Top 10 Things to Know About the Matter Smart Home Standard

You likely fall into one of three types of smart home gadget shopper: One, you’re frustrated by the uncooperative bunch of smart home gadgets you’ve already bought that falsely promised compatibility with either Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit, or with each other. Two, you’ve abstained altogether from the whole smart home thing fearing the “smart” gadgets would be more trouble than they were worth. Or three, or you couldn’t choose between one of the three proprietary smart home ecosystems and are waiting it out to see who is left standing.

Your smart home frustrations and fears might all be alleviated by the new Matter smart home standard.

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About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at
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