BestBuy pulls the plug on WiFi smart devices

Best Buy made these smart home gadgets dumb again

Last week, Best Buy pulled the plug on its line of Insignia Connect products, including a convertible freezer/fridge, two kinds of smart plugs, a smart light switch, and a Wi-Fi-connected camera. The company offered partial refunds, and while most of the products still have partial functionality without their smart features, some simply became expensive bricks.

Another premise for local control and non-cloud based devices....


Indeed! Another reason to prefer Z-Wave or Zigbee over Wi-Fi, especially cloud-dependent implementations. I don't suppose we're lucky enough that these can be flashed with Tasmota or something?