Not sure what I need (wall mount minimote?)

There are both wired and battery powered options for this. They are sometimes called “scene controllers” or “multibutton wall mount controllers.” I don’t like to use the term “scene controllers” even if the manufacturer does for technical reasons, because that usually refers to single protocol, and smart things is a multiprotocol platform and we get into some weird technicalities. Anyway there are a bunch of these that do not work well with SmartThings. Because of that multiprotocol issue.

The ones that work best with SmartThings are the Leviton VRCS4 and the VRCS2 These do require custom code, but a number of community members have them working. ( note that the VRCZ4 does not work with SmartThings).

The ENERWAVE SC7 also works for some community members, but others report that sometimes they have to push a button twice to make it work.

This SmartenIT three toggle is battery operated. That’s the one that I use, but while it looks like a wall switch, it doesn’t fit in a regular single gang box, it’s more of a square. So it might not be what you want.

So I would look at those 4 first.

The other option is to look at a wall mount $20 wife iPhone with a dashboard app on it. That gives you a lot of nice choices. But not everybody likes the look.

A couple of threads to look at:

Leviton VRCS4 (wired)

Leviton VRCS2 (wired)

ENERWAVE SC7 (wired)

SmartrnIT 3 toggle (battery)

and take a look at this thread for an example of the small wall mount phone with the dashboard:

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