The fully virtual CES 2021 was smaller than in previous years, but there was a large amount of HomeKit products unveiled at the event. Here’s a first look at what to expect in 2021.
Lutron has one of the most powerful portfolios on the market and is getting even stronger with the addition of its new smart outdoor plow. The Smart Box Outdoor plug has an exceptionally robust design of our time with the product. It feels very dense, unlike most others that feel empty and plastic.
The Lutron smart outdoor plug has an IP65 rating that will withstand active water jets from any angle for 30 minutes. This is more than enough to survive the snowy winters, rainy springs and smoldering summers that customers endure.
Users can pair the smart outdoor pair with Lutron’s Pico remote for physical control.
The Lutron Cassette outdoor smart plug will be launched at Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s and others in March for $ 79.95.
After the leak before CES, the redesigned Hue Dimmer Switch made an official appearance. It has a thinner profile, a rocker in the center to control the brightness of the lights and comes with a wall plate.
The Hue Dimmer Switch launches on January 26 for those in Europe before coming to North America on February 23 for $ 24.99 – a $ 5 price drop from the last generation.
Signify is also launching a new outdoor light bar called Amaranth. It is 31 inches wide and has 1,400 lumens at the top.
It will run $ 169.99 for one and several can be chained together. Those in Europe can already pick it up and it will be shipped to North America in March.
Finally, solving one of Hue’s biggest problems is the Hue Wall Switch module. This fits behind the switch to turn any “stupid” light into smart lights. It allows you to continue to use the wall switch, as well as automate your lights through the Hue and Home applications.
It will launch in Europe in March before coming to North America at some point in the summer of 2021.
VOCOlinc has announced its new Cool Mist humidifier that works through HomeKit. It has a soft light with an accent at the top, which can be changed to over 16 million colors, and has a 2.5-liter water tank to operate for up to 30 hours.
There are five levels of fog and you can set the desired humidity level to automate the device.
Level launches two new colors of its smart lock, more than impressive, Level Touch. This HomeKit compatible lock comes in two new finishes – matte black and polished brass – to complement the satin chrome and satin nickel that are already available. Matt Black will be released first in February 2020, followed by polished brass.
Rio Heating has announced that its HomeKit compatible heater will be launched in the US very soon. Orders will take effect on January 18, and the first orders will be delivered by the end of February.
Rio Arc has a sleek, modern design and can be mounted and mounted on the wall to give you extra warmth in the cold winter months.
Sony has officially announced three Bravia XR TVs, including the Master Series Z9J 8K LED, Master Series A90J / A80J OLED and Master Series X95J / X90J 4K LED. The main feature involves the XR cognitive processor that performs active audio and video analysis to provide the best entertainment in the class.
LG announces its new CineBeam Laser 4K projector, model HU810P, which is compatible not only with AirPlay 2, but also with HomeKit. This is one of the first projectors to support Apple’s smart platform.
In addition to 4K, the HU810P will also include HDR playback, 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness and an image of up to 300 inches.
The device will be available worldwide starting January 18 for just under $ 3,000.
The new Denon Home Sound Bar 550 is a new companion for your TV and includes support for Apple AirPlay 2. The soundbar also includes support for Dolby Atmos to create 3D sound without the entire multi-speaker configuration, which is ideal for homes and apartments. smaller.
JBL has announced both a new soundbar and a receiver that supports AirPlay 2.
The JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam amounts to $ 399.95 and offers a surround sound experience with four passive radiators and Harman MultiBeam technology. It will be available this spring.
Then we have the $ 3,000 SA750 receiver, which has an amazing retro look with a metal face. It will be released in April.
After launching its first design at CES 2020, OneLife is back to showcase its new OneLife X air purifier. The company calls it “the most efficient air purifier in the world” and has a washable air filter that doesn’t need to be replaced. like many others.
It launches with a bamboo frame, although in the future the company will offer additional options for fabrics and frames, as well as larger sizes.
OneLife CEO Christoph Burkhardt said AppleInsider that it is “HomeKit ready” and can be controlled via Apple Siri.
The product will be priced between $ 500 and $ 700 when it goes on sale on April 1 on Indiegogo, and delivery will begin in the summer of 2021.
Owl Home opens pre-orders for its first HomeKit compatible device, Owl Wired. This is a multifunctional smoke, carbon monoxide, motion, noise, temperature and humidity detector to help you monitor your home.
It is wired and mounted in your home and is able to bring back all those sensors to the Owl app as well as the HomeKit.
While it was ready for pre-order, Owl Wired is on sale for $ 139 and $ 149 for black and white, before moving to $ 169 and $ 179 after launch.
During CES, Arlo launched a new touch-free bell, as well as the new Essentials interior camera. While the hardware gained interest, Arlo also updated the firmware on the wired video ringtone.
This new firmware has brought the long-awaited HomeKit support to the video ringtone, allowing the video power supply and motion sensor to be viewed in the Home app, as well as listening to your HomePod and Apple TV when the ringtone button is pressed.
Ecobee has just dropped the price of its impressive HomeKit Secure camcorder from $ 179 to $ 129. Along with the price reduction, Ecobee has also added new features to the camera, including improved focus, alarm detection and Spotify integration.
While Nanoleaf chose not to launch any hardware during CES, the CEO of Nanoleaf promised the company’s support for Thread. All future Nanoleaf products will support the new smart home connectivity standard.
We’ve written frequently about Thread and its many benefits, and we’re excited about its implications for HomeKit in the future. Nanoleaf was the first to launch Thread-enabled products with its Essentials line which includes a light bulb and a light strip that are sold exclusively through Apple Stores.
Belkin’s Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug expands its availability. It will now be available through Apple Stores around the world, rather than in some countries.
A lot more
Between the CES that takes place online and the coronavirus that slows down development and production, the initial attack on HomeKit news is a bit low. But rest assured, HomeKit is still ready for an exciting year ahead, so stay tuned AppleInsider for more news to come.