Apple Hompod & Homekit products

[kc_row use_container="yes" _id="199185"][kc_column width="12/12" _id="313343"]Apple’s Home Kit has always appeared to be a less viable contender in the smart home market and it’s been noted that the experience with Siri is less sophisticated than with Amazon’s Alexa, for example. While all you need to begin your own smart home is an iPad/iPhone, the Home Kit app and whatever compatible products that you choose, the traditional rigidity of Apple has put off a lot of those that aren’t hardcore Apple followers. Trying to divert attention from the bad press of the delayed Home Pod (many users found that it left marks

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Wemo and Apple Homekit Users can Rejoice

Apple Homekit users can finally set up there WeMo devices after the WeMo Homekit Bridge has gone to market after it was first announced 8 months ago. Belkin WeMo covers home automation devices such as cameras, switches and light bulbs. However in factory setup mode WeMo devices will not support Homekit connectivity without some further tinkering from IFTTT. No announcement for an Australian release or cost as of yet you can currently buy the WeMo bridge from Belkin's US site for $40 USD. The bridge only requires to be plugged into your network, and power to "bridge the connection" between

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Apple HomePod delayed until 2018

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the "silly season" specials is usually prime time to release any new products or technology to hit the market strong, at least that is what Apple thought when they announced the release of the Apple HomePod Smart Speaker.  As a typical Apple product there is a lot of fanfare and hype around potential products, and originally announcing first release to UK, USA, and Australia definitely brought the buzz they wanted, what they didn't want was the stories that followed. The HomePod journey has been an interesting one, with originally manufacturer reports claiming there were not

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UPDATE: Everything we know about Apple Homepod

It been 5 months since news of apples plans to release the "homepod" smart speaker, powered by siri; Apple marketed the homepod as the first music and sound centered speaker to support a built in smart voice assistant. With the homepod still yet to be released, many are questioning what apple is planning to do with the homepod to over throw the current smart speaker market. In the 5 months since apple announced the plans for the homepod, both the Sonos ONE and google home max have been hyped up and released filling the void in the market for a

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Australia Gets The Apple HomePod FIRST

Australia will be amidst a couple of regions that will receive the Apple HomePod first on its global release date in December, alongside America and the UK. So far all we know the price is approximately $465, exchanged to AUD. The HomePod will Feature Siri Voice Assistant, it will be able to send messages, will have Spatial Awareness and will come in White or Grey. It’s a big step up for Australia in the Voice enabled Assistant market to be in the initial release. Unlike with the Google and Amazon competitors, we were left with no date at all. The

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Sonos has joined the smart speaker market

Sonos have jumped on board the market, and have Apple Home-pod in their sights. Sonos already have made a household name for itself with wireless speakers, but now they will make voice controlled speaker allegedly be powered by Amazon’s Alexa. Early details coming out the speaker will have 360 - degree directional speaker capabilities. Further rumours also suggest that the device may feature more than one voice assistant.  We believe more will be known after the Sonos announcement scheduled for New York 4/10… so Thursday morning our time 🙂

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Apple HomePod Already Struggling for Supply

Even though it’s not yet released there are multiple sources claiming Apple’s take on the home assistant is already in dire numbers. HomePod, Apple’s upcoming voice assistant product is expected sometime towards the end of 2017, but according to recent reports from one of the manufacturers of the device Inventec the launch day will be greeted with limited stock for the eager Apple fan base. Launch Date is still unconfirmed, and it is speculated the initial supply will hit in time for Christmas shopping but will only feature a low 500,000 units worldwide. Apple’s HomePod will feature a sleek and

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