Aqara HomeKit-compatible Smart Wall Switches go live

Xiaomi brand's smart light switch also works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Aqara HomeKit Smart Wall Switches go live
The Ambient is reader-powered. If you click through using links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Aqara has extended its smart home lineup to include the new Aqara Smart Wall Switches, which are compatible with the holy trinity of connected ecosystems: HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant.

The Zigbee 3.0 smart switches, which replace your current dumb light switches come in four different flavors; differentiated by the number of rockers or buttons and the support of a neutral wire or not. The latter will come as a relief for people living in older buildings, built before wiring standards changed.

As with any smart light switch worth its salt, Aqara's new offering not only transforms a room of unconnected light bulbs into a wirelessly manageable system - whether that be through and app or by using voice commands - but, using the companion apps of your chosen smart home system, you'll also be able to configure routines and automations that include more than just lighting.

Aqara is a spin off of the Xiaomi Mi brand for the US market. Self-owned, but under the Xiaomi company Lumi Technology, Aqara recently started selling its excellent collection of smart home sensors and devices through Amazon.

It's a brilliant brand for people looking for inexpensive, reliable ways to expand their Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant powered smart homes.

We recently published a comprehensive Aqara smart home review, make sure you take a read of that for more information and details of exactly what's on offer.

The new Aqara Smart Wall Switches are on sale through Amazon, with pricing starting at $35.99.

Aqara Smart Wall Switch
Aqara Smart Wall Switch

TAGGED    smart lighting    smart home

Related stories

smart home CES 2021: The Ambient's top smart home picks revealed
smart lighting Signify lights up CES with revamped Philips Hue dimmer switch and new outdoor lighting
smart lighting Yeelight Smart LED Bulb M2 boasts Google Home Seamless Setup
smart lighting Twinkly branches beyond trees to light up your smart home
security cameras D-Link 2K Pan & Zoom security camera headlines revamped smart home line-up
smart home Kohler introduces the smart bathroom of the future – for a price