I’m looking forward to Matter, a new automation connectivity standard, which will unify the efforts of Apple, Amazon, Google, and other hardware manufacturers to provide more options for smart home users seeking seamless integration and compatibility.
As Apple powers virtually all of my fixed and mobile technology, I went with the Homekit standard using an Apple TV 4K as my hub. Furthermore, I have a dedicated iPad running Home+ 5 mounted on my wall. This acts as a control panel for the apartment in combination with sensor-based automation, scenes, and Siri voice control.
This post was last updated on 4/23/2022.
|Function||Devices (Amazon affiliate links)|
|Hubs||Apple TV 4K 64GB|
Philips Hue Smart Hub
|Air Purifiers||smartmi Air Purifier|
VOCOlinc Air Purifier VAP1
|Aroma Diffuser||VOCOlinc Smart Cool Mist Aroma Diffuser|
|Camera||Logitech Circle View|
|Coffee||Spinn Coffee Maker|
|Lighting||Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Triangles|
Philips Hue Bluetooth Smart Lightstrip
Philips Hue A19 LED Color Smart Bulbs
Twinkly Strings 600 (outdoor)
|Power Outlets||VOCOlinc Smart Plugs|
VOCOlinc Smart Power Strip
|Router||eero Pro 6 Wi-Fi 6 Router|
|Sensors||Philips Hue Indoor Motion Sensors|
|Soundbar||Bose Smart Soundbar 700|
|Television||LG OLED 4K Smart OLED TV|
Drop me a comment with your smart home hardware recommendations!