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iHome Launches HomeKit-Compatible Outdoor Smart Plug

11/16/2017, While there is an increasing number of smart home appliances that are finding their way onto the market, the number of “dumb” home appliances still outnumbers them. However we’ve seen how some companies have found ways around that, such as by...

LIFX Launches New HomeKit-Compatible LED Light Strips

11/15/2017, It has been about 3 years since Apple introduced HomeKit with iOS 8. While it wasn’t exactly launched with a lot of fanfare, slowly over the years we’re starting to see more companies adopt the SDK and make products that are compatible with it, such...

IKEA Adds HomeKit Support For Its Tradfri Smart Bulbs

11/01/2017, IKEA has definitely come a long way from being just a mere furniture maker. The company, probably best-known for its affordable home furnishings, has definitely been keeping up with the times and technology and have since expanded their offerings to...

Philips Hue Retroactively Adds HomeKit Support To More Products

10/03/2017, When Apple launched its HomeKit platform, Philips was one of the companies that was quick to jump on board with support for some of their devices. The good news is that if you owned a Philips Hue device that did not have HomeKit support, a recent update...

IKEA’s Colored Smart Lightbulbs Are Now HomeKit Compatible

10/03/2017, Earlier this year, IKEA announced that they would be making its smart lighting system compatible with Apple’s HomeKit system, and an update pushed out in August did exactly that. However at that time only the white lightbulbs were compatible with...

IKEA’s Smart Lights Are Now HomeKit Compatible

08/10/2017, Earlier this year Swedish furniture maker IKEA announced that they will be launching their own range of smart lighting systems, thus providing homeowners with the ability to equip their homes with smart lights that are relatively more affordable than what...

Yale Unveils New HomeKit Compatible ‘Assure Lock SL’ Smart Lock

07/25/2017, Yale is a company that has been dealing with locks for the home and office for decades. However with homes getting smarter, Yale has also decided to hop on board the IoT bandwagon by introducing smart locks that can be controlled using apps and through...

Apple Offering Up HomeKit Experiences In Their Retail Store

07/13/2017, It is probably safe to assume that in the future, our homes will be equipped with smarter appliances that can communicate with each other, and can also be remotely controlled by our mobile devices. We’re starting to see this with light bulbs, fans, door...

Belkin’s ‘Wemo Bridge’ Brings HomeKit Support

05/25/2017, Last year Belkin stated that they had no plans to support HomeKit, but recently the company has had a change of heart where they announced that they will be supporting HomeKit and would soon be unveiling a way in which they can do so with existing Wemo...

IKEA Updating Its Smart Lighting System To Be HomeKit Compatible

05/23/2017, Earlier this year it was reported that IKEA would be getting into the smart lighting game by launching their own smart lightbulbs. Given that existing solutions out there aren’t exactly cheap, IKEA’s solution should be an affordable answer to...

Belkin Changes Their Mind, Will Bring HomeKit Support To Wemo

05/16/2017, Last year Belkin announced that the company’s Wemo platform would not play nice with Apple’s HomeKit. The company claimed that this is due to a specific hardware component that would be impossible to introduce to existing devices, and it would require...

Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat Now Available For Pre-Order

05/03/2017, When it comes to smart thermostats, there’s a good chance that Alphabet-owned Nest might be a company that comes to mind. However if you are looking for an alternative, you won’t have to look much further because ecobee has recently announced the...

US Homebuilder To Make HomeKit Standard In New Homes

05/03/2017, We’re sure that there is a future that Apple envisions in which its HomeKit will become the standard platform in which smart home appliances and gadgets are integrated with. While that probably won’t be happening anytime soon, Apple has scored...

The Friday Lock Is A Smart Lock With HomeKit Support

05/02/2017, Getting more “smart” components into homes these days is pretty common, and one of the more obvious changes we’ve seen people make to their homes comes in the form of smart locks. Basically these are locks that allow users to unlock their doors...