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[Dollarama] Incipio CommandKit Smart Power Bar (Apple HomeKit) $4

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[Dollarama] Incipio CommandKit Smart Power Bar (Apple HomeKit) $4

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Found these in london Ontario. There was only 5 and the box was huge. Some bad reviews on Amazon, but seems to sell for $99 at Lowe’s - this could be another item though.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Incipio-4-Outl ... 1000341937

Picture attached, Hapoy Hunting! At worse it’s a nice looking power bar for $4 Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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djrarebreed wrote: I need 2. I live in Brampton are u willing to buy for me and I’ll pay u for shipping etc
I Bought 3 but it’s likely the other will sell. I’ll check at other stores to see if I can find more. They should be nationwide though, this particular store wasn’t big so I’m hoping all stores got a shipment
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stilltippin wrote: I Bought 3 but it’s likely the other will sell. I’ll check at other stores to see if I can find more. They should be nationwide though, this particular store wasn’t big so I’m hoping all stores got a shipment
Ok thanks. Those will work good for my Christmas tree in HomeKit
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Toronto West locations (King and Portland and Parkdale) appear not to have :(

If anyone in Toronto or Vaughan find these please pm me (than post it on here an hour later lol)
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Perhaps more research should be done on these as well. Looking at their app (Incipio CommandKit) on the Apple App Store, the description says: "*Note: compatible with iOS 11.0.x and earlier. Future iOS releases are not supported."

Are these still Homekit capable without the standalone app and is there any fear of them fully losing support?

Perhaps these can be flashed?
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EthanMcL wrote: Perhaps more research should be done on these as well. Looking at their app (Incipio CommandKit) on the Apple App Store, the description says: "*Note: compatible with iOS 11.0.x and earlier. Future iOS releases are not supported."

Are these still Homekit capable without the standalone app and is there any fear of them fully losing support?

Perhaps these can be flashed?
Yikes. Thanks for saving me $4.
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Thanks saved me a trip and time searching for them. Such a shame.
EthanMcL wrote: Perhaps more research should be done on these as well. Looking at their app (Incipio CommandKit) on the Apple App Store, the description says: "*Note: compatible with iOS 11.0.x and earlier. Future iOS releases are not supported."

Are these still Homekit capable without the standalone app and is there any fear of them fully losing support?

Perhaps these can be flashed?
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LOL@ Your Angry Inch…
Saw the wall switches today. Grabbed some but no Power Strips yet.

Bad Reviews

https://www.amazon.com/Incipio-COMMANDK ... merReviews
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App installs in 12.4. But let’s see if I can find one to pair tomorrow
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cursayer wrote: Yikes. Thanks for saving me $4.
$4 for a power bar without wifi crap? Yeah take my money
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For anyone who has found these, were they stocked in the electronics section (with phone cases, etc), or with the extension cords?
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I would buy the power strip, but there's no way I'm installing a $4 smart switch from Dollarama into my wall.
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DasBub wrote: I would buy the power strip, but there's no way I'm installing a $4 smart switch from Dollarama into my wall.
And if the same switch was for $40-400 would you install? High price doesn’t mean high quality alway.
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daddyho24 wrote: For anyone who has found these, were they stocked in the electronics section (with phone cases, etc), or with the extension cords?
Electronics in my case.
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EthanMcL wrote: Perhaps more research should be done on these as well. Looking at their app (Incipio CommandKit) on the Apple App Store, the description says: "*Note: compatible with iOS 11.0.x and earlier. Future iOS releases are not supported."

Are these still Homekit capable without the standalone app and is there any fear of them fully losing support?

Perhaps these can be flashed?
You don't need the app installed to do basic HomeKit stuff on there, that's the beauty of Homekit. I've added my Nanoleaf smart lights without installing the app before, the box will come with a Homekit code. Actually everything the app does you can do natively in Homekit, the app is just an outdated mirror of Homekit. Looking at the app it does 2 primary things: Automation and individual outlet control.

The automation in the app has the same functionality found natively in HomeKit. The app only supports automation on/off based on time and based on when you arrive/leave a location which like I said can be done in the Automation tab of Homekit, and actually on iOS 13 you can do even more with the Shortcuts app.

Regarding the control of individual outlets, Homekit will prompt you to customize each plug with a name and icon and you'll be able to control the individual plug (and tying in the previous point you can then run automations on that specific plug). I haven't tried it but here's how it works on a similar product:
... but given that the product supports HomeKit, that’s not necessary. All you have to do is head into the Home app, choose the “+” in the upper-right corner, select “Add Accessory” and add the device using its HomeKit or tag.

From there, you’ll have the opportunity to set up each of the three outlets on the power strip. You can customize each one with a name and plug type. For instance, one of the plugs on the strip I’m dedicating to a fan so I can choose the “Fan” type in HomeKit. Another is a floor lamp, so I choose the “Light” type. The third is a “dumb” light strip I picked up from Amazon for testing, so I choose the “Light” option here as well.

From there, I had three brand new accessories in the Home app.
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The fact that the product is another brand is irrelevant as Apple's Homekit APIs are limited so products all implement it the same way. That's why companies release good companion apps to allow more functionality directly through the app (unlike Incipio's garbage app). So lack of support is irrelevant, except if Apple decides to deprecate some Homekit APIs, and even then, deprecating doesn't mean it stops working but that there's going to come a time in the future where the deprecated feature possibly gets taken out. I don't foresee that happening anytime soon so at $4 this is great.

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