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The first HomeKit-compatible products are now available for purchase: Insteon, Lutron, iHome, Elgato and Ecobee



The first HomeKit-compatible products are now available for purchase: Insteon, Lutron, iHome, Elgato and Ecobee


The first products compatible with Apple’s home automation platform arrive

A week before WWDC 2015, some manufacturers already have available the first products compatible with HomeKit, Apple’s platform to make our home a little smarter. Specifically, they are such well-known firms as Insteon, Lutron, iHome, Elgato or Ecobee who already advertise their new products on their respective web pages and allow them to be purchased from this very moment.

A few weeks ago there was a rumor that the first HomeKit-compatible products could delay its launch until August-September, although Apple quickly went to the past with a statement in which they announced that these would be available in the month of June. Last week, sources from 9to5Mac specified the date of that first wave of products this week, and finally today we have been able to know the appearance and functions of these devices for our home.

For example, Insteon presents us with a device from which we can control the rest of the brand’s products, as well as other devices compatible with HomeKit from other companies, including lights, closers, color of bulbs, thermostats, garage doors, among others. As you can see in the image, the hub is accompanied by an app with a clear and simple interface from which we can control all our devices.

For his part, Elgato presents his Eve smart sensor, capable of detecting temperature, air quality, humidity and other conditions that will help us improve the comfort of our home. We also find more products such as Lutron smart bulbs, the iHome smart connector, or the Ecobee smart thermostat.

HomeKit will allow us to control any content accessories using Siri

One of the great benefits of HomeKit-compatible products is that users will be able to use Siri to control them, so we can lie comfortably on the sofa and tell our virtual assistant to reduce the brightness level of the room. In addition, as we have learned through various leaks, the new iOS 9 incorporates an application called Home from which we can control all our HomeKit devices in a completely intuitive way.

As we read on 9to5Mac, the arrival of the first HomeKit products to one week of WWDC 2015 They suggest that the company will not spend too much time on this section during the keynote, although we could see a small demonstration in relation to Home and how to control our home automation products.