Aqara has, after various false starts, finally officially released their HomeKit compatible hub on Amazon.com, along with the Aqara Temperature and Humidity Sensor, the Door & Window Sensor, Motion sensor with ambient light sensor, the water leak sensor, and last but not least, the Aqara Smart plug.
It’s important to note that whilst the US version of the hub is now available on Amazon, there are still Chinese versions of the hub being sold, supplied with adaptors, so to avoid this, make sure you buy from the AqaraDirect store, which is the official Aqara Amazon storefront.
With the addition of all of these sensors and plugs, especially devices like the water leak sensor, a lot of Western companies may well start looking at revising their prices. For example, the Aqara leak sensor is priced at under US$20, while the Fibaro leak sensor is another US$50.00 more.
If you were to buy from places like AliExpress or Gearbest, you can get these even cheaper, although the delivery times are a lot longer and there’s the potential problem of returning faulty goods, that is not a problem when buying from Amazon.
The only device missing from the Aqara lineup of products so far is the Wireless Rocker Switch (single and double button versions), although the wired versions were never going to be sold in the US due to the different dimensions required.