HomeKit accessories for work from home
While HomeKit may not be part of your normal day-to-day routine for most, it certainly can be if you work from home. Imagine that you can light your lights according to the time of day or if your workspace is set to the right temperature when you sit in the office. You can do this and many more with HomeKit accessories. Here are some of our favorites that can bring a little comfort and convenience to work from home experience.
Santala's Smart LED desk lamp is a sleek, foldable lamp that includes a wireless charging area for the iPhone. This lamp has four levels of maximum brightness of 800 lumens, ten color temperature adjustments, touch controls and, of course, works with Apple's Siri and HomeKit voice controls. Combine all of these with the affordable price tag and you'll get an essential part of the connected home office.
$ 43 on Amazon
Eve's Energy Strip combines the classic power band with smart controls, while protecting against over-voltage, over-voltage and over-current. This tape has three smart sockets on board, each operating independently of the others using device controls or individual controls in the Home app. Eve Energy Strip also tracks energy consumption and offers a stand-by mode to help save money in the long run.
$ 100 at Amazon
$ 100 at Best Buy
Eero routers are the only game in town when it comes to HomeKit support, but they happen to be some of the best mesh Wi-Fi systems around. Eero routers provide fast and reliable wireless and Ethernet connections, making it an easy choice when it comes to upgrading. This 3-pack can cover up to 5,000 square meters and has additional services such as ad blocking, threat scanning and more.
$ 199 from Amazon
$ 200 at Best Buy
Everyone knows that HomePod can fill almost any high-quality sound space in the Apple Music catalog. However, did you know that there are tons of parts and applications that work great to maintain focus or provide ambient noise? HomePod can do everything. Plus, he always listens to "Hey, Siri," so it's great for just calling HomeKit commands.
$ 300 at Best Buy
$ 284 at Walmart
The Vocolinc Smart Aroma Wi-Fi speaker is more than just a connected speaker. To start with, this wonderful accessory has a bright LED light, which can "push" or "breathe" all the colors of the rainbow. HomeKit automation works with this speaker to allow humidity control, which can turn it on or off depending on the amount of humidity in the air. The speaker itself has percentage adjustments, allowing you to form the perfect level of flavor after adding the essential oils.
$ 50 at Amazon
Kaiterra Laser Egg + CO2 takes things further from traditional air quality sensors, you guessed it, by measuring the carbon dioxide levels in the area. Studies suggest that high levels of CO2 can have an impact on concentration or sleep mode, which could translate into hard days at work. This monitor has a built-in LCD for privacy and has an 8-hour rechargeable battery, which allows it to tag from room to room in your home.
$ 199 from Amazon
LED light strips are an easy way to add color and comfort, and the Z-LED LIFX light strip is one of the brightest on the market. This light strip connects to your Wi-Fi network without the need for a hub and can illuminate any area with millions of colors and bright white, up to a high brightness of 1,400 lumens. A shell and stick design makes it installed on something like the back of the desk or monitoring a breeze.
$ 90 from Amazon
$ 100 at Best Buy
Working from home can also mean getting the dual function if you have kids, so a HomeKit room is a must. Logitech Circle 2 is simply one of the best available, because its flexible design allows placement almost anywhere. 1080p video, night vision, two-way audio and HomeKit Secure Video are all on board, and the Home app on your Mac can take a look at the happenings in your home while you work.
$ 187 on Amazon
Smart plugs are a great way to add smartphones to a "mute" device, such as a coffee maker or a fan. The Wemo Mini compact is one of the few on the market that is so small that you can fit two in the same store. This opens the door to all kinds of possibilities, such as a fan on one side of the desk, with a heater on the other, each of which can be switched on or off at will.
$ 18 on Amazon
$ 18 at Best Buy
If your home office space has an older ceiling fan or one that you just want to replace with the latest technology, then you should consult Hunter Symphony. This beautiful, modern fan gives you full remote controls, start / stop switches, speed control and even reverse directions is just a touch or shout. This fan comes in several finishes that fit almost any decor.
$ 300 on Amazon
$ 300 at Walmart
For the latest climate control, the latest SmartThermostat from Ecobee allows you to heat or cool your home from the comfort of your office chair. It is not, however, because the ecobee also includes a completely wireless room temperature sensor, which can be placed in your home office. This sensor works to provide maximum comfort, having the climate of your home depending on the room you are in and not on the basis of the room where the thermostat is.
$ 249 on Amazon
$ 250 at Best Buy
The work experience at home may certainly be a bit of a hassle at first, but HomeKit accessories can help you settle down. If you are just getting started, you may need essentials such as a desk lamp or a phone charger, so why not go with one that has HomeKit? We like the Santala smart LED desk lamp, because it works only with Siri and automation, but has a built-in wireless qi charger, integrated even perfect for iPhone.
Miss the office sounds? Apple's HomePod can play tracks that simulate a typical working day through Apple Music or applications like Dark Noise. Do you want the same reliable Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection you have at work? Then check out the eero WiFi system. This 3-pack packs your home in powerful Wi-Fi and can help keep your home secure through automatic updates and HomeKit Secure Router integration.
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