Elgato, a name that many are familiar with when it comes to app-powered lifestyle accessories, has just made an announcement concerning the release of Eve Energy, which is the latest device in their HomeKit-enabled Eve range of products. Eve Energy will be able to plug into just about any kind of wall socket, where it instantly provides users with access to control connected devices straight from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, using the Bluetooth Smart to remain hooked up to it sans any pesky cables or wires. Just what does Eve Energy bring to the table? Well, for starters, it will be able to switch your devices on or off with a simple tap or using Siri, allowing one to take a look at a glance at the amount of energy in which your devices are using at the moment, while coming up with scenes in order to control multiple devices in just one single and simple step.
Markus Fest, CEO of Elgato, shared, “Eve Energy was carefully designed to make your home smarter, not more complicated. 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 happens to hold the distinction of being the world’s first HomeKit-enabled switch that is based on energy-efficient Bluetooth Smart technology, where it delivers reliable operation without the need to add to your already crowded WiFi network. Setting up the Elgato Eve app and the Eve accessories is a snap, taking approximately a minute to get all of it done. One can then immediately make use of Eve and assign rooms, create scenes, and add additional Eve devices. HomeKit would also enable users to fully customize their setup with scenes in order to group multiple HomeKit-enabled devices so that you can control them in a single step. For starters, how about requesting Siri to ensure that “Entertainment On” will make the living room TV turn on, lights dim, music play, and so on.
Eve Energy will be available for $49.95 a pop, with the app being available as a free download from the App Store.