JUST SAY "OK GOOGLE SWITCH ON MY COMPUTER" TO TURN ON YOUR COMPUTER VIA GOOGLE ASSISTANT.
NO MESSING AROUND WITH LOADS OF APPS
NO CUT AND PASTE COMMANDS
JUST SET THIS UP AS A DEVICE IN GOOGLE HOME OR AMAZON ALEXA
My Smart Momentary Switch, or SMS, allows you to switch on your computer via Google Assistant or Alexa, with a simple command like "OK Google, switch on my computer" or "Alexa, switch on my computer".
If your computer is called 'Dave', then telling Google or Alexa to switch on Dave will also work! 😀
SMS is basically a kit comprising a small plastic box which houses the radio transceiver to connect to your WiFi and a PCI back-plate which fits inside your computer and connects to your computer's motherboard.
The external enclosure is USB powered and a USB power adapter (UK 3-pin) and integral USB cable are included. The box connects to the PCI back-plate via a cable which has 3.5mm jack plugs at both ends.
With easy-to-follow and fully illustrated installation and set-up instructions, SMS can be up and running in minutes.
Please do however, note the follow restrictions:
- SMS is ONLY suitable for computers that have an accessible motherboard and a standard motherboard header.
- UNFORTUNATELY, SMS IS NOT SUITABLE FOR LAPTOPS, TABLET PCs, STICK PCs AND MACs.
Since parts need to be attached to your computer's motherboard, a basic proficiency of working with computer hardware is required. If you're not confident to open up your computer and move a couple of bits around, then do find a friend who is, to help you.
OK GOOGLE, OPEN MY GARAGE DOOR
Yes, that's right! I make a version of this gadget which can be used to open and close your electric garage door via your Smart Home (Google Home Assistant or Amazon Alexa).
So how much does it cost? 49 GBP plus VAT and postage (almost anywhere). That's a bit more than I'd like but I hand make these myself in small batches. Click here to buy.