    Posted .

    Giving as a gift, but you can put it on your front door and if someone opens it you'll be notified. It' easy to set up on my iPad too. It even sensors someone walking by. It!s the future for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gadget for my friends and family.

    Posted .

    I like the concept of Spotter using technology to keep me informed of what is going on at my home when I am away. It is using push technology to make my life more secure and provide peace of mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun little tool

    Posted .

    As a long time fan of Quirky products, I was excited to try this new one out. While I'm sure I haven't thought or tried all the million ways to use it, I am liking it! Most useful for telling when laundry is done.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A great give for my son's gym.

    Posted .

    My son's business is a lot more secured and he is more relaxed knowing whats going on at his gym when hi is not there.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great device for home and safety

    Posted .

    The spotter sensor is an amazing product and its very useful its very earth friendly i like it and it detects all kinds of things that may harmful to me and monitors a lot of things motion and more very great product and its a great idea and i am recommending it to my Friends and family. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Ok I'm a nerd....

    Posted .

    But I love this device. I saw it the other day and for the price I just had to have it. You can monitor just about anything with it, and it is so simple to set up. Great product, great price. Maybe they'll come out with other colors someday, but white works for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!

    Posted .

    Please do not buy this item, I have had it now for 2 weeks and it has never worked, no one's works, there is a firmware problem. I have talked to tech support via ph. And the forums for Quirky the maker, they just cant't fix it. Overall it's a great idea that won't work. Don't take the few positive reviews here as real there most likely from the tech support or fake reviews, there are over 100 people on the forums that have the same problem as I, simply it does not work..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart

    Posted .

    Smart...and a growing concept. Be one of the first to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend