Insignia Launches Compensation Program for Discontinued Products, Validates HomeKit

As we reported back in May of this year, Insignia, the in-house brand of big box retailer Best Buy, quietly discontinued their line of smart home products. Today, Insignia has notified users through the Insignia Connect App of an impending shutdown date, November 6th, 2019, meaning that devices that connect directly to Insignia’s cloud will no longer operate with the App. While this is truly … Continue reading Insignia Launches Compensation Program for Discontinued Products, Validates HomeKit

Insignia’s HomeKit Light Switch & Smart Plug Discontinued

Insignia, house brand of big box electronics retailer, Best Buy, has quietly placed two of the company’s HomeKit enabled products into “discontinued” status. The Insignia Wi-Fi Smart In-Wall Light Switch and the Wi-Fi Smart Plug With Power Metering are no longer available to purchase directly from Best Buy, removing two of HomeKit’s more affordable options for their respective categories. This leaves the company’s Wi-Fi Garage … Continue reading Insignia’s HomeKit Light Switch & Smart Plug Discontinued

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

Insignia Light Switch Review

The Insignia Wi-Fi Smart In-Wall (Model NS-CH1XIS8) light switch is an interesting switch to review for a couple of different reasons. First, the switch, being a Best Buy house brand are limited in their availability. Second, the switches do not have the greatest of reviews stemming from them being available to both iOS and Android users through the Insignia Connect App or through smart home … Continue reading Insignia Light Switch Review