LIFX Candle Color Smart Bulb Now Available for Pre-Order, Ships October 21st

LIFX has announced that their first smart candelabra size light bulb, dubbed the LIFX Candle is now available for pre-order after unveiling them back in August. The smaller E12 form factor has been a gap in the company’s product line for quite a while, which was surprising as competitors had solved the size issue a few years ago, but LIFX has been working toward adding … Continue reading LIFX Candle Color Smart Bulb Now Available for Pre-Order, Ships October 21st

Ikea’s FYRTUR Blinds Now Available in Some U.S. Stores

The weird and ongoing saga of Ikea’s FYRTUR smart blind release in the United States has taken yet another turn today, as reports are emerging that they are now available for purchase in select stores. Originally announced back at the beginning of the year, Ikea’s blinds have seen multiple delays, with the latest one announced just 15 days ago. The blinds, which have been available … Continue reading Ikea’s FYRTUR Blinds Now Available in Some U.S. Stores

Level Smart Lock With HomeKit Support Coming in January

Announced alongside the unveiling of retail giant Walmart’s in home delivery service yesterday, a new HomeKit smart door lock will be coming soon. Created by a team consisting of ex-Apple and Google (to name a few) engineers, the Level Smart Lock, which is currently slated for a retail release in January 2020, takes a different approach to connected locks, installing inside of a door, completely … Continue reading Level Smart Lock With HomeKit Support Coming in January

AirPlay 2 Support for OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke/CO Detectors Now Available for Beta Testers

Originally announced way back in January of 2018 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the OneLink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide detector promised to add support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming protocol, but has not yet come to fruition. As time has passed, First Alert, manufacturers of the OneLink line, has since released an updated model, which added Wi-Fi mesh … Continue reading AirPlay 2 Support for OneLink Safe & Sound Smoke/CO Detectors Now Available for Beta Testers

HomeKit Deal: Slyvania Smart+ HomeKit Lighting Now 15% Off at Amazon

Hub free lighting products by Slyvania now have a 15% off coupon today at Amazon. This includes the Slyvania LED Flex Light Strip which is regularly $37. During our review, we found it to provide nice accent lighting, with over 16 million colors on display. If you are looking to upgrade your regular light bulbs to LED, Slyvania’s offerings are also on sale. The color … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Slyvania Smart+ HomeKit Lighting Now 15% Off at Amazon

What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13.2 Beta 2?

Apple has released a new beta of iOS/iPadOS 13.2 for developers today, and the headline features include new emoji’s and the promised ability to turn Siri recordings off. The Home App also received a couple of visual tweaks, one of the navigation bar, and one that brings the accessory grouping toggle a little more into the forefront. Let’s dive into what the new update has … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13.2 Beta 2?

HomeKit Deal: Save an Extra 30% On Legrand Smart Plug and Light Switches

Spotted today, Amazon is currently offering a promotion coupon, good for 30% off of Legrand’s line of HomeKit enabled accessories. Example deals include the Legrand On-Q-Smart Light Switch regularly priced at $34.99, coming down to just $24.49. This makes the Legrand Switch one of the lowest priced HomeKit switches on the market. Legrand’s accessories utilize Wi-Fi for a direct connection to HomeKit, without the need … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Save an Extra 30% On Legrand Smart Plug and Light Switches

Update Roundup: Reagle Lock Gets Better Battery Life, Eve App Adds Dark Mode, & More

Its update season in Apple land with the releases of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina all dropping over the past few weeks. This of course means that App updates are on their way too, with a bevy of HomeKit related Apps adding in that oh so crucial support for the latest operating systems. While most are adding just the basic iOS support, there were … Continue reading Update Roundup: Reagle Lock Gets Better Battery Life, Eve App Adds Dark Mode, & More

Video: Interactive HomeKit Secure Video Feature Spotted on Apple Store iPad

HomeKit Secure Video, Apple’s solution for adding HomeKit connected camera recordings and alerts to the Home App was announced at this years WWDC conference in June, has yet to materialize, even with the release of iOS 13. The feature, which was touted as being supported by several camera manufacturers such as Netatmo and Eufy, was absent in the betas for iOS 13, with only a … Continue reading Video: Interactive HomeKit Secure Video Feature Spotted on Apple Store iPad

HomeKit Deal: D-Link Omna Indoor Security Cam down to $99.99

The Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310/AN), was the first Apple HomeKit enabled security camera to hit the market, and has since seen a series of price drops since its debut. Previously available for $129.99, the Omna is on sale right now at Amazon for only $99.99. This camera features a stylish design that fits effortlessly into the modern home, while still packing a full suite … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: D-Link Omna Indoor Security Cam down to $99.99