Sir Apfelot Blog

27 JULY 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 30

What would a Friday be without the Sir Apfelot newsreel? In any case, noticeably less informative and revealing. That’s why there’s again Apple and Tech-News that caught my eye over the last week [...]
June 29, 2018
Post photo of Apple's HomePod in the test

Apple HomePod in the test: My report on the HomeKit loudspeaker

Usually I'm a bit lame when it comes to test reports. To date, I haven't written a review of the iPhone X, although it really deserves one. I am all the more proud that [...]
9. May 2018

Elgato Eve Smoke: HomeKit smoke detector for the smart home

The HomeKit from Apple offers manufacturers and developers of systems for the Smart Home an interface to control devices and systems from Apple's central "Home" app. The Eve Smoke smoke detector is now available from Elgato, [...]
8. February 2018

New from Koogeek: WLAN light switches and dimmers with HomeKit connection

Koogeek, a provider of smart home accessories with HomeKit connection for use via iOS and Siri on the iPhone and iPad, has launched new light switches and dimmers for lighting in the house. These […]
12. January 2018
The Koogeek comes with nice packaging and instructions, which are actually unnecessary if you've already added a Homekit device to the Home app in your life.

[Update] My experiences: Koogeek WLAN socket with HomeKit support in the test

A few months ago, the manufacturer Koogeek gave me their WLAN socket called "Koogeek Smart Plug" for a test. Since then I have used them in various rooms to fix floor lamps, air filters [...]
13. December 2017
IOS and tvOS 11.2.1 offer some bug fixes such as reactivating remote guest access in HomeKit.

Apple released iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 and released remote guest access in Homekit again

Unusually for Apple, the updates for the iOS and tvOS devices are currently published relatively quickly one after the other. After the last one, the bug with the endless reboot loop on the iPhone (boot loop) and an error in HomeKit for [...]
10 JULY 2017

Koogeek WLAN light bulb for the Smart Home with Apple HomeKit and Siri

Since the beginning of the month you have been getting the smart Koogeek E27 WLAN lightbulb with the designation PWM6411651403961EO on Amazon, which works via WLAN directly without a bridge with the Apple HomeKit and Siri. The control of the new [...]
28. March 2017
iLuv Rainbow App HomeKit Home App Apple Rainbow 8 LED

iLuv Rainbow 8: LED bulb with HomeKit support and direct WLAN integration

The iLuv Rainbow 8 LED lightbulb is a light source for E27 sockets that was presented in the middle of the month. With 800 lumens it has about the power of a 60 watt lightbulb - but with WLAN integration, compatibility with the [...]
5. January 2017
Netatmo smoke detector Netatmo indoor siren 2017

Netatmo: Smoke detector and indoor siren as new items for 2017

Most of the people are already familiar with the manufacturer Netatmo thanks to the WLAN weather station. The Netatmo Welcome Camera has been a smart WLAN surveillance camera for your home for some time; this is now with a [...]