Sylvania's retro smart bulb syncs with Apple HomeKit
We've seen a growing number of vintage-style LED light bulbs designed to look like old-school incandescents, complete with fake filaments. Big names like , and have already jumped in with the trend -- now, Sylvania is taking things even further with a vintage-style smart bulb that syncs with Apple HomeKit. The cost? $32 each.
That HomeKit compatibility means that you can control the bulb alongside other HomeKit-compatible gadgets on your iPhone ($1,099.99 at Best Buy) or iPad ($268.10 at Amazon.com), and it also means that you can turn the bulb on and off or dim it up and down using spoken Siri commands. You could also incorporate the bulb into a HomeKit scene that triggers multiple gadgets all at once. For instance, saying "good morning" to Siri could turn on a lamp, turn the thermostat up and get your coffee maker started.
It isn't Sylvania's first HomeKit bulb -- that would be the color-changing, which retails for about $10 more than the new filament LED.
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