Looking forward to giving this little guy a go, plan is to emulate the RF of our IoT curtain remote (which works well), due to the utter incompetence of the wifi hub they came with (which works terribly).
45 mins later and I keep ending up on this screen. This device is infuriating!
I know, I’ll try it on the iPad instead:
I’ve been talking a lot about UX throughout my IoT journey and the @broadlink_intl experience just epitomises my point: even the stuff made for consumers is painful. It’s all just a kludgy mess at the moment.

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