Legrand’s Home Smart Lighting Lineup Now Available

Announced via a press release today, electrical specialist Legrand, is bringing their Home Smart Lighting line of connected devices to HomeKit. The Home Smart Lighting lineup is a Wi-Fi connected, platform agnostic series of devices that work without the need for a separate hub. In addition to Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, and the Google Assistant are also supported making Legrand’s offerings one of the rare … Continue reading Legrand’s Home Smart Lighting Lineup Now Available

Legrand Arteor with Netatmo Line Up Revealed for Australian Market

Legrand, a leader within the electrical world which recently acquired popular connected device manufacturer Netatmo has introduced a line of HomeKit enabled products for our friends down under. Marketed under the Arteor brand, the company’s products include some much needed solutions for Australian consumers. The Arteor line up uses Legrands existing iOS App, Home + Control, which is the same as the company’s other smart … Continue reading Legrand Arteor with Netatmo Line Up Revealed for Australian Market

Sylvania Smart Home App Gets Visual Overhaul, Accessories Gain Alexa/Google Assistant Support

Sylvania’s Smart+ lineup of connected light bulbs, smart plugs and more have become one of our go to HomeKit brands over the past few months. During our reviews of the Flex Color LED Light Strip and the Smart+ Smart Plug, we noted that while the hardware was great, Sylvania’s Smart+ App did not offer much in the way of functionality. The App, which only existed … Continue reading Sylvania Smart Home App Gets Visual Overhaul, Accessories Gain Alexa/Google Assistant Support

C by GE App Update Adds Support for HomeKit

C by GE, General Electric’s smart home line has had its sights set on HomeKit for quite a long time, but struggled to come through. This looks to be changing though, as the App used to control C by GE products received an update today that simply states “HomeKit functionality added!”. While this is certainly great news to see, we are hearing whispers that HomeKit … Continue reading C by GE App Update Adds Support for 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

Belkin’s HomeKit Enabled 3-Way Wemo Light Switch Shipping in May

Originally announced at CES 2019, Belkin’s updated Wemo Light Switch, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The switch, which now features native HomeKit support without the need for an additional hub also supports Alexa and the Google Assistant making it one of the more flexible options available. The updated switch is currently only available in a 2-pack for $79.52, and is listed as shipping … Continue reading Belkin’s HomeKit Enabled 3-Way Wemo Light Switch Shipping in May

Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit Review

After years of trying to find the perfect light switch, and avoiding hubs at all cost, I recently gave in and purchased a Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit. While I had always known that Lutron’s Caseta line was hailed as being the fastest responding, most reliable lighting solution on the market, I was still holding out for a simpler device that would … Continue reading Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit Review

Leviton Decora Smart Light Switch & Dimmer Review

When Leviton, a trusted manufacturer of electrical products announced a hub-less Wi-Fi light switch and dimmer that was compatible with HomeKit, I was immediately interested. I expected to see great performance, amazing reliability and great build quality, so much so that I immediately bought 2 switches and 2 dimmers soon after they became available despite their cost, $49.99 each. I felt so confident in the … Continue reading Leviton Decora Smart Light Switch & Dimmer Review

Eve Light Switch Review

Eve, and their line of HomeKit smart home devices has been a big supporter of Apple’s HomeKit platform since it was introduced a few years ago. Their support has continued to this day, with the manufacturer still featuring devices that only support HomeKit, resisting the trend to appeal to a wider audience. While this can be seen as limiting, as no platform is guaranteed to … Continue reading Eve Light Switch 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