Thread-Enabled Qingping Sensor Released in China – EU/US in 2023
It has been a good while since evidence of the Thread-enabled version of Qingping‘s popular temperature and humidity sensor was first uncovered, but it looks like the wait will soon be over. The company is now selling this device in China for RMB199 (roughly US$28 / UK£24 / €27).
The temperature and humidity sensor, which is now in its third iteration, and despite the design not having actually changed outwardly at all (if it ain’t broke…?), now features Thread and Bluetooth for connectivity, with Bluetooth used for initial setup and Thread for communication via a Thread Border Router (HomePod Mini, Apple TV 2021, Apple TV 2022 (128Gb).
The first version – with Bluetooth – was only compatible with Mi Home, Xiaomi’s own smart home platform, with the second version adding HomeKit support, whilst still retaining Bluetooth, and now onto the third-gen with Thread support. The device features a large circular E-ink display and is powered by one CR2430 coin battery. It also comes with a magnetic wall mount, as well as a built-in desktop stand.
We’ve been informed that the device is capable of being updated for Matter compatibility, which – when the company are ready – should appear as a firmware update via the company’s own excellent Qingping+ app.
As regards availability outside of China, we’re told that the sensor should appear on Amazon Germany next week – sometime after the new year, with the US to follow in early February. Whilst the newest version uses Thread, both previous versions function exactly the same, in essence. You can check out our video below for more details on the previous HomeKit-Bluetooth version;
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I actually found it on AliExpress already and ordered one. Though it was about €46 so I’m curious how much it will be on Amazon, but I heard it would be a bit more expensive than the H version. So don’t expect it to be €30 I guess.
Yes, I saw it on AliExpress too after a colleague discovered it. I’ve not been told what the official price will be yet, but I’m guessing it’ll definitely be more expensive than the previous model with
The price on Ali actually has been lowered to about €33 so I canceled my order.
I think it will cost a bit more on Amazon but not by much, so I’ll now just wait until it gets listed there. Perhaps I even receive it earlier than I would on Ali!
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Hopefully it will also only cost $25 for U.S. buyers assuming Qingping will sell the exact same model they’re already now in Asia. In SEA (i.e. thru Shopee and Lazada) stores are selling it for around $23, normally $25 according to the cheapest listing I saw that had favorable store reviews.
It’s already listed on Amazon.com ( not shipping yet) and is already on sale on Amazon.de. The bad news is the Thread version is US$39.99, which is US$5.00 more than the H (HomeKit Bluetooth) version. As regards stores in SEA, make sure the one they’re selling is the T version, not the H version. I’ve seen the T version on AliExpress, but it’s about the same price as the US price.
Yes, fortunately it’s the new T version. I was skeptical at first because of the price, even after asking the seller questions to confirm if he’s really selling what his listing claims to, so I bought one to test and fortunately what arrived is the T version as advertised.
I don’t have a good track record of keeping these Qingping monitors alive though, have a few break already in between a few months and a year so a part of me is hopeful these would last longer. And the unfortunate part with making the purchase on most SEA stores (they’re mostly the same sellers from Aliexpress) is that Qingping will always push you to whoever you bought your unit from for the warranty/replacement and most sellers don’t really care after completing the sale. Fingers crossed.
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