Best Apple HomeKit-compatible Smart Home Gadgets for 2018


January 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Smart Home


Philips Hue 2.0 Starter Kit

Best HomeKit-compatible smart bulbs

Features : 9Usability : 7Design : 7Performance : 5
Philips Hue’s smart bulbs are a great fit for HomeKit — and yes, Siri can change the colors.



August Smart Lock, HomeKit-enabled

Best HomeKit-compatible smart lock

Features : 9Usability : 7Design : 7Performance : 5
August’s Smart Lock adds smarts to the deadbolt you already have, and it integrates especially well with Apple HomeKit.



Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Lighting Kit

Best HomeKit-compatible light switches

Features : 9Usability : 7Design : 7Performance : 5
Lutron’s Siri-friendly dimmers are the best-performing, most fully-featured smart switches currently available, and well worth the money if you’re serious about connected lighting.



Nanoleaf Aurora

Best HomeKit showcase

Features : 9Usability : 7Design : 7Performance : 5
If you’re looking to show off your HomeKit-powered smart home, it’s tough to do better than Nanoleaf’s color-changing wall panels. Siri, make me a Bond villain.



Ecobee3 Lite

Best HomeKit-compatible thermostat

Features : 9Usability : 7Design : 7Performance : 5
It doesn’t come with many extra smart features, but the Ecobee3 Lite works with a ton of popular platforms (including HomeKit), and boasts an especially good app interface.



Honeywell Lyric T5

Best HomeKit-compatible value pick

Features : 9Usability : 7Design : 7Performance : 5
It isn’t as flashy a thermostat as Ecobee, but the Honeywell Lyric T5 is arguably smarter — and it costs a little less, too.



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