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

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

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

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

Sylvania Smart+ Full Color HomeKit LED Flex Strip Review

As I mentioned in my previous review of a Sylvania Smart+ product, I have somewhat slept on the company’s HomeKit offerings. Having been “woken” up to their efforts by a positive experience that I had with their smart plug, I recently picked up Sylvania’s Full Color LED Flex Strip to add a little light to somewhat of a dark spot in my home. I have … Continue reading Sylvania Smart+ Full Color HomeKit LED Flex Strip Review

Eve Door & Window Wireless Contact Sensor Review

The Eve Door & Window Contact Sensor, first released in 2015, was the first HomeKit sensor devoted entirely to reporting the open or closed status of a door, window, or anything that it could be stuck to. Since the original release, the contact sensor has only seen a minor hardware revision, which changed the logo color on the device, and a few competitors have hit … Continue reading Eve Door & Window Wireless Contact Sensor Review

Sylvania Smart+ HomeKit Smart Plug Review

Released around this time last year, the Sylvania (also known as LEDVANCE, and Osram) Smart+ HomeKit Smart Plug has seemingly flown under the radar when compared to plugs from other brands such as Belkin or Eve. While I am not quite sure why this is the case, I must admit, that when looking for a new plug a few months ago, Sylvania’s plug didn’t immediately … Continue reading Sylvania Smart+ HomeKit Smart Plug Review

Ecobee 3 Lite Review

The Ecobee 3 Lite has had an interesting history in its relatively short life. Originally marketed as the Ecobee thermostat for those that do not want or need additional features, such as support for the company’s room temperature sensors, the thermostat has essentially evolved into the full fledged Ecobee 3 replacement. In fact, Ecobee no longer sells the Ecobee 3 model, which it replaced with … Continue reading Ecobee 3 Lite Review

Lutron Caseta Wireless Fan Speed Control Review

Originally announced at CES 2019 in January of this year, the Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Fan Speed Control Switch is now available for purchase at places such as Amazon and The Home Depot. The switch, which garnered a lot of enthusiasm from within the HomeKit community when it was announced, underwent a series of conflicting reports as to whether or not it actually supported HomeKit. … Continue reading Lutron Caseta Wireless Fan Speed Control Review