HomeKit Deal: Save an Extra 30% On Legrand Smart Plug and Light Switches – EXPIRED

Spotted today, Amazon is currently offering a promotion coupon, good for 30% off of Legrand’s line of HomeKit enabled accessories. Example deals include the Legrand On-Q-Smart Light Switch regularly priced at $34.99, coming down to just $24.49. This makes the Legrand Switch one of the lowest priced HomeKit switches on the market. Legrand’s accessories utilize Wi-Fi for a direct connection to HomeKit, without the need … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Save an Extra 30% On Legrand Smart Plug and Light Switches – EXPIRED

Update Roundup: Reagle Lock Gets Better Battery Life, Eve App Adds Dark Mode, & More

Its update season in Apple land with the releases of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina all dropping over the past few weeks. This of course means that App updates are on their way too, with a bevy of HomeKit related Apps adding in that oh so crucial support for the latest operating systems. While most are adding just the basic iOS support, there were … Continue reading Update Roundup: Reagle Lock Gets Better Battery Life, Eve App Adds Dark Mode, & More

Video: Interactive HomeKit Secure Video Feature Spotted on Apple Store iPad

HomeKit Secure Video, Apple’s solution for adding HomeKit connected camera recordings and alerts to the Home App was announced at this years WWDC conference in June, has yet to materialize, even with the release of iOS 13. The feature, which was touted as being supported by several camera manufacturers such as Netatmo and Eufy, was absent in the betas for iOS 13, with only a … Continue reading Video: Interactive HomeKit Secure Video Feature Spotted on Apple Store iPad

HomeKit Deal: D-Link Omna Indoor Security Cam down to $99.99 – EXPIRED

The Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310/AN), was the first Apple HomeKit enabled security camera to hit the market, and has since seen a series of price drops since its debut. Previously available for $129.99, the Omna is on sale right now at Amazon for only $99.99. This camera features a stylish design that fits effortlessly into the modern home, while still packing a full suite … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: D-Link Omna Indoor Security Cam down to $99.99 – EXPIRED

Santala’s HomeKit Enabled Light Bulbs Now Available

Santala, the Hong Kong based lighting manufacturer that has released just one HomeKit enabled product to date, the Santala Smart LED Light Strip, is back with a set of connected light bulbs. Dubbed the Smart Light Bulb LB01 and LB02, the company’s bulbs come in both a white and color variant, each supporting HomeKit, Alexa, and the Google Assistant right out of the box. Previously … Continue reading Santala’s HomeKit Enabled Light Bulbs Now Available

What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13.2 Developer Beta 1?

Apple has released a new beta of iOS 13.2 for developers today, and while the headline feature is for its Deep Fusion camera functionality, it has brought several major changes to HomeKit. Coming in at just over 3 gb’s on iPad, this beta is available for download to registered developers and is also available for tvOS, which is somewhat of a surprise. A public beta … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13.2 Developer Beta 1?

HomeKit Deal: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance 3 Bulb Starter Kit for only $99.99 – EXPIRED

One of the most popular smart lighting kits on the market, the Philips Hue 3 bulb color and ambiance starter kit is on sale at Amazon for only $99.99 right now. This is a savings of $30 from its regular price. Philips claims you can be up in running in under 5 minutes, making this a great entry into the world of home automation. Not … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance 3 Bulb Starter Kit for only $99.99 – EXPIRED

Onvis CS1 HomeKit Security Alarm Contact Sensor Revealed

Onvis, the Shenzen based company that has released just one HomeKit product to date looks to be gearing up for its next product, the CS1. Spotted in an FCC filing today, the Onvis Security Alarm Contact Sensor, or CS1, is exactly what its name suggests, a sensor that attaches to a door or window to report on whether or not it is open or closed. … Continue reading Onvis CS1 HomeKit Security Alarm Contact Sensor Revealed

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

Home App: What’s Changed in iOS 13

Here’s my general overview of what has changed in iOS 13 for the Home App written for iMore. This years beta/release ride was certainly bumpy to say the least, not just for the Home app. Aside from the disaster which is sensor grouping, the Home App itself has improved with additions to the icon set which remained stagnant for years, and iOS 13.1 will only … Continue reading Home App: What’s Changed in iOS 13