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

Onvis SMS1 Smart Motion Sensor Review

The Onvis SMS1 Smart Motion Sensor, like the recently reviewed Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller, is another device that has seemingly come out of nowhere. First spotted on Amazon, the SMS1 is the first HomeKit device from Shenzen Champon Technology Company and it essentially launched with no previous mentions from anywhere at all. This lack of fanfare coupled with a low price point ranging from … Continue reading Onvis SMS1 Smart Motion Sensor Review

iHome iSP100 Outdoor Smart Plug Review

Like many over the holiday season, I found myself wanting to automate and remotely control our outdoor decor. Unfortunately when it comes to HomeKit, there are very few options available for outdoor power, with just the iHome iSP100 and the iDevices Outdoor Switch being the entire catalog. Since I have had some experience with iHome’s indoor smart plugs, I decided to go with the known … Continue reading iHome iSP100 Outdoor Smart Plug Review

Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller Review

Released during the 2018 holiday season, the Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller essentially came out of “left field”. The controller was never listed as a product on Apple’s HomeKit device list, and as far as I can tell, there was never an “announcement” at all from the Best Buy brand. Once the device was discovered, it quickly became a hot topic on the HomeKit subreddit, … Continue reading Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller Review

Lutron Caseta Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Review

Enamored with my recent experiences with the Lutron Caseta line of dimmer and light switches, I recently decided to give another Lutron device a shot. The Lutron Caseta Plug-In Lamp Dimmer is a device that I never thought I would own, as I always have questioned its relatively high price ($49) and just assumed that it was just another smart plug, or something that a … Continue reading Lutron Caseta Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Review