Legrand Introduces 3 New HomeKit Compatible Accessories

Electrical and lighting experts Legrand has quietly introduced 3 previously unannounced HomeKit compatible products on their online store recently. The products, which were first spotted by u/brantmacga on the HomeKit subreddit, are only currently available directly through Legrand, and an accompanying video for them was uploaded to YouTube on November 5th, suggesting that they were just released a few days ago. While none of the … Continue reading Legrand Introduces 3 New HomeKit Compatible Accessories

Robin ProLine Compact Video Doorbell Now Available

Robin Telecom, manufacturer of the only HomeKit video doorbell on the market has announced a new variant that is available for purchase today. The Robin ProLine Compact Video Doorbell is, as its name implies, a smaller version of the ProLine Video Doorbell, that carries along the same aesthetics of the original and adds two new color options. The Compact version of the ProLine doorbell has … Continue reading Robin ProLine Compact Video Doorbell Now Available

Logitech bringing HomeKit Secure Video Support to Circle 2 Cameras Today

Logitech, makers of the Logi Circle 2 HomeKit camera, has announced that support for HomeKit Secure Video is rolling out today. The announcement makes Logitech the first to support the feature, which was originally announced back in June at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose. The update works for the wired version of the Logi Circle 2 only, as it’s battery powered version … Continue reading Logitech bringing HomeKit Secure Video Support to Circle 2 Cameras Today

Expired: HomeKit Deal: Eton’s Blackout Buddy Connect Just $10 at Amazon

Today over on Amazon, Eton’s Blackout Buddy Connect, an already low cost HomeKit emergency preparedness accessory gets even lower thanks to a coupon for $10 off. The coupon, which needs to be applied directly from the product’s page, brings the cost of the Blackout Buddy Connect down to an even $10, a steal for all of its features. At this price it is a no-brainer … Continue reading Expired: HomeKit Deal: Eton’s Blackout Buddy Connect Just $10 at Amazon

Philips Hue Smart Plug Now Available in North America

The Philips Hue Smart Plug, announced back in June, hit the market just a few weeks later in most countries around the world, except for North America. This is changing though, as retail giant Best Buy is now listing the plug as available for purchase in the United States, and the Philips Hue online store now shows them available as well, albeit with the message … Continue reading Philips Hue Smart Plug Now Available in North America

Satechi’s EU Dual Smart Outlet Now Available

Released in North America back in June of this year, Satechi’s Dual Smart Outlet brought a new design to HomeKit plugs allowing it to offer two controllable outlets in a slim form that didn’t block access to both receptacles in wall outlets. An EU version was announced along the same time but was not released with the North American counterpart, and no release date was … Continue reading Satechi’s EU Dual Smart Outlet Now Available

Eufy Cam 2 Shipping November 19th, HomeKit Support Missing at Launch? Update: Now available at Best Buy

Update 10/12/19: The Eufy Cam 2 is now available from Best Buy. The 2 camera set also includes an extra camera for free, making it 3 cameras and the base for $350. Announced late last month, the Eufy Cam 2 from popular accessories manufacturer Anker’s smart home brand Eufy, quickly became one of the most anticipated smart home releases thanks to its lack of subscription … Continue reading Eufy Cam 2 Shipping November 19th, HomeKit Support Missing at Launch? Update: Now available at Best Buy

Craftmade’s Friends of Hue Light Fixtures Now Available

Announced as a Friends of Hue partner quite a while ago, Craftmade’s line of connected light fixtures are now available for purchase at outlets such as Amazon. Craftmade, the Texas based lighting company has a wide variety of products, with the Philips Hue series all focusing on clean modern designs with Hue lighting integrated directly into them. Similar to ET2’s lighting line unveiled just a … Continue reading Craftmade’s Friends of Hue Light Fixtures Now Available

SwitchBot/SwitchBot Mini Hub Review (Siri Shortcuts)

Note: This accessory is only compatible with Siri Shortcuts, and does not support HomeKit. Kickstarter success story SwitchBot recently hit the spotlight again with the introduction of their newest product, the SwitchBot Curtain. This latest announcement caught my attention as it looks to be quite the clever device, one that rolls along a curtain rod to open and close the attached curtains on demand or … Continue reading SwitchBot/SwitchBot Mini Hub Review (Siri Shortcuts)

How to use a HomePod as a HomeKit alarm

Been waiting for this feature for quite a long time. There are great sound effects on Apple Music including a classic car alarm sound and a burglar alarm that I linked. Here’s the guide on how to get it all set up that I wrote for iMore: Even though the HomeKit ecosystem has grown over the past few years, a crucial piece of the security … Continue reading How to use a HomePod as a HomeKit alarm