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Elgato Launches Eve Energy, the first UK Compatible Switch & Power Meter for Apple HomeKit
The app and Siri controlled power switch can operate and monitor any mains powered device
Munich— September 26, 2016 — Elgato, leaders in app-powered lifestyle accessories, today announced the immediate availability of Eve Energy for the UK. The latest product in Elgato’s HomeKit-enabled Eve family provides on/off power control and energy consumption information using the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Eve Energy can switch a device individually or together with others in a predetermined scene. Users can simply ask Siri to activate “Movie Night”, “Bedtime”, “Party Time” or any scene they create, and groups of HomeKit enabled lights or devices can turn on or off in unison.
“Creating a product that can control your home is only half the challenge. Making something so simple to install, and a joy to use, is what sets our products apart,” says Markus Fest, CEO of Elgato. “Eve makes your home smarter, without making it more complicated. It’s the most elegant way to control and monitor your home.”
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.
Eve Energy doesn't require any bridge or gateway and can be installed in minutes. If in range of an Apple TV 4 that serves as a home hub, HomeKit products like Eve Energy can be used from outside the home too. Meaning scenes can be activated in anticipation of the users return home, whether manually or automatically through a Rule or a Timer.
When used with other HomeKit products, like Elgato's Eve Weather, Eve Room or Eve Door & Window; scenes can be triggered automatically. The user can easily create a Rule that allows Eve Energy to activate a connected device when another Eve sensor reports that a certain value has changed. For example, Eve Room could report a high temperature, or low air quality, which could trigger the activation of an extractor fan using Eve Energy.
Users can monitor and manage the energy they are consuming via reports delivered straight to the Eve app. Eve displays energy consumption and even an estimate of the annual energy cost of the connected device, making it easy to see ways to save money by conserving power. The Eve app uses beautifully constructed graphs by day, week or month, to assist users in creating smarter and more energy-efficient homes. The Eve iOS app controls all the Eve devices; it also controls HomeKit enabled devices from third party manufacturers.
Pricing and Availability
Eve Energy is available today through Amazon and Apple’s retail stores for £44.95. The Eve app is available as a free download from the App Store.