Chinese smart home company LifeSmart, have released a new video on YouTube, showing of their latest piece of tech, in the form of what seems to be a modular lighting device, similar in form and function to the Nanoleaf Aurora, although on a smaller scale. As this video has only just been released, there seems to be no other mention of this particular product on their own international website, so for now, the video is the only thing we have to go on as to what it is capable of.
For those unaware of LifeSmart, they make a whole raft of smart devices, including air purifiers, locks, motion sensors and cameras amongst many other products. If you’ve also been following our site from the beginning in April, you will be aware of their hubs and smart IR blaster/night-light, which at the time of reviewing them, were actually HomeKit compatible, albeit unofficially. This was done via some beta software within their app that generated a HomeKit code for one of their hubs that you could then be used to bring many (but not all) of their devices to HomeKit and the Home app. They’ve since removed this piece of software, presumably at the direction of Apple, so currently unless you’ve already got one of their hubs set up with HomeKit, new users can’t connect to HomeKit, which brings us to this device, which probably won’t be HomeKit compatible – unless like me, you’re one of those people who still has their hub connected to HomeKit!
LifeSmart have already launched the companion app for iOS, with dedicated iPad and iPhone versions, simply called Quantum.
All this being said, assuming LifeSmart go down the Software authentication route, or simply update their app to be compatible with the new Siri Shortcuts, I would predict, that at the right price, there will definitely be room for this product in many homes – certainly mine at least.