Ezlo Expands Vera Line with Atom Smart Home Hub
Ezlo Innovation today announced what they claim to be “the smallest, most energy-efficient control hub available on the market.” The Atom plugs directly into any USB power adapter, and allows users to control up to 30 Z-Wave and Wi-Fi devices using the Vera mobile app. The $29.95 smart home hub is part of the Vera line, and is the first product released since Ezlo Innovation acquired the home automation company last year.
The Atom runs on Ezlo’s MiOS cloud platform, which offers a distributed architecture of auto-scaled microservices to deliver better speed, performance, and scale. Through the Vera app, users can remotely control their smart devices including lights, door locks, sensors, thermostats, switches, and more. They can also receive notifications on the status of various aspects of their home, including early leak detection. Voice control for the Atom is not yet available but Ezlo says that feature will be coming soon.
“We want to broaden the consumer base for home automation,” said Mark Samuel, CEO of Ezlo Innovation. “The Atom delivers total home control in a form factor that everyone is familiar with, which makes it more approachable than the traditional hubs that are literal black boxes. And at just $29.95 — less than half the cost of most other solutions on the market — it will open the idea of home automation to many who may not have previously considered it.”
Ezlo says the Atom is “the most affordable smart home hub on the market,” retailing at nearly “$40 less than the average entry-level hub.” But compared to other smart home devices like the Google Home Mini ($29) and the Amazon Echo Dot ($30), the $29.95 price point actually stacks up pretty evenly to some of its competition. The Atom is a good bit smaller than its rivals though, measuring at just 2.48 inches long, 1.14 inches wide, and 0.39 in depth.
Preorders for the Ezlo Atom are available now at getvera.com.