Tag: smart home

  • Ikea’s HomeKit hub

    Ikea’s HomeKit hub

    I love that Ikea is including HomeKit in their new hub, and even more pleasantly surprised that it is Matter compatible. Ikea’s updated Homekit-compatible Dirigera smart home hub with Matter support is anticipated to go on sale in Europe in November for under $60. An online store listing spotted by TechGamingReport shows it will be going on sale…

  • iOS 16.1 adds Matter support

    iOS 16.1 adds Matter support

    Yet another reason to be happy about. Matter support in the upcoming iOS 16.1. iOS 16.1 adds Matter support In fact, the latest iOS 16.1 beta 3 release has removed the Matter interface in the Settings app (as seen above). The underlying technology for Matter is still in the beta, per Apple’s release notes. Each…

  • Matter is here, finally

    The wait is over! Matter has officially launched, and I couldn’t be more excited. For a while, I’ve been holding off on purchasing new smart home gadgets, eagerly waiting for a solution that enables seamless integration between HomeKit and Alexa devices. At the moment, my smart home ecosystem consists of Alexa-only devices and an Eve…