On the latest episode of the Homekit Insider Podcast, your hosts cover great Cyber Monday deals, the Aqara T1 Pro, and plenty more smart home news.
Aqara this past week released the T1 Pro. This cube-shaped controller allows you to set scenes and control accessories just based on which side is up. Each side has a die stamp to differentiate them and they can control both HomeKit scenes, as well as individual accessories from the Aqara app.
Compared to the previous version, it has added Amazon Alexa support, the side indicators, and now supports Zigbee 3.0.
We also saw Hubitat announce future support for HomeKit. This hub allows a variety of accessories to connect with it and many would then work natively in HomeKit after this update.
Much of the remainder of the show was devoted to covering the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on smart home products. We saw highly discounted light strips from Nanoleaf, rare discounts from Brilliant, and discounts on popular apps like Signals.
Links from the show
- Hubitat to Gain Official HomeKit Compatibility
- Aqara Cube T1 Pro adds support for HomeKit
- Black Friday Deals: Save Up to $2000 on Apple, TVs, Software
- Apple's Black Friday promo is here, but there are far better deals
- Nanoleaf Essentials LED Lightstrip
- Brilliant Smart Home Control System
- Roborock Deals | Roborock US Official Site
- Schlage Encode Plus smart lock will not work with Matter - The Verge
- Amazon Alexa is a "colossal failure," on pace to lose $10 billion this year | Ars Technica
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