Aqara Motion and Light Sensor P2 Review – A Matter Over Thread Sensor that’s Cheaper than the Eve Motion Sensor
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Aqara Motion and Light Sensor P2 Review – A Matter Over Thread Sensor that’s Cheaper than the Eve Motion Sensor

The Aqara Motion and Light Sensor P2 is the third product Aqara has launched that has native Matter support which is achieved through the thread protocol. It joins the Door and Window Sensor P2 and the Aqara Presence Sensor FP2. I’m not sure why they released this after the other two, as I feel it’s…

SwitchBot Expands Matter Support Across Almost All Products
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SwitchBot Expands Matter Support Across Almost All Products

SwitchBot has announced a significant upgrade to its product line, bringing Matter support to nearly all of its devices. This move aims to provide users with a more seamless and integrated smart home experience. Related Reviews SwitchBot Hub 2: The Gateway to Matter Compatibility Last year, SwitchBot took its first step into the Matter ecosystem…

Aqara Launches New Motion and Light Sensor P2 with Thread and Matter Support
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Aqara Launches New Motion and Light Sensor P2 with Thread and Matter Support

Aqara has announced the release of its latest product, the Motion and Light Sensor P2. This new generation motion sensor is built upon the Thread protocol and the industry-unifying Matter standard, offering seamless compatibility across various smart home platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Apple Home, Google Home, and Samsung SmartThings. The Motion and Light Sensor P2…

Aqara Launches Smart Lock U200 on Kickstarter – Compatible with UK & EU Euro Cylinder Multi Point Locks
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Aqara Launches Smart Lock U200 on Kickstarter – Compatible with UK & EU Euro Cylinder Multi Point Locks

Aqara has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its latest product – the Smart Lock U200. This retrofit, keyless home access solution aims to provide flexibility, convenience and security through various modern unlocking methods while retaining compatibility with traditional keys. Various Unlocking Methods The U200 lock offers users numerous options for securely accessing their…

AiDot Linkind Matter A19 Smart Light Bulb Review: Cheap RGBW E27 Smart Bulbs for Home Assistant
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AiDot Linkind Matter A19 Smart Light Bulb Review: Cheap RGBW E27 Smart Bulbs for Home Assistant

I didn’t have the best experience with Matter when I first used it with the Google Nest WiFi Pro, but since then, there has been a growing number of Matter-enabled devices, and I have switched to Home Assistant for all my smart home needs. The AiDot Linkind represent a perfect example of why Matter is…

TP-Link Announces Latest Tapo Smart Home Devices Including Matter Enabled Smart HomeBase H500 Hub
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TP-Link Announces Latest Tapo Smart Home Devices Including Matter Enabled Smart HomeBase H500 Hub

TP-Link is unveiling a range of new products across its Tapo smart home brand at CES 2024 this week. With a focus on whole-home solutions, TP-Link is launching devices for security, access control, cleaning, lighting, energy monitoring and automation. Centralised control with the Tapo Smart HomeBase At the centre of TP-Link’s new product lineup is…

Aqara Announces New Thread Border Router Plug & Smart Lock U300 at CES 2024
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Aqara Announces New Thread Border Router Plug & Smart Lock U300 at CES 2024

Following on from the announcement of the Aqara Hub M3, which is one of the most advanced smart home hubs on the market with Matter, Thread, and Zigbee support, Aqara has also announced two additional smart home devices at CES 2024. Border Router Plug First to Add Thread Support The headline product launch was Aqara’s…

Aqara Announces New Smart Home Hub M3 with Matter and Thread Support
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Aqara Announces New Smart Home Hub M3 with Matter and Thread Support

Consumer electronics company Aqara has announced the upcoming launch of its latest smart home hub, the Hub M3, at CES 2024. The new hub builds on the capabilities of the previous Hub M2 model, which was their first Matetr-enabled hub, and adds support for multiple new connectivity standards, enabling integration with an expanded range of…

MediaTek and Google Collaborate on New Filogic Smart Home Chipset with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Thread and Matter Support
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MediaTek and Google Collaborate on New Filogic Smart Home Chipset with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Thread and Matter Support

At CES 2024, MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company, has announced a new collaboration with Google to develop a multi-radio chipset solution supporting Thread, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Matter for smart home devices. The chipset aims to enable faster and more reliable connections between devices from different manufacturers and ecosystems. Related Content New Filogic Chipset Combines…

TP-Link Kasa vs Tapo:  You can now use Kasa devices with the Tapo app, but it is still a complete mess of a smart home ecosystem  

TP-Link Kasa vs Tapo:  You can now use Kasa devices with the Tapo app, but it is still a complete mess of a smart home ecosystem  

I will preface this by saying I love TP-Link networking and smart home products. I personally use a large number of the Kasa and Tapo smart plugs. The Tapo P110 (and now the P110M) are the best smart plugs on the market due to their affordable nature and energy monitoring. I have also recently invested…

What Thread Border Routers Are There?

What Thread Border Routers Are There?

If you are interested in smart home technology, you may be aware of the new smart home communication standard Thread, which will likely replace Zigbee over time. To use Thread devices, you will need a Thread Border Router, but these are not likely your normal smart home hubs. Many smart home devices can be a…