Is The SwitchBot Hub Mini Or Plus Discontinued?

The SwitchBot Hub is a device designed to connect multiple smart appliances at once and makes the managing process much easier.

In addition to the standard model, there are also the SwitchBot Hub Mini and Plus versions.

Is The SwitchBot Hub Mini Or Plus Discontinued?

The SwitchBot Hub Mini continues to be sold by the company, while the SwitchBot Hub Plus was discontinued a few years ago and is no longer manufactured. It has been since replaced by Hub 2.

Why was the SwitchBot Hub Plus Discontinued?

The main extra feature of the SwitchBot Hub Plus was its ability to control IR (infrared) devices and appliances. Since this feature is now present in Hub 2, the older model was discontinued.

SwitchBot Hub Mini Smart Remote - IR Universal Remote, WiFi IR Blaster for TV, Air Conditioner, Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Link SwitchBot to Wi-Fi (Support 2.4GHz)

What is the SwitchBot Hub?

What is the SwitchBot Hub

The SwitchBot Hub works as a gateway between your smart appliances and your smartphone. It connects to your Wi-Fi network and eliminates the need to be within Bluetooth range to operate your smart home devices, for example.

While you can use SwitchBot appliances without a Hub, using the device in your smart home will make using the appliances in your home much more convenient. You can control your appliances remotely, install new commands, and even get temperature readings.

What is the Switchbot Hub Mini?

The SwitchBot Hub Mini is a reduced-size model of the standard Hub 2. It packs in fewer features than its bigger brother, such as a lack of temperature and humidity sensor, with the benefit of being more lightweight and compact.

What is the Difference Between the SwitchBot Hub and Hub Mini? Which One is Better?

SwitchBot Hub and Hub Mini

Compared to the standard model, the SwitchBot Hub Mini is smaller, lighter, and powered via USB instead of an AC adapter, but doesn’t feature a night light. The Hub Mini measures 65x65x20 mm and weighs 36g, while the Hub is slightly larger and heavier.

Some features that can be found in the standard SwitchBot Hub but not in the Hub mini include temperature and humidity sensors, illuminance sensors, matter function, manual scene touch operation, and IR decoding. The Mini also has a micro USB terminal while the standard Hub uses USB-C with multiple sensors. 

Here is a side-by-side comparison between both models:

Hub MiniHub 2
Charging adapter output5V1A/5V2A5V2A
Connection terminalMicro USBUSB Type C (with multiple sensors)
Infrared remote control functionYesYes
Temperature and humidity sensorNoYes
Illuminance sensorNoYes
Matter functionNoYes
Manual scene touch operationNoYes
IR DecodingNoYes

Which one is better? 

Switchbot Hub Mini

The Hub Mini is the best option if you’re looking for something more discreet that won’t look out of place with your home decor. If you plan on using functionalities that depend on features such as the temperature and humidity sensor, for example, the Hub 2 will be much more useful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Price Difference Between the SwitchBot Hub 2 and Hub Mini?

The SwitchBot Hub 2 is a bit more expensive than the Hub Mini. The former is priced at $69.99, while you can usually find the latter for the price of $39.99.

Which One Has A Larger IR Control Range, SwitchBot Hub 2 or Hub Mini?

The SwitchBot Hub 2 has a larger IR control range if compared to the Hub Mini, which means it can be placed farther from IR-operated appliances such as TVs and remote controls.

What is the Maximum Number of Devices the SwitchBot Hub 2 and Hub Mini Can Support?

According to SwitchBot, up to 120 devices can be supported by a Hub Mini. The company doesn’t state any limit of devices for Hub 2.

Conclusion

As you can see, the Hub Mini is still being sold by SwitchBot while the Hub Plus was discontinued and has since been replaced with the Hub 2, which offers pretty much all of the features of the older model.

It is worth keeping in mind that while the Hub Mini has a reduced size, there are more advanced features such as a temperature and humidity sensor and illuminance sensor that you will only find in the standard Hub 2 model.

Thank you for reading this article. If you’re interested in SwitchBot products, make sure to check our related posts. Feel free to comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

About Tristan Perry

Tristan Perry is a software developer who is passionate about tech gadgets, DIY and housing. He has therefore loved seeing smart homes hit the mainstream. Tristan also has an academic background (in Math & Computer Science), and so he enjoys digging into the technical ways that smart home devices work.

Tristan owns close to a dozen Amazon Echo devices, way too many Philips Hue bulbs and lightstrips, a boat-load of Ring Cameras and Doorbells... and a bunch of other smart home devices too (from Reolink, Google Nest, GLEDOPTO and others).

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