A new video doorbell wasn't Belkin's only Wemo-related HomeKit announcement at CES. The company also revealed plans to bring new versions of three of its most popular smart home products to market. Next-gen versions of the Wemo Smart Plug, Wemo Smart Light Switch, and Wemo Smart Dimmer will support Matter over Thread.
Jon Harros, director of certification at the Connectivity Standards Alliance said, "We are thrilled to have members like Belkin adopting Matter and are excited at the prospect of seeing Matter-enabled products under the Wemo brand come to market with the launch of our specification and certification programs."
The new Wemo smart plugs and lighting solutions will arrive around the globe later this year, starting in 25 countries.
After promising to add HomeKit compatibility to its Kasa products, TP-Link is finally supporting Apple's smart platform with some new products under a new brand. The company is launching its Tapo brand in the U.S. with a lineup that includes HomeKit-enabled smart plugs, light bulbs, smart dimmers, and more.
Like many of the best HomeKit smart plugs, the Tapo P125 Mini Smart Plug offers a compact design that takes up just a single outlet. Those wanting more outlets can opt for the Tapo P306 Wall Power Strip which offers three smart outlets and three always-on outlets as well as two USB-A ports and one USB-C port.