New Hue lights, Qi2 devices, and Apple Vision Pro home potential on HomeKit Insider

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On this episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, we talk about smart home possibilities for Vision Pro, Philips Hue's new lights, & check out some Qi2 chargers.

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Before we get into the news, your hosts can't help but talk about Apple Vision Pro and its impending launch. We wanted to discuss some of the launch accessories and potential smart home applications for the new headset.

Jumping into the news, Philips Hue has announced a new indoor/outdoor wall fixture that illuminates cone-shaped strips of light up and down.

ADT has been rumored to be debuting its new security system and now we have more details from a prematurely released YouTube video that highlights the various sensors supported by the system.

Finally, Nomad's new Qi2 Stand charger has begun shipping after being announced before the winter holidays.

We wrap up the show by walking through several new and upcoming Qi2 chargers including the ESR HaloLock car charger, the iOttie Qi2 car charger, the Anker MagGo battery pack, and the Anker MagGo 3-in-1 charger.

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    Re Security systems. I think one of the issues has been that every security system has its own sensors. With Matter, I see the possibility of a company putting in its own hub (Which could be Matter enabled) that connects to Matter sensors. This way, you could get alerted from your sensors in your chosen home automation platform and you could have professional monitoring.

    It would also give you the ability to install yourself, and reduce the cost of implementation for the security monitoring company.
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