Xiaomi is known for being one of the brands with a better value for money. With a catalog that ranges from the most advanced smartphone to screwdriver tips, the Chinese brand has earned on its own merits one of the first positions among the best known brands and valued by users.
Aqara, Xiaomi's home automation brand, already has in its catalog a good number of “smart” devices for our home, such as light bulbs or smart locks. In a recent conference they have shown new products and also the intention of making their devices compatible with the HomePod, that is, with HomeKit. Great news that we develop below.
Xiaomify says it, and also indicates an approximate date: the end of 2018. Xiaomi wants its home automation products to be compatible with the main smart speakers on the market, and that includes the Amazon Alexa, the HomePod, and can (this has not 100% insured) than Google Home. We do not know how the Chinese brand will do it, if with a “bridge” or bridge that makes its old devices compatible with HomeKit, or if it will take advantage of the new option that Apple offers to certify its products as compatible by software, without the need for a specific chip as previously required.
The fact is that we can have smart products compatible with HomeKit at very competitive prices, such as plugs, switches, temperature and humidity sensors, even motors for curtains or locks that will open with our fingerprint. We already have brands like Koogeek that They offer us HomeKit products at very competitive prices, and with the arrival of Xiaomi this improves even more. Great news for those of us who are slowly entering the world of home automation and for those who have not done so far because of the high prices used to have these devices.
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