This week on HomeKit Insider, we review the new Leviton Decora Wi-Fi dimmer switch, break down the delay of Matter until 2022, and answer listener questions on USB wall outlets.
It was announced this past week that the upcoming standard Matter that will allow Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple’s HomeKit to work more seamlessly together will be delayed until sometime in 2022. We discuss the ramifications and when we will likely see the first products.
Stephen talks about a new automation that he created for his coffee grinder. Its goal is to prevent his burr grinder from ever running too long and backing up into a coffee ground nightmare.
Andrew then reviews Leviton’s new Wi-Fi dimmer switch alongside the wireless Anywhere Companion dimmer switch that can be mounted almost anywhere.
Derek this week asked us our opinions on in-wall outlets that sport USB ports. He was looking at the Utilitech model before considering the Leviton ones. There were a lot of aspects to consider including USB-A ports and USB-C ports.
Angel Vargas wanted to know what was the best MagSafe charger for his home, choosing between the latest Mophie model and the Belkin Boost Charge Pro. And, Kasper asked about Logitech Circle reliability and his issues with his 5Ghz Wi-Fi.
Links from the show
Keep up with everything Apple in the weekly AppleInsider Podcast — and get a fast news update from AppleInsider Daily. Just say, “Hey, Siri,” to your HomePod mini and ask for these podcasts, and our latest HomeKit Insider episode too.
If you want an ad-free main AppleInsider Podcast experience, you can support the AppleInsider podcast by subscribing for $5 per month through Apple’s Podcasts app, or via Patreon if you prefer any other podcast player.