Exploring HomeKit Insider: Matter Vacuums, Thread Locks, and Beyond
The fourth generation Nuki lock has been launched, featuring Matter over Thread compatibility. This lock is available for users in the EU and the UK, and can work with Apple Home and other smart home platforms. It is the first lock on the market that comes with built-in support for Matter over Thread, as most smart locks use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Additionally, SwitchBot’s two robotic vacuum cleaners are set to receive Matter support in early 2024, making them among the first to work with Apple Home. In other news, the Wireless Power Consortium has announced that Qi2 will be launching before the holidays, with support for iPhone 15. The episode also includes mini-reviews of the Ecovacs X2 Omni smart vacuum and the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-2 MagSafe dock.