Elgato has been making accessories for Apple devices for years, but has now branched out into the Internet of Things. Elgato is offering a smart solution for monitoring your connected home. The latest in the Elgato Eve range is Eve Energy, which plugs directly into your electrical socket, allowing you to remotely control and track how much power it uses.
Eve Energy uses Bluetooth 4.0 to directly connect with your iPhone or iPad, so you don’t have to set up complicated hubs, gateways or bridges. Instead you can view energy consumption in the free Elgato Eve app and turn plug sockets on and off with a simple tap.
Eve Energy also takes advantage of Apple’s revolutionary HomeKit technology, so it offers unparalleled ease of use, advanced security and tight integration with Siri. This means, you don’t even have to launch the app to turn off your bedside light. Instead you only have to say ‘Hey Siri, turn off my lamp.’
Additional Eve sensors are available, including Eve Thermo that controls your radiator valves, and Eve Door & Window, which is a contact sensor for added security. All the Eve devices feed into the Eve app, giving you a more detailed picture of what’s going on inside your smart home, as well as work with Apple HomeKit.
Elgato Eve Energy costs £44.95/$49.95. For more information, visit elgato.com/eve