Smart Home

August launches new smart lock, which uses WiFi and doesn’t need a hub

August has been making smart locks which work with your phone for a while now and the latest generation, the August Smart Lock Pro is one of the most well reviewed locks on sale today. But like most smart home products on batteries, it uses bluetooth and therefore has to have some kind of hub or bridge in order to interface with the network and or internet. Wi-Fi Smart Lock […]

Eve debuts Eve Cam, which supports HomeKit Secure Video

Eve Systems has launched its first camera product this week at CES, called the Eve Cam which supports HomeKit and HomeKit Secure Video, which was introduced with iOS 13 at WWDC last June. Eve has said that the Eve Cam  “is the first camera designed exclusively for Apple HomeKit Secure Video. It was built from the ground up to protect your privacy.” Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video is a more secure way of […]

ADT launches new security cameras, which work with HomeKit under ‘Blue By ADT’

This week at CES, ADT have launched a trio of new smart home cameras, which work with HomeKit and Google Assistant. ADT purchased Lifesheild back in February last year which made them a ADT company which focused on home security systems and professional installation, now the company has rebranded as ‘Blue By ADT’ and while it still makes home security systems, it now makes outdoor and indoor cameras for smart […]

Netatmo launches new HomeKit smart lock which has NFC keys

Netatmo, which is better known for its weather station and rain and wind modules, has launched a new smart lock which is very different to most on the market. From the look of it it only works with HomeKit at the moment and it uses physical NFC keys, meaning you can recode the keys if one gets lost. Like other locks from August and KwikSet, the Netatmo Smart Door Lock […]

IKEA Smart Blinds now work with HomeKit

Ikea launched its range of smart blinds almost a year ago now in January 2019 and at the time, it was said that they would work with HomeKit, and up to last week they have not had support for Apple’s smart home platform. At the end of last week, it was reported that a new software update had begun rolling out to the FYRTUR range of blinds on sale from […]

General Electric’s new wireless smart switch doesn’t need a hub

They’re not available in Europe and the UK at the time of writing, but General Electric’s smart home division has announced a few new products including a new smart switch and a new smart dimmer which works without a hub at all, there is no need for a separate hub or the requirement to link them with any smart home assistants. There is a new dimmer which is powered by batteries, […]

LG announce that more new TVs will launch later this year with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support

This week, LG has revealed that its new upcoming NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs will be launching soon, and they also feature HomeKit support as well as AirPlay 2 compatibility. New models LG has the new Nano 8 and Nano 9 series of televisions available, with 11 different sizes from 49-inch to 86-inch versions. “Our 2019 Nano Cell TVs promise to once again be the best performing premium […]

Casper launches new smart lamp to help sleep patterns

Casper has been around for a long time, and the company is mots known for making iconic mattresses and adverting on podcasts too. Lately, in the US at least it has expanded into making bed frames and everywhere else it has dog beds, bed sheets and also pillows. But now, Casper is now focusing further on the quality of your sleep with its new product ‘The Glow’. The Glow is […]

Ikea launches new range of smart blinds

This week, Ikea has very quietly launched a new range of smart blinds, complete sets which work with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa the Google Assistant. Zatz Not Funny originally spotted the new smart blinds and they are ready for order now. Ikea is offering two different models, FYTUR & KADRILJ which both come in five different sizes and start from €99. Where are they on sale? Ikea is offering the range of […]