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Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys

Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys

Item: 280287    Model: HA1000

Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys
4.0stars
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys
 
3.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Efficient (8)
  • Reliable (8)

Cons

  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5), Budget shopper (4), High-end shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Amazing Product

I bought my Staples Connect unit about two months ago, but finally decided it deserved a review. This is the first time I have written a review for a product I purchased but I...Read complete review

I bought my Staples Connect unit about two months ago, but finally decided it deserved a review. This is the first time I have written a review for a product I purchased but I think it is worthy of my time. I am not a tech guru or someone that is into home automation. I can barely get back to normal cable when the apple TV has been left on. I bought the connect for really one reason, I wanted to know if my garage doors were closed or open. (I have a habit of thinking I left the door open and then needlessly return to my house to find it closed). I saw the price of the unit and the garage door sensor and for $130 bucks I could see via my Iphone if the door was open or closed, I thought to myself this is well worth it. I purchased the Connect, which came with a door sensor and a appliance switch, and headed on home. I opened the box expecting a long drawn out puzzle of electronics I was not prepared for. To my surprise the Connect Hub had no buttons or switches, just an input for ethernet and power. I plugged it in, went to the staples web site, put in the serial number for the hub, and was turning lights on and off in my house within two minutes via my computer. Next I downloaded the app to my iphone and within another minute was in control of my lights and door sensors from my phone. The Connect Hub says it is powered by Linksys but I have never had one of their routers up and running so quickly. This was literally 5 minutes from opening the box to finished. I was completely happy at that point that I knew my garage doors were closed but since then I have added some features. I added an outside electric outlet which controlled my xmas lights. (I am going to use this for outdoor lighting in the warm season). I have also added a few more appliance outlets that I use to control various lights and even space heaters. I have oil heat and 1500 watt electric space heaters are less costly and I can turn them on for instance in the den before arriving home from work. I plan on adding a security camera and a door lock to my system in the near future and expect the integration will be just as seamless as all of the initial components. I will update my review with the additional information as soon as I have a chance to check it out. I have also read that there is way more functionality with the system that I have not even used yet. There are ways to set up commands that for instance if you open your garage door it turns on various lights, etc. I never intended to use the Connect for these purposes but it is so easy I might see how it all works. Overall this is a fantastic product, extremely easy to set up, extraordinarily easy to add other fixtures to, and at the price point the best value on the market. I would not hesitate to purchase this and I am actually planning on getting one for my parents who travel frequently and worry about their house while away.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

App Lacking with Security Flaws

Only giving this 1 star until they update the App. App only allows 1 user account per hub. That user account is a full Admin Account. No way for you to have wife,...Read complete review

Only giving this 1 star until they update the App. App only allows 1 user account per hub. That user account is a full Admin Account. No way for you to have wife, kids, guests etc, use the App because they have to sign into your master account to control any manual functions such as lights, shades, etc. Security flaw is that leaves the potential of malicious damage such as changing settings, password, or even disconnecting the hub totally! They need to develop a "Guest App"! 1 Star

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Sketchy at best...

By NWL

from Rancho Santa Fe

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys:

I decided to try out the Staples Connect system based on the mostly positive reviews about its reliability and ease of set up...It seems that most of the complaints are about integration with other "approved" devices or security. Since my plan was to start off with a simple task of controlling my backyard patio lights, I decided to give it a go. Let me qualify that I have a brand new Cat-6 network throughout my 5500 s/f home serviced by a COX business internet service with average speeds of 60 Mpbs service. My network is robust and stable. I am not a tech-geek, but I was able to install the connect device via ethernet with no issues. Easy and simple. I then began to install the Lutron Caseta wireless switches. They are easy enough to set up and connect to the network, but I have found them to be inconsistent and unreliable to operate as advertised. I have had the system for two weeks now, and the "programmed" activities do not work, and the Manual "All Lights On" "All Lights Off" seem to work reliably about 20% of the time. (Some of the lights will turn on when commanded, but others will not and vice-vera)
My expectation is 98-99% reliability for it to be worthwhile. I am going to return this system, and unfortunately spend 10X in order to get the reliable Lutron system...It was worth the try, but not working as advertised...

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

decent for the money

By kelly

from atlanta

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys:

This hub is super easy to set up and works well with their approved list of products. The insturctions are non existent if you need them, however, customer service is fabulous. If you are using any of the lutron devices with a remote, you need to know that you can't pair remote with the device, rather with the hub. then you have to set up 1 activity for lights on and another for lights off. pairing it alone wont' work. however, once you know this, it's much easier to use :) i only have 1 light and 1 lock on it so far, but fun to play with and easy to use interface!

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4.0

Easy to install and works good

By PIN

from California

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys:

This is the first time i am using a home automation systems. It was very easy to install took me less than 10 minutes. I was able to set-up in my first attempt. I also set-up a motion sensor, Power outlet and camera. Setting up the Ecolink motion sensor and GE Appliance module was easy. however it took me some time to set-up the Dlink camera.

I was set-up some activities. The are working as expected. i am planning to add a few more devices in the ecosysem.

I manage operate this from my Samsung Galaxy s4 and my wife operates it fromm her iPhone.

Overall good experience.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

App Lacking with Security Flaws

By Aeroconn

from Las Cruces, NM

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Inefficient
  • No App For Familyguests
  • Only 1 Account On App

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use

Comments about Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys:

Only giving this 1 star until they update the App. App only allows 1 user account per hub. That user account is a full Admin Account. No way for you to have wife, kids, guests etc, use the App because they have to sign into your master account to control any manual functions such as lights, shades, etc. Security flaw is that leaves the potential of malicious damage such as changing settings, password, or even disconnecting the hub totally! They need to develop a "Guest App"! 1 Star

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Product

By CRAZYBOB

from WILMINGTON, DE

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Quality Construction
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Efficiency
    • Everyday Use
    • Green
    • Home automation
    • Peace Of Mind
    • Security

    Comments about Staples Connect Hub, powered by Linksys:

    I bought my Staples Connect unit about two months ago, but finally decided it deserved a review. This is the first time I have written a review for a product I purchased but I think it is worthy of my time. I am not a tech guru or someone that is into home automation. I can barely get back to normal cable when the apple TV has been left on. I bought the connect for really one reason, I wanted to know if my garage doors were closed or open. (I have a habit of thinking I left the door open and then needlessly return to my house to find it closed). I saw the price of the unit and the garage door sensor and for $130 bucks I could see via my Iphone if the door was open or closed, I thought to myself this is well worth it. I purchased the Connect, which came with a door sensor and a appliance switch, and headed on home. I opened the box expecting a long drawn out puzzle of electronics I was not prepared for. To my surprise the Connect Hub had no buttons or switches, just an input for ethernet and power. I plugged it in, went to the staples web site, put in the serial number for the hub, and was turning lights on and off in my house within two minutes via my computer. Next I downloaded the app to my iphone and within another minute was in control of my lights and door sensors from my phone. The Connect Hub says it is powered by Linksys but I have never had one of their routers up and running so quickly. This was literally 5 minutes from opening the box to finished. I was completely happy at that point that I knew my garage doors were closed but since then I have added some features. I added an outside electric outlet which controlled my xmas lights. (I am going to use this for outdoor lighting in the warm season). I have also added a few more appliance outlets that I use to control various lights and even space heaters. I have oil heat and 1500 watt electric space heaters are less costly and I can turn them on for instance in the den before arriving home from work. I plan on adding a security camera and a door lock to my system in the near future and expect the integration will be just as seamless as all of the initial components. I will update my review with the additional information as soon as I have a chance to check it out. I have also read that there is way more functionality with the system that I have not even used yet. There are ways to set up commands that for instance if you open your garage door it turns on various lights, etc. I never intended to use the Connect for these purposes but it is so easy I might see how it all works. Overall this is a fantastic product, extremely easy to set up, extraordinarily easy to add other fixtures to, and at the price point the best value on the market. I would not hesitate to purchase this and I am actually planning on getting one for my parents who travel frequently and worry about their house while away.

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