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The great advantage of Matter is not its compatibility, but to finally forget about apps of dubious quality to configure light bulbs

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Support for Matter is spreading more and more across multiple platforms, ecosystems, and smart devices. A few days ago we talked about its arrival on Google’s Nest devices, or on Amazon’s Echo, among many others. And it is that if consolidated, the standard that promises to unify the smart ecosystem of our home it will be very useful to us.

However, in addition to the new language that it tries to establish among the smart devices in our homes, perhaps one of the most attractive advantages is the fact that it already we do not have to depend on third-party applications or additional ecosystems to run all our home devices. And it is that once Matter is established at home, we will say goodbye to applications of dubious reliability to make way for total configuration from a single app.

What is Matter?

Matter is a universal connection protocol that can be used by devices that are compatible with it to work on all kinds of platforms. In this way, if for example you buy a smart light bulb, You will not have to worry about whether it is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomeKitand other ecosystems, since as long as it is compatible with Matter, the standard promises us that we can configure it from any ecosystem.


One of its advantages is that works locally tooTherefore, communication between devices through this mode will relieve our network of traffic generated by small smart devices. So, if, for example, we want to turn the lights on or off from our phone, we can do it without depending on the cloud or additional Hubs.

Matter and Thread: why they will be basic if you want to set up your connected home

This protocol works as an additional layer to existing standards such as Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth or Thread. And precisely the latter, based on the Zigbee wireless protocol, is to which smart devices must offer compatibility so that the connection can be made locally through Matter. It is a low energy wireless protocol, designed to create a connected ecosystem without congesting the home WiFi network.

How to set up devices with Matter

The idea of ​​this standard is to offer facilities to the user when it is their turn to configure new devices at home. In this case, Matter would be ideal, since seeks to offer a quick way to discover and add devices smart to the smart ecosystem of our home.

Although details still remain to be known, and depending on the compatibility of each ecosystem with Matter, The idea is that we can configure any device from the ecosystem app itself that we are using, that is, Google Home, Alexa, or Apple HomeKit, without depending on another layer.

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In this way, if for example we want to add a light bulb to the existing ecosystem in our home through Matter, we will only have to activate it, and wait for the app of our ecosystem to automatically detect the new device. This would work in a similar way to the Fast Pair mechanism on Android, or when we want to connect AirPods for the first time from an iPhone or iPad, the connection being immediate.

This would open many doors for us at the level of compatibility and unification. Besides, we would stop depending on third-party applicationsAlthough at the stage that Matter is currently in, there are still some exclusive features that require additional apps and ecosystems.

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What phase is Matter in?

The protocol was launched last October, and we have already seen how many manufacturers have announced their compatibility with the standard. Although there is still work to be done in terms of its integration by the companies, this first phase is serving to know the interest of the user towards this standard.

Initially, there will be functions that devices will not be able to perform with Matter. And it is that it is a language that will begin with basic characteristics for each device. The advanced functions will depend on each ecosystem and platform. Yes indeed, Matter has the potential to do much more in the futureso we will have to wait to find out how the expansion of this protocol is progressing.

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With this pack of “smart” bulbs with Alexa you can decorate your home and create different environments (and on top of that, at half the price with a coupon)

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If you have a house with an integrated home automation system, this Aigostar smart bulb pack It will give a warm touch to your home very interesting. Also, you can get it for half price at Amazon with a couponwhich is applied before purchase, for 17.99 euros.

Aigostar Edison Alexa LED Bulbs E14 Smart Bulbs 4.5W 470LM WIFI Vintage Bulb C35 Dimmable Filament Bulbs 2700K-6500K, compatible with Alexa/Google Home.  transparent 4 pack

Aigostar Edison Alexa LED Bulbs E14 Smart Bulbs 4.5W 470LM WIFI Vintage Bulb C35 Dimmable Filament Bulbs 2700K-6500K, compatible with Alexa/Google Home. transparent 4 pack

Being able to control when to turn the lights on and off in your home makes life and your electricity bill much easier, since you can schedule a time according to your needs. In this case, this pack of four “Smart” LED bulbs have a 4.5W voltage and its color intensity is adjustable, from 2,700 K to 6,500 K.

They work with 2.4GHz Wi-Fiand are compatible with both Alexa as with Google Assistant. In addition, you can adjust all the parameters through the mobile app.

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sweep and scrub your house in one go

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Cleaning robots have been on the market for some time and are one of the great allies in our day to day to keep the house spotless. Also, Xiaomi has a wide catalogue, and within all of them the Vacuum Mop P It is a great value for money option. Now you can find it at Amazon with a saving of more than 155 euros, so that you can buy it for 194.97 euros, compared to 349.99 euros at its previous price.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop P - Robot Vacuum Cleaner and floor cleaner with Intelligent Laser Navigation System (LDS), 2100 Pa suction, mopping system, 3200 mAh, Mi Home App

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop P – Robot Vacuum Cleaner and floor cleaner with Intelligent Laser Navigation System (LDS), 2100 Pa suction, mopping system, 3200 mAh, Mi Home App

A Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner that vacuums, scrubs and is controlled from the mobile

Xiaomi Mop Robot

This Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner not only aspire the dirt on the floor, too scrub thanks to the integrated water tank. It has a suction power of 2100 Pa and a water tank with a capacity of about 550 ml.

An interesting feature is that it is equipped with LDS laser, which allows the use of a navigation system with 12 precision sensors. In addition, it is capable of detecting the room to which it is going.

It can control with mobile through the Mi Home app, so you can manage the device even from outside the home. It also has a long-lasting charge, since it can continuously clean up to 180 m2 with one 110 minute battery life.

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Away with smoke and works with this bioethanol stove from Leroy Merlin that is reduced to half the price. And forget about the cold!

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If you do not want to heat your entire house with the heating system that you use on a daily basis, because you want to save on the electricity bill, a good solution is to have a bioethanol stove and heat the room where you are. leroy merlin It has this 2.5 kW TANTALO stove model that is now at half price at 489 euros, compared to 1,051 euros for its previous price.

2.5 kw TANTALO bioalcohol stove

A powerful stove, without electricity and greatly reduced

Leroy Merlin Bioethanol Stove

This TANTALO model bioethanol stove has a 2.5 kW power and it has a 1.5-litre capacity tank, ideal for heating a medium-sized room. In addition, it has a flame regulator and a autonomy of 3.5 hours.

These types of stoves are not the most suitable for heating an entire house, but they can be used to heat any room you want and, in this way, you can save on heating and electricity.

In addition, this stove has a modern design and is very decorative, so you can place it wherever you want, although it is not recommended to use it while you sleep. On the other hand, his fuel is ecologicalso it does not produce pollution, and its measurements are: 76 x 70 x 26 cm.

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In addition, we have 100 days for returns. You will find more information in Leroy Merlin.

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