B1 Hub - Anyone heard of it?

Saw some discussion on the web of this new B1 Hub that Blaze Automation is releasing. Never heard of it before, but the specs and everything sound great when you read it. Anyone here looking into getting one or already pre-ordered one? The list of features looks amazing compared to the ST hub. Interested in hearing what other people think of it.

  • Battery backup
  • GSM/GPRS,Wi-Fi,BLE, Zigbee, NFC, Z-wave, 433 Mhz RF for security, IR Reciever and IR blasters
  • Local storage

Everything looks great in the prerelease materials. This one has already missed its first deadline. They also don’t seem to have any of the third party certifications they need yet to make their second deadline, so I’m pretty sure they’re going to miss that one too.

Until you can buy it for two day delivery on Amazon, it’s all just marketing.

There was previous discussion about how unrealistic this particular project looked back in August:

Because of the engineering challenges involved in accomplishing what the B1 intends to do, personally I would wait to evaluate the feature set until you can buy it from Amazon.

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It sounds like if it is too good to be true, it likely is. Thanks for the input - that is the type of feedback that is difficult to find on the web. Thanks!

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Just browse through a few dozen “tech gadget” crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and IndieGogo and read the angry angry comments from backers frustrated by endless days.

Lookup WigWag for example. 2 years behind … and counting…