HomeKit is Apple’s platform for smart home products. It comes prepared into each iPhone and iPad the electronics giant sells. Download Apple’s free Home application, pair it with your HomeKit-compatible gadgets and presto: an Apple smart home you can handle with a few taps or with a Siri voice command.
What kind of smart gadgets would you be able to interface with HomeKit? You have a lot of options – door locks, lights, a plug, cameras, a thermostat, motion sensors, window shades, and so on – and the Home application can deal with every last bit of it in one spot.
Concerning Apple’s assistant Siri, it’ll be happy to lock the door, dim the lights, adjust the air conditioning, run a smart home scene or whatever else you demand of your extravagant, voice-activated abode.
The real question is which of these smart home gadgets merit the money – on the grounds that a great deal of them don’t come modest. There’s a developing list of options, yet we’re here to help you narrow it down to the best HomeKit gadgets for your smart home. Here are our top picks for Apple HomeKit products, all dependent on years of tests in the CNET Smart Home, which we update occasionally.
The hotly anticipated HomePod Mini extensions a weird hole between smart speakers, costing $99 like the Nest Audio and Amazon Echo, however in a small package like the less expensive Nest Mini and Echo Dot.
This smaller, more reasonable Apple smart speaker sounds extraordinary. Siri is ready for HomeKit control and general voice assistance. The HomePod Mini can serve as the output for your Apple TV, and you can match two HomePod Minis for stereo. Features like Intercom and Handoff make living with the Mini somewhat more fun.
So, on the off chance that you like Apple, you will going to love this smart speaker. In case you’re now living with an iPhone, Apple TV or original HomePod, the Mini makes sense as your next small smart speaker.