Hubspace: A review of Home Depot’s smart home line – Reviewed

September 20, 2022 by No Comments

Home Depot has been selling smart products for many years, but the home improvement retailer launched a smart home ecosystem called Hubspace. The platform and its app can be used to control a variety of smart home products from the retailer’s own brands, including Hampton Bay, EcoSmart, Defiant and more, and many Hubspace-compatible products are more budget-friendly than similar items from other brands.

There’s no shortage of smart home ecosystems out there today, so we wanted to see how Hubspace compares to some of the more well-known smart brands. Using two Hubspace-compatible products—the Defiant Smart Plug and the Hampton Bay Smart LED String Lights—I tested the Hubspace app in my home for several weeks.

Here’s what I thought about this new smart home platform.

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What we like

It’s super easy to set up

Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

When it comes to set-up, I was able to get up and running in no time thanks to user-friendly QR code.

As smart home products become more advanced, it’s become easier to pair them with your home’s Wi-Fi. I work with smart home devices on a regular basis, and because of these advancements, I often get frustrated with gadgets that make you jump through hoops during setup.

Luckily, both the Hubspace products I tested were extremely quick and easy to set up. (Despite its name, Hubspace devices don’t actually require a hub—they’re plug-and-play for easy installation.)

Each device has a QR code printed right on the product itself, and all I had to do to start the pairing process was scan the code. From there, it was just a matter of putting in my Wi-Fi password, and in less than a minute, each product was connected and ready to go.

I appreciated the speed of the setup process, and after I paired the first product, the app gave me the option to save the Wi-Fi password, making subsequent pairings even easier.

The app sorts products by room

Within the Hubspace app, there are a variety of settings for each product. For the smart plug, you’re able to turn the outlet on/off, as well as set an automatic schedule. For the string lights, there are even more control options, allowing you to adjust color, brightness and lighting effects with ease.

These are all standard settings for smart home products, but one unique feature that I liked about Hubspace is that it organizes products by room.

One of the tabs in the Hubspace app is called “Rooms,” and it allows you to control all the products in one space with a single switch. I can see this being extremely handy if, for instance, you wanted to turn off all your outdoor lights at once. It would also make it easy to locate the controls for a specific device, such as a smart plug, if you have multiple throughout your home.

It works with Alexa

Hubspace can be integrated with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home, and I was able to easily pair the devices with my Echo Dot.

Once Hubspace was paired with Alexa, I was able to …….



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