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#236119 18-May-2018 17:47
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Interested in picking up the Xiaomi Mi Smart Home Gateway online, can anyone confirm if its possible to buy one with a native the NZ/AU plug? If so, is there a particular model or model number to look for? Pictures online suggest it is, but learnt a long time ago not to trust pictures when buying from China. 


Also interested in the Smart Socket Plug and Temperature and Humidity Sensor, and am a bit confused between the different models, is one model notably better than the others?


Any other tips on buy Xiaomi products online?

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  #2018524 18-May-2018 19:14
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I just received mine last week, and I’m really pleased with it. As far as I’m aware they’re only available with a NZ/AU plug, which is great! Just be aware it extends over the switches of most wall sockets.
I bought a kit that came with a smart socket, a motion sensors and door/window sensor. All are now integrated into HomeKit with Homebridge, and it works really well. I’m very happy with it for the price.

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  #2020518 22-May-2018 17:36
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Yes they have a NZ compatible plug, which is almost identical to the chinese mains plugs.


I have mine successfully integrated with home assistant. The funniest part is making the dogs freak out by making it bark like a dog.


I'll probably ditch it for a non-cloud based zigbee solution.


PS I bought this kit although it was on a flash sale for NZ$85 from gear best at the time.


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  #2020878 23-May-2018 07:53
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I have one and a few sensors to give away, if you're in Wellington region?


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  #2020924 23-May-2018 08:36
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@rp1790 thanks for the offer! Have sent a PM.

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  #2043757 25-Jun-2018 19:27
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I'm in Wellington would be keen on those sensors or hub if you still have them?

HTPC / Home automation (home assistant) enthusiast.

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