If you haven’t heard, Thread is in vogue nowadays in the HomeKit world. Thread combines the ultra-fast response times you get with Wi-Fi, the legendary Zigbee reliability and the low power consumption that comes with Bluetooth in a single wireless standard. The best part is that if you have a mini HomePod at home, you can take advantage of it today. If you’re in the market for new HomeKit accessories and want to get started with Thread, then here’s our guide to all the options available.
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Nanoleaf Essentials A19 Bec
The Nanoleaf Essentials A19 bulb is simply the best HomeKit bulb you can buy today – especially if you have a mini HomePod. This bulb has packages in millions of fun colors, 1,100 lumens of incredibly bright light, dimming, HomeKit adjustable lighting and, of course, wire. The Nanoleaf bulb is also one of the cheapest HomeKit bulbs around, so you can add them to every room in your home without breaking the bank.
$ 20 to Apple
Already one of the best smart plugs for HomeKit, the latest Eve Energy smart plug is getting even better thanks to Thread integration. Simply plug in this compact socket and scan your HomeKit association code with the Home app and you’re good to go – no dedicated accounts or hubs are required. Eva’s smart card also includes energy monitoring, which provides valuable information about how much your coffee machine or fan costs to keep working.
$ 40 on Amazon
$ 40 to Apple
Eve Aqua presents Thread’s extensive range, bringing HomeKit outdoors. With Eve Aqua, keeping up with watering your lawn or garden has never been easier, as it attaches directly to the outside pipe and since it has one-touch controls. In addition, you can create custom watering programs through HomeKit automation or, if you prefer, you can also make it rain with just your voice through Siri.
$ 100 on Amazon
$ 100 to Apple
Nanoleaf Essentials Lightstrip Starter Kit of 80 inches
Like the Essentials bulb, Nanoleaf’s Lightstrip is an incredible value. 80-inch Essentials Lightstrip – our top choice for the best HomeKit light strips, brings millions of colors and light to fill rooms in indoor spaces with a maximum brightness of 2,200 lumens. Other essentials include HomeKit Adaptive Lighting, customizable dimensions with extensions that allow it to reach up to 32 feet and Thread, which makes it fast and ultra-reliable.
$ 50 to Apple
Eve Door and Window
Eva’s compact door and window sensor alerts you when someone enters your home via HomeKit notifications. This wireless cleaning and soldering sensor has been running on a single battery for months, thanks to Thread’s low power consumption, and with a universal two-piece design, you can attach it to almost any door or window in your home.
$ 40 on Amazon
$ 40 to Apple
Eve weather offers truly personal weather conditions, measuring outside temperature, humidity and barometric pressure right outside your home. Eve Weather puts all its data at a glance with a display on your device, as well as through the Home app and the Eve app for HomeKit, so you can fix local weather anytime, anywhere.
$ 70 to Apple
Upgrade your home by adding Thread accessories
Thread is truly a game changer for HomeKit and the smart home. With Thread, you no longer have to worry about managing dedicated hubs or accounts for every device in your home, with the direct connection to the HomePod mini – and the HomeKit connection. More importantly, with lightning response times and excellent reliability, you don’t have to worry about the smart fall of your smart home.
If you want to experience the best Thread deals, then the Nanoleaf A19 essential bulb is the way to go. The Nanoleaf bulb is cheap, colorful and incredibly easy to install – simply screw it into a lamp or luminaire as you would with old-fashioned “mute” bulbs. Combined with 1,100 lumens of brightness, adaptive HomeKit lighting and dimming, you get the best HomeKit bulb available.
Are you looking for a way to strengthen your home security? The Eve Door and Threaded Window contact sensor can help you by sending timely notifications when someone enters your home. With the magic of HomeKit, you can take home security further if you know how to use a HomePod as a HomeKit alarm or you can make it look like someone is always at home with HomeKit light switches.
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