Aqara Hub M3 vs Aqara Hub M2 Comparison – Is it worth upgrading to the Hub M3?
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Aqara Hub M3 vs Aqara Hub M2 Comparison – Is it worth upgrading to the Hub M3?

Aqara offers a range of hubs designed to centralise and streamline the control of various smart devices. The Aqara Hub M3 is the latest launch and the flagship smart hub that is designed to supersede the Aqara Hub M2. TLDR – Key Differences The Aqara Hub M3 builds on the Hub M2, in terms of…

Aqara Launches Hub M3 with Advanced Edge Computing and Matter Compatibility
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Aqara Launches Hub M3 with Advanced Edge Computing and Matter Compatibility

Aqara has announced the global release of its next-generation smart home hub, the Hub M3. This innovative device is designed to provide users with enhanced privacy, local automation capabilities, and seamless integration with a wide range of smart home devices. This is the first Aqara hub that features both Thread and Matter, allowing it to…

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…

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…

Nanoleaf Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons Review
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Nanoleaf Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons Review

Nanoleaf is a well-known brand in the smart lighting industry, and their Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons are one of their latest offerings. These light panels are designed to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room while providing customisable lighting options. Popular among gamers, I don’t think there is a product that can…

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…

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…

What’s the difference between a Thread Border Router (TBR) vs Full Thread Device (FTDs) vs Minimal Thread Device (MTDs)

What’s the difference between a Thread Border Router (TBR) vs Full Thread Device (FTDs) vs Minimal Thread Device (MTDs)

I have previously written quite a bit about Thread, the low-power, wireless mesh networking protocol designed for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Within the Thread ecosystem, different device roles and types, such as Thread Border Routers (TBRs), Full Thread Devices (FTDs), and Minimal Thread Devices (MTDs), are defined to cater to various use cases and…

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…

Aqara Announces a Wave of New Smart Home Products at IFA 2023
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Aqara Announces a Wave of New Smart Home Products at IFA 2023

Aqara, a major player in the smart home industry, is set to make a splash at this year’s IFA show by unveiling a suite of groundbreaking devices. With its booth positioned at H22, 214, Aqara is more than ready to showcase its latest offerings to the public. As a brand that’s always committed to bringing…