Apple's HomeKit platform

Confirming recent speculation from the Financial Times, Apple announced the new HomeKit smart home platform for iOS 8 at WWDC 2014. We're short on specifics, but based on the glimpse Apple offered us, here are the devices we think will work right out of the gate.

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iDevices iGrill Mini

This handy little device lets you keep track of cooking temps through your smart phone, freeing you from having to hover over the grill.

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August Smart Lock

This Yves Behar-designed smart lock is an attractive connected deadbolt that lets you grant access to anyone remotely thanks digital "keys" you can assign via smart phone.

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Philips Hue Connected Bulb

A color-changing, LED light bulb package you can program from a smartphone, the Wi-Fi-connected Philips Hue lighting kit has high geek/novelty appeal.

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4 stars Excellent

Philips Hue LightStrips

These smart LED strips are a novelty item, but they also suggest the breadth of products where smart home tech might crop up.

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Philips BR30

Another Philips lighting product, these down-facing BR30 lights have the same color programming functions as the original A19 Hue bulbs.

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Kwikset Kevo

We love the tech behind the Kwikset Kevo deadbolt. Simply touch the lock (when you have your phone in your pocket) and it will open. Just know that the deadbolt inside it isn't as secure as advertised.

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Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

Like similar locks from Yale and Kwikset, the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt uses wireless radio transmitters to smarten up your lock.

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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

With Wi-Fi smarts and even a model that runs off of voice commands, the Honeywell line of connected thermostats brings legitimate smarts to your heating and cooling needs.

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Cree SmartCast

With lighting fixtures featuring built-in motion sensing capabilities, Cree's SmartCast system is aimed at bringing automated lighting to small businesses and big corporations alike.

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Haier Tianzun Smart Air Conditioner

Standing tall and sporting Dyson-esque looks, this connected conditioner is at least a little sleeker than a giant box hanging from your window.

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Netatmo Urban Weather Station

With sensors you place both inside and outside of your home, Netatmo lets you track things like temperature, rainfall, and humidity, then use that information to trigger automations.

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Where to Buy

iDevices iGrill2 Bluetooth Smart Meat Thermometer

Part Number: CNETiGrill2

MSRP: $99.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

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Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips

Part Number: 729935548
MSRP: $89.95 Low Price: $179.90 See all prices

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Philips Hue BR30 Connected Downlight Lamps (Starter Pack)

Part Number: HD617VC/A

MSRP: $199.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

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Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

Part Number: BE469NX CAM 619

See pricing from Amazon.com

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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Part Number: RTH9580WF
MSRP: $249.00 Low Price: $190.03 See all prices
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