Last Updated: October 13, 2016
Apple HomeKit switches are one option to make lamps or other “dumb" devices smart. There are three smart home switches on the market today that can already take you one step closer to a connected home.
iHome iSP5 SmartPlug ($39.99)
This HomeKit AC wall plug can control anything that's plugged in the device. Multiple products attached to different SmartPlugs can be programmed to work together. SmartPlug's slim design leaves the second outlet on a dual AC wall socket free.
iDevices Switch ($49.99)
Both Bluetooth and WiFi compatible, anything plugged into this smart HomeKit AC jack can be controlled on their own, or together with multiple HomeKit devices through your iPhone and Siri. Best of all, the switch is even smarter than you are – remembering how you use that device. For example, if you turn a jacked-in lamp on each evening, Switch will turn it on about the same time — whether or not you're in the room, or even at home.
ConnectSense Smart Outlet ($79.95)
Need to make multiple devices smart but have just one AC outlet? This Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth HomeKit AC switch is built with two outlets, as well as a USB rapid charging port for charging your iPhone and/or iPad without taking up another jack.If you need help installing a smart home system, you can visit HomeAdvisor.com to find a local trusted professional.