Serena Shades review, testing the Pela Lomi, & more on HomeKit Insider

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This week on the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts review the new architectural honeycomb Serena Shades, test the Lomi, and talk about a new air purifier coming to market.

Our biggest story from the past seven days has been the architectural honeycomb shades from Lutron-owned Serena Shades. They pair with Lutron's Smart Bridge to allow easy HomeKit control of your window coverings.

We also checked out the Pela Lomi, a countertop composter that can turn your food scraps, plant trimmings, or compostable phone cases into rich dirt in a matter of hours. We play a round of "Lomi or chicken" to find out what you can put in Lomi versus what you can feed to backyard chickens.

After getting mentioned on a past episode of HomeKit Insider, the Thread-enabled Air Versa Purelle air purifier is finally available. This HomeKit air purifier can be picked up for $189.99 but AppleInsider readers — and listeners — can save 10 percent with promo code AIFANS10.

Finally, Stephen discusses his ongoing issues with his Philips Hue Sync Box. After swapping cables and settings, he still cannot get it to operate properly with Dolby Vision.

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