Smart smart gadgets supported by Siri shortcuts
Did you know that there are a lot of smart accessories available that work with Siri without supporting HomeKit? Yes, it’s one thing and you can control everything from vacuum to coffee machines using Apple’s virtual assistant. All you need is the right accessory, a few touches in an app and you’re ready for that sweet life of voice control. Here are some of our current issues.
- Hey Siri, the kitchen sucks: Neato Botvac D7 Connected
- Hey Siri, make coffee: Smarter coffee
- Hey Siri, clean the air: Ventilator Dyson Pure Cool Desk
- Hey Siri, press the button: SwitchBot
- Hey Siri, who’s home ?: RoomMe personal location sensor
- Hey Siri, turn on the lights: Pendant light Luke Roberts Model F
- Hey Siri, what’s in the fridge ?: Smarter fridgeCam
- Hey Siri, it’s hot here: Both Climate 2
- Hey Siri, good night: Adjustable base for adjustable bed Malouf M555
- Hey Siri, set your mood: Smart light WiZ Quest
- Hey Siri, where are my keys ?: Tile Mate
- Hey Siri, turn on the fan: Bond Bridge
Neato Botvac D7 Connected offers powerful suction, mapping, programming and, of course, voice control through Siri shortcuts. Now you can finally yell at iPhone or HomePod to start cleaning, to interrupt your current job, or to send your robot back to its workstation.
$ 674 on Amazon
$ 800 at Best Buy
The dream of making a Siri made a batch of coffee is finally here, with the coffee maker Smarter. In addition to voice and start / stop controls, this coffee maker can switch between beam and filter modes and has customizable resistance settings.
$ 215 on Amazon
$ 250 at Home Depot
The Dyson Pure Cool line combines the unique technology of the keyless fan and air purification in an elegant package. This combo works with Siri for convenient controls, such as turning the fan on and off, making it an excellent desk companion. Other models include options such as heating and larger roofing surfaces.
$ 439 on Amazon
$ 450 at Best Buy
This smart little gadget can do anything with a snap button. Simply attach the SwitchBot to things like a garage door opener button, electric fireplace control, coffee filter or a light switch and ask Siri to work for you. Just make sure you choose the SwitchBot Hub Mini for connect it to the home network.
$ 29 on Amazon
$ 40 for the SwitchBot Hub Mini on Amazon
RoomMe’s personal location sensor works with your family’s phones to determine who is entering and leaving certain areas. This allows personal automation, such as starting a favorite playlist or setting the lights, to automatically come back to life.
$ 69 on Amazon
$ 69 at Walmart
For those who want to space everything gray, the light pendant of Luke Roberts fits the bill. Not only does this light look all sorts of beautiful, but it can also display up to 16 million different shades of color and white. This pendant is also crazy bright, climbing up to 4,000 lumens!
$ 499 on Amazon
The FridgeCam Smarter is a small, recharged connected room that you throw in the fridge to give you an instant look at your current power supply. This allows you to call a live feed using only Siri voice, which is great for those times when you are in the grocery store and you have the problem whether or not you need more eggs.
$ 199 from Amazon
$ 199 from Home Depot
If you own a window or portable air conditioner and you envy those smart thermostats that only work with whole air conditioning systems, then Ambi Climate 2 is exactly what you need. Ambi Climate 2 connects to your home network and acts as a relay that sends IR signals to your current power unit, giving it the Siri boost you always wanted.
$ 129 from Amazon
The Malouf M555 adjustable base ensures intelligent connectivity in the bedroom via Siri control and applications. Additional features such as under-bed lighting, dual USB ports on each side and massage areas take the night routine to another level.
$ 1,826 on Amazon
Quest Smart Light is a compact table companion, which is able to set the mood at a price that will not break the bank. This light “projects” tons of colors and up to 64,000 different shades of white on a nearby surface and also works as lighting for tasks, reaching up to 700 lumens of brightness.
$ 70 at Amazon
$ 55 at Home Depot
Even though Apple’s version of an item tracker is in development, Tile Mate is a Siri-connected accessory that you can buy today. Tile Mate can track just about anything, with its compact size and integrated keychain, and with Siri, you can ask HomePod, iPhone or iPad to help you find the keys to a certain effect.
$ 25 on Amazon
$ 25 at Best Buy
If things start to wrap up a bit, ceiling fans are a great way to circulate the air, so why not make Siri for yourself? Bond Bridge works with any fan that has a remote control. Set it within range and watch the fan come to life with only your voice. Although designed primarily for ceiling fans, this smart controller can work with other devices, such as fireplaces or table fans, through IR and RF functions.
$ 99 on Amazon
$ 99 at Walmart
Hey Siri, do the job
Siri’s shortcuts have opened the door to a whole new world of smart home gadgets that simply don’t fit into the world of Apple’s HomeKit. Aside from the new and unique categories, only supporting Siri shortcuts prevents you from being trapped in one ecosystem, ensuring that you will always be under control, even if you decide to change things.
We love the Neato Robotics D7 smart vacuum cleaner, which can smartly house your home, giving you the opportunity to tell Siri to clean a specific room on demand. This robot vacuum also has some of the most powerful suction around and a unique design that allows it to enter corners.
Do you have a unique situation where you just want a gadget to push a physical button on a “mute” device? Then check the SwitchBot. This tiny box sticks to whatever you want and, with a simple touch or shout, sends a little “finger” that pushes that button. Remember, though, that you need a separate hub, SwitchBot Hub Mini, to make this magic happen.
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