We regularly tell you about the Chinese company Aqara because its products are affordable, efficient and very aesthetic. Today the mark of the universe Xiaomi Home is talking about it again by unveiling new connected objects that should soon be among the must have of the home automation system of Alexiens. Compatible Alexa, Google Assistant and HomeKit, we can't wait to see them arrive in Europe ...
Aqara S1: a dimmer switch with touch screen
This is the announcement that dazzles us: the new Aqara S1 tactile connected switch ! Running in ZigBee 3.0, this attractive new device has a IPS display 3.95-inch color that allows you to control your connected lighting with your fingertips by choosing color and power. In standby, it also displays useful and customizable information such as date and time, local weather, temperature and humidity, etc.
Square-shaped with an 86 mm edge, it is perfectly suited to flush-mounting boxes and should therefore easily adapt to our European installations, although it will most likely require a neutral wire to be powered. Its shape will also allow it to integrate perfectly alongside the other more classic switches of the brand on type 86 boxes. Available only in China at first, we hope that it will quickly join the old continent ...
Aqara H1 Pro: new connected toggle switches
The brand is also expanding its range of new switches connected to double and triple rockers called Aqara H1 Pro.
They also updated in ZigBee 3.0, their lines have changed somewhat and they will be available in several colors. Perfectly matched to the touchscreen, they will fit wonderfully into connected homes with contemporary design.
Unfortunately, they will be first only available in China, but will probably be the object of an international diffusion as the growing success of Aqara becomes important beyond its borders. We will obviously be sure to get back to you when the time comes.
Note, finally, a last interesting novelty: the relay Aqara T1. Very compact, it differs from the previous relay by the use of ZigBee 3.0 and the presence of a single channel instead of two previously. Compact, it will easily find its place behind our traditional one-way switches or under ceiling lights and other devices requiring only one control.