5 New Devices on Apple HomeKit

Apple HomeKit Devices Coming Soon | KitchAnn Style

Apple first announced HomeKit, its wireless protocol for home automation, almost an entire year ago at Apple’s developers conference in June 2014. Finally it looks like the first batch of hardware partners will be launching their iOs HomeKit-complaint devices. First HomeKit-compliant devices: Ecobee’s ecobee3 WiFi-connected thermostat. $250.00 Elgato’s Eve, line of Bluetooth sensors that collect data …

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Forget the Keys

Forget fumbling with keys. And, unlike locks with RF chips that make you swipe or tap for entry, this lock from August works with Bluetooth LE to detect your presence. August, the brainchild of Yves Behar, whose work with famed partners Herman-Miller, Soda Stream and Jawbone to name a few; and Jason Johnson, a Silicon Valley technologist and …

Kinetic Lighting Control and All White Bulbs for Philips Hue

Phillips Hue Tap | KitchAnn Style

Philips' hue lighting system is gaining two new components, a hue lux remote-control white bulb, and the hue tap, a clever little switch which makes controlling your favorite Hue light scenes even easier. And, since it's kinetic-powered no batteries are needed. The new hue tap is built on Philips' hue wireless lighting system, which has grown from the original …