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Review Aqara Smart Hub E1 – A new Zigbee smart home hub, compatible with HomeKit, at affordable prices

Review Aqara Smart Hub E1 – A new Zigbee smart home hub, compatible with HomeKit, at affordable prices

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Rating Aqara Smart Hub E1

summary

The Aqara Smart Hub E1 offers accurate performance and compatibility with devices like other Aqara hubs in a smaller and more convenient form factor compared to the excellent M2 Smart Hub only without Ethernet and IR connectivity.

This week, Aqara announced its latest E1 Hub and is the most affordable hub they have launched on Amazon to date.

Currently, this would make it the second hub they have on Amazon, but they have about eight different hubs in total, which seems a bit excessive.

The new Smart Hub E1 is priced at just £ 29.99, being about £ 25 cheaper than the other Aqara options. It has a USB dongle design, so the general installation can be as discreet as possible, you just need to connect it to any USB socket.

The E1 hub not only expands your Zigbee network, but also acts as a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi repeater and makes coverage of other Aqara hubs and other Wi-Fi devices more stable.

If you’ve used an Aqara Hub or read a review of one before, there’s nothing new here, but this little hub offers a new alternative and an affordable way to set up a smart home.

Offering the same overall experience as the Aqara Camera Hub G2H, we did not configure automation using the various sensors and devices available.

Specification

Aqara Hub E1 Review
  • USB-A Dongle Design
  • Zigbee 3.0 Proto
  • Wi-Fi repeater function (2.4 Ghz)
  • 128 Device Support
  • Product size: 108 * 30 * 8mm
  • Wireless protocol: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b / g / n2.4GHz, Zigbee 3.0
  • Input voltage: 5V / 0.5A

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