In the world of home automation having a device from which we can control all our home automation accessories is an increasingly essential need and that is why today we will talk about the Sonoff NS Panel Pro.
This Sonoff device is super interesting and will take home automation in your home to a higher level. Read on and discover everything you will be able to do with it.
Let’s get started!!!
What is the Sonoff NS Panel Pro?
The Sonoff NS Panel Pro is a smart touch screen designed to facilitate home automation and control. Its control software is based on eWelink Cast which will give us the ability to control our devices, scenes and even devices from other manufacturers that are compatible with eWeLink, all this, directly from the screen.
With its sleek and modern design, the Sonoff NS Panel Pro blends seamlessly into any home décor. Made from high-quality materials, this smart panel radiates durability and sophistication. The easy-to-use interface adds to its appeal, making it an accessible choice for users of all technology skill levels.
What comes inside the Sonoff NS Panel Pro Box?
For this equipment there are not many accessories to count in the packaging. We have the usual instruction manual, two screws to fix it to the wall replacing the typical light switch and the NS Panel Pro itself.
An important fact about this equipment is that Sonoff sells a desk accessory to place the NS Panel Pro in case we do not want to mount it on the wall and we want to have it in our office, nightstand or any other more accessible place, it will be like the Alexa or Google Nest you have at home.
NS Panel Pro Physical and Technical Characteristics
Physically it feels quite a high quality device and there are two versions, one in gray and one in white, but both have the same technical specifications, so you can base your purchase directly on the color you like without fear of acquiring a less powerful unit. In the case of the NS Panel Pro connection is made on the back of the device where it has the two power pins, nothing else.
The NS Panel Pro is compatible with a wide variety of communication protocols, something that has caught my attention and that will undoubtedly give a much greater versatility for the range of compatible devices to link. These protocols are as follows:
- WiFi 2.4Ghz
- Zigbee 3.0
I have to say that this device is not simply a control panel, but a hub that integrates effortlessly with various smart home ecosystems. In addition, its voice control functionality takes convenience to a new level.
NS Panel Pro Technical Features
- Capacitive screen of 3.95 inches and a resolution of 480×480.
- Built-in speaker and microphone.
- Automatic brightness.
- 2GB DDR3 RAM memory
- 8 GB internal storage
- Cortex A35 4-core processor.
Sonoff NS Panel Pro Compatibility
The NS Panel Pro supports control of SONOFF devices. But it is not only limited to these devices, as the NS Panel Pro allows you to control other brands of equipment that are compatible with Zigbee 3.0.
On the other hand, if you are a user of Philips Hue, IKEA or Yeelight lighting, do not worry because you can synchronize your bulbs without any problem to the NS Panel Pro as they are compatible as standard.
How to install the Sonoff NS Panel Pro?
Gone are the days of complicated installations. The Sonoff NS Panel Pro boasts an easy step-by-step installation process, ensuring that even those unfamiliar with smart home configurations can enjoy its benefits. Compatibility with existing home systems and the easy-to-use installation application make it a hassle-free experience.
As I mentioned earlier you’ll be able to mount it on the wall, just like any light switch you have or simply place it on the desktop stand sold separately by Sonoff. Then you’ll need to configure it through eWelink just like any other Sonoff device and it’s ready to go.
Where to buy the Sonoff NS Panel Pro?
If you are interested in seeing more specifications about the NS Panel Pro and purchase one of them I will leave you the direct links where you can buy them, but I recommend that you always purchase the Sonoff devices on their official website, because the only place where you can use the code AXLMSONOFF to take it with an extra 10% discount will be here and is where they usually have better price.
NS Panel Pro updates
In this section I have to tell you that this equipment has been quite controversial in the months following its launch, since Sonoff ventured to launch it with several problems in its operation that were gradually being solved with software updates. I don’t know if one of the brand’s strategies is to use users as a kind of Beta Tester for some of their equipment, but thanks to all the feedback collected they were able to solve the problems presented by the NS Panel Pro after its launch. So much so that so far in 2023 they have released 12 software updates that not only solved problems but also included improvements in the equipment.
Below you can see the list of official updates of the Sonoff NS Panel Pro and everything that has been solved and improved.
In conclusion, the Sonoff NS Panel Pro proves to be a reliable and feature-rich addition to the world of smart home devices. Its sleek design, responsive touch screen, and commitment to security make it stand out in a crowded market. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a home automation novice, the Sonoff NS Panel Pro offers an easy-to-use experience without compromising functionality.
But this is just my opinion, I’d love to read in the comments what you think and especially if you have had direct experience with the NS Panel Pro.
I would also like to invite you to dig deeper into this device and see how it is set up and works in the following Youtube Review. Don’t forget to subscribe!
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