HomeSeer Shows Off Small HomeTroller-Mini Controller

This palm-sized device packs the power to incorporate smartphones, tablets, and other devices into the home.


This week’s Consumer Electronics Show will be busting with big, beautiful products. However, HomeSeer has decided to go a different route. They’re getting small, with the newly announced HomeTroller-Mini home automation controller.

This option is a small, but mighty gateway device for homeowners looking to use Apple and Android smartphones, tablet PCs and other devices as a method of control both in and around the home.

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Despite its small size, the HomeTroller-Mini packs in the 1.0 GHz Linux platform, as well as Z-Wave support. Other features include email, text or voice alerts, announcements and reminders, as well as options to monitor and control home energy use.

According to HomeSeer, the HomeTroller-Mini should start shipping in the second quarter of 2011. Expect to see an MSRP of $300.


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