Aqara launches a pair of new HomeKit compatible smart home hubs

Cupertino, June 8, 2021

Aqara on Tuesday launched a pair of new smart home hubs compatible with HomeKit, Aqara Hub M2 and Aqara Hub M1S. Both hubs, which are available now, support the latest Zigbee wireless standard and the ability to pair additional accessories.

"Compared to the previous generation, Hub M2 supports the Zigbee 3.0 protocol, which is the fastest, most stable and most energy efficient technology and can connect up to 128 devices *. It also has an RJ45 Ethernet port for wired internet connection. , providing additional stability and a shorter response time for a better user experience. "

Unlike the original hub found in the Aqara Smart Home system, the M2 has a more sleek, completely black design, complete with an ethernet port similar to other smart hubs available on the market. In addition, the hub now supports Zigbee 3.0 connectivity, which offers faster response times and greater reliability, and can now accommodate up to 128 associated accessories.

The M2 hub also includes an integrated IR blaster that allows intelligent controls for older devices such as air conditioners, TVs, fireplaces and more. Users can schedule IR commands through the Aqara Home app and include them in scenes or automation with other Aqara accessories, but it's important to note that they are not exposed to the HomeKit. Finally, the M2 hub now supports all four HomeKit security alarm mode settings (home, away, night, and off), allowing it to act as a DIY security system.

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Along with the new hub, Aqara has also introduced an updated version of the original Aqara hub. The new Aqara Hub M1S also has Zigbee 3.0 connectivity and support for up to 128 accessories, but retains the original plug-in design and HomeKit security alarm functionality. In addition to HomeKit, both Aqara Hub M2 and M1S are compatible with Alexa Amazon, Google Home, IFTTT and many more.

The Aqara Hub M2 is now available for $ 57.99 via Amazon. To celebrate the launch, Aqara offers a promotional code - M2HUBRD1 which takes an additional 15% reduction in the M2 price for a limited period.

Ethernet, Zigbee 3.0 and more

Aqara Hub M2 and packaging

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Connect up to 128 accessories

The new Aqara Hub M2 now has an ethernet port, Zigbee 3.0 and supports pairing of up to 128 smart home accessories. Use code M2HUBRD1 on Amazon to save another 15%.

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