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

HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Review

Note: A follow up to this review was posted one month after this initial review which has affected its overall rating and recommendation. Click here to read our follow up review. I am going to be perfectly honest upfront, I was expecting the worst when I received the HiTechouse Smart Fingerprint Padlock. The padlock, which has been available on Amazon for a while, has little … Continue reading HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Review

HomeRun for HomeKit Apple Watch App Review

HomeKit enthusiasts with an Apple Watch may know, the built in Home App, while familiar and can get most jobs done, can be a little slow and cumbersome to use, especially for those with lots of devices assigned as favorites, or those that are using old Apple Watches. Siri, which can be summoned via a press and hold of the digital crown, or simply saying … Continue reading HomeRun for HomeKit Apple Watch App Review

First Alert OneLink Wi-Fi Environment Monitor Review

Marketed as nursery monitor, the First Alert OneLink Wi-FI Environment Monitor is more than just for keeping tabs on your child. For our review, we picked up the Nuk version of the device, which can be found pretty inexpensively via various online retailers. This version is identical to the “normal” First Alert branded offering, other than the word Nuk printed on the outside of the … Continue reading First Alert OneLink Wi-Fi Environment Monitor Review

Harmony Bridge macOS App Review

Recently released on the Mac App Store, Harmony Bridge by developer Guy Brooker, provides a quick and easy way for Logitech Harmony Hub owners to add their devices already set up to HomeKit. The developer claims that the Mac App involves no configuration required, and in our testing, we can confirm that this indeed is the case. Once installed, the App will scan for Harmony … Continue reading Harmony Bridge macOS App Review