Smart home

Smart home, news, reviews and rumours for anything that is a Smart home. Products are appearing all the time from Apple, Amazon, Google, Philips, Hive and more.

The smart home space is booming with products like Google Home, HomePod and smart lighting from Philips Hue and robots from Neato. Active JR will keep you up to date with all the latest smart home news and reviews.

IKEA SMART blinds release

IKEA smart blinds release date pushed back, the mystery continues

The eagerly awaited IKEA Smart Blinds release has been confirmed as delayed again by the company according to the Verge. However regular readers of this site will already know this news based on a...
Aqara products in Apple Stores in China

Aqara now features in Apple Stores in China

Based on photos obtained by HomeKit News, Aqara products have made their official debut into Apple Stores throughout China alongside. The Aqara Hub and accessories sit next to a number of other brands that...
August View doorbell faceplates

August View Doorbell Camera, but no HomeKit

After the recent leak last month, August has unveiled the new August View, a new wire-free doorbell camera that can deliver video to your smartphone.The August view is a wireless door that does not...
Aqara Hub HomeKit update

Aqara Release Update to App along with Hub Firmware Update

Aqara, the smart home outfit has released an updated version of their app that fixes a few bugs, along with some new devices you can add through the app. Plus an update to the...
HomePod not selling

HomePod Sales Rose 45% in Q4 2018 Market Share Fell to 4.1%

Desite a slow start, Apple's HomePod saw a 45% increase in sales during the fourth quarter of 2018; however, its market share fell to 4.1%, according to a new Strategy Analytics report.Strategy Analytics’ latest...
Create a HomeKit enabled Floodlight

How to create a HomeKit Floodlight with motion detection on a budget

How to create and set up a HomeKit floodlight with motion detection Whilst floodlights with HomeKit support are starting to hit the market now with one of them being the Philips Hue Welcome floodlight, but...
Eve Flare US

Eve Flare Portable LED Lamp With Apple HomeKit Support Now in the US

Eve Flare portable LED lamp with Apple HomeKit support has been available for some time in the UK and Europe, but now shipping as started in the US.The Eve Flare is an interesting offering giving...
Gardena Smart water control HomeKit

Gardena smart water control gets HomeKit support

Gardena has updated the small garden watering system with HomeKit support for a number of different smart products in the range.Macerkopf says that it has been beta-testing HomeKit support since the end of last year.As...
IKEA Tradfri smart plug UK

IKEA Tradfri Control Outlet review – Low price HomeKit smart plug

IKEA Smart Plug Review IKEA entered the smart home market some time ago with their smart lighting range, now they have added to the range with low priced smart plugs interestingly named Tradfri Control outlet.Before...
Tradfri COntrol outlet HomeKit

IKEA Tradfri smart plugs to get HomeKit update in February

IKEA Control Outlet HomeKit update IKEA launched the low priced TradFri Control Outlet smart plugs back in November 2018, but part way through launch the company had to pull HomeKit support due to technical issues.UPDATE:...

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