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Is Home Assistant Blue Truly Gone? Find Your Next Best Option

Is Home Assistant Blue Truly Gone? Find Your Next Best Option

If you’ve wondered, “Where can I buy Home Assistant Blue?” before, you might have stumbled upon the news that it’s no longer available. Nabu Casa, the parent pioneering company of Home Assistant, officially announced the discontinuation of the limited-edition Home Assistant Blue in 2022 with no plan to relaunch in the future. But wait, there’s good news! While Home Assistant Blue has been discontinued, its essence lives on in a new line of smart home solutions even more powerful and versatile than before.

The Identical Option: ODROID-N2+

Meet the ODROID-N2+. Essentially the Home Assistant Blue reincarnated (minus the fancy blue case), this powerful device offers the same robust performance and features as Home Assistant Blue – 4GB DDR4 RAM, fast 128GB eMMC storage, and a complete all-in-one core, case, and power setup. It comes ready with Home Assistant, requiring zero setup to bring your smart home to life.

If you’re looking for a near-identical Home Assistant Blue setup, we have a couple of options for you featuring the ODROID-N2+.

ODROID-N2+ Home Assistant Bundles

  • ODROID-N2+ 2GB/32GB uSD Starter: This is the most affordable option featuring the ODROID-N2+ for just $117.95, Included in this package is the 2GB RAM variant, along with a 32GB microSD card pre-installed with the Home Assistant OS for added convenience. Additionally, the package comes equipped with a RTC backup battery, a sturdy Polycarbonate Plastic Case, a reliable power adapter (12V/2A), and an Illustrated Color Instruction Guide to help users get started with ease.

  • ODROID-N2+ 2GB/16GB eMMC Enthusiast: This bundle, also featuring the 2GB RAM ODROID-N2+, comes with a 16GB eMMC for more reliable storage, all for the affordable price of $129.95. Along with the ODROID-N2+ and the eMMC, the package includes essential accessories such as a RTC backup battery, a durable Polycarbonate Plastic Case, a dependable power adapter (12V/2A), and an Illustrated Color Instruction Guide to facilitate easy setup and usage.

  • ODROID-N2+ 4GB/64GB eMMC Enthusiast+: This bundle offers the closest alternative to the Home Assistant Blue, featuring the ODROID-N2+ with 4GB RAM and a spacious 64GB eMMC for reliable storage. Priced at $174.95, the bundle includes essential accessories such as a RTC backup battery, a sturdy Polycarbonate Plastic Case, a dependable power adapter (12V/2A), and an Illustrated Color Instruction Guide for easy setup and usage.

While the Blue metallic case is no longer available, there are great alternative options for metallic cases for the ODROID-N2+. We’ve introduced our own metallic case available in metallic, gloss white, and gloss black finishes, providing a sleek and stylish housing for your Home Assistant setup. If you wish to customize one of your ODROID-N2+ Bundles for Home Assistant by adding the metallic case or increasing the eMMC size to 128GB or even 256GB, please feel free to reach out to us at orders@ameridroid.com before placing an order. We will be happy to work with you to provide the bundle with the accessories that best suit your preferences.

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The Alternative: ODROID-M1

For those looking for a cost-effective yet equally powerful alternative, the ODROID-M1 stands out. Competitively priced, it offers 4GB or 8GB RAM, 4x USB ports, and increased GPIO ports, the ODROID-M1 provides extensive connectivity and flexibility for expanding your projects. We have a few variants of the ODROID-M1 available for use with Home Assistant:

ODROID-M1 Home Assistant Bundles

  • ODROID-M1 4GB/16GB-uSD/256GB-NVMe Addict: This variant of the ODROID-M1 Bundle for Home Assistant offers the most economical option. It includes the 4GB RAM variant of the M1, a 16GB microSD card pre-installed with Home Assistant OS, and a 256GB NVMe for additional storage. The bundle also comes with an RTC backup battery, an Olive Gray Metallic Case, a power adapter (12V/2A), and an Illustrated Color Instruction Guide.

  • ODROID-M1 4GB/16GB-eMMC/256GB-NVMe Addict: For just an additional $10, you have the option to upgrade to the same bundle but with a 16GB eMMC for more reliable storage. This upgraded package includes the 4GB RAM M1, a 16GB eMMC pre-installed with Home Assistant OS, and a 256GB NVMe for transferring the data disk. Additionally, you'll receive an RTC backup battery, an Olive Gray Metallic Case, a power adapter (12V/2A), and an Illustrated Color Instruction Guide.

  • ODROID-M1 8GB/16GB-uSD/256GB-NVMe Addict+: For $174.95, you can now upgrade to the 8GB RAM variant of the M1 bundle. This package includes a 16GB microSD with Home Assistant pre-installed, along with a 256GB NVMe for the data disk. Additionally, you'll receive an RTC backup battery, an Olive Gray Metallic Case, and a power adapter.

  • ODROID-M1 8GB/16GB-eMMC/256GB-NVMe Addict+: Indeed, for just $10 more, you can enhance your bundle by upgrading from the 16GB microSD to a 16GB eMMC. This upgraded package includes the 8GB RAM variant of the M1, accompanied by the pre-flashed 16GB eMMC and the 256GB NVMe for the data disk. Additionally, you'll receive the RTC backup battery, an Olive Gray Metallic Case, and a power adapter.

  • ODROID-M1 8GB/64GB-eMMC/1TB-NVMe Addict+ Ultra: For just $259.95, you'll receive the top-tier package featuring the M1 with 8GB RAM, a 64GB eMMC with Home Assistant OS pre-flashed, and a spacious 1TB NVMe. This comprehensive bundle also includes the RTC backup battery, an Olive Gray Metallic Case, and a power adapter, providing everything you need for a robust and efficient Home Assistant setup.

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The Official Successors to Home Assistant Blue

While the ODROID-N2+ serves as the direct descendant, embracing the core performance and versatility of Home Assistant Blue, Nabu Casa has also developed the Home Assistant Green and Yellow to offer a broad spectrum of smart home solutions. These products cater to both newcomers and seasoned smart home enthusiasts looking to expand their Home Assistant ecosystems.

Home Assistant Green

Home Assistant Green offers a cost-effective entry into smart home automation. Priced at $99.95, it features a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage, ensuring a smooth setup and reliable performance. This hub includes everything needed for immediate integration, boasting plug-and-play simplicity with included Gigabit Ethernet cable, universal power supply, and adapters for international use.

Home Assistant Yellow

Expanding the Home Assistant ecosystem, Home Assistant Yellow introduces a modular approach, requiring a Raspberry Pi CM4 Module for operation. Launched after the Blue's success, it marked Nabu Casa's entry into hardware, raising over $1.7 million on CrowdSupply. Available in Standard and PoE versions, it necessitates an external purchase of a CM4 Module, offering a platform that supports an extensive range of devices and integrations.

SkyConnect: SkyConnect further enhances your Home Assistant experience, priced at $34.95. This USB dongle, compatible with Zigbee and expected to support Matter and Thread protocols, facilitates seamless device communication. Its design and functionality make it an essential addition to any Home Assistant setup.

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The Future of Home Assistant Blue

While the discontinuation of Home Assistant Blue might seem like the end of an era, it marks the beginning of a new chapter in home automation. Whether you opt for the ODROID-N2+ bundle with our custom metallic case, the ODROID-M1 bundle with its sleek silver housing, or maybe one of the colorful Nabu Casa alternatives like the Green and Yellow, you can continue to enjoy the power and versatility of Home Assistant Blue.

Don’t let the future of smart home automation pass you by. Join our community of smart homeowners who are already experiencing the next level of automation.

Envision a home that not only listens but responds – where lights adjust to your mood, temperatures cater to your comfort, and security features keep your loved ones safe at all times. Your perfect home setup is just a click away.

Still wondering which path to take? Our experts are here to guide you through every step, ensuring you find the ideal fit for your smart home. 

Call our support specialist, Brandon, now at +1 (707) 635-2430 to get quick, expert advice on choosing the right Home Assistant product for your home.

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