The number of smart home products compatible with Apple’s HomeKit protocol is continuing to grow. At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, iDevices has introduced a light socket, wall swtich, dimmer switch, and wall outlet.
While the company has previously introduced a switch, outdoor switch, and thermostat, the new products focus on blending into any home environment.
First up, the iDevices Socket can be screwed into any standard light socket. Along with adding dimming functionality to a bulb, a customizable LED nightlight can help make the switch easy to find in the dark. It will be available in the first quarter of this year.
The new wall switch and dimmer switch will be available in the second quarter. You’ll need to replace the existing wall switch, but once that’s accomplished you can control the lights from anywhere. The switches will support single pole and three-way switches and also sport the same customizable LED nightlights.
Finally, the iDevices Wall Outlet also needs to be hardwired into your wall. You’ll be able to control, monitor, and schedule both outlets individually via Siri and the companion iDevices Connected app. It will arrive in the third quarter.
No pricing was announced for any of the new products.
Just yesterday, heating and air conditioning stalwart Honeywell unveiled its second-generation Lyric that is compatible with Apple’s smart home protocol.
Users can also control their thermostat with the companion iOS app and receive notifications regarding the temperature and humidity inside their house.
If you need to change the temperature on the device itself, the screen will automatically light up when its senses motion. Just turn the dial up or down to control.
You can preorder the new Lyric now from Honeywell’s site for $249.99. Shipments will start in late January.
And we’ll definitely let you know if any other HomeKit-enabled devices are announced at the show.
For other recent accessory news from CES, see: Control Sphero’s awesome BB-8 droid with the upcoming Force Band, Fossil Q54 Pilot and Fitbit Blaze offer new smartwatch options, and Griffin rings in 2016 by introducing new accessories for the Apple Watch, iPhone, and more.