On this week’s episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts cowl a number of new product launches, share two new critiques, and reply some listener questions.
For a restricted time, Yale has launched a brand new model of its Guarantee Lock 2. The brand new mannequin would not comprise any new performance, nevertheless it’s outfitted in a hanging magenta.
The hue of magnenta is Pantone’s official 2023 coloration of the 12 months. As earlier than, the Guarantee Lock 2 X Pantone collab works natively with Apple HomeKit.
Then Leviton’s present lineup of second-generation switches, dimmers, and plug all have been up to date to work with Matter. Arriving as a free firmware replace, this can broaden the gadget’s talents to work with extra platforms.
In the meantime, Nanoleaf rolled some firmware updates out too, including help for its gadgets to behave as Thread border routers inside HomeKit. Beforehand, whereas they labored with Thread, they could not copy the border routing capabilities of the HomePod mini.
For evaluate, Stephen confirmed off the brand new Tuo button. This button appears much like others within the house and might set any scene or management any HomeKit gadget, however is about up by way of Matter.
Andrew then highlighted the brand new ESR 6-in-1 MagSafe charger. With Apple-certified fast-charging MagSafe and Apple Watch pucks, mixed with a number of USB outputs, this is without doubt one of the most succesful chargers you possibly can add to your setup.
Lastly, your hosts reply a pair of listener questions surrounding Apple TV and tvOS. Our listeneres needed extra info on Enhanced Dialogue and automated profile switching arriving with tvOS 17.
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