On this week’s episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts talk about the Sonos Move 2, the upcoming Matter 1.2 release, and more smart home news.
Sonos launched the long-awaited Move 2 this past week, bringing many of the rumored design changes and improvements. This portable speaker has a new color, better connectivity, dual drivers for stereo sound, updated controls, and much longer battery life.
We also saw a few other smart home products launch including new TP-Link Tapo cameras that work with HomeKit, the Sensible Blaze radiator controller, and a new Lutron pico remote with a paddle switch design.
Outside of new products, we got word that Matter 1.2 could be imminently launching which has the potential to bring new product categories to the standard. Amazon also added bridge support to its Matter devices.
Tangentially smart home related, we saw the continued release of Qi2 devices, this time from Zagg-owned Mophie. It has a series of new home and car chargers that support the new magnetic standard.
Your hosts spent some time on a few mini-reviews this week, including revisiting the Aqara U100 smart lock which supports Apple Home Key and Nomad’s 3-in-1 MagSafe charger.
Finally, we did a quick hands-on with the new wall-powered Brilliants mart panel that while looks great, has a few minor design issues.
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