So the discussion of the multi-outlet power strip got me looking to see if there was anything else out there that would be similar to it, so I ventured off to the Z-Wave Alliance’s website to see what was either out in the ecosystem now, or soon to be (http://products.z-wavealliance.org/regions/2/categories/5/products?order=manufacturer&page=23)
So, good news first: I found that there are more z-wave strips out there:
There’s a two outlet and a five outlet (with USB!!) strip out there that got it’s Z-wave Plus certification back in Feb. from a company called Showhome.
Now the weird part… The first thing I did was google the part number to see who is currently selling it (if it’s in the channel or not), and to get an estimated price … along with determining if there are discussions about this. There isn’t a lot in the search for “showhome ZW 1505”, but the first link takes you to what appears to be the manufacturer’s website. It’s Chinese, but they have a English page (http://www.ishowtree.com/showhome/index-en.html).
Going there, it’s pretty evident that while this is an offering from someone branding Show…stuff , the Showhome product site isn’t fully ready yet as none of the buttons work. But here’s the really crazy part. I’ve highlighted it in the picture below:
They continue to use the same verbiage throughout the page (in fact, that’s the only thing that they say), and in their other products they’re using the Lowes logo; and a quick search of Lowes doesn’t show their product.
Were you guys aware that they’re using the name SmartThings for their product ?