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HomeKit Weekly: Qingping Air Monitor Lite is a retro-inspired HomeKit accessory for temperature and air quality


A few months ago, I reviewed Qingping’s e-ink temperature tracking device. I loved the look of it, as it didn’t follow the trend of high-resolution screens. For the past few weeks, I’ve had Qingping’s Air Monitor Lite, and it brings another unique style to HomeKit.

HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.

The design

The first thing that stands out to me about the Qingping Air Monitor Lite is the retro look at brings to a desk or table. It uses an LCD screen but almost looks like it’s from another decade. It has a ‘squatty’ body style, so it breaks the mold of flat square-looking devices. On the back, you’ll find a USB-C charging cord and a power button. It can be run off a battery, but if you have a spare outlet, you

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