Control and monitor any device plugged into the Eve Energy using Siri; Assign specific actions to a group of products like “party mode,” “coming home,” or “go to bed”
SAN FRANCISCO — February 16, 2016 — Elgato, leaders in app-powered lifestyle accessories, announced the release of Eve Energy, the latest product in their HomeKit-enabled Eve family. Eve Energy simply plugs into any wall socket and instantly gives users access to control connected devices directly from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over Bluetooth Smart. With Eve Energy, switch your devices on or off with a simple tap or using Siri, instantly see how much energy your devices are using and create scenes to control multiple devices in just one step.
"Eve Energy was carefully designed to make your home smarter, not more complicated," says Markus Fest, CEO of Elgato. "It is ready to use out of the box in seconds and consumes virtually no energy itself. Eve Energy is the most elegant way to control and monitor your electrical devices."
Eve Energy is the world's first HomeKit-enabled switch that is based on energy-efficient Bluetooth Smart technology, which ensures reliable operation without adding to your already crowded WiFi network.
The initial setup of the Elgato Eve app and the Eve accessories only takes a minute. You can immediately use Eve and assign rooms, create scenes, and add additional Eve devices. HomeKit allows users to fully customize their setup with scenes to group multiple HomeKit-enabled devices to control them in one step. For instance, request Siri to turn "Entertainment On" to have the living room TV turn on, lights dim, music play, and so on.
Users can also keep track and manage the energy they are consuming via reports delivered straight to the Eve app. Eve displays energy consumption at a glance through beautifully constructed graphs by day, week or month, helping homeowners gain insights, upgrade comfort and create a smarter home.
Pricing and Availability
Eve Energy is now available from Amazon.com and Elgato.com for $49.95. The Eve app is available as a free download from the App Store.
Eve requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9.1 or later. HomeKit requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories away from home requires an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later. Note: iPad 2 is not supported.
Elgato creates app-powered lifestyle accessories that entertain and enlighten. We combine elegant software with innovative hardware, designed and developed by Elgato engineering and product teams in Germany and California. Our market-leading EyeTV line has won numerous awards since its launch in 2002. Elgato Gaming revolutionizes content creation for the connected generation on YouTube and Twitch. Elgato products are available at major retailers in more than eighty countries. Elgato is privately held with headquarters in Munich, Germany.