The Boveda Smart Sensor is now shipping to stores, only it’s called something different.
Boveda has opted to rename the Boveda Smart Sensor to Boveda Butler. The reason behind the change is because the company believes that the device is more than just a sensor or glorified hygrometer.
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The Boveda Butler is a small brown device, measuring 2 x 1.25 x .5 inches. It is made to be used with either an iOS or Android device. From there the device pairs with a free Boveda app that allows users to monitor the relative humidity and temperature of their humidors. Users can set parameters that allows the Butler to send push notifications alerting when a humidor exceeds or goes below a certain level of relative humidity and temperature.
“It’s actually going to be a personal assistant to your humidor, more like a butler,” said Tim Swail, evp of sales and marketing for Boveda, to halfwheel.
Swail said the company is continuing to develop a feature that will allow users to opt into a program where the Boveda Butler will detect when the humidity is dropping in a manner that shows Boveda packets need to be replaced.
“Algorithms will be eventually smart enough to let you know that when the humidity is dropping down in a consistent basis letting you know when your packets should be replaced.”
Boveda introduced the Smart Sensor last year, but only sold it through its own storefront. Earlier this year, the company announced it would begin selling the device to retail stores and lowered the price to $20. It began shipping to stores earlier this week.