Nanoleaf Won’t Commit to Upgrading Its Products for Matter – Review Geek
Here’s a weird thing; back in April, Nanoleaf announced that existing Shapes, Lines, and other Wi-Fi lighting products would not “immediately” receive a Matter update. We hoped to get some clarification at the Matter launch event in Amsterdam, but when we brought up the topic, Nanoleaf remained tight-lipped—what gives?
In theory, Nanoleaf Shapes and Lines are perfect for Matter. They already double as Thread border routers, thanks to a set of updates that rolled out from August 2021 to January 2022. Plus, Nanoleaf confirms that its upcoming Matter-ready Essentials will support Matter’s Multi-Admin protocol for compatibility with other companies’ apps and accessories.
So, why is Nanoleaf holding out? In the old April press release that I mentioned earlier, Nanoleaf explained that existing products are already set up in customers’ homes. Rolling out a Matter update would “divert development time and resources” for something that wouldn’t “change the way you currently use” Shapes or Lines.
I’d say that this is some pretty sound logic. At least, it would be if Nanoleaf shut its doors and never sold another product. New customers would absolutely benefit from Matter-compatible Shapes and…
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