New HomeKit gear, testing SwitchBot with Shortcuts, plus updates on Andrew's studio on HomeKit Insider
On this week's episode of HomeKit Insider, Yale launches their HomeKit Smart Delivery Box, small but useful changes come to iOS 14.2, Stephen details his SwitchBot experience, Andrew has the new Hue gradient lightstrip, plus we get an update on the AppleInsider studio and we answer listener questions.
Yale has now made its Yale Smart Delivery Box and its Yale Smart Cabinet Lock available to order, both of which are of course HomeKit-enabled. Both are for securely holding deliveries, but which one is right for you depends on whether you're in a house or an apartment — and what other valuables you might want to store.
Then Stephen dives into his experience with the SwitchBot, which makes electrical devices smart by pressing their on button. As Stephen discovers, SwitchBot supports Siri Shortcuts — but only when used with its corresponding hub. Stephen picks up a SwitchBot hub to see how it integrates with Shortcuts as well as HomeKit accessories.
Then Andrew gives us the latest ongoing update on his major new video and audio studio. This time, he's concentrating on the specifics of how he's setting up his various HomeKit accessories.
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