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In this week’s episode of HomeKit Insider, we review both the new Wemo Smart Video Doorbell and the OmniaBlinds before touching on even more new smart home devices to come from CES.
Much of this week’s episode was devoted to our pair of reviews. The Belkin Wemo Smart Video Doorbell was just announced and we’ve been testing it out for the past couple weeks. We walk through the design, function, and installation. Our biggest takeaway was the massive 178-degree field of view.
Then we turned to the newly released OmniaBlinds powered by Eve MotionBlinds. These Thread-enabled window covers can easily be automated and controlled via HomeKit.
The remainder of the episode was devoted to more smart home devices that we saw at CES 2022. We checked out the impressive Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra smart vacuum cleaner that works with Siri Shortcuts. We tried the Moft Smart Desk Pad which has two integrated NFC chips for automation. Then discussed Asian company Waciao’s entrance to the U.S. market. In last week’s episode, we discussed an impending update to the Wemo Stage scene controller to enable Thread support. While it was scheduled to be released last Friday, it looks like it will now be completed this week. 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.