[US] Any Hybrid (read Heat Pump) Electric Water Heaters with Local Control?

Let’s say I’m in the market to replace my water heater, and are looking for a smart one… Is there any recommendations for a local-controlled heat pump water heater?

Or, would I be better off with dumb (read: regular) ones that still do heat pump, with some sort single pole on/off wall switch (that could still handle the Amp)?
(Part of the reason I am asking is also because there aren’t many dumb options in Lowes or Home Depot… why is that?)

Seeking advises here.

My initial thought was to tag along with this discussion thread:

… but then, the intensions and subject aren’t exactly the same, so I opened a new thread.