We have not been directly overcome with Homekit gadgets. According to rumors, hard, silly Apple rules and rigorous quality control have made companies go for launching gadgets compatible with Homekit. Rules that should have been relieved lately.
But now it starts to move! This is not least noticeable when Swedish furniture giant Ikea recently made its Wireless Lighting compatible with Homekit. For those who are curious about Apple's solution for controlling the home's connected gadgets from a single app, there are some products out there that keep a close eye on everything from water alarms via connected lights to a "coach" that keeps track of home healthcare.
Earlier this year, Apple also launched a brand new site for Homekit- products. Instead of listing all gadgets by manufacturer, gadgets are now sorted according to what function they have. On the new bottom, found here, we can see all products that have been gifted with Homekit compatibility by categories such as lamps, thermostats, windows, garage doors, security and so on.
This provides a good overview of how we can equip a Homekit home – and maybe even a guess about which products are coming to Sweden, because at this time, this list only applies to the US market. Looking forward to our own list here, you will find products that are guaranteed to be sold in the Swedish market.
Ikea Wireless – Finally Ikea Light with Homekit
It took a while, with many confuses on the way, before Ikea announced in November that their smart lighting system Wireless becomes Homekit-compatible through a software update. No new hardware needs to be purchased, which is clearly a plus at the edge. Now everyone with a smart Apple home can also integrate Ikeca's smart lighting into his home.
Guide! Then you get started with Ikea Wireless and Homekit
Price: 749 SEK for a starter kit with gateway, two lights and remote control.
More information: Ikea.
Lifx Smart Lighting – An Alternative to Wireless and Hue
Besides the more established Philips Hue system and now also Ikea Wireless, there is Lifx. They are not new to the bright lights-ball, Lifx started Kickstarter already in 2012, but is somewhat unknown in Sweden. However, their products are also sold here, and some of the products were recently awarded with Homekit support.
Lifx, Lifx Plus, Lifx Gu10, Lifx Downlight, and a new version of Lifx Z lead list are compatible with Homekit.
Do not miss out! Everything about Homekit: How to get started with your smart Apple home
Price example, 1 pc. Lifx.
Philips Hue – Smart Lamp Classic
This is a real classic in Lifx. smart home context. Hue has been up for a while, and got Homekit compatibility about a year ago. And a pair of connected lamps is a great way to start experimenting with the smart home, maybe with the Philips Hue White Starter Kit that includes a dock and two E27 base bulbs to mount in the existing fixture.
Have you already Hue lamps and want to make them Homekit compatible, upgrade your dock to Philips Hue Bridge 2.
More info : Philips
Elgato Eve Degree – Stylish Thermometer with Check on Moisture
Eve Degree is a compact, reliable and really stylish thermometer and air humidity meter, plus long battery life (the small button cell battery will last for a year). It performs well on the wall, and can display the temperature directly on its small display, or show more detailed history in the app.
More information: Elgato.
Logitech Pop Smart Button Kit – One Button With Homekit
It looks simple, but it's almost just the imagination that sets limits for this type of product. can do. Logitech Pop is simply a button that can trigger other products and automations in a Homekit home – perhaps to turn off all the lights and connected gadgets of the house when we leave home, or just fade down the lights in the evening. Price: 995 kronor for a start kit.
More information: Logitech.
Triby IO – An odd bird in Homekit context
This is undoubtedly a little more odd Homekit product. The look is reminiscent of an old radio, but it's much smarter than that – and several products in one. First, it's a portable speaker with built-in battery, with a small front screen that can display messages or information about time, temperature and the like. In addition, it has five programmable buttons on the front, for example, to launch Homekit scenarios.
Triby IO was first shown at the 2016 CES fair but recently came in a new version with Homekit support. The product can be preordered through the manufacturer's Invoxia website, and delivery is also promised to Sweden.
Price: Approx. 1 970 kronor.
More information: Invoxia.
Koogeek Smart Plug – power outlet for those who want to save a slant
The company Koogeek makes a whole bunch of smart products with Homekit compatibility, including a power outlet like Elgato Eve Energy also can measure electricity consumption over time, and break the power when we ask it, or after a predetermined schedule. Koogekek's version is a bit more rounded in the design, and is often found to be considerably cheaper than Elgato's version.
Price: From about SEK 240.
More info: ] Koogeek.
Koogeek Smart Outlet – Connected Grendosa Checks Everything
This is a bit of a bonus product in the list because this grendosa has so far only been with US sockets. However, we have been promised that an EU version of Grendosan is in progress, unclear exactly when, but we look forward to testing whenever it exists.
Each power and USB socket is wifi-enabled and can turn on and off separately via the associated app, or controlled via a carefully customizable schedule. The whole dose is of course Homekit compatible.
Price: 505 SEK (for US version).
More information: Koogeek.
Fibaro Single Switch – Built-in Switch
Single Switch is one of the latest Fibaro products, enabling the most discreet Homekit installation so far. Single Swith is simply a power switch built in directly to the electrical outlet and thus can automate almost anything.
Price: 569 kronor.
More information: Fibaro.