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Best Apple HomeKit devices to upgrade your home

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Everyone loves those purchases that make life just a little bit smoother, especially when it comes to your home. Apple HomeKit devices are some of the best products for giving your home the tech upgrade you've been looking for.

As always when it comes to electronics, it's important to keep them protected in case of accidents or other damage. While all of the devices in the article come with manufacturer warranties, they often come up short in terms of complete coverage. An extended warranty plan is the only way to truly protect your Apple HomeKit devices. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you'll get coverage for not just your Apple devices, but nearly all your online purchases under the same product protection plan.

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What is Apple HomeKit?

Apple HomeKit is a software framework that allows Apple users to interact with and control their smart home devices from their Apple products, such as iPhones, MacBooks, HomePods, and iPads. HomeKit-enabled devices include thermostats, lights, locks, security cameras, shades and more.

Although Apple doesn’t produce smart home devices themselves, they allow third-party products to join the HomeKit platform, given they meet Apple’s strict security and technical requirements.

What Apple HomeKit devices should you add to your home?

Since its launch in 2014, thousands of third-party smart home products have joined the Apple HomeKit network. So, where should you start when choosing the best Apple HomeKit products to add to your home? Here are 5 of the best Apple HomeKit devices:

HomePod Mini

First on the list is the Apple HomePod Mini. Available in a range of colors, the HomePod Mini is Apple’s version of a smart speaker voice assistant. With 360 degree audio, it has fantastic sound quality despite its small size (just 10 cm across). As a bonus, the HomePod Mini setup is a breeze. Simply plug your HomePod in, hold your Apple device near it, and follow the setup instructions that appear on the screen.

HomeKit thermostat

There was a time when changing the thermostat from the comfort of your bed (or even from outside of the house) was the stuff of science fiction, but not anymore. Adding a smart thermostat to your HomeKit lineup makes adjusting the temperature as simple as pressing a button on your phone. If you’re out and about and want to conserve energy, you can check on the temperature from wherever you are and adjust it accordingly.

Although there are lots of good HomeKit thermostat options on the market, we recommend the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced for an effective but budget-friendly option, or the Emerson Sensi Touch Wifi Smart Thermostat if you’d prefer a larger-screen alternative with more bells and whistles.

HomeKit doorbell

If you’re tired of squinting out of the tiny peep hole in your door to see who’s outside, a HomeKit-enabled smart doorbell will make your life much easier. With recording capabilities, notifications that go directly to your phone when someone’s on your doorstep, and the ability to speak to visitors, an Apple HomeKit doorbell will make your home much more secure.

For a versatile option, try the Nest doorbell. Available in wireless and wired options, and with various models to choose from, you’ll be able to pick the one that's just right for you. Nest HomeKit devices are a great way to integrate Google and Apple technology into your home.

HomeKit cameras

Imagine being able to keep an eye on your home while you’re at a baseball game, on a quick out of town trip, or even out of the country. HomeKit secure video cameras are one of the best upgrades you can invest in, both for greater peace of mind and leveling up your home security.

A HomeKit outdoor camera like the Logitech Circle View is a great option that you can also install inside your home, or the Eufy Cam 2C is a wireless, highly weather-resistant choice.

Apple TV 4K

Do you ever get  sick of hunting for the TV remote every time you’re ready to watch a show? By connecting an Apple TV to your HomeKit system, you can control your TV from within the HomeKit app. You can also set up your Apple TV as your home hub to control all of your devices in one place.

Whether you choose to purchase the Apple TV 4K or the Apple TV 4K 32GB, this is another great way to use your HomeKit to further upgrade your home.

Upgrade your home today

Investing in Apple HomeKit devices is a great way to make your everyday life just a little more painless. Whether you opt for one or several smart home devices, you’ll be amazed by how much easier this technology makes even the simplest tasks.

Smart home devices aren’t cheap, so if you’re looking for an extended warranty option to protect them, subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited. You’ll get coverage for nearly all your online purchases under the same plan, so you can be ready for anything.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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