Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Logitech Pop Switch Review


rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star


  • Incredibly easy to set up
  • Buttons look great
  • 3 different types of presses for each button
  • Superb when combined with Harmony remotes


  • Quite expensive

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £34.99
  • Can control Hue, Sonos, IFTTT, SmartThings, August Lock and Harmony remotes
  • IFTTT compatible
  • 5-year battery life

What is the Pop Switch?

The Pop Switch is the super-stylish smart button from Logitech that you can program to do all sorts of clever things. Sometimes you just don’t want to get the smartphone out to perform basic tasks – on those occasions, you need a big fat button.

Pop Switch – Features and Design

The base set comes with a hub and two switches. The hub is built into the back of a plug and supports Wi-Fi – and it’s one of the smallest hubs I’ve encountered, which is refreshing. This unit could easily be plugged in anywhere, even into a socket that’s tucked away behind furniture.
Installation is easy: simply plug in the device, download the app and your phone will locate the hub. Enter your Wi-Fi password into the hub and it will connect and start looking for devices. If you have Philips Hue or even a reasonably new TV it should be able to find it, and start controlling it.

Related: 35 amazingly useful IFTTT recipes

Pop SwitchLogitech Pop Switch with bridge on wooden surface.
Even more impressively, the Pop Switch can talk to any Harmony hub-based remote. This means you can have the lights dimmed, the heating set to cosy, and your TV turned on with a single press of a button.
A Pop Switch can be programmed for three different actions, depending on how it’s pressed: a short tap; double-tap; or holding the switch down for a few seconds. Programming is incredibly simple, with the app offering guidance with every step. It can also talk to other smart devices or almost anything through IFTTT.
The buttons can be attached to anything and are supplied with a couple of double-sided stickers so they can be adhered a second time if you’re unhappy with the initial placement. Expansion packs include buttons in other colours (Coral, Teal and Alloy), but are rather expensive at £35 a pop for only a single button.

Related: Amazon Echo review

 Pop SwitchPink Logitech Pop smart button on patterned background.

Pop Switch – What’s it like to use?

It took only a few moments to get the Pop Switch to turn our Hue lights on and off, so acting like a normal light switch. The real value, however, is in combining functions to a single button press – turning off all the lights in the house in one go, for example, or maybe switching on an electric blanket (via a smart plug), dimming the lights and turning on a Sonos.
Combined with a Harmony Pro system, it’s possible to achieve more advanced setups. I programmed a button to turn on the TV (using a Harmony Pro), the Sky Q box, a sound bar and dim the lights with a single press; a double-tap can do the same, but turn on the Xbox instead of Sky and set the TV to a different input.
If you have a moderately complicated smart home setup, but want to simplify regular tasks or those that you always do together, then the Pop Switches are ideal. They could also make life easier for people who are less mobile, or those with children.

 Pop SwitchLogitech Pop Switch on wooden table.

Should I buy a Pop Switch?

The Pop Switch is one of the easiest systems to use. A basic set of buttons for a Devolo is cheaper and comes with a couple of sensors, but if you already have a Harmony Pro system or a house full of smart tech, and want a simple way to control it, then this is the obvious choice.


The Logitech Pop Switch is a slick, reliable and stylish device – just a little pricey, however.

Trusted Score

rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words