TP-Link’s extensive new Tapo lineup of smart plugs, lights and sensors support Apple HomeKit


TP-Link’s extensive new Tapo lineup of smart plugs, lights and sensors support Apple HomeKit
The Tapo S500D Smart Dimmer Switch and Tapo L535 Multicolor Smart WiFi Light Bulb are two of the HomeKit-compatible accessories TP-Link just unveiled.
Photo: TP-Link

TP-Link unveiled a collection of HomeKit-compatible smart home accessories at CES 2022. It includes smart plugs, switches smart lighting and more.

With nine new products coming out this year, it’s a big push into supporting Apple’s HomeKit home automation system.

TP-Link Tapo power accessories

The Tapo P125 Mini Smart Plug features a compact design. And it uses a flame-resistant design.

The Tapo S500D Smart Dimmer Switch lets users freely dim the light between one and 100 percent. Like all Home accessories, it can be controlled manually, buy voice, or via the Home app.

A Tapo S200D Smart Button is both wireless and battery powered, allowing users to add an extra switch wherever they want control over their smart lighting and other connected devices.

The Tapo P306 Wall Power Strip offers three smart outlets, three always on outlets, one USB Type-C and two USB Type-A charging ports.

Smart lights with HomeKit, too

The flagship Tapo L930-5 Smart Multicolor Light Strip includes advanced features such as individual colors for each segment, syncing to sound for music-based light-shows, and vibrant color with 150 RGB+W LEDs.

The Tapo L535 Multicolor Smart WiFi Light Bulb comes with adjustable 1100 lumen brightness, light temperature and millions of color possibilities. It’s a HomeKit smart bulb so it offers scheduling and timer functions. It can also do energy monitoring.

And TP-Link Tapo sensors

TP-Link also announced at CES 2022 the Tapo H100 Smart IoT Hub, along with the Tapo T100 Smart Motion Sensor and the Tapo T110 Smart Window/Door Sensor.

With the sensors, users can set alarm triggers for the 90 dB alarm built into the smart hub.

Tapo vs. Kasa

TP-Link is getting into HomeKit in a big way in 2022.
TP-Link is getting into HomeKit in a big way in 2022.
Photo: Cult of Mac

TP-Link already offers the Kasa line of smart home accessories. These support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and some support HomeKit.

All the accessories in the Tapo line listed here support HomeKit as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. But there are Tapo-branded products that don’t support Apple’s smart home system. In other words, check carefully when buying.

Also, there’s no mention of Thread support for any of these.

Please stand by

TP-Link took the wraps off its HomeKit-compliant accessories because CES 2022 kicks off this week in Las Vegas, not because they’re ready to launch. The company said Tuesday, “TP-Link’s line up of Tapo products will become available throughout 2021 at competitive price points.”

Source: TP-Link


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