Category: Internet of Things

Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 Review

Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 is Aqara’s second Matter device after the Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2.

Similar to the Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2, I would think that the Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 is an alternative to the Aqara Motion Sensor P1.

Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 - Box Front
Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 – Box Front

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Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 Review

Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 is Aqara’s first Thread-based device with native Matter support. It is the alternative for the Aqara Door & Window Sensor T1 which uses Zigbee 3.0.

Price wise, Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 retails for S$46.80 on Souky’s Shopee Shop while the Aqara Door & Window Sensor T1 retails for S$33, also on Souky’s Shopee Shop.

Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 - Box Front
Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 – Box Front

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Divoom Times Gate

Divoom Times GateDivoom Times Gate reminded me of LaMetric Time which I backed on Kickstarter 9 years ago. Sadly, I had to throw it away as the battery expanded.

I bought the Divoom Times Gate from Divoom’s Official Store on Shopee. It retails for S$189 and is available in Gray and Pink.

Divoom Times Gate - Box In Bag
Divoom Times Gate – Box In Bag

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Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro

Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro is the latest smart wall switch from Aqara that is available in Singapore after Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 and Aqara Smart Wall Switch D1.

The price of Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro starts from S$77 on Souky’s store in Lazada and Shopee.

Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro - Box Front
Aqara Smart Wall Switch Z1 Pro – Box Front

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Aqara Motion Sensor P1

Bought the Aqara Motion Sensor P1 on 11/11, after all the discount vouchers, and paid S$26 for it. Normally, it retails for S$36 on Souky’s Lazada Shop.

Aqara Motion Sensor P1 is a battery-powered motion sensor using two CR2450 batteries. It has a 5-years battery life on paper, but I am skeptical about it. If the battery could last me for more than a year, it is good enough for me.

Aqara Motion Sensor P1 - Box Front
Aqara Motion Sensor P1 – Box Front

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Starling Home Hub

Starling Home Hub allows you to connect Google Nest devices to HomeKit. I am looking to display all my Nest Cam devices in HomeKit specifically.

Currently, I am doing it with Homebridge and homebridge-google-nest-sdm plugin. I paid US$5, so this plugin can use the Google Smart Device Management (SDM) API.

Starling Home Hub - Box Open
Starling Home Hub – Box Open

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Aqara Water Leak Sensor

Aqara Water Leak Sensor is an IP67 dustproof and waterproof sensor that can detect when an area comes into contact with water and then trigger some home automation.

My use case is not to trigger some automation but to let me know when the drainage system under my sink is overflowing with soap lather. Often, this is due to using too much soap when washing the dishes.

Aqara Water Leak Sensor - Box Front
Aqara Water Leak Sensor – Box Front

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Aqara Wireless Mini Switch

I bought the Aqara Wireless Mini Switch from Souky’s Shopee Store for S$27.90. If you prefer to shop on Lazada, you can get it from Souky’s Lazada Store as well. I use both platforms depending on which one has better promotions.

Aqara Wireless Mini Switch is a no-frills button with three trigger inputs: Single Press, Double Press, and Long Press.

Aqara Wireless Mini Switch - Box Front
Aqara Wireless Mini Switch – Box Front

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