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New Eve Thread product leaks & the best smart light switches on HomeKit Insider

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The Eve Water Guard shows up in FCC filing with Thread, we review the Reolink outdoor camera, a completely wireless solution powered by solar and uses cellular data, plus we round up our favorite HomeKit light switches on the new episode of HomeKit Insider.

There wasn't an abundance of news this week as we head into the holidays, but the FCC did leak one upcoming product. Eve has been on a steady pace adding Thread to its product line and it looks like a new version of the Eve Water Guard with Thread has just passed through the FCC.

This doesn't give us any indication about when an updated Eve Water Guard may be released, but it does indicate a hardware refresh will be necessary to add Thread support and we should see it sooner rather than later.

Stephen spent some time this week with a Reolink cellular-enabled camera that, while it doesn't work with HomeKit, turned out to be an easy way to keep an eye on his new home construction.

Finally, we rounded out the episode by discussing what makes a good HomeKit smart light switch and which ones we recommmend for a variety of use cases.

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