In January, TP-Link announced at CES 2019 that it would add Apple HomeKit support to its Smart Plug Mini (HS105), but in an updated support document shared yesterday, the company canceled its decision at that time. topic.
"Due to changes to our roadmap, the Smart Kasa Smart Plug Mini (HS105) will not support Apple HomeKit," reads in the Q & A article of August 12, 2019.
The Smart Mini Plug supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana for hands-free control of the form by supported devices. The compact design of the smart plug allows two devices to be connected side by side.
"Despite the change in focus of this benchmark, our team is committed to developing innovative smart home solutions that will continue to delight our customers around the world," added TP-Link.
It is probably disappointing for customers who have bought this outlet to consider HomeKit support. This is not the first time this has happened in the industry (we're thinking of August's Doorbell Cam), so it's a savvy buyer, when a company promises future assistance for HomeKit.
TP-Link's Smart Plug Mini starts at $ 24.95 on Amazon.ca.