Apple HomeKit

Satechi Gets Smart with HomeKit-Enabled Dual Outlet

We all know that Apple is pretty finicky when it comes to opening up access to their HomeKit products. We’ve covered plenty, but the Dual Smart Outlet by Satechi is one of the few that manages to knock smart accessories out of the park in both price, and practicality.


Nanoleaf Canvas Is Gorgeous Kinetic Art That Adds Brilliance to Any Space

Nanoleaf made a name for themselves with their color-changing triangular-shaped Light Panels back in 2016. Now they’ve upped the ante with the Nanoleaf Canvas; light squares with edge-to-edge illumination, built-in sound reactivity, touch sensitivity, and a whole lot more. Canvas is a beautiful piece of kinetic artwork that adds brilliant light and a sense of playfulness to any space.




Lutron Serena Shades: Wireless, Smart, and Custom-Made

I have an office with two windows on our house’s south side; these windows take in brutal amounts of Texas sun and heat during the spring and summer. Lutron Serena Shades are custom-made window shades that can be controlled by a remote, by your smartphone, or with an AI assistant. What you end up with are smarthome-worthy window coverings.


The Fibaro Button Is a Great Accessory for Your HomeKit-Enabled Home

Over the past few years since Apple has released HomeKit products, I’ve tested everything from smart plugs, light bulbs, and even smart cameras, but who would think that my favorite product would actually end up being one that’s so simple to use, but has multiple functionalities to control all of the HomeKit products I’ve previously reviewed? That’s where the Fibaro Button comes into play.








Friday Lock: Lock and Unlock Your Home Remotely from Your Phone

In the last few years, the smarthome accessory market has exploded. Now it’s possible for anyone to make their home more automated, efficient, and yes, smarter to add aftermarket accessories that remotely control or oversee their home’s temperature, energy efficiency, who’s in their home, who has access to their home, and more. Which brings us to the Friday Lock.


Elgato Eve Degree: Monitor Temperature and Humidity Remotely with HomeKit

We’ve covered Elgato Eve products since they became available; these are add-on Smarthome accessories that allow you to automate and control your home remotely using the Eve app on your iPhone; they integrate seamlessly with Apple HomeKit. Their latest product is the Elgato Eve Degree, a tiny and elegant aluminum-cased indoor or outdoor temperature with humidity monitor.



Elgato’s Eve Switch is the HomeKit Light Switch Companion for Your Smart Bulbs

Elgato is one of the more popular brands today that are completely compatible with Apple’s HomeKit. Their accessories make sure that you can improve your comfort by knowing more about your home with things like the Eve Energy, Eve Room and Eve Window. Their latest product, the Eve Light Switch is made to make sure that you can always control your lightning, no matter where you are. Elgato sent me…



Lutron’s Caseta Wireless May Be the Solution Your Smart Home Needs

Lighting control pioneer Lutron Electronics, seems to be on a mission to make a completely seamless experience in terms of advancement of lighting control as well as making your smart home more connected by announcing three new products. Showcased last week at CES in Las Vegas, Lutron announced their super affordable and easy-to-install Caséta Wireless system, professionally installed RadioRA 2, and their HomeWorks QS total home control system, three products…


D-Link Announces Their Omna 180 Cam HD

D-Link, one of the leaders in home security and monitoring systems announced a product that anyone who loves Apple’s HomeKit platform, or just smart home tech in general definitely need to check out. The Omna 180 Cam HD, which is THE Apple HomeKit enabled camera I’ve been hoping for. The Omna 180 Cam HD just looks immaculate. With an elegant design, the Omna is the first in D-Link’s Omna family,…


August Home Has Two Announcements for Home Owners & Apartment Dwellers Who Want Smarter Locks

August Home is known for their awesome smart lock that is already in many homes. So it’s no surprise they follow up such a successful smart home accessory by expanding with two MAJOR announcements here at CES 2017. The leading provider of smart locks and smart home products, August Home Inc. made two HUGE announcements, one being their August Smart Lock Mortise Kit. The first smart lock solution in North…