NextPit

Samsung SmartThings Station can both charge and find your phone

Samsung SmartThings Station Matter Hub Launch Price Release US
© Samsung

The final months of 2022 saw major brands including Samsung rolling out Matter standard update. Now, the start of the year marks the arrival of Matter devices. Samsung has one to showcase with its new SmartThings Station hub that works as a wireless charging pad, button, and tracker.

Samsung's SmartThings Station is far from the weird-looking concept of Google's Little Signal Button. The device is a square-shaped thick pad that acts as a button with several combination presets for different outputs. These can be customized to trigger routines or turn on switches through the smartphone app.

Ring or track lost items with the Samsung SmartThings Station

The South Korean brand highlights how the SmartThings Station can keep track of your lost phone, keys, and other items if they are tagged with a Galaxy SmartTag (Plus). The hub can then ring your handset or notify you when an object leaves the vicinity.

Samsung guarantees quick pairing of Matter-ready smart home products using a QR code. However, the setup is smoother when you have a Galaxy phone as the hub instantly alerts you when it's ready for connecting. Besides the basic button shortcuts, all of the functions are done with the mobile app given the hub lacks an integrated display.

Samsung SmartThings Station as Matter Hub and Charging Pad
Samsung SmartThings Station has Night Mode feature / © Samsung

Samsung SmartThings Station wireless charging and Night Mode

The SmartThings Station can charge devices Android or iPhone smartphones as long as they are enabled with wireless charging. It comes with a modestly rated 15W speed. Interestingly, a function called night mode can turn off programmed lights and set your thermostat before sleeping. This is activated when you place your phone on the charger at a specified time.

Samsung plans to ship the SmartThings Station in February this year and it will be available first in the US and South Korea. The company hasn't revealed the cost of the Matter hub-button hybrid yet, but color options include white or black. How much do you think Samsung should price its new hub?

Source: Samsung

NextPit receives a commission for purchases made via the marked links. This has no influence on the editorial content and there are no costs for you. You can find out more about how we make money on our transparency page.
Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan

I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

View all articles

Recommended articles

Liked this article? Share now!
Join the discussion

No comments

Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing