Third reality matter bridge MZ1

I just ordered a Third Reality light switch and the only option on Amazon came bundled with their new matter bridge (https://www.3reality.com/online-store/THIRDREALITY-Smart-Bridge-MZ1-Zigbee-to-Matter-Connectivity-Compatible-with-Google-Home-Apple-Home-SmartThings-Home-Assistant-etc-p605567663). Has anyone used this? It looks like it bridges zigbee devices to matter over wifi.

I planned on just pairing the smart switch directly to my sonoff zb dongle E but curious if anyone has tried a bridge like this one and if there would be any point in trying it out.

Did you get it to work without the bridge?

Yes, it worked perfectly without the bridge. As far as I can tell, the only reason for me to use the bridge is if I want to create a second zigbee network and connect those devices to HA via the matter integration.