Can anyone tell me if there are any difference between the Bond Bridge and Minka Aire’s BD-1000 (a Bond bridge aka Minka Aire Smart Control) other than perhaps branding? I’m looking to control a Minka Aire fan (still deciding on model), and unsure whether I need Minka’s control device or can get by with the less expensive Bond device. (By “control” I mean controlling the fan/light via Alexa as well as Samsung’s Smartthing system.)
BD-1000 should be the Bond Bridge in general.
Interesting that Minka Aire is labeling it in a slightly confusing manner.
Note that the Bond Bridge in general has some caveats to lighting control if that is used with remotes/receivers that do not have a separate Light On and Light Off command.
Any time you see “Smart by Bond”, where the Bond technology is integrated into the remote/receiver natively vs the Bridge, you will have a more robust setup (particularly as regards integration with home control systems).
Thank you for the info. Looks like I’m probably going to end up with a DC fan model, so the Bond bridge will be the solution I will go for. The light state sync tracking vs physical remote is a minor annoyance we can live with (not unlike other behaviors seen in our current smart home setup)
Minka Aire does have some Smart by Bond models as linked above, if the rest of the needs are met by any of those.
Otherwise, the Bridge will be a great option for you.
Keep us updated if you need anything else.