What do the Apple HomePod, Logi Circle 2, and Ecobee3 Lite have in common?

If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’m Apple Fanboy #1.  It should come as no surprise that new Apple products are snapped up immediately upon release, especially  if they’re related even remotely to home automation.  This month’s installment talks about some new hardware gracing my HomeKit array.

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REVIEW: Hunter Symphony Ceiling Fan with WiFi (Amazon Alexa & Apple HomeKit)

These days it seems like just about anything in your home can be turned into a smart device.  This month I’ve covered bulbs and sensors, and even smart blinds.  Wrapping up the year then is our favorite recent addition to our abode:  Hunter Symphony Ceiling Fans with built-in Apple HomeKit compatibility.  Check it out!

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⁠⁠AUTOMATED: Using an Elgato Eve Motion & LIFX Bulb with Apple HomeKit

One of the few rooms in our home that wasn’t automated was a walk-in closet off our family room.  We had a solution that had worked for some time, but it was time to kick it up a notch.   Read about how a smart motion sensor and smart bulb worked to solve our needs!

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REVIEW: Lutron Serena Smart Shades with Apple HomeKit

At our house we continue to find new ways to make our smart home even smarter. Heading into the New Year meant adding some new goodies to further our Apple HomeKit experience. This go-around we’ve added a Lutron Serena Smart Shade to our kitchen. Come check out the details!

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Rounding out my HomeKit setup with new Chamberlain and Fibaro hardware

After over a year of waiting, Chamberlain has finally released their HomeKit companion for their MyQ garage door opener system.  Additionally, Fibaro has released an updated version of their water/flood sensor that also works with HomeKit.  With these items, I’m finally able to consolidate my smart home a little bit more!

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