I stumbled upon the same problems as the creator, it is annoying to use my phone everytime I need to toggle lights or outlets. With this remote I can do it easily. The response time of the remote is more or less half a second, a little bit more when not used for a while. I might have to give it a static ip to fix this but was lazzy to do it. The configuration is easy when you know how to use the chosen protocol. I had troubles figuring how to use Domoticz with MQTT, between learning how MQTT works and some unfortunate updates that broke MQTT in Domoticz. I switched to basic url commands and it works like a charm now! Flashing the firmware is easy and well documented. The print quality of the remote is awesome and well done. Now that I have a 3d printer, I use it as a reference of what a well printed part should look like. I printed a couple of wall mounts and glued some magnets to the back to hold the remote it works perfectly. Easy to print. I may need mor buttons but I made some scenes and scripts to command more than one light our outlet. I've used it for almost 4/5 months and the battery is still over 90%. The only thing is that I have a bad memmory and often forgot what buttons does what... I should print another cover for the remote with symbols ;) Overall, this is exactly what I was looking for, it is well made and well tought out and the price is in my opinion right. I could have done it myself but it would have looked way worse than this. I would definitively recommend it.
I ordered two devices for me to use to control my automated blinds. The form factor is perfect; I love that I can print out a new case if the current one gets messed up; I love that the battery seems to last forever compared to my old zwave minimotes (that cost roughly more, and I wore the buttons out and battery out). Highly recommend it you're into home automation and have the ability to leverage mqtt or URL's to perform actions (currently using Hubitat with the MakerAPI). Only negative is the shipping cost, but it's being shipped across the world so not much he can do there).
Jan. 14, 2020
Great little device with wonderful style and support.
Although it's a little bigger than I first imagined, the Hugo is actually just the right size and fits perfectly in your hand. The 3D-printed case is very high quality and only shows it's origins under close inspection. Despite some problems that were caused entirely by me, the seller was very helpful in getting everything working. Overall I'm very happy with the Hugo, and plan to buy several more.
Was looking for a simple remote with MQTT for a while. Don't like soldering and didn't want to get to deep in the whole ESP8266 and arduino world. That remote does exactly what its supposed to do and I simply love it! Setup is easy. You can tell this was done with love an passion!
The only thing that can be improved is the case. Could be a bit softer, especially around the edges. I used a fine sandpaper to make it a little smoother :)
Response from NiceThings | Nov. 8, 2019
Glad you enjoy it! The filaments with particles are a bit rough on touch, especially the white one. I personally like it's stone-ish feel :)
Very versatile, well thought through product that can be used for so many things. Can easily link to home automation projects. With combination of pushes the 4 buttons give you 7 events. Rechargable, looks and feels good. Would recommend. Unfortunately there is a wait for delivery right now - I guess because they are so popular.