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20. January 2022

Preorder Echo Show 15 (or buy cheaper Echo devices)

If you're interested in Amazon's Echo Show 15 smart home display, then you're in luck. Because you can already pre-order the device. It will be launched on February 17, 2022 and is said to […]
4. January 2022

HomeKit bug: Device names that are too long can paralyze the iPhone

There is a bug in the current iOS versions for the Apple iPhone that can render the smartphone unusable. It results from a Denial of Service when HomeKit information is loaded from devices with names that are too long. [...]
18. November 2021

For the dark season: eufy security cameras with light

In the past few weeks, eufy, Anker's smart home brand, has presented various surveillance cameras. Models with LED light are also available for the dark season. This is the eufy L20 camera with a [...]
25. May 2021

Eufy products cheaper: Up to 50 euros discount on smart home products from Anker

From today and until Sunday, May 30th, 2021, Anker is offering various products at discounts with its smart home brand eufy. For example, you can get a video doorbell with 2K resolution with a 50 euro discount. To a […]
13. May 2021

Matter - Smart Home Standard of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)

Matter is to serve as a new, manufacturer-independent smart home standard that includes Apple products and offers from other manufacturers in the HomeKit. Matter is developed and managed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), which consists of over 160 companies [...]
26. January 2021

Meross HomeKit garage door opener with double discount for Sir Apfelot readers

A smart garage door opener with HomeKit connection is available from Meross until Saturday, January 30th. In addition to the 10% coupon directly on the site, you will receive an additional 7 euros with an exclusive voucher code for Sir Apfelot readers [...]
5. November 2020

Gearbest deals for today, tomorrow and the weekend

Gearbest is currently a campaign week and there are numerous discounts on household goods and smart home technology. From the antibacterial toothbrush holder and the digital hydrometer to lighting and vacuum robots to ice cube machines and raclette grills, everything is included [...]
14. August 2020

tink.de - Smart Home Shop with a special selection

I recently searched for the “Google Nest Wifi” mesh devices and came across the tink shop. After taking a closer look at the online shop, I came to the decision to offer [...]
12. August 2020

Hands-free operation: voice control in the smart home

The so-called "Smart Home" has been a catchphrase for many years now, which is intended to describe a networked and intelligently acting home. Sensors can, for example, measure the temperature, the air quality or the light intensity in the rooms [...]
22 JULY 2020

LifeSmart - New smart home devices with HomeKit and 800 m range

LifeSmart, which has been offering smart home solutions since 2013, is now entering the German market. Founded by IoT experts who previously worked at Huawei and Alibaba, the company not only brings smart devices and building technology to [...]