Top 5 smart home products that support Matter

Matter is arguably the biggest thing to happen to smart homes since its inception. Interoperability allows devices in different ecosystems to interact with each other, giving you the freedom to purchase your favorite products regardless of manufacturer. Unfortunately, not all devices offer Matter support, and not all will.

As of today, only a few key products support Matter, but dozens more functionality is expected to be added in the coming months. For now, here are the top five smart home products that support Matter. For the full list, go to the official Matter website.

Clocked Echo Dot (5th Gen)

pros

  • Compact footprint

  • Greatly improved sound quality

  • Clock shows more useful information

  • New temperature sensor

  • Added Wi-Fi features

Cons

  • Only works as a Wi-Fi booster if you’re already on Amazon eero network

Amazon recently brought Matter support to a number of devices, but the Echo Dot with Clock is arguably one of the most exciting. Available for just $60 (and usually on sale), the Dot is a surprisingly great smart speaker. Besides sounding good, the simple HUD lets you quickly check the time or get the current weather forecast. Add the substance and the availability of a variety of color options and it’s easy to see why the Echo Dot with Clock is one of the best smart speakers on the market.

Brand New Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen, 2022 release)

Clocked Echo Dot (5th Gen)

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Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

pros

  • Accurate sleep tracking

  • Tons of data about your sleep

  • $100 starting price

Cons

  • Few new features over previous model

Just like Amazon, Google sent a Matter update to most of its devices at the end of 2022. The Nest Hub has been included in this wave of updates, giving the popular smart display the ability to interact with other Matter devices. The Google Assistant is as powerful and vibrant as ever, the 7-inch screen lets you watch your favorite shows, load your calendar, play music, or get a quick tutorial on how to cook a new dish.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
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Echo Show 15

pros

  • 15.6 inch giant screen

  • Widget functionality makes it easy to see tasks, smart home and more at a glance

  • Different routing options

  • Visual identity exchanges between users

Cons

  • Lacks customization and customization options

  • Software crashes without explanation

Need something a little bigger than your standard smart display? Check out the Amazon Echo Show 15, which has a gorgeous 15-inch display and fully supports Matter. It’s a bit pricey, but you won’t find many other products like the Echo Show 15 (let alone a product that also supports the Substance).

Amazon Echo Show 15
Eve Door and Window are mounted on an interior door.

Eve Door & Window Sensors

pros

  • easy to use

  • Tons of versatility

  • stylish design

Now that Eve Door and Window Sensor supports Matter, keeping your home safe has never been easier. Beyond knowing whether your doors (or windows) are open or closed, you can trigger various events based on their status — such as turning on the lights or turning off your oven. You’ll need to join the Early Access program to take advantage of the features, but that’s a minor inconvenience for many nifty smart home techs.

Eve Door & Window - Apple HomeKit Smart Home Wireless Contact Sensor for Windows and Doors, Auto Trigger Accessories and Scenes, App Notifications

Eve Door & Window Sensors

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Apple HomePod Mini

pros

  • Computational audio optimizes the experience

  • Clean-sounding highs and mids

  • Compact size sets it apart

  • This is the most affordable HomeKit home hub

Cons

  • Siri doesn’t have the advanced intelligence of its rivals

  • short power cord

Another entry on this list is another smart speaker to discuss. This class of products has been extensively updated to support Matter as they act as the central hub for most smart homes. Apple HomePod Mini completes the big trio (Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri), giving you the option to use virtually any ecosystem as the hub for your Matter-connected smart home. Siri may not be as versatile as its rival, but iOS fans have no doubts about having the new functionality offered by Matter.

Apple HomePod mini

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