SwitchBot is considered an expert in the field of smart home gadgets. Of course, the company does not miss the opportunity to shine with highlights at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. For example, with the Hub 2. The second generation of the control center wants to show off especially with its support of Matter.
Hub 2 comes with thermo-hygrometer
With the help of the Hub 2, you’re supposed to be able to make the company’s Bluetooth-enabled gadgets Matter-enabled. To do this, you simply have to connect the corresponding device from SwitchBot to the Hub 2. Afterwards, control via Apple Home or Matter is possible. According to the manufacturer, this should first be possible with the SwitchBot Curtain (test). SwitchBot specifies February as the target period. That’s when the Hub 2 is supposed to go on sale. After the Curtain has celebrated its premiere, other SwitchBot devices such as the smart door lock “Lock” (test) should receive the appropriate software update in the course of the year. In direct comparison to the SwitchBot Hub Mini, the Hub 2 can convince with a fancier look in the first pictures.
Indeed, while the Hub Mini is more of an unobtrusive piece of plastic, the Hub 2 even offers a display. With its white digital display on a white plastic body, it should fit in well in homely environments. Its thermo-hygrometer, which SwitchBot also offers separately, now finds a place in the Hub 2 itself. Temperature and humidity can be conveniently read here. A built-in brightness sensor ensures that the display always adjusts its brightness to the conditions as needed. The operation is supposed to take place via two on-screen buttons on the front. SwitchBot wants to show a detailed demo of its Hub 2 at the CES. We are curious!