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Pro Mount on the wall, or use as a mobile remote
There is a wall mount included which attaches with sticky strips. The switch itself twists off the mount, allowing you to take it with you to be used as a remote control if you so choose.
Pro No batteries required - uses kinetic energy
This switch uses the kinetic energy from pressing the button to power itself. That means that it doesn't need to be plugged in, and you never have to worry about the batteries dying.
Pro 4 configurable buttons
There are 4 buttons on the Tap - one large main one which covers the entire front, and then 3 smaller buttons for additional scenes which can be custom configured through the app. Together, this switch allows for control of 4 separate scenes.
Con Lots of force required to activate the switch
Because the kinetic energy from pressing the switch is used to power the switch itself, you really need to push the button hard in order to activate it, requiring much more force than regular switches.
Con Ugly mount
When mounted on the wall, the switch looks futuristic. However, once you remove the switch the mount itself is left exposed. It looks like a smoke detector mount, except instead of hiding away on the ceiling it's generally going to be exposed on a highly visible wall.
Con Hue Bridge required
The Hue tap switch isn't a stand-alone switch - you need a Hue Bridge in order for it to work.