As I was upgrading to Hub v2, I started realizing how much money I have spent over the last couple of years when I first started with SmartThings as a Kickstarter backer. I started out slow, got the hub, a couple of switches, a few multisensors, and a motion sensor. Then every month, I would start adding a device or two like a garage door opener, electronic lock, sirens, thermostat, water sensor, smoke sensor, more switches, more motion sensors, more lights, power meters, voice control with the Amazon Echo, remote controls, and the Harmony Home hub. The list goes on! Now I have my sights on the Phillips Hue but I can’t quite justify the $200 price tag…at least not yet…is it worth it?
I’ve added the total cost over the last couple of years, and its a little over $1600.00. My addiction is costing me about $65/month! That’s about two devices per month which is about right since I now have 40 devices installed. Pretty soon, I’m going to need a bigger house so that I can keep feeding my addiction, haha!