Aqara Dice T1 Professional arrives with HomeKit and Alexa assist

Aqara has launched an up to date model of its sensible house Dice controller, the Dice T1 Professional, including assist for Apple HomeKit and Alexa.

The addition of sensible assistant assist ensures that the controller is now capable of work with a wider vary of sensible house units, with options like ‘Scene Mode’ additionally permitting customers to shortly activate completely different routines. You’ll, nonetheless, want a Zigbee 3.0 Aqara hub for it to all hyperlink up.

Like the unique Dice mode, the T1 Professional continues to be capabilities by registering the likes of shakes, rotations, faucets and flips to then management completely different units round your own home.

Like a cube, indicators are additionally on every of the six sides in order that customers can perceive every pre-set. So, for instance, in the event you wished to kick off your morning routine, you can flip the Dice T1 Professional to Facet 1. Then, to regulate the temperature of your sensible mild in a specific room, you may set off this by flipping it as an alternative, say, to Facet 3.

In comparison with the unique Dice, the corporate notes that customers ought to expertise quicker response instances, higher reliability and improved power effectivity – mixed, after all, with that improved compatibility.

Apparently, the corporate has additionally indicated that it expects to make the controller appropriate with Matter through an over-the-air replace by means of Aqara hubs, with the corporate’s Hub M2 the primary to obtain this. As you’d count on, normal enhancements and new options through these OTA updates may also be coming over time, Aqara says.

The system was beforehand solely accessible in China, although as we speak’s announcement brings it to the US and Canada, in addition to the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

You possibly can choose it up for $22.99 / £22.99 / €27.99 on Amazon.