Episodes
This week on HomeKit Insider, we preview the new features coming to all your Apple devices out of WWDC 2024. We also cover some news for the week including the creation of a portable Apple TV and new Matter devices arriving in iOS 17.6. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at:...
Published 06/10/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, Nomad CEO & co-founder Noah Dentzel joins to chat about Apple Find My trackers & developing Qi2/MagSafe chargers. We also go through the news including new Matter accessories and a pair of worthwhile app updates! Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereHomeKit Insider YouTube Channel Subscribe to the HomeKit Insider...
Published 06/03/24
Published 06/03/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, Ecobee CEO Greg Fyke joins your host to break down the future of the smart home including Matter adoption, and new product categories, among other topics. We also go through the news including the launch of the Sonos Ace headphones, a new affordable Home Key smart lock, and lots more.   Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us...
Published 05/27/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands-on with the new Pitaka Qi2 car charger with built-in NFC and talk about the Apple Pencil Pro's smart home features. Otherwise, I cover the news including new Matter products, AirTag 2 rumors, and more. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at:...
Published 05/20/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, we diver into all the changes in Matter 1.3, break down the end of Brilliant and go hands-on with the Ridge MagSafe wallet and its Find My options. This is on top of the new iPads, Apple Pencil Pro, and more news for the week. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app...
Published 05/13/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands-on with the new Satechi Qi2 2-in-1 folding travel stand, walk through some new smart home devices, update you on the news for the week, and get deep on Matter 1.2 spec with the Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at:...
Published 05/06/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands-on with the Moss Air humidifier and purifier, look at a pair of new Matter devices, talk through a couple of updates, and discuss Satechi's new Qi2 chargers. Plus, I tease an upcoming guest on the podcast! Stay tuned to find out who and how to submit your questions.  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored...
Published 04/29/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, I go hands on with several new products including the Nanoleaf String Lights, Mophie's Qi2 3-in-1 charger, and Govee's two new Floor Lamps. There's also news around Home Assistant, Casetify, & two new air purifiers. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period...
Published 04/22/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, we dive into the new Google My Devices network and how Apple's smart discovery program could improve, we talk about the new Aqara motion sensor, Fellow's new smart coffee machine -- Aiden, and look at more Qi2 devices. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to...
Published 04/15/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, we go into four new robot vacuum cleaners from eufy, iRobot, and Roborock. We also go hands-on with a new Qi2 car charger, and discuss LifX's new ultra-bright bulbs. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitExpressVPN: Get an extra 3...
Published 04/08/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, your host highlights several new Qi2 devices, including the iPhone 12, go in-depth on the Ascender stair-climbing robotic vacuum cleaner with Matter, and review two TP-Link cameras. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Factor: Get America’s #1 Ready-To-Eat Meal Kit and save 50% off your first box with promo code...
Published 04/01/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, your host highlights some new smart home releases, tests out the Twelve South Butterfly MagSafe charger, and talks about getting ready for spring and gardening season. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube...
Published 03/25/24
 This week on HomeKit Insider, Chris LaPré joins from the Connectivity Standards Alliance to talk about the future of Matter and Apple Home.  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Fast-Growing-Trees.com: Use code HOMEKIT at checkout for an additional 15 percent off at https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download...
Published 03/18/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, your hosts talk through Ikea's Dirigera hub update with Matter, Switchbot's new smart lock, and go hands-on with the new Mila air purifier.  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Nom Nom: Go Right Now for 50% off your no-risk two week trial at TryNom.com/HOMEKITShopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial...
Published 03/11/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, your hosts talk about Aqara's two new products, another security issue in the smart home space, Eve's latest product, LIFX's return, and how AI could power the smart home of the future.  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Factor: Get America’s #1 Ready-To-Eat Meal Kit and save 50% off your first box with promo...
Published 03/04/24
This week on HomeKit Insider, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy from The Verge stops by to talk all things smart home. We start off the week's news before getting into two hands on. First with the new Amazon Echo Hub that acts as a full smart home display. Then we check out Belkin's new Auto-Tracking Stand Pro with DockKit. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us...
Published 02/26/24
This week on HomeKit Insider we once again dive into the world of smart home displays with the latest rumors that may point to an earlier launch. We also talk about a new Find My-enabled tracker, LG's hotel TV plans, and go hands on with the Journey Loc8 MagSafe wallet and passport holder. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Shopify: Sign up...
Published 02/19/24
On this episode of HomeKit Insider, we talk about the now-shipping Eve Energy, a new Apple Home app for Vision Pro, and answer a listener's question about smart blinds. Finally, we go hands-on with the smart Moen MotionSense faucet. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to sign-up for FREE....
Published 02/12/24
This week, your hosts go over the latest rumors on homeOS that was -- again -- leaked in Apple's code. We also discuss Level getting its Matter certification, Amazon bailing on Roomba, the new SwitchBot Hub Mini, and much more. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Factor: Get America’s #1 Ready-To-Eat Meal Kit and save 50% off your first box...
Published 02/05/24
On this episode of HomeKit Insider, we talk about the potential HomeKit uses for Apple's Vision Pro, ADT's upcoming security system, and go hands-on with several new Qi2 devices from Anker, iOttie, ESR, and Nomad.  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:  Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitBabbel: Get...
Published 01/29/24
On this episode of HomeKit Insider, your host is joined by Sujata Neidig and Jonathan Hui from the Thread Group to discuss changes to the emerging connectivity standard, the end of HomeKit routers, and  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by:  Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at: shopify.com/homekitHomeKit Insider YouTube...
Published 01/22/24
This massive roundup episode of HomeKit Insider breaks down all of the new devices launching out of CES 2024 including Matter robots, lots of door locks, and much more! Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/hki and download the app to sign-up for FREE. Find doctors and specialists that take your insurance and even book...
Published 01/15/24
This episode of HomeKit Insider lands just before the start of CES 2024. We have a few Apple Home-related announcements including a welcomed new version of Thread. We walk through what's new, several new products, launching, and answer several of your listener questions.  Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Hello Fresh: Sign up and get FREE...
Published 01/08/24
On this episode of HomeKit Insider, your hosts preview CES 2024 and what we hope to expect before getting into the news for the week. We saw new products from Nomad and several rumors on new HomePods for next year. Finally, we answer a few listener questions. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at: @andrew_osu on Twitter@andrewohara941 on ThreadsEmail us hereSponsored by: Babbel: Get 55% off your subscription and start...
Published 01/01/24