Hot on Quirky's heels, Insteon's announcing a new smart outlet with two remote-controllable sockets.
If you're an iOS user looking to schedule lights and appliances to turn on and off through a single app, then Insteon's HomeKit-compatible Hub fits the bill, and it has the potential to get even better, but as of now, it's too limited to recommend.
At just $29.99 per bulb, this automatable light source will fit nicely into existing home automation networks, serving as an appealing alternative to more expensive dimmer modules and smart switches.
You'll almost certainly need to expand upon this kit in order for your system to be particularly useful, and for the majority of buyers, we're not convinced that Insteon is worth the investment. Start elsewhere.
The Insteon Hub Pro is a HomeKit-compatible smart home control center. We put it through its paces in the CNET Smart House.
We see potential in this Apple-friendly smart home hub. But for now, it's too limited for our tastes.
Starting today, you'll be able to turn your Insteon smart home gear on and off simply by asking Alexa to do it -- provided you've got the right Insteon Hub.
The updated Insteon app for Windows Phone 8.1 includes a variety of voice controls.
That's half off the regular price for this smart-home setup, which includes dimmers and motion sensors.
Ecobee adds the Amazon Echo to its smart home lineup for direct integration with the Echo's Siri-like voice assistant, Alexa.