Koogeek LS1 Smart Light Strip: HomeKit-compatible and colorful

Koogeek LS1 Smart Light Strip: HomeKit-compatible and colorful

LED light strips are nothing new; Philips has had them in its lineup of Hue lighting products for several years. But up until this time, LED light strips have been rather pricy — the Hue strip starts at $90 — and have often been incompatible with Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework. Koogeek has introduced the 2 meter long (78.7 inches) LS-1 LED light strip that works with Apple HomeKit, can offer 16 million choices of color, and has a suggested retail price of just $38.99. Apple World Today had an opportunity to try out the LS1 LED Light Strip and will definitely be a popular item once it’s available on Amazon

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Koogeek Smart Outlet brings HomeKit to a 3-outlet surge protector power strip

Koogeek Smart Outlet brings HomeKit to a 3-outlet surge protector power strip

One of the companies that has been introducing a lot of HomeKit-compatible accessories during 2017 is Koogeek. Not only have they been creating things like smart plugs and light bulbs, but health-related devices as well. Now the company has created a first: the first Smart Outlet (US$59.95, Amazon affiliate link) that provides Siri control of three separate power outlets on a power strip.

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Koogeek LB1 Smart Light Bulb: Colorful HomeKit Accessory

Koogeek LB1 Smart Light Bulb: Colorful HomeKit Accessory

Koogeek seems to be single-handedly taking over the home automation field by developing and marketing low-cost HomeKit accessories. The latest from the company is the LB1 Smart Light Bulb, a $54.99 (available on Amazon for $36.99 -- affiliate link) LED bulb that can display over 16 million colors and can be controlled by the Home app and Siri.

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Video Review: HomeKit-Compatible Koogeek SK-1 Smart Socket

Video Review: HomeKit-Compatible Koogeek SK-1 Smart Socket

2017 almost looks like it's the year of HomeKit, with many new products appearing on the market that work with Apple's home automation framework. Today we're taking a look at the Koogeek SK-1 Smart Socket (US$39.99, affiliate link - AWT will receive compensation from any purchase), a HomeKit-compatible light socket that screws into any US-standard lightbulb socket. Check out our video for a look at the device, pairing the SK-1 with HomeKit, and setting up an easy automation.

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Simple automated Christmas lighting with BlissLights, HomeKit and Siri

Simple automated Christmas lighting with BlissLights, HomeKit and Siri

I usually put up my Christmas lights around Thanksgiving, and in the past that has meant putting LED light nets on some shrubs, running a string of lights along the gutter line of the house, and then changing out some security bulbs in the front yard with red and green lights. This year, my travels kept me from doing that so I had to figure out a way to get lighting done in minutes rather than hours. Fortunately, I was able to make the house look festive very quickly with BlissLights laser projectors ($139.00), HomeKit, and Siri.

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Koogeek's inexpensive Wi-Fi Smart Plug: HomeKit compatible and great-looking

Koogeek's inexpensive Wi-Fi Smart Plug: HomeKit compatible and great-looking

Today I'm taking a look at a serious product from a company with a lighthearted name: Koogeek. The product is the Koogeek Wi-Fi Smart Plug ($34.99 at Amazon, affiliate link), and it's a HomeKit-compatible smart plug that can be used to control lights or appliances up to 1800W from anywhere.

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