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)

Pushcut App Review

Pushcut, an iOS app from developer Simon Leeb introduced earlier this year, has recently received an update that adds in support for our favorite smart home platform, HomeKit. The premise of the app is rather simple, providing actionable notifications that trigger automations, shortcuts, HomeKit scenes and more, but there is no doubt that making it all happen behind the curtains is no small feat. On … Continue reading Pushcut App Review

Kaiterra Laser Egg + CO2 Review

While air quality monitoring is one of the most important aspects of our daily lives, the concept has yet to really have its breakthrough moment in North America. We are slowly getting there though, as time passes and technological advances occur, air quality monitors have made their way into more and more devices and platforms, including Apple’s HomeKit. Currently, there are about a handful of … Continue reading Kaiterra Laser Egg + CO2 Review

Reagle Smart Deadbolt Lock Review

First revealed in late June of this year, the Reagle Smart Lock is the debut device from the Taiwan based startup, PKinno. Designed as a replacement for your existing deadbolt, the Reagle Smart Lock is a complete solution for those wanting both a smart lock and a traditional pin code lock without having a separate smart attachment latching on to your existing hardware. The lock … Continue reading Reagle Smart Deadbolt Lock Review

Wake Light App Review

Wake Light, a HomeKit App from developer Andreas Ganske, is designed to simulate sunrise using your existing smart bulbs, switches, lamps and light strips. The App, which was released this month, is completely free, with no ads, in-app purchases, or subscriptions, and looks to be simply out there to help fill the void when it comes to wake up lights and HomeKit. Sure you can … Continue reading Wake Light App Review

Logitech Circle 2 Wired Indoor/Outdoor Camera Review

When it comes to HomeKit cameras, there are unfortunately only a handful of devices that are actually available. While this may change with the advent of HomeKit Secure Video coming this fall, consumers are currently limited to options from Logitech, Netatmo, D-Link, and Robin Telecom each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Netatmo’s line up includes a pricey outdoor mounted fixture that incorporates … Continue reading Logitech Circle 2 Wired Indoor/Outdoor Camera Review

Wallflower App Review

Wallflower, a beautiful HomeKit iOS App from developer Nxtbgthng is hitting the App Store today. The App, which was designed for wall mounted iPads, is a novel take on an idea that has long been ingrained in smart home culture for years, the home command center. This concept has thus far eluded HomeKit, with competitors from Amazon and Google already been established allowing users to … Continue reading Wallflower App Review