Terncy’s HomeKit Compatible Products Now Available on Amazon

Terncy, the Shanghai smart home device manufacturer has had HomeKit support listed for a range of products for quite a while on their website, but they have yet to have been released in North America. This has changed this week, with several of the company’s products becoming available for shipping on Amazon for customers in the United States. While the previously mentioned smart dial is … Continue reading Terncy’s HomeKit Compatible Products Now Available on Amazon

Koogeek Environment Monitor & Fingerprint Padlock Now Available on Amazon

Koogeek, popular manufacturer of low cost HomeKit accessories has teased several upcoming devices for quite a while now on the company’s website. Now it looks as though some of these devices are finally hitting the market, with two previously unreleased products now being available to order from Amazon. The Koogeek Environment Monitor is a multi-sensor designed to provide users with air quality, temperature, and humidity … Continue reading Koogeek Environment Monitor & Fingerprint Padlock Now Available on Amazon

New Ecobee SmartThermostat Officially Announced, Available Now

After a number of recent leaks regarding a new upcoming thermostat from Ecobee, the Toronto based company has finally announced their latest device. Dubbed the “New Ecobee SmartThermostat“, the latest hardware is an iteration over the company’s previous generation devices. While the previous leaks have already spoiled all of the latest updates, here’s the rundown incase you may have missed them. Starting with the design, … Continue reading New Ecobee SmartThermostat Officially Announced, Available Now

HomeKit Support Coming to Honeywell T9 & T10 Thermostats This Week?

Introduced at this years annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Honeywell T9 & T10 were the first thermostats from Resideo that can connect to a remote room temperature sensor, similar to Ecobee’s line up of thermostats. The thermostats were subsequently released around a month later, and shipped with support for Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities, with HomeKit scheduled to come at a later … Continue reading HomeKit Support Coming to Honeywell T9 & T10 Thermostats This Week?

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

HomeKit 101: How to Create a Temperature Based Automation

Welcome to HomeKit 101, our guide to navigating the Home App, Creating Automations and More within the HomeKit Universe. Temperature based automations, such as the ability to trigger a fan to turn on when a room’s temperature rises above 75 degrees, is one of the most used arguments in favor of starting a smart home. Unfortunately, for some odd reason, the native iOS Home App … Continue reading HomeKit 101: How to Create a Temperature Based Automation

Aqara’s HomeKit Compatible Devices Now Available on Amazon

While we have seen the signs of an imminent North American launch for Aqara’s HomeKit enabled products for quite a while, it looks like today is finally the day. Spotted on the r/HomeKit subreddit, 7 of the company’s devices have appeared on Amazon, and are currently in stock and ready to ship, with Prime shipping as an option. This is a huge boon for HomeKit, … Continue reading Aqara’s HomeKit Compatible Devices Now Available on Amazon

HomeKit Deal: Eve Room 2 Hits Lowest Price Ever, $79.99 – EXPIRED

Update: This deal has expired and is no longer available. Electronics retail giant Best Buy is featuring a rare sale on the Eve Room 2, putting the wireless sensor down to its lowest price seen since it was debuted, $79.99. The Eve Room 2 which has a normal retail price of $99.99, combines multiple wireless sensors into one compact and clean modern design. The sensor … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Eve Room 2 Hits Lowest Price Ever, $79.99 – EXPIRED

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