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More accurate device icons?

When I name my device an Amazon Echo Dot, it looks like a giant loudspeaker.  It should look like an Echo Dot. 

 

When I name my device a Security Camera, the image should be a security camera, not a generic wireless icon.  

 

Ditto for Nintendo Switch.  The icon should look like a Nintendo Switch, or at least a generic gamepad.

 

And for some weird reason, naming my Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Outlet - “Wemo Mini - Noise Machine” makes it look like a TV.  It should look like a smart power outlet. 

 

I had a TP Link repeater prior to the Eero which in all ways was worse than the Eero, except that it allowed you to customize the icons in an obvious way.  It’s a small polishing detail that TP Link and (especially) Apple get right.  It enhances pride in ownership. 

 

And others have expressed similar requests, for reference:

https://www.reddit.com/r/eero/comments/9go45x/device_icons_in_app/

https://www.reddit.com/r/eero/comments/9w9cg8/image_keywords/

 

Thanks for listening!

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  • Hi, Eperitus – Thanks for your feedback here!

    As you're already aware, the eero app currently has the capability of selectively providing unique icons to devices, but as it happens the icons can be based either on hostname & manufacturer or based on device nickname. We have a pretty broad variety of icons already, and we're currently exploring ways to make the icons feature more robust and customizable. That said, however, we ask for your understanding that it may not be feasible to create unique icons for every potential device that may be connected to the network, and we'll likely continue to use more generic icons – for instance, our gamepad controller icon – for devices like Nintendo Switch. 

    We absolutely appreciate your continuing insights and thoughts, and we appreciate having you here in the Community!

    Kindly,
    Drew, eero Community Team

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      • Eperitus
      • Eperitus
      • 1 yr ago
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      Drew thanks so much for the detailed reply.  Glad to hear some icons may be updated in the future.  Can you provide a list of what words currently trigger what icons?  I didn’t know there was a game controller icon, for example, and typing Nintendo Switch change anything.  Maybe if I renamed it a PlayStation ...

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    • Eperitus Happy to help! The naming system works off keywords, so for instance the nicknames "Chromecast," "Roku" and "Smart TV" will all result in the TV icon on the device. For game consoles, the app should recognize any 8th Generation console name; for instance, my own Switch is nicknamed "WiiU" to give it the gaming icon, whereas my hardwired PS4 automatically triggered the icon because Sony self-identifies their hardware and the eero recognizes the MAC address of the PS4. If you're looking for a workaround, then nicknaming the Switch "WiiU" or "PS4" will definitely do the trick. 

      As far as which devices will automatically trigger the icons, and which nicknames will provide icons, although newer devices like the Switch aren't in our app database yet, we'll definitely continue to update the app to recognize newer devices and models!

      Kindly,
      Drew, eero Community Team

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      • Eperitus
      • Eperitus
      • 1 yr ago
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      Drew Thanks!  I added the name Wii to the Nintendo Switch’s nickname and it gained the game controller icon as you said. 

      Is there a knowledge base article listing which keywords will get which icons?

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      • yelahneb
      • rebooting dead media since 2001
      • yelahneb
      • 1 yr ago
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      Drew bump. would love to see a complete list of keywords->icons.

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      • Akselsoft
      • Akselsoft
      • 1 yr ago
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      yelahneb 

       

      did anyone ever get a link to a list of supported icons?

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  • Here is an example of the nice looking icons I see in HomeKit; perhaps these could be used for inspiration ...

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  • Is there a list of the icons anywhere?  Some of my Alexas have a speaker icon and some don't, yet I am using the same naming convention. Would love to understand what icons are available and what text drives them.

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      • cotedan87
      • Fan of tinkering with new hardware. Canadian dude.
      • cotedan87
      • 1 yr ago
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      Limon have to type Amazon Alexa as the first words in the 32 characters to get the speaker icon. 

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  • Hoping the mods will see this thread and give it a boost. The info on keywords and list of icons must be somewhere...

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      • cotedan87
      • Fan of tinkering with new hardware. Canadian dude.
      • cotedan87
      • 1 yr ago
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      yelahneb would be nice to choose our own icons. 

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  • What's strange is I have 2 devices with Alexa in the title but not Amazon.  One shows as a speaker and one is the default.  I'm very surprised there isn't an extensive list of icons and how to get them.

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      • yelahneb
      • rebooting dead media since 2001
      • yelahneb
      • 1 yr ago
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      Limon the list exists along with the associated keywords, but sadly they haven't/won't share it. Drew ?

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  • What icons have you found?

    So far I have seen

    Phone

    Laptop

    Tablet

    Watch

    Printer

    Speaker

    TV

    Light 

    Router

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      • Akselsoft
      • Akselsoft
      • 1 yr ago
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      Wii (joystick icon)

      Xbox (joystick icon)

      PS4 - (joystick icon)

      Roku   (TV icon)

      Sonos  (Speakers)

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      • bbock
      • bbock
      • 1 yr ago
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      Akselsoft 
      Mac (Displays a computer monitor)

      MacBook (Displays a laptop)

      HomePod(Displays a speaker)

      I have yet to find the magic word for Fan, Outlet, Thermostat/Ecobee. I wish they’d detect lighting hubs, and perhaps give more accurate icons for Echos and HomePods.

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      • Akselsoft
      • Akselsoft
      • 1 yr ago
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      bbock Thanks - I've updated the list accordingly. The computer monitor is also good for PC or Desktop. Funnily enough if I say Server, I get a different icon that looks like coding.

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  • I think it might be best to assume that this request is a dead end, which is sad - there's a list of icons and their word associations on their end, but if they were gonna share it they'd have done it by now.

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      • Akselsoft
      • Akselsoft
      • 1 yr ago
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      yelahneb Then the best thing to do is create (and publish) our own list so at least others aren't left wondering 🙂

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  • it would be cool to have an opt in program that allowed people to submit the icons they use for their devices with manufacturer and hostname (optional). Then give people this ability to pick arbitrary icons as part of that. That would eliminate the need to harvest these directly but let the community source then. I admit to have a bit of "ooh, that's nice" feel to the icons. 

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  • Here's what I've found that eero supports along with some words that trigger the device type if you put them in the name:

    Computers & Personal
        PHONE -> iPhone, phone
        TABLET -> ipad, tablet, kindle
        MEDIA_STREAMER -> roku, tv, dvr, nas
        DESKTOP_COMPUTER -> machine
        LAPTOP_COMPUTER -> macbook, laptop
        UNKNOWN_COMPUTER -> ???
        WATCH -> watch
    Entertainment
        GAME_CONSOLE -> ps4, wii, xbox
        AUDIO -> speaker
        CABLE_BOX -> cable
    Home
        PRINTER -> printer
        SECURITY_CAMERA - ???
        LIGHT -> hue, lifx, light
        NETWORK_EQUIPMENT -> router
     Other
        GENERIC -> anything not recognized
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  • Great list. Last year, I started a post to track the icons. You can find it here

    https://blog.aksel.com/2019/06/eero-router-nicknames-and-icons.html

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  • Drew I’d simply like to know why my iphone is listed as generic when other phones on my network are not. The icons are fine. 

    It would be nice if the icons were selectable in settings.

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