This week's show starts off with our take on Belkin deciding to hold off on releasing Matter products, and an update on Matter plans from other vendors including Wyze and Yale. We also talk about Nanoleaf's new Matter-compatible Essentials bulbs and … [Read more...]
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With others in the dark, Nanoleaf lights the way with Matter-certified bulbs
The path to finding more Matter-certified devices is a little easier to navigate today: Nanoleaf announced three lights that work with the new smart home standard. Two of the bulbs are A19 and BR30 shaped and sized, while the third product is a smart … [Read more...]
What’s the impact of Matter on smart home cloud services?
On a recent Internet of Things podcast episode, we took a voicemail question on our hotline. He correctly notes that Samsung has shut down its SmartThings Cloud service, requiring device makers to use alternative services, such as AWS or Azure. That … [Read more...]
When is Apple HomeKit going to fix its broken Matter experience?
This should be an exciting time. Officially certified Matter devices are arriving and becoming available. So the promise of simple device onboarding and support for multiple smart home ecosystems is here, right? Not so much if you're an Apple HomeKit … [Read more...]
How to name your smart home devices in the age of Matter
Now that the official Matter rollout has come and gone, more and more new devices will start to support the multiplatform standard. So too will some older smart home products, with software upgrades. If you were a bit casual or cute with your … [Read more...]
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