We’ve seen some hardware makers already upgrade their Zigbee devices to be Thread compatible. I’m in the market for some smart buttons or non-mains powered switches and since it looks like there aren’t any Thread devices of this type available yet, I’d love to get ones that have the best chance of future Thread compatibility.
The Aqara Mini Switch T1 and possibly some other switches in that ecosystem look like they might be a good bet since they’re Zigbee 3.0 (and HomeKit-friendly). But is 3.0 the “magic” thing needed for Thread capability, or something else?
Any other options or things to looks for, like perhaps a specific Zigbee chipset that is known to be Thread-capable?