FIVE OF THE BEST
We review the devices that work with HomeKit
The top picks for a smarter Apple home
Elgato Eve Door And Window £35 elgato.com
Elgato was one of the first companies to support HomeKit, and these little sensors provide an affordable security option. However, you’ll need an Apple TV or HomePod if you want to receive alerts when you’re away from home.
Logitech Circle 2 £170 logitech.com
The original Circle security camera earned our ‘best on test’ award last year, and the new Circle 2 ups the ante by adding support for HomeKit too. Note, it’s only the wired, mainspower model that works with HomeKit.
Nanoleaf Aurora £180 nanoleaf.me
Nanoleaf does make straightforward light bulbs that work with HomeKit, but we really like its multi-coloured Aurora lights too. The Aurora kit consists of nine triangular lighting panels that you can click together like Lego.
Netatmo Starck £159 shop.netatmo.com
Designed by Philippe Starck (France’s answer to Apple’s Jonny Ive), this was the first smart thermostat to support HomeKit. It’s also one of the most affordable, and Netatmo claims that it can help you save up to 37% on your heating bill.
Philips Hue White Starter Kit £60 meethue.com
Philips dominates the smart lighting market with Hue. The Hue range includes all sorts of bulbs, lamps, and lightstrips, but you should begin with this Starter Kit, which includes two white bulbs and a ‘bridge’ that provides the HomeKit features.