CES is behind us and the past seven days were a bit quieter again. Nevertheless, we will not miss the opportunity to summarize the events once again in our weekly roundup.

New Matter devices announced by Neo

Shenzhen Neo Electronics has announced numerous Matter devices, including a water detector, a contact sensor, and a presence sensor with Thread.

Shenzhen Neo Sprinkler

But there will also be irrigation controllers, a flush-mounted module and smart plugs for the European and American markets. However, information about the release date and prices are still missing.

Onvis HomeKit Contact Sensor CT3 with Thread

The Onvis CT3 contact sensor is the first of two devices with Thread that Onvis wants to offer. The compact sensor measures approximately 46 × 30 × 14.8 mm and is powered by a CR2450 coin cell battery, which is expected to provide power for up to one year.

The special focus of the Onvis CT3 is on Thread, which brings low power consumption and instant response time. We took a look at the new sensor from Onvis for you and give you some details on the HomeKit contact sensor.

Meross: European Matter Plug can be pre-ordered

Meross, a company with a wide range of HomeKit devices, is also setting itself up in the Matter space, reporting a few weeks ago on its commitment to the category. Now the pre-sale of the first Matter device for the European market starts, the new Meross Matter Smart Wi-Fi Plug MSS315.

Currently, in the second batch by now, Meross is giving a pre-order discount of 30%. Delivery is scheduled for the beginning of March 2023. In our latest article we give you some more hints about the new Meross plug.

Stylish lamps from IKEA launch

IKEA offers a new floor lamp as well as a hanging lamp in the new PILSKOTT series.

The furniture giant relies on curved light strips with white LEDs. Both the PILSKOTT floor lamp and pendant lamp are available now for 99,99€.

Smartmi Air Circulator Fan: First HomeKit pedestal fan announced

Smartmi never gets tired of announcing new HomeKit devices. Recently, the company introduced the new air purifier E1, which stands out with its colorful cover and the possibility of wall mounting. And also another device, the new Smartmi Air Circulator Fan has appeared on the website.

This Smartmi device once again focuses on some special features. The fan head not only moves vertically, but also automatically horizontally, providing all-round air circulation. You can find the other practical features of the company’s only HomeKit fan so far in our news article.

HomePod: Apparently you don’t have a HomeKit accessory set up

This week, the HomePod (mini) has caused problems for some users. When attempting to control HomeKit devices via the HomePod, Siri replied that there did not appear to be any HomeKit accessories set up.

Apple HomePod

The elimination of the problem was difficult. In some cases, pulling the plug for a short time brought the desired success, while in others it was sufficient to simply have a little patience. The problem solved itself for us as well.

New on SmartApfel: Short news

This week, both our website and app received a minor update. New additions are short news.

New on SmartApfel: Short messages

Because sometimes we want to share an exciting little thing with you, for which a separate post would be too much. So don’t be surprised if you occasionally run into short news in the future.