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Ube WiFi Connected Smart Light Dimmer

A project in Austin, TX by Ube

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Control your lights from your smart phone - While you're home or while you're away.
Backers: 1308
Average Pledge Per Backer: $235

Funded: $307,600 of $280,000
Dates: Feb 18th -> Apr 4th (45 days)
Project By: Ube
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Latest News

A Commitment to Transparency and Openness.

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Ube has been very touched by the enthusiasm and encouragement of our backers. We've developed relationships with many of you, added new features based on your requests, and molded our plans to accommodate needs that we had not anticipated. We are... (Read More)

Four Hardware Startups Raise $2M on Kickstarter and Share Their Stories at SXSW Interactive

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
At the recent SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, the HW meet-up drew a crowd to hear from four companies who've successfully enticed thousands of backers on Kickstarter. Speakers at the conference included executives from Supermechanical,... (Read More)

All hands on deck Kickstarters!

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We have made it this far because of YOU!  We are amazed at how fanatical so many of you are about helping us bring this innovation to market.  We are honored and grateful.  You have tipped the press, spammed other projects, given us ideas, and... (Read More)

Multitouch enabled Ube WiFi Smart Dimmer will make home automation simpler

March 13th - via: gizmowatch.com
The world of home automation is becoming increasingly competitive and almost every week we get a few gadgets that claim to be able to make our lives a little bit simpler. Since most homeowners today want to use a centralized system to control the electronics and electricals of their entire home, smartphone and tablet based apps that sync with a Wi-Fi enabled main control box are at the top of the current technology. However, these app based solutions depend on the home Wi-Fi connectivity and if your router isn’t strong enough to beam a powerful connection to every inch of your home, these apps are left redundant. That’s where specialty products like the Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer from Ube come into the picture. (Read More)

Now Ube is One of the SmartThings in Your World

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Ube is pleased to announce that we've joined the SmartThings community. SmartThings adds intelligence to everyday things in your life – and now that includes the Ube Smart Dimmer. Both Ube and SmartThings have a shared vision of an open community... (Read More)

Can A Smart Bracelet Tell You When Your Light Bulb is Out?

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We've been talking to the makers of the Embrace+ notification bracelet.  This bracelet can alert on text messages and certain notifications.  Ube sends notications - and we've considered adding text messages.  Check out the Embrace+ on Kickstarter... (Read More)

Control Home Lighting from Your Smartphone with WiFi-Enabled Dimmer, Ube

March 12th - via: technologytell.com
There’s a newcomer to the connected home industry, Ube. A Wi-Fi connected light dimmer, you can remotely control the lights in your house, directly from your smartphone. Set your lighting to on, off or dim even while you’re away from home. It’s a great way to save on your electric bill, especially if you forget to turn off a light before you left home. (Read More)

Ube WiFi Smart Dimmer to receive customized multitouch gesture control

March 10th - via: engadget.com
Here's a cool little addition to the increasingly competitive world of home automation. Ube's got a WiFi Smart Dimmer that utilizes multitouch functionality to control the lights in your house -- use one finger to turn off a single light, or use two to turn off a set. The company picked SXSW as the venue to announce the forthcoming launch of customized gestures for other smart devices -- in the example given to us by CEO Utz Baldwin, a user can input a "W" to turn on the sprinklers -- or an "A" plus up swipe to turn on an alarm and an "A" plus a down swipe to disable it. (Read More)

Gesture On Your Ube Dimmer to Control... Lots of Things

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Today at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Ube announced a new innovation for our Smart Dimmers.  Engadget interviewed us and covered us here.  This feature will be available as a firmware release free to all Kickstarter backers - expect it in early Q4 this... (Read More)

Great Companion Switch Cover for Your Ube Dimmer

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Get an amazing Walhub for your Ube Smart Dimmer. If you've ordered the Ube dimmer, check out this cool switch cover that adds incredible functionality. It fits with the Ube dimmer (or other decora style switches). We love innovation on Kickstarter.... (Read More)

Ube Works With Almond+

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
The Almond+ is our new favorite Wi-Fi router.  It's perfectly suited for home control.  And, now, it will work with Ube's Wi-Fi dimmers.  Our API will be supplied to Almond+ for integration into their home control platform.  So, you can control... (Read More)

Show Me the Ube App!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We're pretty proud of the Ube WiFi connected smart dimmer.  We believe it's the world's most advanced light dimmer.  But as proud as we are of the dimmer, we feel the app that controls it is better.  We've demonstrated the Ube app and dimmer to... (Read More)

10 Cool New Kickstarter Projects

March 5th - via: brit.co
It's March! And you know what that means… a brand new crop of Kickstarter coolness! Here's the latest and greatest from our favorite site for inventive, innovative, and sometimes insane ideas. (Read More)

Can Ube Control More Than Lights?

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Ube's vision is to provide a platform for controlling all IP based devices in and around the home.  The video below has explains this vision.  We come from the connected home industry and for years we've been installing expensive, custom systems to... (Read More)

Ube Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Smart Dimmer

February 21st - via: cleantechnica.com
Disruptive technologies and the emerging crowdfunding platform are becoming more commonplace as not only a marketing and finance tool, but also changing the dynamics of how energy is distributed. (Read More)

UBE’s Wi-Fi dimmer switch and the new IoT funding model

February 8th - via: gigaom.com
UBE is yet another internet of things startups, but one with a compelling message. Use its app to control any IP-connected device in your home for fun and to conserve energy. (Read More)

Home Automation On The Cheap Wins Demo

October 4th - via: news.discovery.com
An Android-powered smart-home system topped the Demo conference in Silicon Valley. (Read More)

Ube Aims To Make Home Automation Cheaper With IP-Enabled Smart Devices, Mobile App

October 2nd - via: techcrunch.com
Home automation in its current state can be costly and, more importantly, unintuitive. But platforms like iOS and Android have made the idea of automating one’s home easier, more accessible and significantly cheaper. (Read More)

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