Since late last year, we’ve heard of a few forthcoming products from Vocolinc, namely the VAP1 Air Purifier, and the Vocolinc Humidifier. The last new device we were made aware of was the VS1 Door sensor, which we reported on back in March. It now seems that the latter of these three devices is possibly due soon, as one of our trusted sources briefly spotted a listing on Best Buy’s Canada mobile site – luckily before it was swiftly removed again.
The sensor is also now listed on Vocolinc’s Czech and Slovakian websites, with the price listed as €24.99 on the Slovakian site.
It’s fair to say many customers aren’t fans of Bluetooth in smart home devices, with the usual criticism being slow response times, and limited range. Still, Bluetooth 5.0 has at least done a lot to mitigate the issues. If you’re concerned about too many WiFi devices taking up bandwidth, Bluetooth does offer not only this fix but will also keep working even if you suffer WiFi network issues.
The VS1 will use a standard CR2032 coin-type battery, with an estimated life of 6 months before replacement is required. Whilst the Best Buy listing can’t be verified as the final word on pricing, given Vocolinc’s prices for previous products, we’re expecting it to be reasonably competitive.