No question. I use it because I’m quadriparetic and there are some devices where I just can’t physically push the buttons, but I don’t want to have to pay somebody to do a bunch of rewiring. I have a small blender that I can use because you drink right out of the mix container, but I can’t push the start button. The push microbot was a good solution for me for that particular case.
Other people use it because they have some big expensive device where they like everything about it, they just want to add echo or SmartThings Control. For example, a really fancy coffee maker, a chairlift, or the example of the community member who has a pellet stove. In that case the microbot is very inexpensive relative to the total cost of the device, so they’re happy.
And some people use it just because it’s fast and easy even though it is expensive.
One Bridge can support up to 40 microbots so it’s also a question of how many you’re going to need. If you just want to retrofit a single device with one microbot, then, yes, the cost is High. But if you have three devices it becomes a no wiring solution that’s in budget range with the high-end smart switches. So different things work for different people.