I am just before the decision whether I should buy a “Combee II” or a “Sonoff” to equip my HomeAssistant with Zigbee. I am running HomeAssistant on a RaspberryPi 4, which is in a Argon One metal case with SSD.
I would like to first control Blitzwolf SHP-15 sockets with it. Consumption measurement included. Later also Aqara window sensors. There I am not sure yet whether the cheap older 11 version or the newer expensive 14 version.
When deciding which Zigbee dongle is the best for me, I am quite unsure and confused. Maybe someone has some tips on what exactly works best, and what the differences are, or advantages and disadvantages.
So far I have seen the following products as potentially suitable. If I am forgetting a product that would also fit well, please feel free to add:
- ConBee II
- SONOFF Zigbee 3.0 USB Dongle Plus
- SONOFF Zigbee 3.0 USB Dongle Plus Model -E
- SONOFF Zigbee 3.0 USB Dongle Plus Model -P
I’m also really puzzled about the different SONOFF versions. It doesn’t really make sense to me what the differences are. Also the ConBee seems to have a different integration for usage, than the SONOFF.
I would be very happy about any thoughts, hints or further information. Gladly also links to comparisons of the different dongles.
Many thanks in advance!