room.me matches roommates and rooms. It connects roommates based on their personalities, determined by their answers to questions from an online application. It was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California. In September 2019, room.me was acquired by Roomi.
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Sep 3, 2019
RoomMe sensors know who’s in a room to adjust it automatically Sets the temperature, lighting, and music based on personal preferences Share this story Image: Intellithings Imagine a home that’s smart enough to adjust the temperature, lighting, or music based on who’s in a room at any given time. That’s what a company called Intellithings is promising with its new RoomMe sensors , a former Indiegogo campaign that’s now shipping globally. The big caveat here is that RoomMe works by pairing with a person’s smartphone, not their meat sack. So if members of your household are in the habit of coming home and setting their phone on a charging pad or leaving it in a bag on the kitchen table, then RoomMe is already defeated. RoomMe is compatible with a variety of popular smartphone products including Sonos and Bose speakers; Hue and LIFX lighting; Ecocbee thermostats; HomeKit and Wink systems; and “hundreds” of ZigBee and Z-wave compatible devices, according to Intellithings. A RoomMe home requires a minimum of two sensors, with one of the smoke-detector-sized pucks placed above the entrance to every room where you’d like personalized automation. To avoid conflicts, RoomMe adheres to a system of prioritization: Room Master, Parent, and Child. A Room Master is god, overriding even a parent when a child is defined as a master of their own bedroom, for example. If there are several people in a room all at the same level then the person who entered the room first is given priority. Less invasive than a network of always-watching and always-listening cameras and mics RoomMe is an interesting take on the idea of personalized home automation; a dream for some, but “smart” overkill for many. It’s certainly less invasive than fitting a home with a series of always-watching and always-listening cameras and mics to otherwise identify inhabitants as they move from room to room. A two-sensor RoomMe starter kit costs $129, or $239 for a pack of four. Additional sensors can be added at $69 a pop. Next Up In Tech
room.me Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was room.me founded?
room.me was founded in 2014.
Where is room.me's headquarters?
room.me's headquarters is located at 225 Bush Street, San Francisco.
What is room.me's latest funding round?
room.me's latest funding round is Acquired.
How much did room.me raise?
room.me raised a total of $1.13M.
Who are the investors of room.me?
Investors of room.me include Roomi, Axel Springer Plug & Play, Grazia Equity and Plug and Play Ventures.