Why should I buy one if I’ve already got a Google Home?
This is a great question. However, it doesn't actually replace your existing Google Home or Amazon Alexa so much as augment the automation potential they offer.
if you’re serious about making your home smarter, odds are you’ve already run into some compatibility or connectivity issues and the B.One Hub may well be the answer to that. Just make sure to do your research first.
At launch, the B.One Hub will be able to interface with and communicate with Amazon’s Alexa and shortly thereafter will be able to do the same with Google Home.
Another point of difference worth considering is that while automation solutions like IFTTT allow for single-action triggers, the B.One app allows for multiple and more-complex networks of actions.
How much will it cost?
The B.One Hub retails for AUD $650. There’s also a Home Starter Kit (with one Hub, two smart sensors and two motion sensors) which will retail for AUD $1250.
As a potential further caveat, Blaze Automation recommend that a B.One setup be installed by a certified installer.
They estimate that the total cost for a fully installed Home Starter Kit will be about AUD $1500.