Seth Johnson is here to help make sense of some of the latest smart home news. While it’s a slow product season, two brands, iHome and Insteon, have gone dark with little to no notice! Meanwhile, IKEA’s new cellular shades have arrived in stores, and Seth and Richard try their hand at pronouncing those product names before talking about their latest respective smart home projects.
Home: On is a podcast focused on the connected home and home automation topics for the enthusiast and DIY communities. We run through industry news, take a closer look at interesting products, share project ideas, and present topics for information and education. Host Richard Gunther is joined by co-hosts and guests from the space, including industry experts, consumers, and company representatives. Past guests have included Molly Wood, Host and Senior Tech Correspondent for Marketplace; Jamie Siminoff, CEO and founder of Ring; and Mike Wolf, founder of NextMarket Insights and creator of the Smart Kitchen Summit.
Home: On is also part of Technology.FM, a curated collection of technology podcasts, including great shows like The Smart Home Show, the HomeTech.FM podcast, and The Food Tech Show.
After a year’s hiatus, we are back to catch up on some of the recent news: A new smart switch from ORRO, more delays in the Matter standard, and a retail pioneer says goodbye. And Erik Glassen joins us to discuss what Kwikset’s been up to in the smart lock space, including a new biometric lock that lets you open your front door with your fingerprint.