For several weeks, there have been rumors in the network about cooperation between Xiaomi (Aqara) and Apple. Both companies have reached an agreement and Xiaomi will put on sale gateway (central) a smart home that will be compatible with HomeKit from Apple. This is great news, so far the sensors supporting the Apple ecosystem were expensive, + -200 PLN. The Chinese giant has in its offer a product for about 1 / 4 of this sum, i.e. 50, the difference is significant. Today is a great day, the control unit can be ordered.
Smart home from Xiaomi serving Apple Homekit available for purchase!
From now on, all Aqara accessories will have support for iOS, the Apple home app and possible support with the Siri voice assistant. The new gateway supports 32 devices, just as the predecessor has a built-in LED lamp around.
Most likely, the central unit will also be connected to old devices communicating via Zigbee from Xiaomi, and not just with the new Aqara. This is not certain information, but it is important for people who already have many devices. Do you want to buy sensors? Check the Gearbest store offer under the slogan Aqara. If you are a promotion hunter, search for the same password Deals.
The new Aqara central station supporting HomeKit has been priced at 299 yuan, $ 43. Now what is most important, the new control unit can already be ordered on Aliexpress! Link to the product.