iDevices has announced four new connected home products at CES 2016 featuring Apple's HomeKit technology, including the iDevices Socket, Wall Switch, Dimmer Switch and Wall Outlet. The home automation accessories can be controlled with Siri and the free iDevices Connected app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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  • iDevices Socket – This socket allows homeowners to control their standard light bulbs from anywhere using the iDevices Connected app. The iDevices Socket features dimming functionality and a customizable LED nightlight for changing the light color and adjusting the brightness. The iDevices Socket launches in Q1 2016.

  • iDevices Wall Switch and Dimmer Switch – These connected wall switches enable users to control their home's lighting from anywhere using the iDevices Connected app. The accessory can function as both a standard on/off wall switch or as a dimmer switch, and each feature customizable LED night lights to locate them in the dark. The switches will be available in Q2 2016.

  • iDevices Wall Outlet – The iDevices Wall Outlet is a hard-wired version of the iDevices Switch, and provides users the ability to control, monitor and schedule power to both outlets individually using the iDevices Connected app. The iDevices Wall Outlet will be released for sale in Q3 2016.

  • iDevices Connected App – The free companion iDevices Connected app enables users to add iDevices products to their home network, securely pair them with their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, add them to a room, set dynamic schedules and add custom photos and names. The app also supports HomeKit-enabled products from other manufacturers like iGrill.

The new HomeKit accessories will be released throughout 2016, but pricing was not disclosed. iDevices will provide live demos of these new products during CES 2016 at The Sands Expo booth 71525.

Top Rated Comments

lincolntran Avatar
106 months ago
I'm so sick of these smart devices being so unreasonably expensive. I want to replace every outlet and switches in my house but I'm not going to give out my arm and leg!
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Peepo Avatar
106 months ago
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I still prefer Insteon. I love the idea of HomeKit's voice control but it still doesn't come close to the power of a hardware or software controller and an Insteon (or Z-Wave) network.
I disagree. I have ISY994i and 30+ Insteon Devices.

HomeKit is powerful but in different ways.

2 ways for automation:
One relies on yourself for the infrastructure with controller and programming/integrating yourself.
Other relies on open standard (eg. HomeKit) and you buy things and they just work with everything good enough.

I'm getting old and tired of jumping through hoops to get something to talk to my ISY that is not compatible. I have several different "helper" programs that integrate things together together and took me a long time to figure out. Now an average person can go and just buy something HomeKit compatible stuff and get it working. I was looking at a lock for my front door and thinking of getting ZWave module for my ISY but I think I'll just go with HomeKit now. Not investing a dime more in Insteon and won't support UDI anymore.

So far I have EcoBee 3 and am really impressed how all the HomeKit apps can just see each device. The integration and how it works is more powerful than I thought before I actually tried it.
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parseckadet Avatar
106 months ago
I don't want every switch and outlet in my house restricted to only being used with an iOS device. Where are the HomeKit to Z-Wave and/or ZigBee bridge devices/hubs? The industry has been talking about such things for two years now, and yet there's still nothing even being demoed right now.
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aawil Avatar
106 months ago
The dimmer switch is exactly what I've been waiting for.
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