Sylvania has been on a roll expanding their HomeKit lineup with several different products. Recently, I took some time to test out their multi-color LED light strip, as well as their affordable white LED bulb. Check out our review!
The Nanoleaf Aurora is one of my favorite HomeKit accessories. At CES 2018, they’ve announced a pair of new products, that are both seriously cool. The 12-sided HomeKit remote, as well as the touch-sensitive square LED tiles.
Lighting company Lifx today launched two new HomeKit-focused products. The Lifx Z Starter Kit that includes two 3.3 foot lighting strips and a power pack, as well as a new HomeKit controller to retrofit their existing light strips.
The Nanoleaf Aurora is a collection of triangular LED panels that you can arrange into any shape you can think of. Check out our hands-on video review to see the different animations and color schemes for yourself.
The iDevices HomeKit Wall Switch fixes one of the crucial issue with many smart homes. Not only does it fix a glaring issue, it comes with enough bells and whistles to make it the best HomeKit wall switch on the market.
I’m a huge fan of Philips Hue lights, as the smart technology behind them often proves itself to be an immense convenience. Perhaps I’m better off walking across the room to flip a light switch, but I’m perfectly fine with telling Siri to do it or swiping up Control Center in iOS 10 and tapping a light in the HomeKit pane. Dimming the lights down to a warm glow in the evenings while browsing Twitter with my phone on NightShift is one scenario that, for me, makes Philips Hue an incredible experience.
The underlying issue with smart lightbulbs in general and Philips Hue in particular that has kept many people from fully adopting them is the price. Philips’ colored bulbs come in around $50 apiece, with the Starter Kit providing three bulbs and the connecting hub for $180. At first glance, those seem like fairly hefty prices for lightbulbs, of all things. However, a cheaper option is available for those who love home automation but don’t need the RGB colors of Philips Hue’s white and color ambiance bulbs, as the company is now selling a white ambience-only variant of their Hue line.