For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with smart home app Yonomi to give away a Smart Home Starter Kit consisting of a Sonos Play:1, an Amazon Echo, and two LIFX Wi-Fi connected lightbulbs, all of which can be controlled together using the Yonomi app for iOS devices.

Yonomi is designed to connect to more than 60 smart home products from companies like Withings, Philips, Quirky, Sonos, Nest, Belkin, and more, allowing users to group and control devices that normally would not work together.

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Smart home products come from a wide range of manufacturers and usually require their own dedicated apps that don't interface - Yonomi bridges them all together and makes it possible to create Routines for a true automated smart home experience. Yonomi also includes easily accessible favorites options and customized smart home recommendations.

With Yonomi and the products in the giveaway, for example, a "Wake Up" routine can be created that'll turn both the LIFX light bulb and the Sonos speaker on at the same time through a voice command to the Amazon Echo. Yonomi is highly customizable and routines can be created for all kinds of situations.

A "Bed Time" routine might dim the LIFX bulbs to night light level and turn on soft lullabies on the Sonos for the kids, while a "Party" routine might set the bulbs to different colors and play the appropriate music. All of the routines can be initiated through the Echo, which is super convenient, and the Echo can also control other connected products and respond to individual commands.

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As for the products themselves, the Sonos Play:1, LIFX bulbs, and Amazon Echo are all popular smart home choices that tap into a home's Wi-Fi network. The Play:1 is one of Sonos' most popular speakers, the LIFX bulbs can turn any color, and the Amazon Echo is a central hub that can play music and respond to a huge range of voice commands.

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Yonomi's app is available directly from the App Store for those who would like to try it out with their existing products, and one MacRumors reader will also win the full Smart Home prize pack. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (August 5) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 12. The winner will be chosen randomly on August 12 and will be contacted by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

Top Rated Comments

mainstreetmark Avatar
71 months ago
This is really interesting—could something like this be built for HomeKit? It could make Nest, WeMo, bridge and map their protocols to HomeKit protocols? Somebody MUST Kickstart this.
Have you looked into https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge ? It's fairly technical, but it surprisingly works.
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