You might know iDevices for its Bluetooth cooking gadgets. Now the company is betting on HomeKit in a big way, with a $10 million investment leading to its first in a series of products, the Switch. This is a small connected plug that doesn’t hog the second power outlet and also sports a color-changing LED strip that acts as a nightlight. The Switch will let you use Siri or HomeKit apps to control lights, fans, air purifiers, anything with that kind of mechanical on/off switch.
Each Switch has Bluetooth LE as well as Wi-Fi, so you can connect to it via iDevice’s cloud to check in while you’re away from home, and the company’s well-designed HomeKit app will work with other devices too, like locks from Schlage, MyQ garage door openers from Chamberlain, and the Lyric thermostat from Honeywell. The Switch is shipping in April, for $50.